July 2013 Newsletter (5773:11)
I am writing from the Jews for Jesus office in Tel Aviv, having been here for about ten days. I always enjoy my visits here. My parents have lived in Israel for 25 years and this year I was able to come just in time to celebrate my mom’s birthday (I won’t say how many years).
Earlier this year David Brickner wrote an article titled, “Launchers,” inspired by William Wilberforce and his zeal to find ways to “launch” into gospel conversations. Jews for Jesus has been using our own style of “launchers” for many years. Maybe you know from your own life and witness, these opportunities can be found everywhere!
By Mark Landrum
Everyone wants love, joy and peace . . . and that’s why we are bombarded with ads for self-help programs, resorts, retreats and all kinds of practices and products …
New York City
Stewart Weinisch reports, “On any normal day, I’m not surprised if one or more people I’m scheduled to visit cancels at the last minute or simply does not show up. What a great day it was when I was scheduled to visit with four people . . . and actually visited with all four! I met with two people by phone and two in person.
Introduction by Larry Dubin, branch leader for Jews for Jesus in Washington, D.C.
It was a hot and humid Mid-Atlantic August day when the letter from a local detention center arrived. Often I am unable to provide the kind of assistance requested in such letters. But after reading Martin Friedman’s words, I decided to meet with the chaplain of the detention center.
I really appreciate our international administrative headquarters staff in San Francisco! Every year our HQ staff has a Day of Evangelism, usually during our New York City Summer Witnessing Campaign, to show solidarity with those staff who are on the front lines daily. Because they normally serve our missionaries in support roles, this requires many…