It is happening. We have launched the first of over 60 worldwide evangelistic campaigns. I'm talking about Operation Behold Your God, also known as BYG." BYG is our commitment to have evangelistic outreach and follow up in every city where 25,000 or more Jewish people live—outside of Israel—by the year 2005, if the Lord tarries.
My father was one of five Jewish brothers who had immigrated to South Africa from Poland. I was 15 years old when he died, leaving behind my mother, older brother and myself. I was devastated at a young age.
When it comes to effective witnessing, no tool can replace a trained, compassionate missionary meeting face to face with a Jewish seeker. And if Behold Your God is successful, our missionaries will be busier than ever, opening up the word of God with Jewish people who want to know more. However, BYG has also been the catalyst for a lot of creative efforts, from developing animated pamphlets on our website in a new technology called Flash," to a new discipleship manual for new Jewish believers that, among its regular uses, will also be part of the BYG follow-up program.
When I first became a missionary-evangelist, street preaching was common. Yet very little of it could actually be called gospel preaching." One preacher around Times Square specialized in talking about hell. He was good at describing it, and almost gleeful about telling people that was to be their final destination. He didn't seem as happy to tell them about God's remedy for sin in Christ, and how to avoid hell.
New York: Aaron Abramson says, I've met several Jewish people at churches where I've been speaking. Please pray for Barbara, who prayed with me to receive Jesus after a 'Christ in the Passover' presentation, and for Heidy, who is seriously considering Him."