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Jewish Voice

2012

From the heart of

Jonathan Bernis Greetings and shalom, dear friend, It was more than three years ago that a dream took root in my heart, and now that it has become a reality, I am more amazed than ever at the goodness of our God! My team and I knew in our hearts that the Mexico City Festival of Jewish Music & Dance would be one of our most effective opportunities to be a witness for Yeshua in one of the world’s largest cities! And now it is confirmed that Yeshua placed that desire in my heart, just as Psalm 37:4 promises, “Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” In other words, it was not just our dream, but God’s desire that we reach out to the huge population of Jewish People in Mexico City with the Gospel of Yeshua, their Messiah. Thank you for your financial and prayer support for this outreach. Although it was the most challenging outreach we have ever conducted, the rewards were and are great and the seeds that we planted will continue to reap a harvest until Yeshua returns! As Jewish Voice continues to increase outreach efforts each year, by faith and through your generous partnership, we are expanding God’s Kingdom in these Last Days. Our 2013 global outreach schedule is nearly complete, and we believe God will stir your heart to join us as we touch Jewish People wherever they can be found around the world. Please know that we are abundantly aware of the vital part you play in bringing God’s salvation and love to Jew and Gentile around the world. You are critically important to us and to God! Bless you! Your partner to reach the Jew first and also the Nations,

Outreach Stats Mexico City

Festival Dates: Sept. 6-8

22,700 Attendance

773

Salvations

Zimbabwe

Clinic Dates: May 28 - June 1

7,117

Patients Treated

5,791 Salvations

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Clinic Dates: March 5-9

8,448

Patients Treated

2,402 Salvations

Ethiopia

Woliso

Clinic Dates: Feb. 27 - March 2

8,160

Patients Treated

2,265 Jonathan Bernis, President & CEO Jewish Voice Ministries

Year to Date:

Connections Jewish Voice Ministries International P.O. Box 31998 | Phoenix, AZ 85046-1998 www.jewishvoice.org | 800-299-YESHUA Jewish Voice Ministries UK Admail 4224 | London W2 4UN www.jvmi.co.uk | 1-855-9-YESHUA

Salvations

Jewish Voice Ministries Canada P.O. Box 476 | Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3P2 www.jewishvoice.ca | 1-855-7-YESHUA

23,725

Patients Treated

11,231 Salvations

October 2012

Connections A publication of Jewish Voice Ministries International

Full House at Mexico City Festival

F

rom August 31-September 9, 2012, our team of staff and volunteers headed south of the border to beautiful Mexico City to reach the Jewish population there through song, dance, and a powerfully anointed message from Jonathan Bernis about our Messiah Yeshua. It takes a lot of planning, preparation, and prayer to host this kind of event, but we are very pleased with the fruit of our labors. Even before the Hear O’ Israel! Festival began, we hit the streets with the Good News, handing out invitations to the Festival and engaging the local people in evangelistic conversations. The results were staggering! On Sunday, 40,000 invitations were distributed and 52 accepted Yeshua as their Messiah, on Monday, 90,000 invitations were distributed and 80 accepted Yeshua as Messiah, and on Tuesday, 130,000 invitations were distributed and 170 accepted Yeshua as Messiah. Over the course of three days, 260,000 invitations were distributed and 302 people accepted Yeshua as Messiah. Praise the Lord! Our venue for the three-night Festival (September 6-8) was the popular 10,000seat Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. The prayers of faithful partners and friends like you really paid off. Thursday, we witnessed 5,300 attendees, on Friday we accommodated 7,600 people, and on Saturday we nearly maxed out the theatre with an amazing 9,800 people! At each night of the Festival, our audiences enjoyed performances from violinist Maurice Sklar, Messianic worship leader Paul Wilbur, singing sensations

Photos by Rusty Clarke


Connections Kol Simcha and the Klezmeranians, plus beautiful dancing from ballerina Oksana Pavlova and The Messiah Company dance team. And at the end of each evening, our own Rabbi Jonathan Bernis presented an inspiring message of God’s love through Yeshua the Messiah and invited the crowd to come to the altar for prayer. Between our efforts with street evangelism and altar prayer each night at the Festival, 773 new Believers were born into the Kingdom of God! As a result of the Festival outreach, a new Messianic congregation was launched on Saturday, September 15, with our first service running from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The name for the new congregation is Beit Shalom

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(“House of Peace”). Paul Wilbur donated a Torah scroll for the new Messianic synagogue. We learned shortly thereafter that the Torah scroll had previously been housed at a congregation also named Beit Shalom. How providential and thrilling! Our window to connect with and disciple these new Jewish and non-Jewish Believers is limited, so our followup efforts must be carried out with great diligence. We covet your prayers as we continue the Lord’s work in Mexico City. — Jonathan Gannon, Jewish Voice Director of Global Outreach

