Today we want to pray for two of our missionaries who serve in Poland. We’ll call them Ben and Christy Prater. Their work is sensitive, so we won’t use their real names. But our church is supporting them through our Cooperative Program giving.
It’s sensitive because their ministry is sharing the gospel with Jewish people who still live in Poland, 75 years after the Holocaust. Their number has been growing in recent years. Ben and Christy want to see Jews accept Jesus as the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament.
Jews who accept Jesus as their Savior are often called Messianic Jews. There are many Messianic Jews around the world, including in the United States and even Israel.
Sadly, there are few Messianic Jews in Poland these days. Ben says it’s estimated that 250,000 Messianic Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Two of Christy’s great-uncles were killed in Auschwitz, the infamous Holocaust death camp near Kraków, Poland.
Ben and Christy have learned to speak Hebrew so they can tell the Jews of Poland about their Messiah who overcame death to bring salvation.
Let’s pray for our missionaries as they serve there in Poland.