For Zion’s Sake – Spring 2016

By Wayne Wilks, Jr., Ph.D.
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Posted in UncategorizedZealous Magazine on March 1, 2016

One of my favorite aspects about the MJBI’s ZEALOUS magazine’s format is the opportunity it affords to highlight events through field photos as well as text. Pictures do bring people and situations to life. That is why I am so happy about this issue!

Last spring, we were honored to have Casey Cook, a videographer and photographer from Gateway Church, travel with us along with Pastor Jon Dunn from Gateway Global Ministries. Casey’s pictures depict some of the scenes we experienced during these significant graduation ceremonies in Ethiopia. Pastor Dunn has written an overview about the experience that serves as our feature article this issue.

Nic Lesmeister has an interesting update on the MJBI’s online education opportunity, the School of Messianic Theology (SMT). You will be stirred about how God is using the program globally, and you may want to sign up for a class or two yourself!

My wife, Bonnie, will offer up some photos and an update of our recent and wonderful “In His Steps” tour to Israel that MJBI co-hosted together with Pastor Olen and Syble Griffing from Gateway Church.

Along with you, I always greatly anticipate and learn from Dr. Ray Gannon’s academic articles. This issue’s offering featuring the history and purpose of Shabbat sounds compelling. I know you will be inspired.

Our 2015 RESOLUTE banquet was an evening to remember, and we are eagerly planning for our next event that will celebrate MJBI’s 20th anniversary. More details are coming!

Lastly, the Jewish festival Purim is around the corner and gives us all opportunity to remember how God sometimes uses the smallest, most insignificant person to change the course of eternity! Queen Esther’s story of deliverance never grows old as we cry out for the same kind of saving power in modern times for God’s ancient people.

For Zion’s Sake,

Wayne Wilks, Jr., Ph.D.
Wayne Wilks, Jr., Ph.D. – President