Praying for them, Patrick, and for you, too, that the Lord will continue to use you in this wonderful way!
I belong to Zion, the Messianic Jewish congregation in Austin (http://www.tzion.org
), and four of our people just got back from a 2-week trip to Israel where they did intercessory prayer all over the place. One of them is a Rabbi who has been to Israel before, and he said that this time, he noticed that Jewish hearts were starting to soften (!!!!!!!!!!)
So, let's keep after it!
Just finished reading a witnessing book, "You Bring The Bagels, I'll Bring The Gospel". One new thing I learned from it was that witnessing to Jews takes more than just showing them the Tanakh/Old Testament prophecies about Jesus/Yeshua. They said that many Reform Jews don't even believe that the Bible is the word of God, and don't believe in the personal nature of Messiah...they believe in a Messianic Age. So for those people, we have 3 hurdles to overcome, not just one.
Was also interesting to read in that book how both Reform Judaism and liberal Christian theology sprang from the German Higher Criticism movement, which bordered on heresy. They said that prior to the 1850's or so, all Judaism was Orthodox, and I think pretty much all Christianity was conservative.