Natalie reports: “At our lecture on the paintings of Marc Chagall, I met Neta,* who had immigrated to Israel from Russia 25 years ago. We struck up a conversation and she gave me her phone number. A couple of days later, I visited Neta in her apartment. Her sister Roni,* who lives with her, was present as well. They gave me a warm welcome.

“Before long, they told me about their childhood – how, together with their mother, they had survived the Siege of Leningrad during World War II. After hearing about their horrific experience, I asked Neta and Roni if they still believed in God. Both affirmed that they did, and I began to talk to them further about the gospel and the forgiveness of sin through Messiah Yeshua.

“The sisters were very surprised and acknowledged that they had not thought about it before, but they realized that they have sin in their lives. ‘Do you want to receive the love of God and the forgiveness of sins that is given through Jesus?’ I asked. They agreed, and prayed to receive Yeshua as their Messiah and Savior. After the prayer, Neta and Roni both described a great sense of relief in their hearts. I prayed for them, and we parted good friends. Please pray that the Lord would help us connect Neta and Roni to a congregation of believers in Yeshua!”

*Names are changed to protect privacy