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