Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

A Jewish follower of Jesus will be inviting his unbelieving family to his house for the celebration of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). After that, he is planning to fast and pray for them on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), when all the observant and Orthodox Jews fast and pray not to be left out of the Book of Life because of their actions of the year before. It is a desperate time of asking God for forgiveness. What the believer will be praying for is that he will be able to share during the joy of the next holiday, which is Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), when Jews live and eat and celebrate for seven days in booths to remind them what God did in caring for their people in the wilderness. Please join this believer in praying that he will be able to give his unbelieving family members the good news that they already have a Messiah who loves them and will save them.