Diann Parkas Ministry Update
Greetings in the name of our awesome God, Yeshua the Messiah!
I hope your new year of 2019 is off to a great start! I’m excited to see what the Lord will do in this new year! One of the things I’m excited about is the opportunity God has opened up for collaboration with other ministries that are also specifically geared toward sharing the Gospel with Jewish people. When we work together, we can get the job done!
My Testimony Now Available Online
I am happy to announce the completion of the editing of my professionally-filmed testimony. You can view it at IFoundShalom.com. It is a website which is sponsored by Chosen People Ministries and One for Israel and contains numerous video testimonies of Jewish believers in Jesus. I recommend the site as an excellent resource for Jewish evangelism. You can recommend the site to an unsaved Jewish person who is open to the Gospel, and you can also share a link to any of the testimonies on social media. I posted my testimony on Facebook, and right away two of my unsaved Jewish cousins commented after viewing it. Please pray that God will use this vehicle to touch many hearts and to turn them to Him.
Another collaboration I’ve started is with Jews for Jesus. As I mentioned in my last update, I have begun an initiative of participating in live chat online. Jews for Jesus gets a good number of visits to their website from unsaved Jewish people. Some are anti-missionaries who are looking to stir up trouble, and some are genuine seekers. Through the live chat mechanism, I have the opportunity to interact with these individuals. Please pray that I will connect with seekers and be bold and clear in my witness.
Chanukah and Christmas
One of the things I did this quarter was to develop a new presentation which includes both Chanukah and Christmas. It starts out with the story of Chanukah and highlights how the birth of Messiah could not have happened without the preservation of the Jewish people. It also incorporates several dances which liven up the presentation and add to the message through the lyrics of the songs. One of the songs is called “Winter Snow.” It’s all about how Jesus came to earth in a quiet and humble manner. I use that idea to lead into a word about how God is a gentleman; how He is knocking at the door of your heart, and how you can choose to open the door and invite Him in (Rev. 3:20)!
I also held a Chanukah party in my home again this year. In addition to the blessing for the people who attended, there were several unsaved Jewish people whom God enabled me to connect with regarding the event (even though they were not able to attend). Please pray for my ongoing follow up with those individuals, and that they will come out when there is another opportunity, and that they will come to saving faith!
My four adult children are all in their 20s. Arielle and her husband, David, are working with Jews for Jesus. Arielle is the director of communications and is working on a Masters program at Johns Hopkins. David is the director of the ministry’s San Francisco branch. Levi is continuing to develop in his career as an audio engineer. Josiah is attending Columbia University full time, and Simone is working as a counselor for substance abusers at a residential facility. My granddaughter, Yael, just turned three and is busy learning Bible verses and songs along with everything else a three-year-old needs to learn.
My deepest appreciation goes to you who are partnering with this ministry through your prayers and financial giving. Your love for the Lord, and your passion for sharing the Gospel with Jewish people is a beautiful thing! One of my goals for this year is to stay in touch with you more often by sending out email updates. If you’d like to be included in the email group please send me your email address if you haven’t already done so.
Shalom and blessings in our Messiah,
P.O. Box 220
Hopatcong, NJ 07843
Phone: (800) 926-5397