We are a fellowship of believers who are dedicated to spreading the Word of God from a Jewish perspective. We have no buildings and take no salary. We are not associated with any Messianic synagogue or church. Our ministry team consists of 20 members, each using their own giftedness: Antonietta, Doug, Linda and Mike are our English proofreaders/editors; Vince has built our new site using WordPress and continues to update it, and Cesar also helps out with our technology needs; Silvio and his wife Monica have finished the Spanish translation of Genesis, Jude, Esther, Jonah, and are about to start Revelation. Josh who updates our apps will be building an app for our Spanish books soon. John leads our four-person Tamil translation of The Life of Christ; Ajay is translating The Life of Christ into Hindi from India; An anonymous translator and his wife are translating Genesis into Urdu; Sunny is translating Jude into Chinese, but we are looking for another Chinese translator. My youngest son Brian helps with my podcasts and our newly activated Minds.com account when readers can receive updates and make comments. Gary is our graphic artist, and Jay’swife Beth is his IT department at home, his eldest son David helps with google analytics, and Jay is the human author. He has a Masters of Divinity Degree from Bethel Seminary in San Diego, California, is 72 and a retired high school history teacher and football coach. He and his wife Beth attend Kol Dodi Messianic Congregation in Nashville, Tennessee, and have been married for 35 years.
The biggest development is the change in our home page. Instead of books, it will display languages: English, Spanish, German, Urdu, Tamil and Hindi. Once you click on the language, you will see all the books in that language. We are looking for a German translator. I have added four new books to the English site – they are Acts, Ezra-Nehemiah, Galatians (completed by the Winter of 2020) and Deuteronomy (sometime in 2021). Also take a look at our Updates page for the latest additions and changes to the website. Please visit the Testimonials page, they are coming in from all over the world and are very encouraging. Once more thing, I will be doing a weekly podcast with a link on the home page.
Right now, our app is only on Android Google Play platform and Amazon Fire, but we are looking to add Apple iOS platform for our app as soon as we can. All the English books have been written, edited and are on line. There are many challenges to our foreign translators, but they are faithful and are loading their translations on the site as soon as possible.
With the censorship of sites like ours increasing every day, and in an effort to give our readers several options, we are switching to different platforms; Minds.com (the alternative to Facebook), BitChute.com (the alternative to YouTube), Gab.com (an alternative to twitter), and Parler.com (a combination of Facebook and twitter). These can be found at the bottom of the home page in the forest green, or at the top of any individual file in the black.
Please see our FAQ page for more information. According to Alexa.com, the world’s top website that ranks websites based on their traffic and other factors, we are looking very good, both globally and in the United States. We have consistently been in 120-125 countries per week for many years.
Plans, Prayers & Hopes
We would like for you to pray for our team as we minister in God’s Word. The ruler of demons (Matthew 12:24) is still very active.
As a praise report, Cesar’s mother is in an assisted living facility in Poland. This has been a long, drawn our process for Cesar living in Poland for an extended period of time while going through the long process of helping his mother get located. He is back home now in the US, but prayers are needed for his mother who is showing signs of dementia.
Please pray for Silvio and Monica for the salvation of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, for work and a good retirement, good jobs for their family members and salvation for other relatives and friends. Por la salvación de nuestras generaciones: hijos, nietos, bisnietos. Por el trabajo y la buena jubilación de Mónica y Silvio. Por un buen trabajo para los hijos. Por la salvación de otros familiares, amigos, compañeros de trabajo, alumnos y sus familiares.
Please pray for Antonietta and her children (Angelina and Vas) that their hearts would be on fire for the Lord, and for the salvation of her husband Tommy.
Please pray for Doug’s wife Alice who is having memory problems and has been diagnosed with moderate dementia. Their son has accepted the Lord, but it still having problems with alcohol. Please pray that God would deliver him from alcohol, and pray for wisdom and patience for Doug.
Please pray for Gary and Georgia who have had some surprising twists and turns regarding their ministry here in Belize. While they were in the States the team of men that help oversee our ministry in Belize told us of another ministry opportunity that they felt would be a good match for us. It is with Radius International, a ministry that trains missionaries to go to the unreached people groups in the world. The training takes place in Tijuana and the students live on campus. Many of those in training have children that need to be cared for and helped with homeschooling while the parents are in class. Their ministry would be to care for these children. They have started their ministry, please pray that the Lord would bless it.
Please pray for a full recovery for Josh from surgery on a cancerous tumor inside his kidney. They thought they got it all, but since then it has spread to a lung and to other areas. He is in remission, but please pray that God would heal him completely. He is still having stomach problems. Pray for his wife Dawn. She had to stop he Master’s Degree program because of Josh’s health problems. Please pray that she could get back into her Master’s Program again. Also please pray for their daughter Marvella to be able to deal with her dad’s medical issues. And a prayer for the continuation of her scholarship at her Christian school.
Please pray for Linda, first, that every Jew would go to www.Ifoundshalom and read several stories of Jews who were so opposed to Yeshua; then found out that Yeshua loves them and is the Jewish Messiah who came to be the sacrifice for the world for all who love him. And Second, that every Awana child in Europe, Asia and Africa, 3 million+, would grow deep in their love for God and would share with their family how God loves them and offers forgiveness to all who choose to follow him as their Lord and Savior.
Please pray for wisdom for Ajay as he translates The Life of Christ into Hindi. Please pray that he could get a new laptop because he does not one and has to borrow one to do his translation work. Please pray for the Lord’s mighty work on the teaching of the materials found on the website to the young and illiterate people in India. Please pray for the ministry that the Lord has given him in India so that God would meet our needs especially the finances, as it is a faith-based ministry without any support of any organization or missions.
Please pray for John, brother Dhanaraj, Pastor Paul and Pastor Richie as they continue their successful translation of The Life of Christ into Tamil, and that many people from India will read it and by saved.
Please pray for Mike and his wife Meg have been the victims of an unscrupulous renter, and have suffered greatly both financially and emotionally. Please pray that the Lord would give them both the wisdom and the peace to deal with this ongoing situation.
Please pray for Jay as he prepares to travel to Isra’el next May with members of his Messianic congregation, and the health of his wife Beth as she battles back and neck pain from nursing injuries and rheumatoid arthritis. Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Please pray for wisdom for our son Brian as he transitions into a new job so he can go to college to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Jay Mack, MDiv