Christina’s Story

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

1 Corinthians 3:6-7

Often we sow the good seed of God’s Word into people’s lives and don’t see an immediate effect until much later. As the scripture above shows, our calling is to simply sow the seeds, and to water the seeds, and then to stand in faith that God will cause those seeds to grow and produce fruit. 

This is often the case here in Israel where the spiritual resistance to the Gospel message is fierce, and it’s up to us to persevere with faith and joy that God is faithful to complete the work He begins in us.

Such was the journey of Christina, a dear lady whom we had initially met at one of our humanitarian outreaches in Ashdod. She had come to us for practical aid, and ended up receiving aid from Heaven, albeit much later! Since the moment that we first met Christina, we have remained in touch, building a solid relationship, and sowing the good seed of God’s word into her heart.

We would always invite Christina to our events and she would always be glad to join us, but she never made that final step of faith in receiving Yeshua. Our workers would share their testimonies with her, pray with her, and give her impacting reading material, including her very first Bible. She especially loved joining us on our Biblical excursions to Jerusalem!

It was only during one of our recent evangelism events in Jerusalem that the seeds of God’s Word fully sprouted and burst through the soil of her heart. As she listened to the Word that went out that day at the evangelism, Christina took that final step of faith and decided to receive Yeshua. 

It was a momentous occasion to see the faithfulness of God and the power of His word in action. Ever since Christina has been a faithful member of Beit Hallel Congregation, attending meetings, going to home group, and diligently studying her Bible, while growing in her faith and her love for Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel.