Urbana

Our new display attracted lots of attention

Aaron Trank reports,
“Our Urbana 2009 team consisted of four Jews for Jesus missionary staff, two of our camp staff, four student interns, plus eight other students for a grand total of eighteen people. This was by far the largest team that Jews for Jesus has ever sent to Urbana. Our booth was located in the center of the “Unreached People Groups” in the Urbana Global Connection Hall. Utilizing a newly designed booth display and eighteen smiling faces we were able to connect with 336 people during the course of the 5-day conference. Of the people we connected with there were 29 Jewish believers, fifteen of whom were interested in serving with us in some capacity. (Click here for more)

Capetown Outreach
Witnessing on the Capetown beaches: summer in December

The Johannesburg branch completed this year’s Capetown evangelistic outreach, “Light of Life,” led by Jason Verreyne, December 14-24. Five (sometimes six) campaigners distributed 14,000 broadsides, gave out 530 bottles of water, and one Jewish person as well as two Gentiles prayed with them to receive Jesus. They had many conversations with Jewish people, including quite a few Israelis. Click here for more . . .

Rose Bowl

Stan Meyer reports: “Over one-million spectators lined up along Colorado Boulevard for the Tournament of Roses parade on January 1. Cyril Gordon coordinated and led the outreach. We had over 35 volunteers, fifteen of whom were teenagers who knew each other through our camp program and came for a winter weekend of fellowship and evangelism. Between the parade, the Rosebowl game, and float viewings at Victory Park, we distributed over 44,375 tracts.