Zoya Ministries Inc, Reaching the World with the Hands of God

NEWSLETTER - September 2016

All For God


II Corinthians 15:58  
'Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.'

II Peter 3:11-12 
'Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.'


Five New Babies 

Below is the picture of one of the two abandoned babies recently received by Ministry of Mercy.  The police found the family that abandoned this baby, however, Ministry of Mercy is mandated by the government of Kogi State to keep custody of the baby as she may not be safe if returned to her family.

Pray for both of these abandoned babies and for a set of triplets recently received by MoM.  Please also pray that MoM will be able to meet the challenges that caring for these additional lives will bring.



Feeding the Multitudes - Revival of the Chicken Farm

Ministry of Mercy has re-started their poultry farm after it was closed down some years ago due to an outbreak of bird flu.  It is more cost effective for them to raise their own layers to provide enough eggs and meat for the children.  They were able to re-start with 1,000 day old chicks for the initial re-stocking.

Please pray that the Lord will provide them with all that is needed to run the farm effectively.



Solicitation from MoM - Prayers and Funding

This is the time of the year that the older children return to their various schools and the new graduates from MoM's Nursery and Primary schools gain entrances to various high schools.  It is always a tremendous financial burden on the Ministry.  This request is being sent to you as family and friends of MoM with a view that you will be on your knees on our behalf.

Pray specifically for:
1. The thirty-three 
children going back to the Federal Staff School in Lokoja
2. The six of our children going back to the Federal College in Ugwolawo
3. Fifteen of our children will be moving from primary school to secondary schools, with more than 40 of our secondary school boys and girls already in boarding school.  Besides, we have orphaned children that are not within the four corners of the orphanages who need our encouragement in their education and their spiritual lives.  It requires about $14,000 to meet these various educational needs

4. We also have insufficient finances for our children's daily needs and food provisions
5. The present economic hardship in the country is really biting on us.  Kogi State in particular tends to be worse hit
6. Please pray that the Lord of the harvest will meet us at the point of our needs

In Him,
Daniel Edeh
Director, Ministry of Mercy Orphanages, Kogi State / Lokoja



Thank You from the Arms of Jesus in Haiti - The Vehicle Has Arrived

Dear Special Friends,

I am more than happy to take the occasion, on behalf of The Arms of Jesus mission, to salute you in the precious name of the Almighty God.

This is a very special occasion for me amongst many others, words have always been too weak to express the strength of our feelings towards all the efforts you've done to support The Arms of Jesus Mission in Haiti in so many ways.  On behalf of all the beneficiaries I once again thank you for your actions.

This letter is mostly my way of expressing my gratitude for this wonderful gift the Mission received from you.  I remember we had a scooter at first, then a motorcycle.  The difficulty of the access by road to Cap Rouge has always been one of the biggest challenges for the Mission.  On a scooter or motorcycle the danger is tremendous, added to that the tiredness for someone who has to take the road often.  Another problem has been the need to carry our packages from the city to Cap Rouge, in other words, a motorcycle has never been convenient for such activities.

Today I can thank God first of all, then I thank you for providing the Mission with a pick-up truck.  I will never be able to fully explain why this is the best gift ever.  You would need to experience the motorcycle during a few days and you would understand everything.  Now this gift is not only for the Mission, but it is a blessing for the whole program and beneficiaries.  It will facilitate not only my displacements and save me some time, but will help with the transportation of our materials and products, taking the sick to the clinic when they need our assistance as well as transporting light materials for the construction of the houses (these used to be carried on heads before this).

Thank you very much for always thinking of ways of making our living conditions easier, you are such a blessing to us.  May the Lord always multiply his favors on you and your families.  I will never forget you in my prayers, asking God to bless your entire life and all your acitivities.

Thank you very much !

Wilson Maitre
Arms of Jesus, Cap Rouge, Haiti

II Thessalonians 1:3  'We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of everyone of you for one another is increasing.'

The Next Generation

The Stapleton Family serving together in Guatemala

This summer three members of the Stapleton family went on the mission trip to Guatemala.  Michelle (mom), Lauren (14 years old) and Chase  (11 years old).  The trip impacted each deeply.  Below are some of their reflections.

From Michelle Stapleton:
I loved discovering how easy it was to connect with babies and to the elderly without speaking the language.  Love crosses all boundaries.  It was pure joy to show compassion to the beautiful people of Guatemala.
1Peter 3:8
'Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:'

From Lauren Stapleton:
Many of the village children loved without reservation.  It didn't matter what your background was, they were ready to welcome anyone who came to them in love.  In the fearless and non-discriminatory love, Jesus was present.  It inspires me to love with abandon and make my neighbor my brother or sister in Christ.
Ephesians 5:1
'Be ye therefore followers of God as dear children'

From Chase Stapleton:
What really caught my eye was when those young pre-school students at the Arms of Jesus school sang some Christian-based songs on the first day there.  They were singing with all they had, proclaiming God's Word and that really got to me. were ready to welcome anyone wo came to them in love. 
Psalm 92:1-2
'It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night'

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