To Our Faithful Friends
A word of thanks to those of you who have been caring and sharing with us for many years: We are grateful to have you standing with us, praying for us and giving your financial support to help us reach Jews and Gentiles for Jesus.
Many of you know that it is crucial for us to win more friends like you. Every month we meet Christians who are willing to hear from us via this Newsletter. We don’t know how much or how often they will read it, but we do know we can’t expect them to be as committed as you are right away.
I hope you won’t mind if we include something each month to help our newer friends understand the importance of Jewish evangelism. While faithful friends like you are already informed and convinced, we might only have a few months to win the hearts of new readers. Many have not had occasion to think about the importance of bringing the gospel to the Jewish people until now. We will continue to provide you with accounts of missionary adventures, thought-provoking lead articles and bits of humor and information you probably won’t see elsewhere. But if we also occasionally include something that is basic to your understanding of missions, please realize that it will be news to many of our readers. Pray that God uses it to touch the minds and hearts of our newer readers so that many more will become faithful friends like you.
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.