Tuesday, August 16
Missionary Share: Jeff Swank, LIFE in Messiah
Contact: Steve Williamson
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
First Baptist Church: 733 Cross Street, New Braunfels, TX US 78130
Room: AMC 120
All are welcome to come hear about the ministry of Jeff Swank with LIFE in Messiah.
He has an incredible God-story that you will not want to miss!
A little bit about Jeff....
Jeff’s life was radically altered in 1987. This is when, “God got my attention.” A near-fatal cerebral hematoma forever changed his life. After a life flight helicopter, emergency brain surgery, and six months he was discharged with a paralyzed left side and partial blindness in both eyes. He eventually regained partial use of his left leg allowing him to walk.
His future was now unknown and appeared pretty bleak. God used the uncertainty in Jeff’s life and the faithful witness of Jeff’s Christian employer to lead him into a relationship with Jesus. “My life again changed forever after coming to saving faith in Jesus as my Messiah,” says Jeff. Despite his physical handicaps, Jeff’s radical transformation drove him to become active in a local church. A few short years later he accepted God’s call to full-time Jewish missions.
Jeff’s wife, Esther, is a Dutch citizen. They live in the Netherlands with their two sons. Jeff is active in ministry to the Dutch Jewish community. He also takes two extended ministry trips a year, serving in Israel and Brooklyn, New York – the two most heavily populated Jewish areas of the world. “My desire is to reach the lost sheep of Israel with the lifesaving gospel of their Messiah Jesus,” says Jeff.
Jeff’s ministry includes mentoring, teaching Bible studies, street evangelism, campaigns, and teaching. Recently he added a writing a daily devotional to his ministry (available by request). He loves to speak in churches to “encourage and share the ministry I am so passionate about.”
Jeff loves to share God’s heart for the Jewish people. His favorite speaking topics are:
- The Call for Jewish evangelism
- Reaching your Jewish friends and neighbors
- “My power is made perfect in weakness”
- The Messiah in the Jewish feasts
- “Staying in your comfort zone to reach the lost”
Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son’s name? Surely you know! Psalm 30:4