February 2004 Newsletter (5764:6)
Cold calling" is the term for telephoning someone we have not met or been referred to in order to see if they are willing to hear more about Jesus. That is how we met a Jewish woman named Karen, who indeed wanted to know more, during the Behold Your God Toronto campaign. Branch missionary Karl DeSouza followed up with a few more phone calls and then a longer phone visit. Karen is a single mom who has been searching. She recently prayed with Karl to receive Jesus as her Savior. Praise the Lord!
When you think of Japan, you probably don't think of Jewish people. And when you think of missionaries to Japan, well, again Jewish people probably do not come to mind. But a Jewish believer in Jesus named Bernard Jean Bettelheim has the littleknown distinction of being the first Protestant" missionary to Okinawa.
It is that time again! Pastor Lon Solomon is preparing to lead his 25th tour to Israel. Many of you know that Pastor Solomon is a Jewish believer in Jesus who has been serving on our Board of Directors since 1987. We always have readers inquiring about tours and are happy to recommend that you contact Lon Solomon about his.
- Written by David Brickner
You Are Not Alone," read the subject line of a recent email. It was a response to a letter I wrote titled "The War on Jewish Evangelism." The letter highlighted disturbing trends regarding Jewish evangelism in various sectors of the church. While appreciating my concerns, one of our readers wrote to remind me of the stance that the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) continues to have in favor of Jewish evangelism. She was right to remind me and so I want to remind you, dear friend of Jews for Jesus.