“Is there anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.”
Our distribution warehouse receives new Jewish immigrants daily requesting aid with food baskets, home appliances, new clothing, and linens. Serving them with the love of the Savior, they come to see and feel there is something different about us. There is a presence they cannot explain, nor do they understand. This causes many to start asking questions about who we are and why we do what we do.
Tatyana was one such person. She was curious about our faith and what it means to follow Yeshua and seemed very open, listening intently as our team shared their testimonies and the message of Yeshua. Our stories touched Tatyana’s heart and gave her the courage to share that she was about to go in for a kidney transplant and felt frightened. She asked if we could pray for the operation. We immediately gathered around to lay hands and seek the Lord’s comfort in her trial. A peace washed over her and she declared she believed God would be with her and she would have a successful surgery and recovery.
After we prayed, we invited Tatyana to join our congregation for Shabbat services, to which she happily agreed. We also encouraged her to join one of our home groups to have a loving support structure of people praying and being there for you with the love of Yeshua when you need it most.
Tatyana seemed very grateful and said she looked forward to attending our services and joining a local home group. We also presented her with her very first Bible and promised to keep in touch to answer any questions she may have.
Praise the Lord for His plans for Tatyana and many others like her! We are grateful for the opportunities the Lord gives us to reach His lost sheep. Please pray He continues to provide us with more occasions to encounter those who need His touch.