ZAMBIA MESSIANIC FELLOWSHIP NEWSLETTER.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep. Psa 121:4
After the 1973 Yom Kippor wars between Israel and the Arab countries led by Egypt and Syria between October 6-25th 1973 the African Arab states urged all the African countries who were members of the then Organization of African Unity (OAU) to break off diplomatic ties with Israel and apply sanctions against Israel. Chad, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Zambia are among those that went ahead and broke diplomatic ties with Israel. Sadly even though Israel and the Jewish immigrants to Zambia had invested a lot like in building the Largest University, The International Airport, the largest referral hospital in the country, Zambia against all good judgement broke off ties with Israel. Many Jewish people left and a few months later the Zambian economy even though endowed with abundant mineral deposits collapsed. The economies of all those countries that broke off ties with Israel suffered greatly. Those who did not break off ties like agrarian Malawi grew.
“I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed”. Gen 12:3
The Zambia Messianic Fellowship in partnership with many other Zambian ministries, prominent Zambians and godly government officials have been lobbying the Zambian government to upgrade ties with Israel which were normalized by our late president Fredrick Chiluba.
I am glad to announce that Zambia as of March 2015 is now represented in the Holy land by an ambassador .
Poverty in the nation
Children drawing water from a shallow dirty well.
Zambia has now overtaken Zimbabwe as the poorest country in the world. With a population of almost 15 million people the poverty ratio now stands at 86%. That is about 12.9 million people sinking in poverty. Seven out of ten people live on less than $2 a day. The top most poorest nations on earth are Zambia, Gaza, Zimbabwe, Chad, Moldavia, Haiti, Liberia, Guatemala, Suriname and Angola. Sadly the leadership in most of these countries live like kings while their people wallow in poverty. The Zambia Messianic Fellowship sincerely thanks all those who support us in taking care of orphans, the needy, thirsty, hungry and lost.
Recently God enabled us to drill a water well at one of our own congregations located in a village to provide clean drinking water to hundreds of villagers. The village leader commonly known as headman has been very upset that we did this. He has called for a meeting. We have not been told what wrong we did and we don’t understand his fury and have no regrets for drilling the well at all. Kindly pray that all this will be resolved peacefully.
Stephen is a member of one of our congregation in northern Zambia. He was bitten by a snake and had his arm amputated. Before the wounds would heal the hospital kicked him out due to lack of money. We thank those who stepped forward and helped Stephen to go back to the hospital. He is being treated again and he sends his gratitude to God and to God’s people.
Some of the kids from our orphanage.
I am glad to report that we will soon be taking in four new orphans at our orphanage. We thank God for the wonderful people who stepped up to help us bring in new children. Currently we have 10 orphans at the orphanage and room for 90 more. it costs $80 a month to take care of orphans at the orphanage.
The Day School
We are still in need of sponsors for kids at the day school ($25 a month). We have about 158 children and as of March 70 children did not have sponsors. Please pray for this need, consider a sponsorship or pass the word around.
Children at the day school enjoying water melon.
Graciousness Extended Project
Occasionally we have the opportunity to extend graciousness to children that have special needs or have graduated from our day school but have no support. Some of the children who have graduated from the 7th grade no longer are given a meal or assistance to go on further with their education. We have developed a new program to help care for these children who do not fall under our school and feeding program. If you were sponsoring a child who has since graduated and you would like to continue sponsoring the same child this is for you.
We have received a generous pledge of 50 used laptops for the orphanage and day school computer library from a wonderful Californian couple.
Please do pray that they will get to Zambia.
The Yalenga Family
Continue praying for the Yalenga family as they minister the gospel in Zambia and around the world.
PRAYER POINTS- Please join us in prayer for the following:
- The greatest numerical growth of Bible believers in the world is currently taking place in Africa and African believers are facing an increased level of persecutions from Muslims. Beheadings, shootings, bomb attacks, kidnapping, slavery, forced conversion, acid attacks and many other evil things are being committed against God’s children. Please pray for the Body of Messiah in Africa espeacilly in Nigeria, Kenya & Somalia.
- Please do pray for the court case involving our property to be disposed of once and for all and for finances to pay all the legal fees.
- Pray for sponsorship for our Shalom Zambia radio outreach and that we will resume broadcasting and bear fruit among the 2.5 million listeners.
- Protection from counterfeit believers.
- Open doors for the gospel
- Salvation of the Zambian Jewish community, Muslim community and Traditionalist communities
- Spiritual and numerical growth.
- Finances for ministry needs, including a sponsor for each child under our care, financial support for the Yalenga family and for the needs of the other congregations under ZMF’s covering.
- $80 a month will allow a child to stay at the newly opened orphanage giving them a safe place, warm bed, three meals a day and school. Children will be taken in after a sponsor is found. So far we will have 14 children and many empty beds.
- $25 a month will sponsor, feed and educate one orphan for the whole month at our day school. We still have over 60 orphans in need of sponsors.
- $90 will sponsor one radio outreach program to over 2.5 million people.
- $150 will help pay the monthly wage of one teacher at the orphanage day school. We have 8 teachers teaching about 160 children.
- $6 will buy a bible for a new believer.
- $50 will buy a goat to provide protein for 164 orphans for a day.
- Monthly support for the Yalenga family
Thank you for being a blessing.
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Donations are tax deductable in the USA and are received with thanksgiving. For tax-deductable contributions in the United States, write checks to:
Congregational Roeh Israel
8556 East Warren Ave
Denver, Colorado 80231
If you are looking for possibilities of supporting the ministry, sponsoring an orphan, being involved in our Graciousness Extended program or supporting the Yalenga family, please contact Maria Schmitt at email@example.com or 719-487-9061.
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When you donate to the Zambia Messianic Fellowship you can be sure that you are contributing to an organization that is witnessing to the lost, discipling believers, raising new leaders, taking care of orphans, planting congregations around Zambia, fighting anti-Semitism, teaching the church about their Hebrew roots and responsibility to Israel, lobbying government for biblical values and helping the poor masses with viable economic activities.
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