Praise the Lord for giving Beth Sar Shalom Brooklyn (our Messianic congregational plant) the first fruits of what we believe to be a great harvest to come. Shmuel,* a young Israeli soldier who was visiting his cousin in Brooklyn (who is a member of our congregation), has received the Lord! After attending our Bible study and weekly service where he heard the Gospel explained in a Jewish way, he then went home and read the Scripture all night long. In the early hours of the morning, he surrendered his life to Yeshua (Jesus), his Messiah. Since then he has displayed a deep hunger for the Word of God: attending our services, participating in our small group gatherings, and meeting regularly with our congregational leaders. Rejoice with us!