Sunday, August 22
We had the joy of having a brand-new team member join us this week. She’s passionate about the Jewish nation and was surprisingly well prepared by having done her own research on how to reach the Jewish heart. She was able to offer an anti-Semitism leaflet to a Jewish man who was deeply touched by our support and opened other conversations with some women passers-by. We gave out over ten pamphlets and had some good conversations.
The weather was very hot again so not many were out in the park, but as was the case last week, by His grace we were able to distribute a full set of Scriptures in French. Mr. Y was deeply touched by our continuing support for the Jewish people. Last week, he accepted an anti-Semitism pamphlet from us at a different park. This week we had a half hour conversation with him, and he accepted the set of Scriptures. Praise the Lord!
We were also able to speak on the topic of Yom Kippur, which is coming up soon. We can enjoy the divine provision of having our names written in the book of life, by the permanent blood atonement through Yeshua HaMashiach.
We encountered only one refusal and another Jewish man who said he had converted to Buddhism. He was unable to explain what he had discovered in Buddha, but we understood that he just wanted to divert the conversation, so we left.
One man wasn’t really interested by the topic of Scriptures and claimed that they were only human authored writings. We asked him what business he was in, and he responded he worked in the children’s toy business. We asked him if he could prove he was a toy vendor, and he said he could. When we said that in the same way we could prove the Scriptures were from God through prophecies that had been accomplished, he then accepted to read our anti-Semitism and Book of Life pamphlets.
A man and his son who were walking in the park seemed disinterested at first, but then accepted our anti-Semitism pamphlet out of curiosity as well as the Book of Life pamphlet. That totally caught us by surprise. They then quickly left. Later, we saw them reading and talking, holding the pamphlets in hand at the far end of the park.
Praise the Lord for the seeds sown this week, in a tough and simmering hot day. Shalom.