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Lynn McCoy | Washington DC

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Lynn McCoy is a veteran missionary at the Washington, DC branch of Jews for Jesus. She and her husband, Wayman, a professional violinist, make their home in Maryland. She has a degree in psychology from the University of Hartford.

Born that Man No More May Die
Author: Lynn McCoy

When Harry Chapin led the crowd in singing a Christmas carol, this young Jewish woman found herself crying unexpectedly.

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Pop stars, parades, sinners… and you!
September 23, 2014
Author: Lynn McCoy

Jesus commanded us to go into the world and proclaim the gospel. He didn’t think it shameful to walk among sinners, and neither should we!

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
November 8, 2013
Author: Lynn McCoy

OK, I’m just going to say it. I love Christmas. I don’t have a problem, as a Jew, proclaiming that. I admit I have a Christmas tree, I love singing Christmas carols, and if you come to my house in December, you will hear Handel’s "Messiah" playing over and over again. Why do I, a […]

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Reaching out on Rosh Hashanah
August 9, 2013
Author: Lynn McCoy

Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner! I’ve been praying that God would bring many Jewish seekers to our holiday services, and that they might come to faith in the Messiah and Redeemer of Israel. I also pray that the seed sown in previous years will bear fruit in the hearts of people like Jennifer. […]

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The Hope of Eternal Life
July 5, 2012
Author: Lynn McCoy

Editor’s note: I was wondering what articles to include in this month’s edition that deals more than usual with the sensitive topic of hell, when I came across this article. I hope it encourages you as it did me. A few months ago, Carol, a Jewish woman I’ve been ministering to, came to faith.  I […]

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A Slice of Missionary Life
September 1, 2009
Author: Lynn McCoy

Everyone has ups and downs, and last fall was like a roller coaster ride in terms of my ministry in D.C.  The week before Yom Kippur, I was happy to receive an email asking me to contact a Jewish woman named Jackie.  Her mother, a Jewish believer in Jesus, wanted us to witness to her […]

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A New Outlook
April 1, 2009
Author: Lynn McCoy

I met Paula a couple of years ago at our Passover banquet. She came as the guest of her Christian friend, Jennifer, who had witnessed to Paula over the years. Jennifer had attended many of our events and felt that we would be able to help Paula get to the next step in her faith […]

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It Takes a Branch
August 1, 2007
Author: Lynn McCoy

Rachel is a college student at a local university here in D.C. She called our office to explain that she had decided to write about Jews for Jesus for her journalism course. She wanted to attend one of our events that week to observe us as research for her paper. Rachel didn’t have a car, […]

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Be Equally Yoked
February 1, 2007
Author: Lynn McCoy

Recently, I’ve been very grieved over the number of believers, both Jewish and Gentile, who have told me of problems regarding their relationship with their unsaved spouses. The other day a woman approached me after I spoke at a church, and told me that while she would like to support Jews for Jesus, her Jewish […]

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Campaign Reflections: Campaigns, Conflict and Being Co-Heirs
July 1, 2005
Author: Lynn McCoy

Our month-long Annual New York City Summer Witnessing Campaign begins July 1. In order to help you pray for this month’s campaigners, we thought we’d share reflections from a couple of veteran campaigners. These articles share a vulnerable side of our missionaries that we don’t always portray, because we are not looking to throw a […]

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The Invisible Woman Turned Visible
December 1, 1999
Author: Lynn McCoy

Sometimes our New York and Washington, D.C. branches join up to do holiday outreaches. We enjoy being together and we also enjoy the change of scenery as we travel to five different cities to do evangelism. I recall one such Decapolis” in which many package-laden passers-by were delighted to see us. After all, “Jesus is […]

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Appropriate in His Time
Topics: our stories
Author: Lynn McCoy

When we are going through a particularly trying time, we can’t always see God’s hand in our situation. Yet when we look back, we can realize that God makes everything appropriate in His time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). My wedding is this month (May 1), but I know that the years of my singleness were perfectly “appropriate.” […]

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Nothing to Fear
August 1, 1998
Author: Lynn McCoy

For some of us, the very thought of sharing the gospel with our friends, co-workers, or neighbors may cause us to break out in a cold sweat. Perhaps our hands begin to shake, and our knees feel like they’ll buckle under us. I was never more intimidated to share my faith than on the streets […]

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An Answer to a Mother’s Prayer
May 1, 1998
Author: Lynn McCoy

It was a cold winter day as a co-worker and I made our way to a downtown shopping area of Baltimore. Only a few people seemed willing to brave the cold of the city that afternoon and I wondered if we were really in the right place at the right time. As I began to […]

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We Dared to Tell Them His Gospel
March 1, 1998
Topics: purim
Author: Lynn McCoy

Handing out tracts at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. has never been an easy endeavor. We face our share of opposition from the Jewish student body, who would like to see us give up our attempts to share our faith. But as Victoria Lannon, our Russian outreach worker pointed out to me, Americans are […]

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This Time Last Year
October 1, 1997
Author: Lynn McCoy

Just about a year ago a Jewish woman, Rikki, phoned our Washington, D.C. office to register for our Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) service. I received her name and phone number for follow up. When I called Rikki she was eager to set a time to meet with me. We decided to get together two […]

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Eighty-Seven-Year-Old Woman Begins New Life
February 1, 1997
Author: Lynn McCoy

Last month I received a call from Sharon at our Washington, D.C., office, asking for us to visit her friend Emelia in the hospital. Sharon described Emelia as an open-minded, eighty-seven-year-old Jewish woman, very close to coming to faith in Christ. As soon as I hung up with Sharon, I called Emelia, but she was […]

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A Delayed Reaction?
October 1, 1996
Author: Lynn McCoy

I was pleasantly surprised when Rachel* phoned to ask that I study the Bible with her. I hadn’t seen much fruit in the three years since she professed faith in Jesus. Rachel always seemed to have one foot in the world and one foot in the faith. She had not responded to previous invitations to […]

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The Turning Point
June 1, 1996
Author: Lynn McCoy

Handing out gospel tracts is one way that we invite people to interact with the gospel. Those interactions often take twists and turns, all within a few minutes. It is amazing to see God at work. A young Jewish man named Rob saw me handing out tracts and approached me. He commented that it was […]

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In the Waiting Room for a Divine Appointment
December 1, 1995
Author: Lynn McCoy

Lynn Wein, a veteran missionary from our LA branch, took part in our NYC Campaign. She was thrilled to see how God orchestrated encounters with Jews and non-Jews alike. Her report illustrates one such encounter: I had just arrived for a two-hour stint of witnessing in Manhattan’s West Village. I questioned the first person I […]

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