While there are more than 130,000 Ethiopian Jews now living in Israel, there are still more than 50,000 Beta Israel/Ethiopian Jews scattered all over Ethiopia. Over 95% of this community lives under the International poverty line lacking food, clean water and access to adequate medical care. The MJAA is working extensively to bring help and hope to these suffering people.
Of those remaining in Ethiopia, almost all of them believe Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah. When they were left behind, most could not return to their original homes, and were forced to live in poor communities waiting and hoping for a new future. They desperately want to return to Israel and are largely rejected because of their faith in Yeshua (Jesus).
As our legal counsel works with the Israeli government to permit the Messianic Beta Israel to immigrate to their homeland, Israel, we must work to keep them alive!
God has given to the MJAA a vision and plan to affect the final Exodus of the Ethiopian Jews to Israel:
Bring blessing to all of Ethiopian society living around our Jewish people. Dig fresh water wells in areas in Ethiopia where there are Jewish people. In response to this water crisis, the MJAA commissioned the creation of a network of 35 clean water wells throughout rural Beta Israel communities. These wells provide the poverty-stricken communities with safe drinking water and dramatically decrease illness and diseases caused by contaminated water.
Conduct medical clinics in Ethiopian Jewish areas that are open to the entire population.
6-8 medical clinics are conducted annually affecting many thousands of hurting Ethiopian Jews and non-Jews who would never be able to receive medical care due to their dire poverty. These medical clinic rotations provide minor and major surgery procedures, laboratory tests, prescriptions and medical drugs, along with assessments by specialists and hospital referrals for further treatment and specialty surgical procedures. In these clinics, patients are treated for ailments such as intestinal parasites, hernias, fungal infections and cervical cancer; many of our recent clinics have also held birthing and pre-natal care centers for expecting mothers./div>
Provide funds to help with housing for Ethiopian Jewish school age children who wish to further their education, but come from families that live far away from the schools.
Support a Messianic school to educate these Ethiopian Jewish school age children.
Advocate for the return of all Ethiopian Jews to Israel, regardless of their view of Yeshua (Jesus) and conduct research into how best to effect emigration to Israel.