Staff member Robin, who serves in Israel, and some of the other Israel staff took twenty-five Holocaust survivors to Scandinavia during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
There is something so special about having time together away from home, sharing life and laughter, that allows for going deeper. Together they did some touring, lots of singing and games, and our staff shared the gospel. Robin has known most of these Holocaust survivors for many years.
They have heard about Jesus and they participate in banquets and other events in Israel. Some of the people on the trip used to roll their eyes when anyone spoke of Jesus, but at this Rosh Hashanah service, they hung on every word that was shared. Robin had tears in her eyes as another staff member shared a compelling message of Jesus’ love for them. It was clear many were moved. Robin also had the opportunity to share her testimony with the group, as did a Holocaust survivor who came to believe in Jesus. Robin says, “Thank you for your prayers that make it possible to be part of sharing the Messiah with these dear people. Please pray they come to know Jesus in a personal way.”
She continues, “There are three people in the group here who have come to faith in the last few years, and they can’t stop sharing the joy God has brought into their lives.”