Critical Farm bridge washed out & 300ft NTC97. 3 FM in need of complete renovation
Shalom Brother and Sisters in Yeshua. From the depth of my heart I want to thank you for your continuous Prayers and support. Certainly, as you continue to lift my family and ministry up in your prayers, pray that we do not break faith with God during trial and opposition from within and without. I have no doubt in God’s ability to deliver, restore, and turn impossibility to all possibilities. Just as there is insurmountable pressure weighing done on us, even so, greater and surpassing will be the blessing which will be more overflowing.
“If you break Faith with God, he will scatter you among the Nations”
Nehemiah 1:7 stands out to me today in my devotion. The Spirit of the Lord brought this verse to my attention. “If you break Faith with God, he will scatter you among the people”. Breaking faith with God means embracing worldliness and godless worldly views. We are warned that Friendship with the world is enmity with God. “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship with the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4
Today, I delved into the books of Nehemiah and Ezra. Nehemiah took the first step by inquiring the spiritual and physical status of Jerusalem and the remnants there were left in Judah from one of his brothers. He was told, the brothers who were left in the province were destitute and suffering in dire strait situation. The Jerusalem gates were burned to the ground and her walls were in disrepair.
In the face of insurmountable opposition propels us to remain faithful to the calling we have been called.
Nehemiah has been spiritual role model for our ministry for the past 27 years. His testimony and steadfast example of faithfulness to God in the face of insurmountable opposition propels us to remain faithful to the calling we have been called. Together with your support and encouragement, we become partaker of God's divine providence. Now in this surpassing time we have been called up as ambassador of reconciliation. “Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God. God made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”
Initiatives we put in place over the years, passed the test and met its goals.
GOVID 19 global lock-down Impeded our ability to take Missionary trip to South Sudan in the years 2020. But God has kept the work going.
Since 2003, this is the only year that my family or our US missionary team were not able to go to South Sudan to oversee and valid the ongoing work on the ground. The Bibles says wisdom is vindicated by her children. Over the years, God imparted wisdom to our leadership to raise up South Sudanese leadership and co-laborers to shoulder the day to day management of the ministry. Their leadership will come to bear and provide exist strategy for continuation of Operation Nehemiah Missions vision and goal in South Sudan, God bid should there be unforeseen circumstances which would impede the direct involvement of the ONMI’S US team.
By the grace of God, regardless of the absence of the US Mission team on the ground, this year, God sustains the work in the field. Our field leadership staff headed by ONMI Country director, Pastor Timothy Levi have risen to the caution to lead and procure the ministry’s activities without interruption. Initiative we put in place over the years, passed the test and met its goals.
What is the most pressing need on the ground we are facing now?
What is the most pressing need on the ground we are facing now? We have been impacted by natural disaster. The only bridge connecting the feeder road from Beth Israel farmland to the main Juba -Nimule highway is washed out!
Here is the reality on the ground, serious problems and challenges which have just cropped up in the last one week. There has been massive flooding this year. The level of precipitation has surpassed previous years. Most of South Sudan and the Sudan is under water. The rainfall has been unforgiving. Nehemiah Bridge, over River Eyibi has been washed out. The third pillar holding the eastern portion of the bridge was completely eroded by massive overflow of the riverbank. The top of the bridge is damaged in several places. This is the only bridge connecting Beth Israel farmland to the main Juba Nimule road. Our farm equipment cannot pass over this bridge. Therefore, there is urgency to fix the bridge as soon as possible. Road engineer has estimated the repair to cost $6000.00. This will be our forth Repair of Nehemiah Bridge since 2004.
NTC 97.3 FM Gospel Radio needs multiple technical renovation.
At Operation Nehemiah Missions’ Yerushalayim Summit on Gordon Mountain, where NTC97.3 FM is located, there is an urgent need to work on this 300 Ft tower sitting on 2800ft Mountain. The station tower was erected in 2007. It is overdue for complete renovation, Due to the height of the tower and the mountain top, lightning strikes, heavy winds and rains have left their marks on the tower. The tower and its guy wires are in serious need of painting and repairs. We must replace 300ft cable connecting the antenna to the transmitter down. In summary, we need new power tension for the guy wires, earthing, cable new Antenna - $13,000
People are returning home from exile. When you see this Hydra-form block making machine being brought back, to Bethlehem Borongole ONMI compound, and brand new grinding mill is about to be installed in the compound, you know that I is a good sign that the exiles are coming back to rebuild.
We are in Phase one of Operation Nehemiah Mission's plan to begin moving back! Hydra-form Block Making machine made its way back to Bethlehem Mission compound.
