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A tribute to Herman Simmeth: So Lord, teach us to number our days in 2023

Dear Brother and Sister,

Shalom to you and your family. Iam wishing you a prosperous New year 2023. This is the moment to thank God for Life itself. 2022 came and went. "So teach us to number our day that we may get a heart of wisdom." Psalms 90: 12. Yes, indeed, it is so true isn’t it? Some of us have made it to 2023 But some of our dear ones never crossed into 2023 but remained on the other side and passed on to Eternity. Those who have learned to number their days spend them in pursuit of wisdom, goodness, and the kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33). They don’t have to fear the wrath of God when their earthly lives are over. Yeshua came to earth to make a way for us to be made right with God (2 Corinthians 5:21). But He won’t force His gift of eternal life on anyone (John 3:16–18). Those who never learn to number their days spend them as if this life is all there is. I truly want to thank God for you because of the precious time He gave us to spend wisely last year, laboring for the Great Commission.


 

A tribute to Herman Simmeth: Last October 2022, I got a sobering call from Mrs. Patricia Simmeth who allowed me to share this tribute on ONMI Newsbreak. She and her husband Mr. Herman Simmeth were longtime supporters of ONMI from the onset of the ministry in the early 90s to date. This is a small part to say thank you and to pray for Sister Patricia Simmeth who is a widow now. She said her husband was very ill and since he had been part of ONMI for all these years, she would like me to pray with him, if he could speak , this would be his desire. I got on the phone with Brother Simmeth and prayed with him. He was weak but alert and he could hear my voice. We prayed together and said , Amen. He echoed it by noting his head his wife confirmed.

Couple of days later, I called to check on him, But Mrs. Simmeth said, he passed onto Eternity soon after we prayed. They were married over 40 years. Death is like a thief. Nobody knows the hour when it will strike. But yet death has no power over those who are in Yeshua. Brother Simmeth was ready and he was at peace with Yeshua. He went home peacefully. He finished the race, fought a good fight and, kept the faith.

Iam sure you too knew someone or several people dear to your heart up until last year or even up until this week, they breathed their last and passed onto to Eternal Life or Eternal damnation. As Hebrew 9: 27 says, it is appointed for a man to die once then judgment. In 2023, we just have to remember to be ready and right with Yeshua whether we live or die, we must live and die for HIM and be ready for His Return. This life is short, but Eternity is long. Those who put their Trust in Him will not be put to shame.

In Eternity , there is no time for repentance nor forgiveness, but judgement. Therefore, as Apostle Saul, Ambassador of Yeshua implored the Corinthians, to be reconciled to God, so also in 2023, we too must implore people in our lives without Yeshua not to waste time but be reconciled to God in Yeshua.


 

The highlight of 2022

As we begin the year 2023, there are so much I would like to share with you. The highlights of 2022 was seeing God’s provision and protection upon our lives in the family and ministry here in the USA and around the world . Through trial and tribulation, He has sustained us. With your benevolent support, in the midst of gloomy USA economy outlook and erosion of US Moral society , with His blessing and your benevolence , we were able to press ahead.

Despite it all, you came through and able to put smiles on the faces of these youngsters who are not longer living in the camps _ Guavas harvest



Despite the odds, you came through and able to put smiles on the faces of these youngsters are longer living in the camps but in South Sudan


 

In May 2022, I spent one month in South Sudan with ground team of ONMI field staff. I was able to overseer the completion of Bethlehem Primary School building, We managed to cut down food import from Uganda at least by 90 %. Over 100 people gave their Live to Yeshua the body of Yeshua is growing. In 2022, ONMI’s South Sudan mission enjoyed the longest security calm in the region. Cease fires and upcoming election for 2024 are holding up. Nehemiah Field clinic treated at least 2000 outpatients thank to your financial support to buy medicine and pray for them. God has been protecting and providing for those who have returned from exile to rebuild their country from the ashes of war.

Communion Sabbath


Outlook of South Sudanese families not living in the refugee camps

Out look of South Sudanese spiritual elders not serving in the refugee camps




 

Outlook of South Sudanese women and girls not living in the refugees camps in relationship to land resources and family members ( men and boys)

Your support to ONMI demonstrates how women and girls can thrive in South Sudan in Godly family setting to create a nucleus family where men, women and children work together as opposed to divisive UN's gender based social engineering that treats south Sudanese women and girls as victims of men and "endangered species." Their agenda is the real threat to stability in the country than anything else.








