A divine appointment! On the bus in Southern California, one of our missionaries overheard a passenger explaining to the bus driver why he did not have a physical ticket . . . the passenger spoke with an Israeli accent. It turned out that Onan* was traveling as many Israelis do after they finish their military service.
Our staff member shared with him that he and his wife were getting married at the same time Israel was fighting for its existence in the 1967 war. He added that they decided to go to Israel immediately after getting married to volunteer on a kibbutz that a friend told him about.
Onan was so impressed by the story that he called his parents in Israel to introduce them to our missionary and to tell them that a non-Jewish couple helped Israel by volunteering to work on a kibbutz teaching English to the kibbutz members and children.
Our staff member then presented to Onan the wonderful Messianic Scriptures, Psalm 22:16–18 (a description of the crucifixion) and Isaiah 53. He also shared with Onan the website, “I Found Shalom.”