We trust that you are well and enjoying God’s rich blessings at this time.
I wanted to share with you some exciting news that has been happening amongst the Russian Jewish people in Cologne, Germany. You know that I was in Germany in September conducting seminars to equip the believers in Russian Church in Cologne where my Russian manager, Sasha, had taken over the oversight of the church. He found that the congregation was 95% Jewish – from Russia and Eastern Europe. He invited me to come and equip them in evangelism using the gifts of the Holy Spirit – there is nothing like a prophetic word or healing, that shakes a cynical, sceptical Jewish person.
We had a marvelous weekend with 4 training sessions on Saturday, where they were very vocal, interrupting and shouting out questions – just like in a synagogue, which they were used to. That day the learnt how to lead people to Yeshua in a very practical way.
This was followed by a large Sunday afternoon meeting, attended by 3 other Jewish groups as well. The 3 Rabbis from the other communities asked if I would come and train them in evangelism on my next visit. The presence of the Lord was marvelous and many responded to the gospel invitation and embraced Yeshua as their Messiah.
In the week following, an amazing thing took place that could never have been planned humanly. Two of the Russian Jewish ladies, with their children visited the Children’s Cancer Hospital, simply to cheer up some of the sickly children. They took with them quite a few children’s pictorial Bibles in Russian and German, that we had provided for the community. They took these Bibles out in the big lounge room where parents and children were gathering, and began to read Bible stories aloud, from the New Testament – stories about Jesus and how he healed people.
This attracted a lot of attention and people were asking for their own copies of these Children’s Bibles. These ladies gladly distributed them and began to talk with the families. One of the ladies asked if it was possible that they could receive Jesus into their hearts. These Jewish ladies prayed with her and led her and her children to the Lord. Afterwards they asked where she had come from, and she said she was Muslim and had come from a disaster area in the Middle East. She said that now she was away from all that terror and control she was free to seek the Lord, and she found Him through two Jewish ladies.
Isn’t that amazing, Jewish ladies leading Muslims to the Lord. You can’t plan that in the natural. It’s wonderful!
I’ll be going back there in late April 2019 in order to conduct more training in evangelism for the 3 other Jewish communities as well. Many of these Jewish families planning to move on to Israel in the near future, and they will be going there as Jewish evangelists – how amazing!
Please will you also pray for the vital needs of the Orphans and Homeless Kids in Ukraine and Latvia as they enter another freezing winter. The health needs have been increasing and we are desperately short of funds at this time. I have attached a profile above about these situations, for your prayers, please.
We are so grateful for your friendship and partnership in the gospel.