Rachel Natanel is a gifted
evangelist. Her gift is that she loves people and longs to see them come to
know the life changing power of Yeshua. She never tires of inviting friends
to her home for food, fellowship and conversation and often does this until
the wee hours of the morning. She never misses an opportunity to speak of
her faith whether on the street, in the course of her daily routines, or
at organized events.
Here she describes some recent personal encounters:
Not long ago, we had a concert at our home. There were more than 50 guests
and most of them were of Moroccan Jewish descent like me. People asked so
many questions. Some of them expressed their desire to come back and learn
more. We are in contact with each other, and I pray that many will return.
The organizer of the concert was so excited by my testimony that she did
not want to leave and ended up spending the night. We talked through the
night about our faith. Her name is Shiran. I took her to the congregation
in Tel Aviv and she loved it. The next Thursday she came again and by
Shabbat had read several books we gave her. She wants to continue to come
for Bible lessons.
I invited a girlfriend, whom I hadn't seen for a long time, to Revive
Israel. She came together with a male friend. We talked for more than
three hours with Asher and the team about Yeshua. He had been a religious
Jew and left because he saw the phoniness of it all. He was very
impressed with the Gospel.
Another time, I invited 15 people to my home for a Shabbat meal. My
Orthodox neighbor put large speakers facing my yard and blasted us with
such noise that it was impossible to hear. When I confronted her, she told
me that she was going to hire the Mafia to kill me. I have tried all that
I can to show kindness to her, but she is determined to harass me and stop
my work. I do not want to go to the police and make her even more upset.
Please pray for the Lord's grace and wisdom.
I recently saw some Orthodox girls giving the book of Psalms to patients in
the hospital and was determined to share the Gospel as well. I did go, and
gave out small Bibles and other reading material to several patients and
told them about Yeshua. One handicapped woman asked me to come visit her
One day my son Chaim came to visit with five of his friends. We sat and
talked until late at night about the Tenach and my faith in Yeshua. I made
up beds for them all over the house, with the women sleeping in the
basement "cave" below and the men on the roof. How I love to have a full
I have a niece named Liraz whose husband became a religious Jew. Even so,
they have not rejected us. My husband, Gilad, went to the synagogue
recently with him. After they returned he opened the Zohar (Judaic
spiritualism), and we opened the Bible. My niece told me that what I was
sharing seemed so much truer than the nonsense they had heard from the
rabbis. I explained that many people follow the religion of the rabbis and
not the religion of the Bible. She said she wants to hear more and we are
in contact by telephone.
Every time I am with people who want to hear about Yeshua, I become filled
with such joy that it is like living water bubbling over. Each time is
like the first time that I ever shared my faith!
Please pray for strength and protection for Rachel, Gilad and the work
at Beit Natanel. Pray for the Gospel to continue to go forth. Pray that the
seeds sown will bear much fruit.
to serve a meal
A evangelistic afternoon with Rachel