A Jewish follower of the Messiah Yeshua, I started volunteering with Jews for Jesus during our 2012 “Life from the Dead” Budapest campaign. A natural evangelist, it soon became clear that the Lord wanted me to be serving full-time. So, I took that step of faith of leaving the job I had for the past several years in order to devote all my efforts to proclaiming the Good News. “We Jews were called to be a light to the nations,” she says. “Budapest is such a key city for bringing the gospel to Jews and non-Jews alike.”
Avi Snyder is a veteran missionary and director of the European work of Jews for Jesus. He pioneered Jews for Jesus’ ministry in the former Soviet Union, before launching works in both Germany and Hungary. He will share with you what is happening in Jewish evangelism in Russia and Eastern Europe. Avi received his theological training at Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Ruth, have three grown children, Leah, Joel and Liz.
Kata Tar was born in Hungary, Dunaújváros in the time of Communism. She is single, yet she has a big family. She has got 3 brothers and one sister, 7 nephews and 5 nieces. Her mother is Jewish. Both she and her father are alive but do not know the Lord yet. Kata got saved in 1988 through the witness of her Gentile friends. She was baptized in a Protestant church where she worshipped for 8 years. Then she became a missionary with a Scottish mission (Messianic Servant Ministries), and took part in founding a new Messianic Jewish congregation in Budapest called Menora. She served as an elder there for 7 years. (1996-2003) She helped starting a new branch of the Holland based Christians for Israel in Hungary and served with them for 2 years (2008-2010) Kata has got 17 years of teaching experience at elementary and high schools. She has taught English, Hungarian and Russian. Before she joined Jews for Jesus she taught English at the school of the Jewish community in Budapest. While in Budapest she played the guitar in a Klezmer band called Klezmeresz. She also plays the recorder and enjoys glass painting and other crafts. During the years of her teaching and playing in the Klezmer band she developed many friendships with Jewish people and shared the Gospel with a few of them. Her hope is that serving with Jews for Jesus will open a much wider door of opportunity for her to reach her fellow Hungarian Jews for Jesus.