I have to confess that each time our team has produced a new issue of Zealous Magazine recently, it has always been a temptation for me to say this is our “most memorable issue of Zealous yet!”
I am glad I resisted this urge in the past because today I can safely say that this is the most memorable issue of Zealous Magazine yet! As you have already learned from the cover, we have some major, historic news to share with you.
For well over a year, the Lord has been leading myself, Wayne, and the MJBI board on a surprising journey regarding our future as a ministry. If one year ago someone would have told me where the Lord would lead MJBI today, I would have hardly believed them. It would have seemed too amazing for my mind to comprehend.
MJBI has always been a ministry that is yielded to the Holy Spirit. The founding of MJBI in Odessa, Ukraine was a surprise to Pastor Olen, Wayne, and Bonnie. The spreading of MJBI across five continents and ten countries was a surprise to the MJBI board. My own coming to MJBI as Wayne’s “Joshua” was another surprise. I have always loved how the leaders and board of MJBI are open to following God’s leading.
As you read the details of our exciting announcement and future in this issue of Zealous, I hope you are able to clearly witness how the Holy Spirit is leading us. Tabatha and I, Wayne and Bonnie, and our board of directors see an unbelievable future for our 23-year-old vision to see every Jewish person sincerely loved and given an opportunity to put their faith in their Messiah, Yeshua.
I hope and pray our big announcement excites you as much as it does all of us.
For Zion’s Sake,
Nic Lesmeister, President and CEO