Cathy, our staff member in the Scottsdale, Arizona area, has been holding Bible studies at a local retirement center. Recently, the daughter of a Jewish resident (Nancy*) complained to the executive director that Cathy was using Jewish verbiage to lure people to the Bible study to speak to them about Jesus. The management requested that Cathy stop inviting people to the study or she would be told to leave the retirement center and no longer allowed to return.
The good news is that management had no objections if Jewish people decided to attend on their own! Since then, Cathy has ceased offering invitations and yet new Jewish people have gathered weekly at the Bible studies! Each week, Cathy has either overheard Jewish people inviting their Jewish friends to the class, or Jewish people have been asking, “What is today’s lesson?” God has a sense of humor, doesn’t He? And Nancy has returned to the study of her own accord!