Altar Video: Uruguayans Meet Their Messiah

Andy Freeman reports from the floor of the 2010 Hear O’ Israel! Festival of Jewish Music & Dance in Montevideo, Uruguay. What you see are the many Jewish people flooding the altar for prayer, particularly to accept Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah.

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Rabbi Meets Spiritual Need in Uruguay

By Jonathan Bernis,
Jewish Voice CEO

Jonathan Bernis, CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International, talks about the spiritual climate of Uruguay and the amazing results of the 2010 JVMI Messianic festival of Jewish music and dance in Montevideo during a staff chapel.

Uruguay is different from the surrounding countries like Argentina and Brazil, which have experienced revival and which have large churches on fire for the Lord.  They are nations that have a considerable number of Believers and have some recognition of God. (more…)

In God’s Tractor Beam

By Jonathan Bernis,
CEO of Jewish Voice

In this post, Jonathan Bernis recounts the amazing things God did during the Hear O’ Israel! Festival of Jewish Music & Dance in Montevideo, Uruguay, August 2010. In the YouTube video clip, Rabbi Bernis shares his passionate concern with the Jewish Voice staff for a Jewish Uruguayan widow who, though unbelieving, came to the Festival night performances and showed great interest.  Bernis believes this elderly woman will one day bow the knee to her Messiah Yeshua.

After the Thursday evening concert, I went out to a late dinner with Paul Wilbur just to talk to him about a few things. We found this remote restaurant that was about two blocks away from the concert hall.

We were sitting there quietly when a woman in her late 70s-early 80s walked through the door. She had a bag with all of the Festival books, so I knew right away she had come from the Festival.

She gently came up to us. She didn’t speak very good English, but she was a Jewish woman, not a Believer, who was on vacation in Montevideo from Beunos Aires. She had come to the Festival Wednesday and she had come back Thursday, and in broken English she made it clear that she was not a Believer and she didn’t believe in it.

I asked, “Did you enjoy it?” And she said, “Yes, yes, very much.” (more…)

A Little Hebrew Goes a Long Way

By Wendy Arnold,
Uruguay 2010 Hear O’ Israel! Festival volunteer

Wendy Arnold (left) listens to instructions for JVMI participants.

Wendy Arnold (left) listens to instructions for JVMI participants.

The Hear O’ Israel! Festival in Montevideo, Uruguay, was my first experience with Jewish Voice. What a privilege to be counted among those representing the Creator of the universe, the King of kings!

During the street outreach, when the Jewish Voice team passed out fliers to local passersby to invite them to the nightly, free Messianic concert, I was delighted by those who would tell me they were not interested in the Hear O’ Israel Festival! event but then would immediately turn back to ask questions and take more than one flier to share with others.  One gentlemen actually walked away and half an hour or so later, tapped me on the shoulder  because he wanted to talk. He was even receptive to prayer. (more…)

Isaac’s Note Encourages Festival Volunteer

By Lester Murray,
2010 Uruguay Hear O’ Israel! Festival volunteer

Lester Murray (center) prays for two women in Uruguay.

Lester Murray (center) prays for two women in Uruguay.

On Wednesday, August 18, 2010, the first night of the Hear O’ Israel! Festival in Montevideo, Uruguay, after the program, a mother and her 10-year-old boy approached me after I had prayed with several  folks. I began speaking with them in Spanish, and after a few short moments the child abruptly hugged me tightly.  I  continued witnessing  to them in Spanish and discovered they were both Christians and were very delighted that they could come.

The child was supposed to go back to his dad’s residence on Thursday, a three-and-a-half hour trip by bus to the interior, but apparently they waited until Sunday.  Both of them came back Friday night and Saturday night and did their best to sit where I was assigned. (more…)

‘Kingdom Builder’ Shares Her Uruguay Festival Story

By Constance Standish,
Uruguay 2010 Hear O’ Israel! Festival volunteer

Constance Standish (left) prays in Uruguay.

Constance Standish (left) prays in Uruguay.

A Kingdom builder—that is what I call myself after going on my first mission trip with Jewish Voice Ministries International to Uruguay.

During the altar calls after the festivals, I was able to pray, with my interpreter, a Jewish woman and a Gentile man into God’s glorious kingdom.  I prayed with many Uruguayans and they blessed me abundantly. YEA!  THANK YOU, YESHUA. (more…)

Why You Should Volunteer for a Hear O’ Israel! Festival

Violet Hamilton enjoys volunteering with Jewish Voice in Uruguay.

Violet Hamilton enjoys volunteering with Jewish Voice in Uruguay.

By Violet Hamilton,
Hear O’ Israel! Uruguay 2010 Festival Volunteer

Shalom!

This is my second time attending a Jewish Voice Hear O’ Israel! Festival, and it was awesome!

I am giving praise to the Messiah for making this Montevideo, Uruguay Festival a success and the greatest success for the people who received the word of knowlege of who the Messiah is.

It was exciting, refreshing, and a blessing as I greeted thousands of people who waited their turn patiently but eagerly to get into the theater for the nightly events. (more…)