Greetings in the name of our Messiah. It is wonderful to know that you are praying for us, as we are also praying for you. It is a joy to have you as our partners in the ministry.
Around the globe we are all experiencing a new place, a new way. Something similar happened when the sons of Israel entered the Promised Land after 40 years in the wilderness. In spite of their rebellion, God guided them in the way they should go, following the ark and the priests:
“When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it … that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before” (Joshua 3:3-4).
Today God is renewing the way for us, saying, “Seek the way. Become the priesthood, so that you will not be the blind leading the blind.” How do we do it? Verse 3 tells us: by carrying the Ark, the presence of God. “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” Everyone needs an answer. Regardless of place or culture, the answer is Yeshua. Peace and healing are in Him. These are days of new opportunities—of God giving nations a chance to reconcile with Him! And these days are challenging us to abide in Him, to be bearers of His presence.
After some slightly “epic” theological thoughts, we will dive into a few practical matters…
We have resumed the work of our Music and Art School, with our vision to identify and release the gifts and talents of children and to foster them through music and arts. And furthermore, to reach out to new immigrant children returning to Israel!
80% of our students have returned to classes—about 135 persons. The others are not able to return, as their parents cannot afford the much-needed education that we are offering their children to keep them away from the streets and to occupy them usefully in a safe environment.
We have long planned to launch the program called “foster a student.” This is a wonderful chance to offer a talented child a sound education in music and art and to show them the love of Yeshua. Do not miss this opportunity to partner in the spiritual restoration of Israel and its upcoming generation. You can make a lasting difference in the future of Israel.
We count on your prayer support and offerings to enable us to continue and even expand our present ministry. We thank the Lord that you have partnered with us in reaching the people of Israel, in the Land of Israel with the message of Messiah.
Please pray also for our congregants and those we reach out to, for “victory over fear.” Many are anxious about the consequences of the Coronavirus on the economy. But the Holy Spirit gives victory when we pray!
May mercy and peace be upon you from our Heavenly Father and Our mutual Savior, Yeshua. We love you! Leon and Nina Mazin
Leon and Nina Mazin
Return To Zion Centre
Haifa, Israel english.shaveitzion.org