“All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on him” (Isaiah 53:6).
It was right there in black and white, in the words of the prophet, Isaiah.
Yet, somehow Barri had never noticed it before. When the verse was pointed out to her, while at lunch with a friend, she did not know what to make of it.
What could it mean? Upon whom had God laid the iniquity of us all? She wondered…and she could not rest until she knew! Barri left lunch that day and went immediately to a storefront she knew very well—she had passed it often—it displayed a Star of David, as well as a cross, and a Christian fish.
She went in, seeking answers, and discovered it was an office of The American Board of Missions to the Jews, later to become Chosen People Ministries. After speaking with a staff member who answered her questions, Barri knew that God had revealed Himself to her personally. She left there with the message of Messiah in her heart. Thirty-nine years later, she is still walking with Jesus.
This year, after years of supporting this mission to the Jews, Barri and her husband, Jeff, decided to include Chosen People Ministries in their estate plans, because they want to leave a legacy of sharing Messiah with other Jewish people. “It is beautiful to find ‘True North’ in a personal relationship with Yeshua, Jesus. It is also a blessing to support ministries such as Chosen People Ministries, because they focus on reaching the Jew first, and then the Gentiles, as noted in Romans 1:16,” Barri said.
You, too, can leave a legacy of sharing Messiah with Jewish people through your will or estate plan. You may designate a specific amount as a bequest, or call for a percentage of the remainder of your estate to be donated after you and your spouse pass away and your affairs are settled. For more information, please contact our Partnership Director, Cindy Forbes, at 212-223-2252 or [email protected]. Thank you!