While evangelizing in a park one day, one of our missionaries approached a group of people in their twenties. Interestingly, most were Jewish, and they started talking and laughing together. When the missionary brought up spiritual matters, only a few people wanted to talk about God, sin, and forgiveness.
One man, Stephen,* learned our staff was Jewish and believed Jesus is both the Messiah and divine. He eagerly invited our missionary to sit with him and talk in detail! Stephen is half-Lebanese. His ancestors lived in Israel before 1948, but they moved to Kuwait and kept their Jewish heritage hidden. Stephen attended Columbia University and became friends with a Messianic Jewish woman. Stephen mentioned how much he admired this woman’s strong faith, even though her whole family abandoned her. For hours, Stephen and our staff member talked about the gospel and its Jewish and prophetic foundation! Our staff member described for him the gospel’s ability to reconcile us to God.
After their conversation, they exchanged contact information, and Stephen received a pocket-sized New Testament, along with other materials about messianic prophecies. The rest of Stephen’s friends sat there stunned, listening to the whole conversation! What a witness!