October 2012

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Connections Kol Simcha and the Klezmeranians, plus beautiful dancing from ballerina Oksana Pavlova and The Messiah Company dance team. And at the end of each evening, our own Rabbi Jonathan Bernis presented an inspiring message of God’s love through Yeshua the Messiah and invited the crowd to come to the altar for prayer. Between our efforts with street evangelism and altar prayer each night at the Festival, 773 new Believers were born into the Kingdom of God! As a result of the Festival outreach, a new Messianic congregation was launched on Saturday, September 15, with our first service running from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The name for the new congregation is Beit Shalom

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(“House of Peace”). Paul Wilbur donated a Torah scroll for the new Messianic synagogue. We learned shortly thereafter that the Torah scroll had previously been housed at a congregation also named Beit Shalom. How providential and thrilling! Our window to connect with and disciple these new Jewish and non-Jewish Believers is limited, so our followup efforts must be carried out with great diligence. We covet your prayers as we continue the Lord’s work in Mexico City. — Jonathan Gannon, Jewish Voice Director of Global Outreach

October 2012

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www.jewishvoicetoday.org


Jewish Voice

2012

From the heart of

Jonathan Bernis Greetings and shalom, dear friend, It was more than three years ago that a dream took root in my heart, and now that it has become a reality, I am more amazed than ever at the goodness of our God! My team and I knew in our hearts that the Mexico City Festival of Jewish Music & Dance would be one of our most effective opportunities to be a witness for Yeshua in one of the world’s largest cities! And now it is confirmed that Yeshua placed that desire in my heart, just as Psalm 37:4 promises, “Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” In other words, it was not just our dream, but God’s desire that we reach out to the huge population of Jewish People in Mexico City with the Gospel of Yeshua, their Messiah. Thank you for your financial and prayer support for this outreach. Although it was the most challenging outreach we have ever conducted, the rewards were and are great and the seeds that we planted will continue to reap a harvest until Yeshua returns! As Jewish Voice continues to increase outreach efforts each year, by faith and through your generous partnership, we are expanding God’s Kingdom in these Last Days. Our 2013 global outreach schedule is nearly complete, and we believe God will stir your heart to join us as we touch Jewish People wherever they can be found around the world. Please know that we are abundantly aware of the vital part you play in bringing God’s salvation and love to Jew and Gentile around the world. You are critically important to us and to God! Bless you! Your partner to reach the Jew first and also the Nations,

Outreach Stats Mexico City

Festival Dates: Sept. 6-8

22,700 Attendance

773

Salvations

Zimbabwe

Clinic Dates: May 28 - June 1

7,117

Patients Treated

5,791 Salvations

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Clinic Dates: March 5-9

8,448

Patients Treated

2,402 Salvations

Ethiopia

Woliso

Clinic Dates: Feb. 27 - March 2

8,160

Patients Treated

2,265 Jonathan Bernis, President & CEO Jewish Voice Ministries

Year to Date:

Connections Jewish Voice Ministries International P.O. Box 31998 | Phoenix, AZ 85046-1998 www.jewishvoice.org | 800-299-YESHUA Jewish Voice Ministries UK Admail 4224 | London W2 4UN www.jvmi.co.uk | 1-855-9-YESHUA

Salvations

Jewish Voice Ministries Canada P.O. Box 476 | Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3P2 www.jewishvoice.ca | 1-855-7-YESHUA

23,725

Patients Treated

11,231 Salvations

October 2012

Connections A publication of Jewish Voice Ministries International

Full House at Mexico City Festival

F

rom August 31-September 9, 2012, our team of staff and volunteers headed south of the border to beautiful Mexico City to reach the Jewish population there through song, dance, and a powerfully anointed message from Jonathan Bernis about our Messiah Yeshua. It takes a lot of planning, preparation, and prayer to host this kind of event, but we are very pleased with the fruit of our labors. Even before the Hear O’ Israel! Festival began, we hit the streets with the Good News, handing out invitations to the Festival and engaging the local people in evangelistic conversations. The results were staggering! On Sunday, 40,000 invitations were distributed and 52 accepted Yeshua as their Messiah, on Monday, 90,000 invitations were distributed and 80 accepted Yeshua as Messiah, and on Tuesday, 130,000 invitations were distributed and 170 accepted Yeshua as Messiah. Over the course of three days, 260,000 invitations were distributed and 302 people accepted Yeshua as Messiah. Praise the Lord! Our venue for the three-night Festival (September 6-8) was the popular 10,000seat Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. The prayers of faithful partners and friends like you really paid off. Thursday, we witnessed 5,300 attendees, on Friday we accommodated 7,600 people, and on Saturday we nearly maxed out the theatre with an amazing 9,800 people! At each night of the Festival, our audiences enjoyed performances from violinist Maurice Sklar, Messianic worship leader Paul Wilbur, singing sensations

Photos by Rusty Clarke


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