I am very excited to announce an assignment the Lord has given me this year. Prophecy and Promises is teaming up with Kingdom Outreach International (KOI) in order to feed and bless the impoverished of Jamaica this coming school year.
KOI is headed up by missionary Pastor Emanuel Azan (known as Manny to his friends) of Clarksville, TN, a native Jamaican. Pastor Manny is a former Muslim who accepted Christ in 1997. His missions outreach has touched the nations of Guatemala, Honduras and now his birth place, Jamaica. Since 2011, KOI has fed those who are shut-in and less fortunate, handed out school supplies and Christmas gifts to children and the elderly. They also build bathrooms for elderly people who still use outhouses. It goes without saying that the love of God is expressed by this ministry, and the Gospel is shared through giving out Bibles and ministry.
Pastor Manny and I attend Faith Outreach Church together where he serves faithfully. When he is not there, he operates his own business, Merba’s Gallery, which specializes in military and religious prints and custom framing. The money from the gallery helps to finance mission trips.
Jesus says in the Gospels, “For you have the poor with you always,” and might I add that the poor are found everywhere. When people think of Jamaica, they sometimes envision a Caribbean Island getaway; however, the wealth of the tourist areas on the island is not felt all over. Recently, a long standing part of the Jamaican press, The Gleaner, took note of Pastor Manny’s outreach to his home country. So, this outreach is making a difference despite unfriendly customs agents and exorbitant fees, read more here.
We are believing God for $20,000 to help the Jamaican people in need. That amount would feed close to 100 shut-ins and others less fortunate, build two bathrooms, supply school materials for 100 children and the elderly in need. In addition, the local hospitals are in sad shape and in dire need of functioning wheelchairs. We hope to supply a dozen wheelchairs as well as the cost of shipping for ALL of this to Jamaica!
This may seem like a lot of money, but really that is only 80 people, churches or business giving $250, or 40 giving $500, or 20 giving $1000. Whatever amount you can give, remember, God considers it a personal favor to help the poor. He says,
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done. ~~ Proverbs 19:17, NIV
These are the Father’s very Words that He swears by to fulfill. And this is just one promise that goes along with so many others to multiply your giving.
KOI is a tax deductible foundation, funds go directly to them. Donate Here Now. Or make your checks payable to Kingdom Outreach International (KOI) and send them to:
- Kingdom Outreach International
- 2469-B Fort Campbell Blvd.
- Clarksville, TN 37042
Thank you so much for your giving to this great cause. I will keep you up-to-date on our progress.