July 2014 Zambia Messianic Newsletter

 

ZAMBIA MESSIANIC NEWSLETTER.

July 2014

Word from Alex

Warm greetings from Zambia! There are times when the only godly route is one that leads through the fire. But even when we pass through the fire and the valley of the shadow of death Our God is always with us as long as we stay close to him. Here at the Zambia Messianic Fellowship we have had some amazingly hard and trying times but Our God has been faithful as ever and we give Him the glory.

Many thanks to all the congregations, ministries, cell groups and organizations that hosted me during my ministerial tour of the United States. Many more thanks to all those who generously gave of their time, prayers, gifts and finances.

To our American friends we say happy 4th of July!

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”. Romans 8:35-39

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The Zambian Messianic Fellowship joined other Israel lovers to celebrate Israel’s independence day in Lusaka with a parade.  Behold, He that keepeth Israel doth neither slumber nor sleep. Psa 121:4

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The parade began in the central business district of Lusaka and hundreds participated from different faiths, denominations and walks of life.

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Congregations.

We were blessed to have the Idaho team coming from Congregation 268 in Boise. It was led by Pastor Bryan Klein and had five members total. They ministered around the country, fed, taught and played with orphans, they built tables and benches for the orphans and also the library shelves at the day school. The team also witnessed and encouraged the Queen of the 30,000 Goba tribe, Cheiftainess Chiawa and were also present at the burial of Job Mutinta our departed beloved elder. We thank Congregation 268 for sending such a godly and servant hearted team.

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Ireen a member of the Congregation 268 at the Zambia Messianic Fellowship.

Promoted to glory

Job Muntinta

Job Mutinta, leader of the Chainda congregation answered the Lord’s call may 1st. Job was a dynamic and vibrant 74 year old leader who always wore a smile at all times. He ministered in a very hostile tribal area determined to block any influences of the biblical faith. He has left behind a widow and 5 children. Mildred Kachepa another member from the Chinkuli congregation has stepped in to fill the vacuum left by Job. Please continue praying for this congregation.

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 Elder Job Mutinta’s funeral.

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We thank you for the prayers and messages sent during the illness and home going of Job. They meant so much to the family and congregations.

We lost another elder Seth Simukonda 64 years of age from the Beth Shalom congregation in Ndola.

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Seth with son.

Orphanage

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Fay with the new orphans.

I am glad to report that the government has finally given us the permit to start hosting orphans at the orphanage. We have a day school with 162 children and we also have an orphanage with a capacity to house 100 orphans. The government has also given us seven orphans who are now staying at the orphanage. Again a BIG THANK YOU to all who prayed and played a role. Our God is able, it may sometimes take a while but it eventually happens. Hallelujah!!!

 

IMG_3601Meet Naomi one of the new children staying at the newly opened orphanage. Naomi is 5 years of age.

Please do pray with us so that we can find sponsorship for each one of these precious souls. It will cost $80 per month to keep each orphan. Only two are sponsored so far.

Changes

We would like to thank Debra Green who worked so hard Stateside with our ministry. Debra has left to concentrate on family and personal affairs. All the staff and children of the orphanage and day school send their best wishes and blessings to auntie Debbie.

Rev Malidade Lungu and his wife Beatrice have also said bye to the Ministry as they feel led to start a new ministry. Rev Lungu was the associate to Alex. Beatrice was the head of school at the Jerome Fleischer Orphanage day school and was very instrumental in overseeing many projects.

We wish them Godspeed in their new endeavors.

We would like to welcome on board a special and precious servant of God Maria Schmitt as our new USA orphanage coordinator.  Fay and I have known Maria for 14 years and her wonderful family have hosted us every year. They have always worked so hard behind the scenes to help prosper the work here in Zambia.

Please do accord Maria the support and prayers for her new position.

Rita Sichivula has also joined the Zambian office as book keeper to help keep our financial books current.

 

More praise reports.

We received funds for the playground at the orphanage hallelujah!!

Court case

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We have again been sued by the same man who has been after our frontage. Please do pray for closure and resources to pay attorneys. This case has been on and off since 2008. It started in the magistrate courts and moved up to the High court where we won. It is likely that the case may end up in the supreme court. We covert your prayers.

 

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.

The Yalenga Family

My 82 year old Dad  Golden is doing very well. He fell from his bike and was was unconscious for days. The scan showed a brain hemorrhage. God miraculously healed dad and many thanks to all the saints who prayed. Dad also underwent a cataract surgery after one of his eyes stopped seeing. He is now seeing and doing what he loves most, reading his Bible Hallelujah!!!

 

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

  • 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, support for the Yalenga family and for the needs of the other congregations under ZMF’s covering.
  • About 50 children are in need of sponsorship that is $25 a month, please pass the word.

 

NEEDS

  • $80 will allow a child to stay at the newly opened orphanage giving them a safe place, warm bed, three meals a day and school.
  • $25 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 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/. 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.

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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