Jeff grew up in a Jewish family and, as many Jewish people do, he thought to be Jewish and to believe in Jesus was impossible. His grandfather’s stories of persecution at the hands of so-called Christians reinforced this idea in Jeff.
One day Jeff heard the story of Corrie Tenboom – a Christian that loved the Jewish people and suffered because her family protected Jews from the Nazis during WWII. Jeff was forced to reconsider some of his perceptions about Jesus and His followers.
When one of Jeff’s Jewish friends became a follower of Jesus, Jeff decided to study the Hebrew Scriptures. It was Jeremiah 31 that convinced Jeff. Jeff’s decision to follow Jesus separated him from his father for 26 years, but eventually his brother and father also came to know Jesus as their Jewish Messiah.