AUGUST 2009 NEWSLETTER
UK/Australia Prayer Initiative Final Reports 11 July 2009 On Saturday 11 July 2009, a final prayer action took place to close the false aliyah gateways and highways that have existed between the UK and Australia since the days of the First Fleet. Intercessors gathered, some out on location at various places, others in their homes. With unity of heart and soul and a very real anointing of the Holy Spirit, we presented our requests before the Throne of Grace. In Australia there were groups in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Newcastle in addition to the many who prayed in their homes in other cities. From Sydney: There were 11 of us gathered on the west side of Circular Quay at First Fleet park. Praise God for His mercy in answering our prayer for the weather conditions - it was a little overcast but dry and there was no wind, so we were able to stand on the ground roughly at the same place that the first Jews would have come ashore over 200 years ago. This day will mark the beginning of a new season of aliyah for the Australian Jews - to His glory and praise! From Melbourne: The wind blew and it was icy cold, but we sensed the awesome power of Almighty God as we took our part in what He is doing in our nation to close the false aliyah highways and open up the true aliyah highway from Australia to Israel. We declared as the Lord had shown me, that in 2010 the Jewish people will begin to make aliyah from Australia.
Lighthouse Prayer Tower Adelaide: Eight joined the Prayer Initiative at the Lighthouse Prayer Tower in Adelaide at midday on Saturday. It was wonderful to be linked in the Spirit with all the others praying in agreement across the globe. There was certainly an anointing on the whole time. Newcastle, NSW There was unanimous agreement that we had indeed been moving in the unity of the Holy Spirit, and that much had been accomplished, and we will be looking for confirmation of this in the natural in the weeks and months to come. To God be the glory.
POSTSCRIPT As this prayer initiative covered aliyah from the UK and Australia to Israel, we are excited to see that there is already an aliyah flight scheduled for 11 August from the UK and Operation Exodus has been asked to help facilitate this by the Jewsih Agency in the UK â€“ the first time this has happened! Praise the Lord for already answered prayer! A more complete report is available on the website www.operation-exodus-seao.org, or upon request from the SEAO office, Level 2/39 Leighton Place, HORNSBY NSW 2077, phone: (02) 94824692
fSU OPERATIONS Work with the Churches Thanksgiving for: ▪ the various conferences & seminars that have brought many new contacts, as the pastors were open to the message Pavel and Boris visited Uzbekistan where they met the leaders in the Ebenezer office in Tashkent, Yura and Zhanna, and representative of the local Christian churches. It was a very special trip. They were impressed with the strong control of the Uzbekistan authorities and the persecution of churches and believers, but in spite of this they saw the Church is open to the message of the restoration of Israel. They held seminars, preached in churches, met with pastors and participated in a prayer meeting. They listened to testimonies and saw the dedication of believers. Donations were given. Please pray for: ▪ the pastors & their congregations to be protected by the Lord ▪ for the work in Tashkent & throughout Uzbekistan to grow ▪ Pastor Halmet to see much fruit from His teaching of God’s heart for Israel & aliyah ▪ Bishop Nechitaylo especially to receive this revelation
UKRAINE Praise the Lord! After 12 years of searching for documents Mark and Nadezhda have finally made aliyah. In a miraculous way the desire to go didn’t leave them, but became stronger and stronger during this time and they continued to learn Hebrew. One day whilst renovating their home they found some papers in an old cupboard and were amazed that they had found the originals of the documents that the consul required. They express their gratitude to everyone
in Ebenezer who have supported them over all these years.
Southern Region “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side …”
After 9 months of trials for Natasha & Viktor opposition of family, losing jobs and persecution for their son at school - relatives finally released all the necessary papers and her mother is no longer opposed to their making aliyah. Natasha called Yanya from the airport and said “I can’t believe that I’m not dreaming and that I am truly on the way to Israel! Only God could do it!”. Thank you so much for your prayers for this family. The local church joined with us to assist this family to the airport, fulfilling our vision for local churches to help future olim. The latest news from Israel is that after visiting the doctor, feeling unwell, Natasha and Viktor will have ‘new life’ in Israel and are delighted Humanitarian Aid in Ukraine & Moldova to be expecting a child. Please pray for: We praise the Lord for His faithfulness and His ▪ the Lord to provide all their needs & bless grace - we've received all 4 loads of aid from them abundantly in Israel Germany, Holland, Switzerland and UK and are now busy with the distribution of this aid. OTHER REPUBLICS We give thanks to the Lord for the blessed project of memorial meetings and food parcels distribution to the Holocaust survivors in Moldova Ukraine. 460 Holocaust survivors were blessed with Comfort my People - the special project of a good quality food parcel. People were very providing medicines for Holocaust survivors in touched by the fact that they have not been Moldova continues to bring comfort, blessing and vital assistance to these dear people. We remind forgotten. them of God’s love and care for them as well as Please pray for: offering our help should they want to return to ▪ The Lord's blessings & guidance for aid Israel. Please pray that: distribution ▪ the Lord would touch their lives in a ▪ God's protection over all Ebenezer vehicles special way & they would know His love in & drivers, especially when they transport a deeper measure olim & are distributing the aid ▪ The Lord’s guidance & direction for a Georgia and Armenia proposed humanitarian aid project, Humanitarian Aid - We have continued to providing winter shoes for the children distribute aid among members of the Jewish from poor Jewish families in the Urals & community in Kutaisi and Batumi (approx 280 Siberia people). It was good to see old acquaintances and discover that many Jewish families had moved to
