Staff member Stephen writes, “The training we did in Nepal was definitely a unique opportunity!” Stephen was aware that the staff would train the guesthouse workers, but little did they know that their audience would also include a farmer, a mountain bike shop owner, a local pastor, and several others. Israelis regularly rent bikes from the mountain bike shop, and the pastor has conversations with Israelis in Kathmandu all the time. Israelis also love to volunteer on local farms.
Stephen is confident that God will use each of these people in their current positions to reach Israelis. In addition to the training, one couple asked Stephen to show them how they could invite Israelis into their home to celebrate the Sabbath. Usually when Israelis are invited into a non-Jewish person’s home to celebrate something Jewish, their first and most natural question is “Why are you doing this?”
Israelis are definitely surprised when they hear the host say, “I am grateful for you because everything I have that is valuable to me came through the Jewish people: the Scriptures, the knowledge of God, and the Messiah Jesus.” What an amazing way for non-Jewish believers to make Jewish people jealous for the Messiah of Israel! (Romans 11:11)