Thanks to all who prayed as we partnered with Messianic Jews and Arabs to reach out to people in Haifa. Praise God, we received contact info from about 40 Jewish seekers at this year’s Chag haChagim festival.

Sarah Danor reported, “When a man asked me what this was all about, I explained that we are Jews and Arabs who have hope for the future through our faith in Jesus, the Jewish Messiah. Chaim* said, ‘Ah! Jews for Jesus!’ He was very interested as I talked to him about Jesus. I asked if we could be in touch to talk further. As he was giving me his phone number, he informed me that he had lived in Los Angeles in 1975 and had talked to Jews for Jesus back then! Please pray that the seeds that were planted in his heart so long ago will soon come to fruition!”

Oded Orban reported, “At one point we handed out 600 postcards in 45 minutes. People were happy and seemed very open to the gospel. I met Moshe, an atheist man in his 60s. He was ready to listen to the gospel, even though he says he doesn’t believe in God. Two Arab Christians joined our conversation, assuring him that God is real and that He loves him. Moshe clearly enjoyed our conversation, and even if he wasn’t ready to be in touch, he took one of our books and promised to read it. Please pray for his salvation.”

In case you did not see our post last month asking for prayer, Chag haChagim (pronounced Khahg ha Khah-geem) is the name of an annual street festival in Haifa. Each weekend of every December, crowds of people pour in to celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas and the coming New Year. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to partner with other believers in the Land.

*Not his real name

Please pray for the people we met at Chag haChagim to continue to pursue the truth about Yeshua (Jesus).