Israel. We heard about the miracles that God had done for those who could not sell their houses, or who had not intended to go, but suddenly changed their minds. All were so thankful for the aid and our care as most of them are quite poor and their incomes barely enough to make ends meet. During our visits we reminded the Jewish people of the opportunities to make aliyah to Israel. Please pray that: ▪ the Lord will continue to touch the hearts of His people through the aid & our care ▪ He will bring new openings & contacts within the Jewish communities & in the churches
Several people have been dismissed including one from the Flights Department responsible for all the administrative issues connected with flights. Please pray for: ▪ this situation to be worked out & for efficient organization to be restored as soon as possible
A registration procedure for Ebenezer in Yekaterinburg is going forward. The Ministry of Justice has again discovered some discrepancies in the By-laws returning the documents reviewed and amended by the notary’s office that is supervising this process. Please pray for: ▪ the By-laws, which had been reviewed & amended by the notary’s office before the Kyrgyzstan holidays, to be approved by the Ministry of All potential repatriates have been visiting the office Justice for advice with a view to filling in the application forms, as well as finding out information about other aspects of the aliyah process. Efim writes that “we Irkutsk have shouldered the burden of at least part of the Yura has had a number of good meetings and Jewish Agency’s work.” This is because the new JA fellowship with the Jewish Agency leadership in representative in Bishkek is unable to work Novosibirsk and an appointment with the Israeli effectively. The previous representative, who went Consul. He has made several trips into the region, to Israel to stay with her children, has now returned meeting with pastors and leaders of the local and Efim has asked the JA if she may take up her churches. The fellowship was in a friendly work again? But thus far this hasn’t come to pass. atmosphere, the pastors usually share their news Please pray for: and information about their ministries and Yura ▪ this matter to be resolved & for the Jewish shares the vision of aliyah and the gradual transfer Agency to have a representative who is of the ministry to the Church, trying to advance the able to work efficiently for the sake of the reasons for the need of this process. He says: ‘I think that either a miracle should happen for the olim & aliyah ▪ courage to persevere for potential olim, Church to turn in the direction towards the ministry who are encountering difficulties with to Jewish people, or this process will last for a longer time. The situation in Russia, is continually documents, families & fear! worsening and I believe this is happening for the ▪ the Zharovy family to find original sake of the next Exodus of the Jewish people. This documents in the archives is when we shall need the help of the Church.’ ▪ Bella, who has her documents, but is Please pray for: afraid to live alone in Israel – pray for a ▪ pastors to be envisioned without delay place to become available in a community ▪ wisdom for Yura & our Ebenezer teams to home with other elderly people share the vision of Ebenezer’s ministry ▪ Daria, who is retired & willing to make ▪ this revelation to impact the hearts of the aliyah, but it would mean leaving her pastors across Western Siberia as our daughter & family, who refuse as the teams go forward in faith to meet with husband & father do not want to go to them Israel ▪ the Lord to make a way where there is no way at present ‘He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. God RUSSIA shall send forth His mercy & His truth.’
Alexey shares with us that the staff reduction in the Jewish Agency is slowing down the aliyah process.
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OE W.A & NTH QLD VISITS
Operation Exodus One-Day Sydney Seminar
Western Australia Operation Exodus has been invited to participate in a Prayer for Israel meeting on Tuesday 1st of September in Balcatta, W.A and would like to use the opportunity to meet any of our Perth supporters. If you are free and interested in joining us there we would love to meet up at the following time and venue. Venue/Time & Date: Churchlands Christian Fellowship 154 Balcatta Road Balcatta, 6021 Tuesday 1st September at 1pm
Murray Dixon “The Planet in Turmoil” Saturday 10th October 2009 Venue:
The Church of the Good Shepherd 1st Floor, 998 Victoria Road West Ryde NSW 2114 Further details to come
IPCJ CONFERENCE Jerusalem 2010
Otherwise, Operation Exodus will be in WA until Friday 4th September, if you would like to arrange a time to meet. Please contact Peter Stucken on (02) 94824692, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any bookings or more information.
Conference: Jan 25th – 1st Feb Prayer Tour to follow: 1st Feb – 6th Feb
North Queensland - Atherton Tablelands
Information will be available in Sept.
From 23-28 September, Grace Denison, will be visiting the North Queensland Tablelands area again. If you have a prayer group interested in hearing about the ministry of Operation Exodus, please contact Grace on any of the following: Phone: (07) 47291243 Email: email@example.com Address: PO BOX 8029, Garbutt, QLD, 4814
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