We did it! Echad has traveled to the ends of the country and back!
We recently returned from our trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco, where we had the opportunity to engage in creative outreach, perform in open mic nights, put on art presentations, and partner with the Jews for Jesus branches in California. We were able to share our faith with the lost as well as encourage many new believing friends through our work!
Here are a couple testimonies from Giselle:
Giselle reports: “We met Dean at a cafe/laundromat called Brainwashed in San Francisco on April 24th, where we were doing an open mic. He was the facilitator of the night. As part of my set, I sang a song called “War” that I wrote about my Jewish aunt. During my little spiel before I sang, I asked the audience if any one else had a Jewish aunt. Dean raised his hand. After my set, Dean and I started chatting and he revealed that he had grown up in a Jewish family in Queens! While I wasn’t able to share the gospel with him then and there, I handed him our ECHAD business card and directed him to our website. Please pray that he would be curious enough to look.”
And again: “It was the last 5 minutes of our sortie in Hayes Valley, where Rachel and I had paired up to pass out post cards. We were trying to engage with people through an exercise involving some of her photography that had been converted to postcard size and asking questions about what it means to sacrifice. We met John while doing the rounds of the park and he was very obliging in participating in our exercise. He revealed that he had been involved in the Catholic church as a young man, but had become disillusioned with it and had been driven to explore transcendental mediation. Rachel and I were able to share the gospel with him, and though he had heard the message before and wasn’t really open, I think he was really touched by our approach.”
As always, we appreciate your encouragement! We especially extend our gratitude to both new and old Californian friends for their support and love! Now that we have returned to New York City, we continue to experiment with creative outreaches and are preparing for our two final art presentations. Prayers needed!