August 2016 Newsletter

 ZAMBIA MESSIANIC FELLOWSHIP NEWSLETTER.

August 2016 Newsletter

Shalom and blessings.

 

A word for you

Sin equals death

“Satan continues his efforts to make sin less offensive, heaven less appealing, hell less horrific and the Gospel less urgent”. – John MacArthur

Congregations & Missions.

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Pastor Jack Serr sharing the word of God in Chiawa, southern Zambia.

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A mikvah (baptism) conducted by Pastor Jack Serr and Rabbi Yalenga. 22 people publicly professed their faith in Yeshua.

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We were blessed to host two powerful teams coming from Colorado and Idaho at the Zambia Messianic Fellowship.

The first team from Colorado was led by Pastor Jack Serr and his wonderful wife Lynnette from Castlewood Canyon Church. The team also consisted of members from Congregational Roeh Israel and Etz Khayim in Colorado.

The team ministered through preaching and dance in different town and village congregations, the team was also on radio,they provided clothing and fed the hungry and ministered to the poor and orphans. The team was a great encouragement to local leaders and especially to the orphans and destitute children at our orphanage and day school.

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Pastor Bryan Klein (above) and Fay Yalenga and her team (below) helping to feed the villagers at Chainda village.

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Pastor Bryan Klein led the team from Congregation 260 from Idaho.

God touched and hugged many through these faithful men and women.

22 beautiful souls were mikvered (baptized) in Rufunsa east of Lusaka.

Both teams met (at different times) the Queen of the Goba people.

The teams both prayed with the queen and went on a safari in the queen’s land.

 

Zambia & Africa

Hundreds of African Kings, Many Claiming Jewish Ancestry, Will Gather to Praise God at Kotel

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz

The King of Togo, a country in West Africa, has been in the forefront in trying to bring hundreds of African kings to the Western Wall in Jerusalem this Sukkot (Festival of Booths) to sing out their love of the God of Israel. King Ayi was crowned in 1994 as King of the Ayigbe people of the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, and Benin. The seat of this Kingdom was in Togo, although most historians confirm it started in Accra, Ghana. In 2002, at the second World Conference of the Counsel of Chiefs and Kings of Africa, King Ayi was crowned by his peers as head of the Organization of Kings and Queens of Africa, in the republic of Benin.

At the following conference in 2005, he announced his desire to bring all 350 African kings to Israel, to recite the ‘Shema’, the Jewish declaration of faith, at the Kotel (the Western Wall in Jerusalem). His announcement was received with overwhelming enthusiasm.

The ceremony will take place in Jerusalem during Sukkot in October and has been organized in conjunction with the Israeli Religious Affairs Ministry, headed by MK David Azulai.

Note: There is a growing love and appreciation for Israel in Africa which saw prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visit Africa recently.

 

Boko Haram

The new Boko Haram leader has vowed to kill all Christians  in Nigeria and Africa. Also targeted are Christian charities. The new Boko Haram leader blamed the West for spreading Christianity to the African region and also said that charities are assisting them in doing that. He has sworn to bomb churches and eradicate Christians. 

Zambia

Zambia went to the polls on August 11 to elect a new president and the incumbent Mr. Edger Lungu was declared winner. The opposition has since petitioned the election results and as per Zambian constitution the Speaker of the national Assembly assumes the presidency until the constitutional courts give their judgment.

Please do pray for peace in Zambia we have witnessed violence that we have never seen before as a country.

 

The Day School

The day school is in serious need of help and prayer. We have about 180 children in the day school and about

107 children are in need of sponsorship ($25 a month) please do prayerfully consider sponsoring a child and passing the word around. We are however extremely grateful to those who are sponsoring children at the moment. You are God sent!!

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Some of the children at our orphanage.

 

Orphanage.

All the children in the orphanage are sponsored and doing well. We still have room for some more. Sponsoring a child at the orphanage costs $80 a month.

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 this 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.

 

The Yalenga Family

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Alex, Fay, Tamar, Eliana, Gabriella and Sibusiso.

Continue praying for the Yalenga family as they minister the word of God.

Alex will be in the USA this coming October. If you would like Alex to speak at your congregation or just to meet with him kindly contact Rabbi Jay Ledbetter 303-880-3945 or  jayledbetter@comcast.net

 

PRAYER POINTS- Please join us in prayer for the following:

  • The Luwingu congregation is in need of a new roof costing about $900.
  • 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 especially in Nigeria, Kenya and 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 continued sponsorship for our Shalom Zambia radio outreach and that it will 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 African tribal 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.
  • A new ministry truck costing $40,000

 

NEEDS

  • $80 a month will allow a child to stay at our orphanage giving them a safe place, warm bed, three meals a day and school. Children will be taken in after a sponsor is found.
  • $25 a month will sponsor feed and educate one orphan for the whole month at our day school. We still have 107 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 over 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 who are in full time ministry taking care of 8 congregations, Orphanage, school, outreach, discipleship and raising new leaders.

Thank you for being a blessing.

Shalom, Shalom.

For more information contact

zmforphanage@gmail.com

zmf@microlink.zm

To Donate

Donations are tax deductible in the USA and are received with thanksgiving. For tax-deductible contributions in the United States, write checks (please designate Zambia) to:

Congregational Roeh Israel

8556 East Warren Ave

Denver, Colorado 80231

 

Those in the UK (and Europe) can now support the work here in Zambia in £ or euros (cheque, money order).  Cheques should be made to B’Nai Maccabim (http://www.bnaimac.co.uk) with Zambia on the back

If you have questions or 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  zmforphanage@gmail.com or 719-487-9061.

You can also donate via Pay pal (not tax-deductible) at  http://zamf.org/donations/. If you choose to send via PayPal, we kindly ask that you consider adding $1.30 for each $25.00 sent due to the amount of your donation PayPal will deduct if you are not a PayPal subscriber.

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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