The last two months have been very eventful. But one event became especially important. The Lord allowed our Israeli staff to organize a retreat for a group of Holocaust survivors. They spent four days together in the city of Haifa. These people were not yet believers, but many were open to the Word of God. In the morning and the evening, they gathered for fellowship and spiritual conversations. They read psalms and talked about King David and Jesus.
One person did not like what was said about Jesus being the God of Israel. He began to swear and left the hall. Then, one of our staff members caught the eyes of Ezra*, an 86-year-old, who was sitting directly opposite him, and there was something unusual in Ezra’s eyes. It resounded in our staff member’s heart, leading him to write to his friends asking that they would pray with us for Ezra.
Later that evening, as they were sitting outside, Ezra approached our staff and asked them to tell how they came to faith. As soon as they started talking, eight more people joined them around the table. For more than two hours, they talked about faith and how the Lord found them. In the end, Ezra opened his heart and accepted Jesus as his Savior. Hallelujah!