For Zions Sake | Summer 2017

By Nic Lesmeister, President & CEO
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Posted in Zealous Magazine on July 27, 2017

Late in 2016, I began feeling an urgent stirring in my heart for the forthcoming year. The elections were over, Dr. Wayne Wilks and I had completed our transitional year as I took over the role of President & CEO, and MJBI had moved into new offices.

As I set my heart on the Lord in reflection, I felt Him saying, “Let’s Go!” Immediately, I knew that an intense pace of ministry was ahead of us at MJBI in the beginning of 2017.

In the first six months of 2017, I traveled to 13 countries and five continents. From Japan to Israel, and South Africa to Poland, I became good friends with American Airlines.

With each trip, I increasingly felt a new emotion rising in my spirit. Through the strength of the Lord, I was becoming more and more DETERMINED. Determined to press into the expanding ministry opportunities the Lord was bringing us to train new leaders for Jewish ministry. Determined to faithfully carry the flame the Wilks family passed on to Tabatha and I. And ultimately, determined to see Yeshua glorified all over the world.

In this issue of “Zealous”, we are unveiling the details of our annual banquet event. I am beyond excited about this year’s special guest, former Dallas Cowboy Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith.

Ron Cantor, long-time MJBI friend, shares a compelling insight on the fall holiday of Rosh HaShanah. We will introduce you to a new member of the MJBI team, and you will hear from another Israeli friend of mine who directs an incredible Jerusalem-based ministry in our “Life From the Land” feature.

I hope that by the end of reading this issue of “Zealous” you will be as excited as I am about the ministry MJBI is being called to around the world in the days ahead. Without your partnership, it would be impossible to carry out our God-given mission. We sincerely thank you!

Nic Lesmeister
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Gratefully, Nic Lesmeister – President and CEO