Max Raev grew up in Belarus, the son of a Jewish father and a Gentile mother. When he was six years old, his parents went abroad to work for a year, and Max lived with his grandparents. His grandfather was the first one to introduce him to Jesus. But when his parents returned and he started living with them again, he had no one to guide him in faith matters, and he lived as an unbeliever. After high school, Max moved by himself to Israel. While serving in the Israeli military, Max met Sheer, his future wife, who was attending a Messianic congregation. Max started attending the congregation and reading the New Testament. He could not put it down. When he realized what Jesus had done for him, he gave his life to Him. He now serves at the Tel Aviv branch of Jews for Jesus as an Outreach Worker Trainee in children’s and young adult ministry.