Stan and Holly Meyer have a new daughter . . . and is she CUTE! Stan Meyer, who leads our branch in South Florida, and his wife Holly flew to China last month to meet and bring home their long-awaited daughter, Caroline Fu-Tong Meyer (AKA Carrie-Fu").
The battle of the billboards and gospel ads continues. Our opposition continually complains to the Advertising Standards Authority (a government regulatory agency) about our billboards and gospel ads in the media. The ASA has upheld us thus far, but we are awaiting a decision from them on March 4. A decision in our favor would mean we won't have additional hoops" to jump through in making the messiahship of Jesus known through secular media in the UK.
Our 2004 class of missionary trainees just completed their ten-day orientation at our San Francisco headquarters and now they are headed for New York City where they will begin to learn the missionary craft. Our regular newsletter will feature more about these newnicks in March, but they really could use your prayers NOW as the life of a trainee is very intense. Pray for: Micha Cohen, second generation Jewish believer, and son of missionaries Steve and Jan Cohen (who served on our staff for some 20 years) and Micha's wife Leah, also a second generation Jewish believer, and daughter of missionaries Peter and Laura Gittlen, with Wycliffe Bible Translators Nadav Ben-Guri, a South African Jewish believer via Israel, and Charmaine, Nadav's wife, also from South Africa Richard Muller, a Jewish believer from Canada, his wife Lynda and their two sons, Aaron and Ethan Gregory Furman, a Jewish believer from Chernovtsy, Ukraine and Valerie Bouaziz, a French Jewish believer who has been living in Israel To see a group shot go to:
Mazel Tov to Ben Wertheim and Jenny Kaye on their engagement! They both work at our San Francisco headquarters. Ben is in our shipping department (some of you will know his parents, long-time missionaries Steve and Janie-sue). Ben and Jenny are planning a June wedding.
Mazel Tov to Chad Elliott, leader of the current Liberated Wailing Wall, on his engagement to Kathleen Byrd!
The Jews for Jesus Council (and advisory committee to the executive director) meet for three days, three times a year in San Francisco. Other senior staff, while not voting members of the Council, join for times of teaching and discussion. They review applications for staff positions, discuss policies and events pertaining to Jewish evangelism and go over various other agenda items.
The group arrived in Lima, where they spent a few days preparing for Cusco (also spelled Cuzco), which seems to draw most of the Israeli trekkers who come to Peru.
Did you know that the Jews for Jesus website is an easy and fun place to share your opinions? We frequently change our front page" to stimulate discussion on a variety of spiritual topics. All kinds of people respond, including Jewish people who do not believe in Jesus. You can enter into dialogue with believers and unbelievers by leaving your comments on our website. Go to:
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