Laura Barron is a missionary at the Toronto branch of Jews for Jesus. Along with her husband Andrew, who heads up the Jews for Jesus work in Canada, Laura pioneered the South African ministry of Jews for Jesus. She is a fluent Hebrew speaker and regularly takes part in the organization’s outreach ministry in Israel. Laura and Andrew have three children: Rafael, Ketzia and Simona.
These ten days of devotions give insight into parts of the Passover story that you might be overlooking.
The Passover plagues reveal an important part of the story of redemption. Find out how.
How often do we mistake our need to be faithful with what God needs (or doesn’t need) to win people to Himself? This encouraging story reminds us of the difference.
No, this is not an essay about how I spent my summer vacation! I’m talking about the Scriptural metaphor “fishers of men” (and women!) I remember our founder Moishe Rosen saying that if we communicate the message of Jesus loudly and clearly enough for Jewish people to hear it, everyone else gets to hear it, […]
“Chag sameach!” she greeted me as I approached my locker at the gym. I smiled back and wished her the same. (The greeting, pronounced “khog sah-may-ahkh” means happy holiday.) As we chatted, Rachel (not her real name) asked me how I would be celebrating Pesach (Passover) this year. I could have simply replied that my […]
Kathy walked in the door with big, funny glasses and a clown nose—which was absolutely appropriate since we were hosting a Jews for Jesus Purim party. As we began reading through the Megillah (the book of Esther), whirling our graggers (noisemakers) loudly at every mention of the evil villain Haman, I could see Kathy’s shoulders […]
Clara Rubin’s parents came from Russia to the United States in 1911. She was born five years later in Brooklyn, New York. Her family had fled the pogroms of Russia for this haven of freedom, but life was difficult and money was scarce. The medical dispensary in Williamsburg, run by Beth Sar Shalom, met the […]
A look at Jesus’ miracles and what they indicate about him.
As I picked up the telephone at our Johannesburg office I was blasted by a woman’s angry voice. How could you send this stuff to me? My name is Elaine and I’m Jewish—and more than that, I’m offended that someone gave my name to Jews for Jesus!” Before she could say anything else, I quickly […]
I met Patricia when her friend suggested that she contact Jews for Jesus. The friend had heard one of our missionaries give a presentation at her church and had recognized our ministry as a solution to Patricia’s problems. Patricia, a Jewish woman, was married to a non-Jewish man. When the time came to decide how […]
I’m glad I answered the phone that day! A Christian was calling the Jews for Jesus South Africa office to give one of our missionaries the name of her Jewish friend. This Christian woman had lent a Jesus for Jews book to Susan, who was spiritually hungry. Susan wanted to meet someone who was Jewish […]
At our Johannesburg Jews for Jesus Friday night fellowship we were studying the book of Job. It is not easy to accept the fact that suffering could be a gift from God, and even a blessing, but something special happened at the meeting that clearly brought this lesson home to me. I had asked a […]