Jan. 7, 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina
Dear friends of Love For His People,
Over eight years ago on June 30, 2010, I had left the third ministry I had worked for in the past 24 years (Vision for Israel with Barry and Batya Segal, after 14 years at Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda Ministries/All Nations Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, and eight years total at Derek Prince Ministries (Ft. Lauderdale and Charlotte), finishing with the last five at VFI.
The providential reason in departing my service at VFI was to start a new ministry, co-founded by my good wife Laurie and I. We called it Love For His People (officially formed in April 2010 with our USA non-profit, 501(c)3 approval) – primarily to bless the Jews of Israel, and specifically the believers within the nation – those who have come to acknowledge that Yeshua is the Messiah, HaMashiach.
As non-Jews, Gentiles, goyim, Christian Zionists (whatever label we have!), we began the organization/ministry to stand strong for the Jewish state of Israel, Yisrael – the Land of Israel. In this world, with nations continually becoming more anti-Semitic daily, we have been called, as the prophetic word in 2004 was spoken over us, as a “scepter for Israel.”
Our heart’s desire is to do our part in speaking up for those who, for centuries, experienced nothing more than “hate” in the “name of Christ”, from so-called Christians. That included Adolf Hitler himself, who used Martin Luther’s last completely inerrant days, of non-Scriptural theology, to espouse Replacement Theology. This totally wrong belief is that the “Christian church” has replaced Israel as the one receiving the promises of the God of Israel. Today, it continues to be totally inaccurate, both historically and spiritually.
The Jews had been given, and on many occasions even bought, the land of Israel they have now returned too. That includes all of Jerusalem.
Western Wall – October 2018 – Jerusalem, ISRAEL (photo by Steve Martin)
Israel, of course, continues to be the main objective in our support, but we also stand with those others who join alongside us in helping Jews make aliyah (return to Israel), speak out for the nation, and appreciate their Jewish roots as believers in Jesus (Yeshua).
On an annual budget of $30,000 (see financial reports below), through the provision of the Lord, we continue to spread His love (ahava) and peace (shalom). We ask you to join us in our continuing efforts, as you see what is being done, through these efforts following.
SUPPORTING FAMILIES & MINISTRIES
This ministry, with no staff or paid contractors, sends monthly funds to families in Jerusalem. For some of these, it has been for over eight years now. Consistently. Each month.
Nissim and Hadassah in Jerusalem
Aliyah Return Center, located in Tiberias, Israel, is directed by Chaim Malespin. It operates to help returning Jews be restored in the Land of Israel.
We have our Love For His People Director, Moses Julius, in Lahore, Pakistan.
Love For His People – Pakistan Director
In Nigeria, we support the pastoral work of Abel Oyewale and his wife Margaret. In 2018 we were able to send Bibles, our published books, a Canon SureShot camera, and a Dell computer for their church and ministry use.
Pastor Abel & Margaret Oyewale in Nigeria
Pastor Oyewale’s church members hold up our ministry books they received.
In the UK, in Northern Ireland, we have stood with the James Clint family, sending monthly contributions for almost two years to them, to assist their work in helping Hungarian Jews make aliyah (immigrating) to their homeland in Israel.
Jim Clint family in Northern Ireland (UK) – June 2018
Our pastor friend John Ebenezer in Mucherla, Andhra Pradesh, India continues to receive the contributions given through this ministry. For the past 8 years, we have supported his exceptional labors of love. He has one of the most amazing apostolic ministries I have personally witnessed myself in India, as he raises up new believers, pastors, and builds church structures among the high-density Hindu and Muslim population.
Pastor John Ebenezer from India – his first trip to Israel 2013
On our Love for His People – Ahava Adventures – ministry trips
Monthly financial support is sent to CBN News (Pat Robertson) in Norfolk, VA. to assist the Jerusalem office, with head Chief Bureau Chris Mitchell, Julie Stahl, and others.
Chris Mitchell, CBN News-Jerusalem Chief Bureau with his new book
(May 2017 Jerusalem, ISRAEL)
– since 2013
When Steve came back from his annual trip to Israel in October 2010, the Lord gave him the directive to write and publish love letters. These messages were then followed by books containing these chapters.
In 2013, the 1st book published for ministry outreach, encouragement and inspiration came off the press, entitled The Promise. It was quickly followed by Ahava Love Letters. Others that followed gave testimony and strong support for Israel. All can be purchased through the ministry office, or on Amazon, in paperback and Kindle version.
Love For His People book publications since 2013. Authored by Steve Martin
SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH
Our main flagship, the daily blog Love For His People website, posts truthful news and prophetic updates, and
also features my messages Now Think On This, which are then posted to our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. These messages have been printed into books (19 as of this date) on various encouraging and uplifting subjects.
Our Love For His People blog
regularly shares Messianic news posted by Israel Today, with Aviel Schneider, Russ Jones, and team. Other news and prophetic ministry outlets, Charisma News, Breaking Israel News, Israel365, The Elijah List, are reposted to give you the truth, current events, and relevant articles to help you grow in spirit, soul, and body.
Our YouTube channel (Steve Martin) has over 1415 videos (several hundred recorded by myself in Israel on 18 trips) with over 1070 subscribers; Twitter accounts, including (Steve Martin@Martinlighthous) which has 540 followers and tweets that have gone out more than 60K at this point in time.
Our LinkedIn account now has over 5,020 connections. Posts from our Love For His People blog are automatically uploaded to our homepage.
Steve at the Camel Ranch near Eilat, Israel 2009
COME RIDE ALONG!