Massah: courage and compassion
Giselle Le’Aupepe Bruce, leader of this year’s Massah, reports from Israel,
“Every summer we see how God has delicately and intentionally woven together a team for this time. And so, although a terrorist attack occurred during this team’s very first day in Tel Aviv, everyone reacted sensitively and prayerfully. Throughout the first week, everyone was able to focus on learning about Israel and about evangelism at our Moishe Rosen Center and everyone was ready to get out and about to engage with people.
“From the get-go it was clear that the whole team was eager to share their faith. Our first outreach was Friday evening after Shabbat dinner. We brought a large piece of white cardboard and some markers to Rothschild Blvd and simply asked people to write what they were thankful for. Soon, every single one on our team was engaged in meaningful conversations with those who stopped. Our team was greatly encouraged to be able to put their training into practice—and each team member expressed that they’d come to a new understanding of the gospel over the week.
“The weather has been super hot! One afternoon we went to a local walkway and handed out watermelon slices and fancy fruit water, getting into conversations with many people. It was a fun experiment—our team loved it!”
You can catch a glimpse of that second outreach and also enjoy a bit of a mini tour of Israel in a two-and-a-half-minute video. Check it out!
Please continue to pray for this year’s Massah team as they study the Gospel of Mark, learn about Israeli culture, draw closer to the Lord and one another—and enthusiastically reach out to people with the love of Yeshua (Jesus).