Four years has passed, our patience and hope seemed to be waning. But not too fast. In 2016, tens of thousands of South Sudanese were displaced and driven back into Ugandan exile for the 4th time. Operation Nehemiah Mission's Main headquarters in Bethlehem located in Borongole village in Pageri county was impacted by the mass exodus of citizens fleeing for their lives. Between July-December 2016, impact of ensuing looting and pillaging by thugs and looters left nothings on its path. Homes were gutted to bare frames, and some collapsed down to their foundations. But by the grace of God, ONMI main Mission compound at Bethlehem- Borongole was spared from destruction. In August of 2016, in the light of the magnitude of the ongoing indiscriminate looting and pillaging, out of abundance of caution, we decided that it was imperative to move our Mission Headquarter to Yerushalayim Summit on Mt Gordon, 34 miles Southward toward Ugandan border specially, the radio station.
What is the function of this Block making Machine?
We also moved out most essential equipment to our new location such as this block machine and farm equipment.
Now, as people are coming back from exile., we are in Phase one of Operation Nehemiah Mission's plan to begin moving back to restore ONMI Bethlehem Mission compound to full capacity as it used to be in 2016 as tens of thousands of South Sudanese are returning home from exile. ONMI's entrepreneurial block making machine has been moved back to its original place in Bethlehem Borongole. This block making machine is cable of making 2,400 interlocking blocks per day. Now with men returning home to rebuild their home, we have brought this machine back to make blocks. In part, we will hire people to work in the block factory. This will give the funding to buy their own blocks and support their family.
Grinding Mill is making its way to Bethlehem Mission compound
Multi- purpose grinding Mill has been purchased and shipped to Bethlehem Borongole to process cassava, sorghum. millet, Corn, sweet potatoes and cereal into flour. We thank you for your support of this project. Raw cassava and several staple crops full of carbohydrate are difficult to consume fresh from the garden. They are tend to root if not consumed on time. So first you dry them on the sun and then grind them into flours to make bread.
Prayer Needs: USA Election.. All legal and constitutional Remedies should be exhausted to address fraud and stolen election in this country!
PRAYERS to BIND all TREACHERY and DECEPTION in the 2020 Elections! God WILL have His way!!
LET'S DECREE in the name of Yeshua that:
1. The enemy's schemes and scams to hijack or steal the 2020 election will be fruitless and fail! The spirit of Haman will be hung on its own gallows!
2. Any and all attempts of the enemy to derail the plans and purposes of God in the 2020 elections, and in the USA, will be utterly defeated!
3. Praise God that He will make a spectacle of the enemy in these elections, showing that The One True God truly is the Lord ALL MIGHTY and INVINCIBLE in every battle!
Prayer for Israel and Thank God for President Trump for a time such as this.
Israel and the Islamic Republic of the Sudan establishing ties.. !! So now you have the entire countries of the Nile Valley East Africa and the Horn, from Egypt, Chad, the Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya have normalized or about to normalize relationship with Israel. This is surreal. It is a complete reversal of " The Khartoum Resolution of 1 September 1967 was issued at the conclusion of the 1967 Arab League summit convened in the wake of the Six-Day War, in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. The resolution is famous for containing (in the third paragraph) what became known as the "Three Nos": "no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it..." Those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse her will be cursed. Sudan has its share of that curse already.
Prayer, National Day of Prayers in South Sudan to be scheduled:
Pray for these US Spiritual leaders: Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, Rev. Franklin Graham, and Arch Bishop Foley Beach as their wisdom and participation were sought by South Sudanese government delegation to the US to bring Repentance and Restoration to the country of South Sudan in 2021. Historic Meeting between South Sudan Government Delegation and Samaritan's Purse, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn and Arch Bishop Foley Beach coordinated by Operation Nehemiah Missions was conducted in October to bring to bear on this event. The goal is to seek God's intervention in bringing a healing to South Sudan and restore relationship among her people and with American Christians and Government. South Sudan has decided to initiate bilateral relations with United States, which has always been indispensable and instrumental during our darkest hours. The South Sudanese delegation was approaching this relationship with both US Government first beginning with the Church leaders from the standpoint of our shared and cherished value which is our Christian Biblical world view on which our faith, family and freedom are anchored in Jesus Christ.
Pray for my family:
1. He who Began this work in us will bring it to completion: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6
Summary of Urgent needs:
1- Bridge Repair to to the Farm: - $6000.00
2- Complete Renovation of the NTC. 97.3 FM Radio tower - $15,000.00
3- Radio Antenna - Cost under review
4- General Monthly support for the month of November - $33,000
Monthly Support: How can you help? As we are entering the beginning of Fourth quarter Oct- December 2020, ONMI's Monthly fix & variable budget for the month of November stands at $33,000 excluding long term projects from various departments. We are confident that by the grace of God with your tenacious support, we can meet this goal before the end of the month.
All contribution to Operation Nehemiah Mission is tax-deductible.
You can send your support to Operation Nehemiah Missions at PO Box 563 Lanesborough, MA 01237. and Online, a contribution can be made at www.operationsnehemiah.org.
In His service
William Levi, Founder & Overseer