Sometimes ministry moves slowly; other times it is an avalanche. Our volunteer Katie, who works at our guesthouse for traveling Israelis in Brazil, had the opportunity to speak with three Israelis about God’s standard for right and wrong. While this was going on Tal*, an Israeli, came outside and pointedly asked our staff member Stephen, “Do you really believe that Jesus is God?”
Stephen stated, “At this point I was amazed at how spiritually hungry all these Israelis are, but this was only the beginning. I answered his question, and Tal had 20 more to follow it. During our discussion, I saw Daniel (another volunteer) getting into a spiritual conversation with another Israeli. There were so many Gospel conversations that Shai* (another Israeli traveler) walked outside and exclaimed, ‘Jesus is everywhere!’”
Tal and I talked for at least an hour. He identifies as an atheist, but later that day he commented, “This is probably the most important day of my trip. I’ve been alive for 22 years, and I’ve never heard what people believe about Jesus until now.”
Chosen People Ministries exists to pray for, evangelize, disciple, and serve Jewish people everywhere and to help fellow believers do the same. The mission was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1894 by Rabbi Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian Jewish immigrant with a zeal to share the knowledge of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah with God’s chosen people.