new york city summer witnessing campaign

Short-term Missions
July 6, 2012

What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “missions trip?” Many think of fund-raisers for church youth who go to poverty-stricken areas to build schools, churches or homes. Others go overseas to teach students English, working to build relationships that will lead to opportunities to witness. These cross-cultural experiences are enriching for those…

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Bits from Massah and Summer Campaign
July 1, 2011

Here are some glimpses of how God answered prayer last summer—to encourage you to pray for the evangelism taking place right now! Massah Ben: So many nights after a long day, we go out and talk to people who are enjoying the Tel Aviv nightlife. Last Thursday, my team–four of us–went to an area where…

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Campaign Characters
July 1, 2009

  WHAT’S COOKIN’? Our chaplains help to provide spiritual food, but when it comes to meal times, we have Chef Wayne Erickson to keep those hunger pangs at bay. This will be Wayne’s eleventh summer* to cook for campaigners in New York City. He sold his catering business in June of 1996. “Soon after,” he…

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The Ministry of Reconciliation
May 30, 2009

The most  proactive  group of  ambassadors in New  York City this month  are not representing  foreign governments;  this despite the  conspicuous presence  of the United Nations.  Instead, they are  representing the  Creator of the  Universe, offering  His peace plan: Now then, we are  ambassadors for  Christ, as though God  were pleading through  us: we implore…

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Spiritual Fitness on Campaign
May 1, 2009

Jews for Jesus witnessing campaigns  have always stressed spiritual  preparedness. In the early days,  Scripture memorization was part of the  rigorous routine of campaign. Each  morning the verse(s) were posted and  each day we were tested on the previous  day’s Scripture. The verses were  carefully selected to minister to us and  help us minister to…

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New York Summer Witnessing Campaign
June 26, 2008

New York City is home to our Jews for Jesus training center and we have year-round missionaries in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens (though no official branch in the latter). Our regular staff go about doing regular missionary work in New York City all year round: handing out our gospel broadsides on a weekly basis, calling…

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New York City Summer Campaign 2007
August 1, 2007

Sarah: During campaign training at Moody Bible Institute, I had to memorize our proposal statement*, reciting it over and over. I have to admit, I began feeling bored with it! But during campaign, a woman named Maureen was so moved that she burst into tears halfway through the proposal statement! That was an incredible reminder…

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A Note From David Brickner: How to Train for the New York City Summer Witnessing Campaign
June 1, 2007

If I can make it there I’ll make it anywhere… With all due respect to Frank Sinatra and the city of New York, I titled this article with thoughts of Chicago, where our annual summer campaign training is about to begin. Sixteen Jews for Jesus staff and volunteers are gathering at Moody Bible Institute for…

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Campaigning in the BYG Apple
September 1, 2006
Author: Sid Rothstein

Campaign leaders Dan Sered and Greg Savitt Ask Manhattan campaigner Sharon Turnil her favorite place to hand out broadsides and she’ll tell you “Bryant Park, because people are relaxed and willing to talk.” (Or as Michelle, who also favors Bryant Park put it, “People are chillin’ and willin’.”) Monte Hinojosa will tell you his favorite…

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We’re Still Here
July 1, 2006

As you read this newsletter the entire Jews for Jesus missionary team from around the world, along with many volunteers, has convened in New York City. There have only been a few times when all our missionaries have joined together like this. Our first New York City Witnessing Campaign was in 1974. We were much…

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Report on witnessing campaigns in Marseilles, France and New York City
July 1, 2005

The two-week Marseilles campaign enabled us to hand out 318,000 broadsides, and receive names of 354 unbelieving Jewish contacts willing to hear more, as well as 322 unbelieving Gentile contacts. Two Jewish people made professions of faith in Christ as well as 13 Gentiles. Thanks for upholding this campaign in your prayers. The only Muslim-related…

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Campaign Reflections: Troubler of Israel
Author: Stephen Katz

Our month-long Annual New York City Summer Witnessing Campaign begins July 1. In order to help you pray for this month’s campaigners, we thought we’d share reflections from a couple of veteran campaigners. These articles share a vulnerable side of our missionaries that we don’t always portray, because we are not looking to throw a…

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Report on Campaigns in New York City and Manchester, England
August 1, 2004

Thanks for praying for our annual Summer Witnessing Campaign as well as the Behold Your God Manchester campaign last month. Here are some of the results: In New York, in four weeks campaigners handed out 1,322,900 tracts, got names and addresses of 462 unbelieving Jewish people and 1,108 Gentiles wanting to know more. And they…

