Reaching Jewish People in Hard Places
The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the church in Galatia, wrote: “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary” (Gal. 6:9). Your Mission to the Jewish People is in the heart of Jewish communities worldwide, many of which are in places where there are significant obstacles to reaching the Jewish people with the gospel, including Israel, India, and the United Kingdom.
Andrew and Levanya Yelchuri, our global partners in Goa, India minister to traveling Israelis who have completed their mandatory military service. The Yelchurris have been married for twenty years and have three beautiful children—Liza Grace, 13; Ben Jacob, 9; and Alyiah Gold, 6.
Andrew and Levanya offer free housing to young Israelis through their Messianic outreach center, which also hosts a café called “Mika Mocha” (a pun from the Hebrew prayer Mi Kamocha, meaning “who is like You [God]”). They serve them Indian food, provide local guidance, and meet as many of the needs of these Israeli young people. They connect relationally and spiritually through Sabbath dinners, music nights, Bible studies, and even cooking classes. Israelis love Indian food! The Yelchuris also train short-term mission teams from all around the world for Israeli outreach every year—including many from the United States.