March 2014 Newsletter



Shalom Newsletter

March 2014

Psalms 107:1  ‘O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.’

Yes, Our God is good beyond all description!! A lot has been happening at the Zambia Messianic Fellowship and we thank all our friends, supporters and prayer warriors for standing with us. We exist to share the gospel until all have heard.

 

CONGREGATIONS 

Eliana Yalenga as Esther during Purim celebrations

Reading the book of Esther during Purim celebrations at the Zambia Messianic Fellowship

 

 

Holocaust Memorial

The Zambia Messianic Fellowship commemorated the United Nations Holocaust Day along with the Jewish community, school children from different Lusaka schools as well as many others.

Alex speaking at the United nations Holocaust memorial event.

Different schools from within Lusaka were represented.

Saul Radunsky represented the Zambian Jewish community.

 

Day School and Feeding Program

Matthew 18:10  Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

We had an unexpected  but blessed visit this month at our day school from one of the top Zambian government officials. She brought with her a one time gift of food and school supplies, Hallelujah!! This is the first time the Zambian government has ever given us any aid in our ten years of caring for these children.

Fay Yalenga receiving the gift from Ms. Alita Mbahwe a commissioner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEC) at the Jerome Fleischer orphanage in Lusaka.  

Fay, Ms. Mbahwe and some of the orphans who witnessed the government gift.

Meet the Mwamba Orphans- Fleeing Civil War

The Mwamba’s all attend the Jerome Fleischer orphanage day school.

Meet The Mwamba orphan children, Petroda 11, Benard, nine,  and the twins Mary and Anna who are both seven. They are refuges from the Democratic Republic of Congo.They fled the brutal civil war in their country that consumed many of their relatives and community.

In Zambia, their father found a job as a driver in the mines. He soon died in an auto accident and their mother died shortly thereafter.

Petroda was spotted by a good Samaritan taking care of her three siblings and they were all brought to our orphanage day school. They have never been to school before.  Today they are learning how to read and write.  They do enjoy the food and company of the other children at the school. Petroda and Benard are in second grade and the twins Mary and Anna are in first grade.

 

Big Setback

Recently the Zambian government cancelled the tax exempt status of all private and non-governmental organizations including ours. We are now by all required to pay taxes to the Zambian government for rendering services to orphans. Please do pray that this will be reversed.

 

Praise Reports

I am glad to again report that we had another 98% pass rate among our seventh graders this year. All of the children have to pass an examination to graduate.  A total of 312,433 seventh graders across Zambia sat for their primary school leaving examination. Only  279,186 succeeded. Our orphanage school has performed far better than many well funded government and private schools. We thank our sponsors who provided the school supplies and encouragement to our orphans. Praise God!

Graciousness Extended Project

Occasionally we have the opportunity to extend graciousness to children that have special needs and or have graduated from the 7th grade.  The special needs children associated with our ministry are not eligible to be in our school and thus do not have sponsors.  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

Alex is currently traveling and speaking in the USA, please do pray for Fay and the children and the ministry back home.

 

Florence has gone to be with the L-rd.

Florence

We regret to inform our entire family of believers that we lost one of our teachers at the Orphanage day school. Florence was the head teacher and one of the most hardworking teachers at our school. She helped oversee the entire school and taught seventh graders. Even when sick she still come to work with the children. The ministry and children here at Zambia Messianic Fellowship and the Jerome Fleischer orphanage will greatly miss Florence.

 

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

  • Pray for Alex’ father Golden who was involved in an accident and broke some of his ribs and the MRI taken showed blood in the brain.
  • Pray for our remaining permit to be given so that we can start boarding the orphans.
  • Healing for Elder Mutinta’s daughter who was involved in an auto accident.
  • We are in need of a new book keeper at the Zambian ministry office.
  • Pray for our Shalom Zambia radio outreach to bear fruit among the 2.5 million listeners.
  • Protection from counterfeit believers who have been attacking our work and the flock
  • 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 every child, full sponsorship 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

  • $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.
  • $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 for a day.
  • 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 are looking for possibilities of sponsoring an orphan, being involved in our Graciousness Extended program or sponsoring the Yalenga family, please contact Debra Green at  zmforphanage@gmail.com or 303-400-2990.

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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