Eyes of Violet: A Mudanda, Zimbabwe, Story

October 25, 2018

“Wear your purple shirt today.” It wasn’t an audible voice Rachel Benson heard that morning in Mudanda, Zimbabwe. She heard it in her spirit. Since Rachel isn’t one to draw attention to herself, most everything she brought on the Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI) Medical Outreach was in subdued tones, blacks and khakis – except for the purple t-shirt with two words in sparkling rhinestone script across the front. A mentor friend had encouraged her to bring it along. In her tent ...

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'Like stepping back in time...'

October 16, 2018

Our team reports it was like stepping back in time. Our first Medical Clinic this year in a new village in the Gondar Province of Ethiopia was a shock. Most of the Jewish descendants of ancient tribes in that area, along with other local people, live in small, one-room huts made from sticks plastered with mud and animal dung. The floors are dirt. And many of the people cook over wood fires insidetheir huts – which leads to serious respiratory problems from smoke inhalation. What was mos...

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The Man with the Blue Sandals – A Story from Debre Birhan, Ethiopia

July 31, 2018

The man moved skillfully across the field. The uneven earth he traveled was packed hard, more dirt than grass. He wore white tennis shoes on his feet – and blue sandals on his hands. He’d learned to walk on his hands and feet long enough ago that he was adept at his squatting shuffle. The plastic slide-ons were burnished smooth by the heels of his hands rather than his feet. One of these “walking gloves” had broken off short with use. What remained had torn apart by the ill-fitting pressure of h...

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Thank YOU for touching 15,919 lives in Ethiopia

June 12, 2018

As soon as we opened the Jewish Voice Outreach Clinic in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, the skies broke open with a downpour. But heavy rains discouraged none of the hundreds of people waiting in line to see medical professionals. An elderly woman near the front lavishly thanked two Jewish Voice Outreach Partners for being there. Throughout her verbal expressions of appreciation she never stopped kissing their hands. The woman had come to the Jewish Voice Ministries Clinic for eye treatment. Vision ...

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Priority For Care

June 04, 2018

Many of the Jewish people and others that we serve on Jewish Voice Ministries’ Medical Outreaches are live in rural settings without access to medical care or modern conveniences. Family members bring to us loved ones seated in burro-drawn carts and wheelbarrows, carried on their backs or lying on homemade stretchers. Some of the stretchers are more refined than others. The one below is made from two metal pipes and woven meshing.

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Persecution in Enfranz, Ethiopia

May 30, 2018

Opening day of the Jewish Voice Ministries (JVMI) Enfranz, Ethiopia, Medical Clinic saw an estimated 3,000‒4,000 people in line. We opened for a half-day on Sunday after spending the morning finishing the Clinic set-up. We were able to treat about 500 people in the short, first day.

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