D.C. branch missionary Debby Dubin, along with her husband Larry (who leads the branch) and colleague David decided to take advantage of a warm winter evening. She says, “It was the fourth night of Hanukkah and the first time for us to try an outreach we heard about from our colleagues in New York City: offering free gift-wrapping to holiday shoppers. We set up our station on a busy street corner among the small shops in town. ‘Free gift wrapping!’ we exclaimed as two Jewish men approached the table, their arms full of packages. Larry said, ‘You know we’re Jews for Jesus, right?’
‘Yep, no problem!’ They needed their gifts wrapped and were happy for our help. (Editor: Debby’s help actually. She wrapped all the gifts that night. It was nice to hear people who aren’t always so glad to see us say things like, “Oh, what a nice thing to do.” But the real blessing was sharing with many passersby, Jewish and non-Jewish, about the baby in the manger—the greatest gift ever—wrapped in swaddling clothes two thousand years ago.
Please pray for God to water the seed that was sown among holiday shoppers in Washington, D.C.
Debby wrapping up the outreach (photo by Larry Dubin/Jews for Jesus)