Daniel Landsmann. The First LCMS Missionary to the Jewish People. From Russia (now Belarus). Born in Pinsk June 18, 1836
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The First LCMS Missionary to the Jewish People
- from the Jewish Encyclopedia -1898 http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/je_pinsk.htm)
The following, (from the General Proceedings of the 18th General Synod, p. 78), is a Resolution from the LCMS Convention in Ft. Wayne in 1881:
“As a result of a petition of the Illinois Central District Conference, this issue was submitted for discussion and observed. Although each Christian can prove himself to be a true Jewish missionary in his environment, as often as the occasion arises, we should still earnestly consider pursuing the unfortunate Jews through the appointment of an actual Jewish missionary. Above all, it will be necessary to, first of all, awaken an interest in this mission in our congregations…”
The life and testimony of one person can inspire.
Articles on Jewish Missions can generate interest.
When he started in the US, 1st step was deputation!
EVERY opportunity to start relationships and share the Gospel was precious.
He knew the Talmud, but found a way to get Jewish
people to set it aside and study the Hebrew Scriptures… that point to Jesus.