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Florida:

Heather Drake and her husband, Doug, have just moved from our Chicago branch to our Florida branch. Doug has joined us as a new missionary trainee, and Heather brings her missionary experience, specializing in young adult ministry. Heather says, “Two campuses I’ll be focusing on are Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and Florida International University in Miami. Please pray for favor in this new work as I look to build a young adult community in south Florida!”

Co-laborer Ron Mcdevitt adds, “Please pray for our ongoing campus ministry to the Jewish students at the Florida Institute of Technology. We are seeking to broaden our ministry there this semester. Please pray that the Jewish students that I have been witnessing to will get saved and that we will reach many more this year.”


North Carolina

Another Co-laborer, Wayne Dunham, says, “Appalachian State University, better known as A.S.U, is a public, coeducational university located in Boone, North Carolina. Student enrollment is close to 20,000. My prayer request is to find Christ-followers with an evangelistic heart to assist me in handing out broadsides and sharing the gospel on campus. Please pray the Holy Spirit will move in a mighty way to open hearts and ears to hear and receive Jesus.”


California

Rob Wertheim says, “I always look forward to the fresh new faces in the new year! Pray that as we encounter students for the first time this new semester, they will be free of preconceptions and open to the gospel! We focus mainly on San Francisco State, San Jose State and UC Berkeley.

Alan Bond adds, “Last semester Rob and I also visited Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, after noting their Jewish emphasis week. Pray for further opportunities there this fall with some of our younger colleagues.”

Jesse Danziger is one of our newer missionaries in Los Angeles, where our office is just across the street from UCLA. Jesse first connected with Jews for Jesus as an unbeliever, through Rob Wertheim’s campus outreach at City College and San Francisco State. Now, just a few years later, Jesse asks prayer, “that students would be open to challenging their world-views.”


New York

Melissa Moskowitz says, “Brooklyn College’s student population is one third Jewish. One of our staff, Sam Rood, has been doing evangelism there and has a Bible study for seekers. We’d love to see some of those seekers connect with the believing young adult community we already have been establishing in Brooklyn, particularly through our weekly Shabbat gatherings. We also recognize the wisdom of partnering with other Jewish ministries in the area to reach the campus; pray that this combined ministry would result in much fruit this fall.”


Illinois

Micha Cohen: “We in Chicago love doing outreach at Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), as well as the University of Chicago. Please pray we find some good soil out there while we sow gospel seed! UIC is one of the few campuses where we can hand out tracts inside too, so we can go there all year.”


Australia

Bob Mendelsohn: “University begins in March here in Australia. So the University of New South Wales will be in third term this month (September) and that’s a big focus for us in the Sydney branch of Jews for Jesus. We appreciate your prayers to reach the students here.”