The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord. We invite you to rejoice with those who have been blessed with new life and mourn with those who have lost a loved one.

Jonah Daniel Mebasser was born to Emmanuel (our web developer) and Sarah Mebasser on April 21st at 6:12 pm. He was 19 inches long and weighed in at 8 lbs. 10 oz. Both Sarah and Jonah are fine and healthy.

Dave Lipkowitz, who has been on our administrative staff since the 1970s mourns the passing of his father, George. Please pray for the family and especially Dave’s mom, Phyllis, during this sad time.

San Francisco branch leader Rob Wertheim requests prayer for a successful outreach at this year’s Bay-To-Breakers Race on Sunday, May 18. Pray that we will have enough people to cover the outreach and that we will encounter Jewish people who are open to the gospel.

In Sydney, Australia, we had a four-day outreach at a New Age Festival attended by some 15,000 people. Seventy–two seekers gave their contact information to hear more about Jesus, and of those, 13 were Jewish. We also met 20 Christians who want to hear more from us. Click here for a few photos.

Rahel Landrum, who headed up the outreach said:
"We teamed up with another local Jewish ministry and another church and set up a booth at the ‘Mind Body Spirit’ festival. We got some training from a ministry to New Agers. We had a total team of 12 people working in the booth and 11 intercessors who came and walked through the whole place and stood by our booth and prayed.

We offered the gospel which we called, ‘The Yeshua Alternative,’ had books, oils and candles for sale. We also had made up a T-shirt with a lion, representing the ‘Lion of the tribe of Judah,’ who has the power to heal and give peace and in whose name we were praying for people.

The local anti-missionary came and visited our booth; also a couple of Arab Muslims came by, very angry. Apparently they had tried to get a booth at the festival but were told there was no space. As a protest they took over the nearby park and set up several tents, including a makeshift mosque. They told our volunteers that next year ‘it will be different at the Festival.’ One of our volunteers, a big guy, talked very gently with them as the rest of the people in our booth started to pray. They immediately left without causing any trouble."