September 2013 Newsletter


Shalom Newsletter

August 2013

Shalom Newsletter

HAPPY JEWISH NEW YEAR 5774!

Warm greetings from Zambia the heart of Africa. It has been a while since we last sent our last newsletter and we are glad to report what the Lord is  doing at the Zambia Messianic Fellowship. We are very grateful for your prayers and support.

Thank you for  taking the time to read our newsletter.

Psa 136:1  O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.

 

A big thank you from the children and staff of the orphanage day school to all who gave books for our library.

Some of the books have arrived!

We have received enough books for our library and we would like to thank all who gave, especially congregation Roeh Israel for being the collecting point. Mission Touch has shown interest in shipping the donated books still in the USA to Zambia free of charge if only we can take the donated books to their loading point in the USA (they are yet to advise us on the location). Some of the books have arrived and we sincerely thank those who mailed the books directly. Thank you for helping us to build a library.

CONGREGATIONS 

We are gearing up for the annual leadership seminar to be held in Lusaka from Friday August 30th to September 1st. Leaders are coming from all the congregations dotted around Zambia. We have upcoming leaders attending too. Pray for more workers in the vineyard.

Dave McCombs from Denver, Colorado, shared at one of the ZMF Congregations.

We celebrated a wedding at Zambia Messianic Fellowship.

Mission Teams

Pastor Tammy and Mary from Boise, Idaho, help feed children at the day school.

We have been bleesed with several mission teams coming from the USA since June. We have had a team from Global Orphan Relief visit to look at the possibilities of partnering with us for the orphanage. Villagers in Mwembeshi outside Lusaka were so excited at the work of Global Orphan Relief that they even donated land for another orphanage to be built in their area!

The orphans had a blast with all the teams from Colorado, Texas and Idaho, as each brought something new and exciting to encourage and inspire the orphans.

All the congregations of the Zambia Messianic Fellowship, leadership and children served would like to thank all who came.  We look forward to seeing you again! We welcome others who plan on coming to Zambia.

Pastor Tammy teaching a class at the day school
Lois from Texas, helping some children with their class work 

The children at the day school  had their annual sports day.  All had lots of fun. We thank Fay and her team for organizing such a fun packed event.

School Fun- Annual Sports Day

 

 Eating competition

 

The children happily showed off their gift packages that consisted of a washcloth, toothpaste and a toothbrush.

Our friends at Lampstand films have done an excellent video of our ministry to orphans and the destitute. Please do take the time to view it at the link below:

https://vimeo.com/channels/zmf

Urgent Prayer Request!!!

Please continue praying that our occupancy certificate will be issued for our brand new orphanage (different from the day school). We can’t start boarding any children without this certificate. We have been given the other necessary certificates.

The Lusaka City Council contacted us suggesting they would like to mediate between us and the man who had sued us for our frontage and lost in court. We were surprised that a court case that was disposed of in court was brought up by the City Council as they approve occupancy certificates. We were told they would not give us the occupancy certificate as our land was under dispute.

We alerted our lawyers who responded immediately. We have also discovered that zoning diagrams were altered by some corrupt elements at the city council to make us lose our frontage. We have the original zoning diagrams showing things differently from what some at the council would want us to believe. Please do pray for victory over all this.

 

The Yalenga Family

Alex & Fay Yalenga

Alex underwent a minor eyelid surgery and is 100% functional. Thank you to all who prayed and called.

Fay is due around mid September, kindly pray for a safe delivery and good health. Fay recently found out that she will need a C-section.  Please pray and consider giving to help with this, which will be a minimum of $900.  All medical costs in Zambia have to be paid up front or the doctors will not treat a patient.  We want to be sure that Fay has access to the medical she will need.

 Radio Outreach

Shalom Zambia radio outreach is back after a four month break and we plan to put some of the topics on our websites. Watch the space!!!!

PRAYER POINTS

  • We are in need of a new book keeper at the Zambian ministry office.
  • Protection from counterfeit believers who have been attacking our work and the flock
  • “B” who is a new Jewish believer
  • Open doors for the gospel
  • Salvation of the Zambian Jewish community, Muslim community and Traditionalist communities
  • Our annual leadership training
  • Spiritual and numerical growth
  • Finances for ministry needs, including a sponsor for every child, full sponsorship for the Yalenga family and for the needs of the other congregations under ZMF’s covering

 

NEEDS

  • $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 5 teachers teaching 164 children.
  • $25 will feed  and educate one orphan for the whole month. We still have orphans in need of sponsors.
  • $6 will buy a bible for a new believer.
  • $50 will buy a goat to provide protein  for 164 orphans.
  • $500 will buy a science kit required for the orphanage school.
  • Monthly support for the Yalenga family

Thank you for being a blessing.

Shalom, Shalom.

To Donate

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 would like to be a regular donor and sponsor an orphan or the Yalenga family, please contact our USA Ministry Coordinator, Debra Green, at zmforphanage@gmail.com or 303-219-4591.

When sending checks to Roeh Israel, please specify in the memo if you have specific intentions for your giving.  For example, if you want to help support the orphanage, clearly write “Orphanage” in the memo.  If you want to help support the Yalenga family, write “Yalenga support” in the memo.  If you want to help provide for the other needs of the ministry, write “Ministry” in the memo.  If you want to be sure your giving provides for bibles, write “Bibles” in the memo.

You can also donate via Pay pal (not tax-deductible) at;

http://zamf.org/donations/

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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