So What? Refer a Jewish friend for us to contact
Are you overlooking the chance to see a Jewish relative or friend come to faith in Jesus?
In this month’s “Bits from the Branches,” you can read about how Staci came to faith. We were able to put Staci in touch with one of our missionaries because another missionary learned about her from her father, Marv. Marv received the Lord after his wife contacted us asking someone to be in touch with her Jewish husband.
We did not have a branch in Marv’s city … but that did not stop his wife from asking if we could be in touch with him. Marv’s wife is the unseen hero in the story. She not only cared, but she also had the courage to ask us to contact her husband.
Many people who come to faith are referred to us by their believing family members. Do you or someone you know have a Jewish family member you’d like us to contact?
God is THE main hero in every story of faith. But to us and her family, Marv’s wife is a hero, too. So what? So maybe God is nudging you to step out and do what Marv’s wife did. Is there someone you want to ask us to contact? We can’t make any guarantees of what will happen, but we will do our best to minister to your Jewish friend or relative. And we can tell you that Marv’s story is one of many that give all concerned cause for rejoicing. So if you have a Jewish friend or relative to refer to us, please send an email to [email protected] and write “Jewish referral” in the subject line. Then tell us what you can about the person you want us to contact.
Newsletter Editor, Missionary
Ruth Rosen, daughter of Jews for Jesus founder Moishe Rosen, is a staff writer and editor with Jews for Jesus. Her parents raised her with a sense of Jewishness as well as "Jesusness." Ruth has a degree in biblical studies from Biola College in Southern California and has been part of our full-time staff since 1979. She's toured with Jewish gospel drama teams and participated in many outreaches. She writes and edits quite a few of our evangelistic resources, including many broadside tracts. One of her favorites is, "Who Needs Politics." Ruth also helps other Jewish believers in Jesus tell their stories. That includes her father, whose biography she authored in what she says was "one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life." For details, or to order your copy of Called to Controversy the Unlikely Story of Moishe Rosen and the Founding of Jews for Jesus, click here. Or click here for a video desription of the biography. For the inside story and "extras" about the book, check out our Called to Controversy Facebook page. Ruth also writes shorter "faith journey" stories in books like Jewish Doctors Meet the Great Physician as well as in booklets like From Generation to Generation: A Jewish Family Finds Their Way Home, which you can download for free here. She edits the Jews for Jesus Newsletter and RealTime for Christians who want to pray for our ministry and our missionaries. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys writing fiction and playing with her dog, Annie, whom she "rescued" from a shelter. Ruth says, "Some people say that rescue dogs have issues, and that is probably true. If dogs could talk, they'd probably say that people have issues, and that is probably even more true. I'm glad that God is in the business of rescuing people, (and dogs) despite—or maybe because of—all our issues." You can follow Ruth Rosen on facebook or as RuthARosen on twitter.