Love For His People – moving forward into our 10th year with you. For them.
Over 9 years ago on June 30, 2010, Steve Martin had left the third ministry he 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 8 years total at Derek Prince Ministries (Ft. Lauderdale and Charlotte), finishing with the last five at VFI.
The providential reason in departing service at VFI was to start a new ministry, co-founded by my good wife Laurie and me. 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.”
2019 Board members
(L-R Tom Fahey*, Ben Martin, Teri Fahey, Geoff Graham, David Peterman, Christen Blade, Luana Peterman, Josh Martin, Sandra McCain, Mary and Bob Smith, Indira and Edgar Persad, Laurie and Steve Martin) Not pictured: Andrew Blade, Wane Daroux (*in the process for director membership)
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.
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.
In Nigeria, we support the pastoral work of Abel Oyewale and his wife Margaret. In 2019 we were able to send Bibles, our published books, a Canon SureShot camera, and a Dell computer for their church and ministry use. Also funds for clothing were sent.
In the UK, in Northern Ireland, we have stood with the James Clint family, sending contributions for almost two years to them, as funds are received, to assist their work in helping Hungarian Jews make aliyah (immigrating) to their homeland in Israel.
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.