How We Help
Support Redemption 2000
Our workers are organizing evangelistic meetings where the Gospel is presented, with an emphasis on an understanding of the Jewishness of Messiah. They are also busy publishing and distributing Russian-language Gospel tracts, Bibles, New Testaments, and Bible study booklets.
As we said above, we are helping needy Jewish believers with food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and other necessities. In 2005, donors to Redemption 2000 made it possible for one of our own missionaries in the former Soviet Union to travel to Scotland for a double hip replacement—a procedure without which she would have been confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. We also help a limited number of non-believers, as opportunities arise—and when we do, we make sure they hear the Gospel. We also make it clear that becoming a believer is not a condition for receiving our assistance. If they become believers, we want it to be because they have truly trusted in the Lord Jesus, not because they thought they would receive something in return.
Relocation—Helping People to Emigrate
Most Jewish believers feel that God has placed them in the former Soviet Union for a reason—namely, to reach their friends, neighbors, and loved ones with the Gospel. Therefore, they are not anxious to leave before it’s absolutely necessary. However, they also know that if and when the hammer comes down, and persecution makes it dangerous for them to remain there, we stand ready to help them evacuate to the West. We are in a constant state of readiness so we can move quickly when that time comes. Until then, our emphasis continues to be evangelism and discipleship in the former Soviet Union along with our relief work.