A New Year’s challenge for New Yorkers

One of our interns Dvorah, spreading some cheer

It was below freezing, but that didn’t stop more than a million people from flooding Times Square on New Years Eve. Before the police barricaded the streets, the sun set behind the skyscrapers, and the confetti fell, Jews for Jesus arrived at the popular intersection to hand out literature and engage with the forming crowds.

Our New Year’s message was simple:

We all break our New Year’s resolutions (generally within the first month), so what is it we’re seeking, year after year? A fresh start. Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) offered us a clean slate–not something that would expire or fail like our diets, promises, and well-intentioned habits. An actual, life-long “newness.”

When we have a personal relationship with our Messiah, Y’shua, our hearts and lives are changed–permanently.

Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.” *
2 Corinthians 5:17

Please pray for those New Yorkers (and tourists) who ended 2013 with an opportunity to consider Jesus.

*When designing brief gospel messages for public outreach our missionaries sometimes choose a different translation than we normally use for our publications.


Veteran missionary Karol Joseph


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