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Despite the fact that the Lemba Tribe of Zimbabwe observe many Jewish customs—keeping the Sabbath, circumcising baby boys, putting a Star of David on tombstones, following the Torah’s dietary restrictions, and more—most doubted the validity of their Jewish descent.
Then genetic testing changed everything. In 1999 geneticists from the U.S., UK, and Israel found the Cohen haplotype marker, indicating the Lemba were descended from the Levitical priests of the Jewish Temple and Aaron, Moses’ brother! There is no longer any doubt that these are indeed members of the House of Israel.
What’s even more interesting is the fact that these same precious people came to us while we were on a medical clinic outreach in Ethiopia. The elders of the Lemba tribe implored us to come and help them as well. And so now, in just a few days, we will be leaving for Zimbabwe on a medical outreach that will bring free healthcare and the Good News that Yeshua, the Messiah, has already come and that He loves them and offers them salvation.
I couldn’t help but think of the words of the Apostle Paul: “The Lord’s message rang out from you . . . your faith in God has become known everywhere” (1 Thessalonians 1:8). It is because you cared enough to make an investment in the lives of the impoverished and forgotten Jews of Ethiopia that we have this new open door today.
The Lemba tribe is much larger than most had previously thought—there are literally tens of thousands of people needing our help! This outreach could be one of the biggest and most attended clinics we have ever held, but unfortunately we are far short of where we should be financially . . . and we only have a few days before our medical outreach begins.
The poverty rate among these people living in remote mountainous areas is staggering. Most have never received any medical care. Even in the few places where care is available, they simply cannot afford to pay for it.
We never want to turn anyone away because of a lack of resources; therefore, I need your assistance. Your gift today will make sure that we have all the necessary supplies and equipment to meet the needs of both body and soul for every person who comes to us for help.
Our Gifts to You
When you give a gift of $10 or more, we will send you a Lost Tribes Map. This newly updated, full-color poster shows where the Lost Tribes of Israel, scattered during their various captivities and expulsions, are being found, and where and how your support of Jewish Voice is touching their lives.
For your gift of $100 or more, you will also receive a handcrafted pillow cover made by the Jews of Ethiopia. These cases are a constant reminder that you are providing life-saving care and employment opportunities to our Ethiopian friends.
And if you are able to send a gift of $500 or more, we will send you a large Yemenite Shofar. Shofars have traditionally been used to call Jewish People to pray. This addition to your home or office will be a beautiful reminder of your generous sacrifice.
God has uniquely prepared our ministry for this outreach, and I believe He has brought us together for this moment to reach the Lemba. I ask that you please be as generous as you can when you give so that we can complete our preparation for this wonderful outreach and touch the lives of as many people as possible.
To the Jew first and also to the Nations,
P.S. Please begin praying right now for our entire team of staff and volunteers. This will be a challenging event because of the remote location and the lack of development and amenities. We need God’s protection and provision for this trip. Pray also that many lives will be touched and many hearts come to faith in Yeshua as a result. Thank you for standing with us to take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
Jewish Voice Ministries International
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