 

There are active work going on the ground as we speak in three areas: We thank God for you for sowing financial support into ONMI’s agricultural initiative. It is transforming the lives of people from depending on UN handout to people working for themselves. We have been planting and harvesting crops throughout last year. Surplus are making their way to the local markets.

Men living in South Sudan not in the refugee camps and how they fair in relationship to land resources and opportunities ONMI provide for them






 

We are currently harvesting sweet potato, sorghum, oranges, and guavas from Beth Israel Farmland. Our central goal is to fight hunger and stop food imports from the neighboring country. So far, we have just done that and continue to do it in 2023. Food security is the security of South Sudan.


In education , Bethlehem Primary school is currently working on finishing the construction of bathrooms to create clean sanitation for 500 students living at the boarding school. I want to thank you for helping ONMI with funds to finish this project.

Men living in South Sudan not in the refugee camps and how they fair in relationship to land resources and opportunities ONMI provide for them






Biggest Highlight of 2022 _ Israel

In December 2022, I visited Israel. I was invited to attend Israeli Media Summit. The Summit was very successful but as we got back, we have alot of work to do to stand with Israel and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. You read the success of Summit from my last report . When I was there I also visited some leaders of Israeli based Media Outlets like Jonathan Hessen of Israel TV 7 , Amos Ayel and Amit Barak of TPS News Israel to pray with them and share their challenges.

USA - Israeli relationship under the Biden Administration

Israel has just formed a robust Government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . But event before it takes hold, Hamas, Iran, PA UN, ICC and the Biden administration are attacking it. But Senator Cruz, God bless you!! stood firm with Israel The Biden Administration has not only consistently sought to undermine Israel's sovereignty over the Temple Mount, but has threatened several times to reinstate US consulate in East Jerusalem, attempted to rescind the status of US Embassy in Jerusalem, attempted to undo Israeli sovereignty over the Golan, questioned the Wisdom behind the Abraham Accord, went ahead and reinstated the Iran Nuclear Deal for renegotiations against all counsel even as it is failing because Iran Islamic mullahs will never co-operate.

But why should we be surprised by the behavior of this Administration towards Israel ? Look at what is happening here at the home front. This is the same administration engaged in destroying the Foundation of Judeo- Biblical Christianity America as they threw God out of DNC. Make no mistake about this. The pattern is the same everywhere you go. Those leaders who undermine Biblical - Christianity in their home countries also undermine Israel's sovereignty because the foundation of Biblical Christianity is laid in Israel. Yeshua is God and a Jew in human form. The Biden Administration is not only implementing Replacement Theology that said, somehow the church has replaced Israel but more, so Islam has replaced the Church and Israel. This is the underlining consistency of this administration. It is based on Humanism and Globalization fueled by the UN global agenda to take the place of God. The only thing this administration understand is when Israel does not back down. The Israelis need a lot of Itamar Ben-Gvirs just as America needs a lot of Senator Ted Cruzes. Psalms 122. Pray for the peace of Yerushalayim.


 


In South Sudan, the work of Operation Nehemiah Missions is going forward. We ended the year well by the grace of God but we are still behind budget. We need at least $20 ,000 in the next few days to catch up with our financial obligation to press on from December 2022


In conclusion: Thank you so much for your support. As we are coming out of 2022 into 2023, Many of us are Preparation as we move into the New Year 2023. Budgeting for worthy causes can be tough and challenging, I truly understand. However, as the Lord guide you, we thank you and I count your generosity to push us forward to begin 2023.

Thanks, you so much for your kindness. These are the most immediate needs that need to be met in January 2023. We need $20,000 to ketchup from December 2022. Quick Impact Capital: $10,000 (Hardware construction materials, Livestock, and poultry). Covering (USA office -$25,000 (Operation and fundraising initiative), Medical needs - $5,000, Agriculture - $10, 000 South Sudan office - $10,000. Your donations are tax deductible and online donations can be made at www.operationsnehemiah.org.

Your contribution of any amount toward this effort will be tremendous. Your tax-deductible checks can be sent to Operation Nehemiah Missions PO Box 563 Lanesborough, MA 01237. Thank you for your generosity and honesty.


May God bless you and keep you. In His Grace, William Levi Founder and Overseer, Tel: 413-770-4711, Email: Levifamily@operationsnehemiah.orgwww.operationsnehemiah.org