Recently, United Kingdom staff members, Simon and Emily, crossed paths with a young woman in a tremendous amount of emotional pain. If you had heard her, you might have thought she had mental health issues; she was like someone you might cross the street to avoid. However, Simon and Emily reached out to her and began to listen to her story—a very familiar one of a difficult childhood and poor choices. It turned out that Valerie* was Jewish and that she had lived in the area as a child. She then told them that she was a professional musician…a pianist to be exact!
Simon had an idea. It just so happened they were outside of a church—a church with a Steinway. And it just so happened that Simon had the keys! So, he invited her into the church to show them how good she was, and she accepted! Imagine an impromptu performance by a virtuoso pianist at Carnegie Hall!
“Valerie reminded me again not to judge by outward appearances and that we cannot always see the way that God will lead us to Jewish people who need to hear the gospel,”
That day, Valerie visited a church, was recognized for her talent, heard the testimonies of two Jewish believers, and gratefully received a New Testament. Please pray for Valerie and that the conversation continues!