December 2014 Newsletter


ZAMBIA MESSIANIC FELLOWSHIP NEWSLETTER.

December 2014

 

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A word from Alex

Be of Good Cheer

Darkness cannot expel darkness and it is only light that can expel the darkness. The only time darkness may seem to prevail over light is when the light is extinguished. We all know that darkness does not have the power to extinguish light.  As individuals we have the power to keep the light on or to turn it off. During this time when darkness seems to overwhelm God’s children we should remember the words of our master;

Mat 5:14  “You are light for the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

Joh 16:33  These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Our God is not overtaken nor surprised by world events nor is He caught off-guard by the many chaotic and troubling things taking place almost everywhere. He is perfectly in charge and He is aware of all that is taking place everywhere.

In Him alone is found the peace that is constantly eluding men and the world at large. In Him we have meaning, assurance and a future. Without Him life is scary.

So hey, why not walk with your head up and with a smile on your face and heart because our God is in control.

Have a great day

 

Zambia

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Late President Micheal Sata.

Zambia recently lost it’s president and the nation has been in mourning. Zambia will be having presidential elections January 20th, 2015. Kindly pray for peace and a good leader to take over.

Congregations.


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Lynnette Serr visiting from the USA leading worship at the Lusaka congregation.

Our annual congregational conference was a great success and many thanks to all who prayed for this event. This is the time congregational leaders come from different parts of Zambia to share, pray, worship, strategize, encourage, relax and learn.

The Lusaka congregation has received a very generous donation of a sound system to be used for the worship service and outreach purposes.

 The Chinkuli congregation has a new leader Brother Shawa who has taken over from Fabian Tembo. Kindly pray for this man that he will build up what was neglected and scattered.

The Chainda congregation lost another member to death. I conducted the funeral for 11-year-old Collins Chanda who has been our member since birth.

A member from our Luwingu congregation was bitten by a snake and is in stable condition at a local government hospital.

 

Missions.

The team from Castlewood Canyon Church are in Zambia and God is using them in mighty ways. Hallelujah!!

Orphanage

The children at both the orphanage and day school have had a blast. The visiting team from Castlewood Canyon Church led by Pastor Serr and his wife lynnette has brought so many smiles. The children have received clothing, shoes, toys, school supplies and yes a very big donation of sewing machines and a brand new laptop for the school!!Hallelujah!! God has been so good!!! We have prayed for these for years.

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Pastor Jack Serr praying for some orphans at the day school.

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Children at the day school enjoying water melon.

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One of the donated sewing Machines.

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The children at the orphanage showing off their gifts.

 

Letter from an orphan.

Hi,

My name is Matildah Mutale: I am 13 years old. I am an only child. My mother died in 2009 and my father in 2013.

I live with my maternal grandmother and my Aunt in Matero. I am in fifth grade at Jerome Fleisher School. At Jerome Fleischer school for orphans I am given food, books and pens for free.

My favorite subject is mathematics. I start school at 1 pm and end at 4:30pm.

In the morning before go to school I help my grandmother to draw water and clean the dishes. I leave for school at noon. When I get home from school I continue helping my grandmother to cook. I love Jerome Fleischer School which is sponsoring my education.

Bye Bye

Matilda

Graciousness Extended Project

Occasionally we have the opportunity to extend graciousness to children that have special needs and 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.

 

The Yalenga Family

Greetings and many thanks to all those who continue to support us as a family thus enabling us to be in full time ministry. Thanks also to those who take the time to write to us and to those who  pray for us.  As any missionary would admit being on the frontline can be very messy. However this is our calling and with His help we will continue forging ahead & invading the kingdom of darkness.

Blessings to all.

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

  • Please do pray for the court case involving our property to be disposed of once and for all & for finances to pay all the legal fees.
  • Kindly pray for the renewal of our tax exempt status by the Zambian government.
  • 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.

 

NEEDS

  • $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 have 10 children and over 40 empty beds.
  • $25 a month will sponsor, feed  and educate one orphan for the whole month at our day school. We still have over 50 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.

Shalom, Shalom.

For more information contact

zmforphanage@gmail.com

zmf@microlink.zm

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 are looking for possibilities of 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.

When sending checks to Roeh Israel, please specify in the memo the 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/. 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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