No matter how important and interesting our discussions may be, few of us find it easy to sit through three days of meetings. But that’s not the main reason why we go out to do evangelism on the second day of our Jews for Jesus Council meetings. The main reason is that evangelism IS the main reason for us to meet in the first place!
So during last week’s Council Meeting we had a little pre-Valentine’s Day outreach. San Francisco branch leader Rob Wertheim reports, “Thirty people attending our Jews for Jesus Council spread out to five locations, including two college campuses and a shopping mall. People could interact with us via “Love Surveys,” and/or post their own Valentine to a larger decorated board. We offered (chocolate) kisses to all who passed by. We also handed out a broadside for the holiday as well as invitations to a free ‘Heartcities’ concert to launch their new CD, Painting Deserts.
“At one campus, a Jewish fraternity invited us to set up next to their table, saying, ‘We Jews need to stick together!’”*
“At a mall, one of our team spoke to a young Muslim, and asked if she could say a blessing for her at the end of the conversation. Looking at the ‘Jews for Jesus’ T-shirt, she replied ‘Sure,’ but clearly did not know what to expect. After receiving the blessing (that God’s love for her would become more and more clear each day, through Jesus), the woman smiled radiantly and threw her arms around our team member in a spontaneous hug.”
Please pray for God to speak to the hearts of those we met during our Valentine’s outreach.
*Editor: seems like in the face of increasing anti-semitism on campuses and elsewhere, people who might once have denied our right to call ourselves Jews now appreciate our commitment to doing so.