Israel at war. South Sudan: Food & Gospel News in the Cattle camps.
Shalom to you Brothers and Sisters in Yeshua, I pray and hope that this missive will find you well and sound in Yeshua. Thank you f your prayers and tenacious support to help ONMI pushed through the month of September 2023 which is the end of our fiscal year 2022-2023. October 2023 marks the beginning of ONMI’s fiscal calendar for 2023-2024.
Israel at War: Psalms 122
We are all grieving over the barbaric and savagism of Hamas's Islamic terrorist infiltration of Israel security Line by land, air and sea in about 22 places in Southern Israel where they slaughtered, raped, burned and abducted thousands of Israelis unprovoked on Sabbath, Saturday, October 7, 2023. This is the 5th day that Israel has been engaged in all-out war with Hamas to take control of the situation, bring calms to her grieving citizen and take the fight directly to Hamas's strong hold in Gaza where they came from.
USA - Israeli Death Toll in the hands of Hamas Terrorists
At least 22 American citizens have been confirmed dead after the cross-border infiltration by Hamas into Israel, the US State Department has said.
"The death toll has jumped from the number of 14 confirmed by US President Joe Biden on Tuesday.
US citizens are also among the hundreds of people taken hostage by the Palestinian militant group.
Israel's death toll from the attack has hit 1,200. More than 1,100 people have died in Israeli air strikes on Gaza."
These are Israeli Childrens massacred or kidnapped by Hamas Islamic terrorism in Southern Israel taken into Gaza. Pray for these children and their parents that They will be found still alive in Gaza!
"A cry was heard in Ramah— weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted, for they are dead.” Jeremiah 31: 15
This was how Islamic conquest of the Christian Nubian Kingdom of ancient Cush came to an end., girls and boys, children and babies are forcibly removed and separated from their parents who were killed in cold blood by this barbaric Jihadist, how will they find their roots and origin and where they came from. This is the tactic Islam has used for the past 1400 years to grow their numbers. Unfortunately, they are retrying it again on the Jewish women and children in the 21st century. So sickening and evil by all account.
ONMI Vision can be duplicated throughout South Sudan, Food security & Gospel outreach!
South Sudan: Food Security
In this report, would like to bring in report from Operation Nehemiah Missions outreach in Rumbek, Lake state 386 miles north of ONMI’s current Mission headquarter located at Bethlehem of Borongole, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan. In Rumbek, ONMI Mission outreach opened the Light Beth Messiah Messianic Congregation under the leadership of Pastor John Thon Makur and associate Pastor Gabriel Mathok.
ONMI Vision can be duplicated throughout South Sudan, Food security & Gospel outreach!
South Sudan has been facing a food crisis for years, with millions of people suffering from food insecurity. The ongoing conflict, displacement, and economic instability have all contributed to this crisis. However, there is hope for a brighter future, as the ONMI (Operation Nehemiah Missions International) vision for food security can be duplicated throughout South Sudan.
The ONMI Vision
The ONMI vision is centered around the concept of food sovereignty, which means that communities have control over their own food systems. This includes the ability to produce, distribute, and consume their own food, without relying on outside sources. The ONMI vision also focuses on sustainable agriculture practices, such as permaculture and agroforestry, to ensure long-term food security.
Duplicating the Vision
The ONMI vision has already been successfully implemented in several communities in South Sudan such as in Beth Israel farmland in Eastern Equatoria State and duplicated in other areas such as Rumbek Lake State. Where Pastor John Makur and Pastor Gabriel Mathok and their families planted and harvested 700 kg of Peanut and 1000 Kg of sorghum this year alone. The key is community involvement and empowerment. By involving community members in the planning and implementation of food security projects, they become invested in the success of these initiatives. This also ensures that the projects are tailored to the specific needs and resources of each community.
One of the main challenges in achieving food security in South Sudan is the distribution of food. Many areas are difficult to access due to ongoing conflict and poor infrastructure. In the case of Rumbek, there were several factors hampering the community from engaging in effective farming that produced good harvest. Most of the people who live in Lake State are cattle keepers. Rumbek is a city and farming around the city line does not yield good harvest and Cattle rearing does not mix with agricultural activities. However, the ONMI vision addresses this issue by encouraging families who are not rearing cattle to venture out into open fields away from cattle grazing region and away from public congested areas where they can use fertile land to promote local food production and distribution. By empowering communities to produce their own food, they become less reliant on outside sources and can distribute food within their own communities.
Sustainable Agriculture Practices
In addition to promoting food sovereignty and local distribution, the ONMI vision also focuses on sustainable agriculture practices. This includes permaculture, which is a holistic approach to farming that mimics natural ecosystems. By implementing permaculture techniques, communities can produce a variety of crops in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Agroforestry, which involves integrating trees into farming systems, is also a key component of the ONMI vision. This not only provides food, but also helps to combat deforestation and soil erosion.
The Impact of the ONMI Vision
The ONMI vision has already had a significant impact in the communities where it has been implemented. Families are now able to produce enough food to feed themselves and even have a surplus to sell. This has not only improved their food security, but also their economic stability. Additionally, the use of sustainable agriculture practices has led to healthier and more diverse diets, reducing the risk of malnutrition and disease.
The Light Beth Messiah has harvested 1000kG of Peanuts.
Pastor John and Pastor Gabriel decided to take the Gospel to the people in the cattle camp in Rumbek.
I was really stunned to see these faithful pastors, leaving their comfort zone and venturing out into a completely different territory where the inhabitant are mobile cattle headers who live their lives by raiding the cattle of the opposing cattle camps. In the past years raiding had cause countless death among those who went out to raid and those who were defending their cattle from being raided. Trails of women were left widowed and fatherless children were everywhere. Fear gripped the community. John and Gabriel have both lost family members and relatives in cattle raiding and in ensuing counterattack.
Instead of revenge, the two Pastors asked me to join them in prayers and we went on our knees and began to pray and asked God to heal their land from this blood business of cattle raiding. In 2022, in answer to our prayers, God raised up a governor appointed by President Salva Kiir to stop the business of cattle raiding and counter attacking from opposing cattle camps. Since then, Calm has returned to the region.
This year, Pastor John and Pastor Gabriel and their congregation the Light Beth Messiah have been going to the cattle camps preaching the Gospel to the cattle campers. They said, they have no choice but fulfil the Biblical mandate of the Great Commission Matthew 28: 18-19, Acts 1; 1-8. Hundreds of cattle herders are now hearing the Gospel News for the first time and many of them have received Salvation in Yeshua. Pray that the effort of Pastor John and Pastor Gabriel will pay off.
My son Nechemyah and I will be returning to South Sudan
The ONMI vision for food security can be duplicated throughout South Sudan, providing hope for a brighter future for the country. By promoting food sovereignty, involving communities, and implementing sustainable agriculture practices, the ONMI vision has the potential to transform the food system in South Sudan and improve the lives of millions of people.
1- Raising - Fund for August - October stands at $ 150,000 to cover of various ministry aspect: Raised - $80,000 balance- $70,000. Right now, we need $20,000 of this support to defray the cost of so many needs here at the
2- A short trip to South Sudan with My son Nehemyah and his wife. Ling last, please keep praying for my family. God has answered our prayers, as I am speaking My son Nehemyah, his wife and I are preparing go back to South Sudan from December 1- December 21 to set the stage on the ground to make streamline the stability of the existing departmental project so that the ministry does not depend on every support coming from the United States. Any amount you can help ONMI with will help us begin to get ready. The length of the trip is only 3 weeks. We will back for Christmas here in the States.
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In His grace
William Levi, Founder and CEO Operation Nehemiah Missions