August 2009 Newsletter (5769:12)

Bits from the Branches
August 3, 2009

New York Anna Marie Misiti reports, I had an amazing opportunity last week, when two of our Hassidic contacts began verbalizing their desire to meet someone else who believes as they do from the Hassidic community. “I have been having phone visits with Joseph for four years, though we have never met face to face….

Continue Reading Reading Time: 2 minutes
The Gospel Bubble
August 1, 2009

Of the three Behold Your God Israel campaigns we’ve already completed, the opposition to our last one (May ’09) was the most violent we’ve experienced in Israel thus far. Our Jews for Jesus staff and volunteers were kicked and punched more in Rishon, Rehovot and Ramala, than we have been on previous campaigns. One missionary,…

Continue Reading Reading Time: 3 minutes
The Sabbath: A Look Back, A Look Forward
Author: Rich Robinson

Most of our summer outreaches are over, and our campus outreach, High Holiday services and Fall Ingatherings are yet to come. Many people on our missionaries’ case loads are away for summer vacations. We are still continuing to do the work this month, but for many it’s a bit of a “breather.”  What better time…

Continue Reading Reading Time: 1
Sabbath Rest: Highlights in the Old and New Testament
Topics: sabbath

Old Testament | New Testament Old Testament God rested from His work of creation.  “Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had…

Continue Reading Reading Time: 2 minutes
Moishe’s Musings: Childlike versus Childish
Author: Moishe Rosen

I hope it’s alright to say: I like myself.” At least I like some things about me. I like that I enjoy being around people who are having fun, even if they’re doing something I can’t do. I like it that I feel especially good when I tell a good friend about a restaurant, and…

Continue Reading Reading Time: 1
Adventure Camp
Topics: camp gilgal

Last June we highlighted Camp Gilgal, the lynchpin of our children’s and youth ministry. As we invest in the next generation of Jewish believers in Jesus, the age range” for our camp ministry tops out with Adventure Camp (though we have other opportunities for young adults). We held our first Adventure Camp in 1999 in…

Continue Reading Reading Time: 1