Recently, two of our Brooklyn staff members were doing outreach in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. As they were walking, they turned to see a middle-aged Orthodox Jewish man smiling and motioning to them to come inside his shop, “Hey, would you like to come out of the hot sun to rest and have a drink?” They both agreed and went into the store where Aaron* made them a refreshing drink and engaged them in conversation. Aaron’s phone began to ring, and other people wanted his attention. Not wishing to get in the way of his work, the workers thanked him for his hospitality and proceeded out the door. But as they walked away, they thought, “This is the opportunity of a lifetime.” Aaron was a bit perplexed as to why the men returned, but the conversation opened up when they apologized for not sharing the gospel earlier. For the next hour, the three of them had a rich discussion about religion, philosophy, and the Messianic claims of Yeshua. They spoke of how the Jewish people missed the time of Messiah’s visitation (Luke 19:41-44) resulting in the destruction of the Temple, the loss of the priesthood, their kippur (blood atonement), and the expulsion from their homeland for nearly 2,000 years, ultimately leading to terrible persecution. Aaron listened. While he did not agree, he understood the cases being made and their importance. Aaron agreed to meet with our staff again to discuss the Messiah.