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Pray for Jews for Jesus Witnessing Campaigns Going on Now in New York City and Manchester, England
July 1, 2004

New York This the 30th anniversary of Jews for Jesus New York City Summer Witnessing, Campaigns! To help celebrate, a number of our veteran staff members have been coming in for a week at a time—giving us a fuller campaign roster than we have had in a number of years. Maybe that explains the call…

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Newsflash: New York City Witnessing Campaign
July 1, 2003

Sometimes less is more… We hoped for 24 full-time campaigners for our 2003 New York City Summer Witnessing Campaign—got 17, but what a great crew! They’re really cranking! Fourteen days into the campaign, as of lunchtime, Monday, July 14, they’ve handed out 382,835 broadside tracts, have gotten the names of 180 unbelieving Jews and 167…

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More Campaign Stories from 1999
July 1, 2000

We didn’t have enough space last month to print all the encouraging campaign stories from 1999, so thought we’d include a few more to inspire you to pray for this year’s Campaigns. It was Keith Greenberg’s first sortie (tract-passing expedition) of the Campaign and he prayed with three people to receive the Lord! He approached…

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Campaigner Looks Back and Ahead
May 1, 1998

Hot town, summer in the city.…” Do you think the Lovin’ Spoonful wrote that song about the Jews for Jesus Summer Witnessing Campaign in New York City? Every year we bring a team of willing workers to the Big Apple to share the Good News of Yeshua and to remind them that though New York…

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Stewardship: Campaign Style
June 1, 1997

My fourth New York City Summer Witnessing Campaign was a different experience for me. The previous three times, I served as a campaigner, one who spends all day out on the street talking to people about Jesus. During my fourth year on Campaign, I served as Chief Steward. The stewards are the behind-the-scenes people who…

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Two Sides of the Campaign Coin
January 1, 1996

The two main positions for the witnessing Campaign are campaigner and steward (we also need an experienced chef!). Campaigners do the actual work of evangelism. Stewards tend to cooking, laundry and keeping literature bags filled as well as giving prayer support. Stewards enable campaigners to focus all their energy and attention on evangelism. We’ve asked…

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A Training Lesson: It Pays to Ask!
July 1, 1995
Author: Karol Joseph

Preparing for our annual Summer Witnessing Campaigns is no easy task. After we’ve identified those Jewish believers God has raised up for the outreach and helped them raise their missionary support, there’s still the matter of training them—getting them ready for the streets. For three years I have had the privilege of training new campaigners…

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Six Campaigns and Still Going
Author: Mitch Forman

Almost my whole life as a Christian has been centered on coming to New York for Summer Witnessing Campaigns. It’s one of the things I love doing most. I don’t think I would be so strong in my walk today if it were not for Campaign. Even though last summer was my sixth time on…

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The Message Is Being Heard Everywhere
January 1, 1994

One of the oldest Jewish communities in the world today outside of Israel is in Syria. Interestingly enough, it is also one of the first Jewish communities in the Diaspora to have heard the gospel message. The Book of Acts, chapter 9, tells us that Saul of Tarsus was on his way to Damascus to…

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Campaign Echoes…
October 1, 1992

Our annual Jews for Jesus Summer Witnessing Campaign in New York always makes a high profile statement for the Lord. On the streets, in the subways and wherever crowds gather, our staff and volunteer campaigners proclaim the message of Messiah and do their best to make Yeshua an unavoidable issue. By God’s grace, at the…

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Summer Witnessing Campaign 1990
September 1, 1990

We have much cause for rejoicing about our New York City Summer Witnessing Campaign this year. We went in shorthanded; last year we had 33 campaigners, but somehow this year we only had 22. It must have been Satan who sent fiery virus-tipped darts our way, because virtually all our campaigners and our eight stewards…

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Yeshua Is God’s Light For Everyone
July 1, 1990
Author: Steve B.

I was passing out broadsides in front of a park-like setting near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City when I saw a man leaning up against a railing. He looked about 55 years of age and seemed very troubled. I began speaking to him, and the first thing he said to me was, I’m…

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A Raisin to Believe
Author: David M.

Many come to the Big Apple and try to witness, but most traditional forms of outreach are barely even noticed as the masses hurry by. To be heard in New York City you really have to make some noise, or at least maintain a high profile. Such is the case with our Jews for Jesus…

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