RUTHIE from a Bolivian Orphanage: “The Boy's Loved the shirts I wish you could have been there to see their faces and hear them when the asked if they could keep them forever. Most of them put them on right away. The older boys were all about to do their chores so they did not put them on because they did not want to get them dirty. We have a new little dwarf boy in the home, he is five and even though it was so big on him he wanted one. I put it on him and it looked like a dress everybody got a laugh out of it, He keep saying over and over in spanish " is it mine? can I keep it forever? " All the boy's said to tell you " Thank you very much". I gave the girls their t-shirts today and they were excited to be receiving a new shirt. I let them know who had sent them down and I had Marcee trans. for me the meaning of the star. There are no "dwarfs" at this home so they all fit nicely into the shirts. Thank you so much from all the girls. I also want to thank you for thinking of all these boys and girls and sending all those shirts down I know that was not an easy task and I know you must have a big heart to do something like this. Thank you so much and God Bless You. Ruthie”
From Marcio, a Gentile man who prayed to receive Jesus in Rio de Janeiro:
Good Morning Steven,
Good to hear from you. Everytime I see somebody with the jewish/Jesus t-shirt on the street I remember you. I gave some of the brochures to some jewish friends of mine in my french class but they explained to me that for the Jews, Jesus is not the Messiah. Well I told them about your group, but they refused to know more details. That´s it!
All the Best,
Pastor Paul baptizing in Berlin, Germany
Resurrection Day Outreach Marietta, Georgia (April 2009)
TUBBS from Germany/Austria: “Hi Steven, my name is tubbs and i am from germany.. at this time i am in a english speeking bibleschool in austria. i heard from you from my homechurch pastor paul from calvary chapel berlin. i have one of your shirts ..now it os so that almost everybody from my semester asked me from where i got this t shirt from. so i told them and now i would like to ask you if it is possible to order t shirt for my friends here on bibelcolledge. it around 40 thats why i ask you before i send you all the sizes. here are people from all over the world. from indonasia, canada, usa, norway, germany, finnland and so on.. i think it youd be great. the problem is, that this bibleschool ends at the 13 of dec. so i dont now if you can send them so fast. could you just reply my mail so i can tell them? thank you very much tubbs Hebr. 10 23-25”
Someone visited Belize wearing a Spanish "Jesus Loves You" t-shirt and went deep into the jungle where they met a Jewish believer who was most excited to see the t-shirt!
Bolivian Orphanage (June 2009)
YVETTE from Colorado: Shalom Steve, I am mailing out a check for you today for the additional T- shirt you sent, we did receive it thank you very much. I will try to send an additional donation next month. The elder Rabbi that I wrote you about, Eliezer Urbach (he had the Russian ministry and food bank) passed away recently, on the 1st day of Sukkot the Lord called him home. Today will be the first week to have the Russian service with out him. I am so glad that you got the T-shirt to me in time because the day he wore it to service was only 3 days before he passed, and he was thrilled to have it and wear it that day. Thanks again and G*d Bless
Coconut Grove Arts Festival Miami, Florida (February 2009)
RUBEN from Nepal: Dear Steve! Thank you so much for you love, concern and prayer we are daily praying for you. Especially thank you for T-shirt which you sent me last two month. BUT its not enough so many student like to wear Jesus Loves you T-Shirt and want to help in our student movement ministry, so sir its my great pleasure to share with you. I hope they will continually and strongly involve in our Student Movement. These days many student sees T-Shirt "Jesus Loves You " and asking us to know more about HIM. Praise the Lord! Please kindly send me again asap. God bless you! In His ministry Ruben
DEBORAH from California: I met Rhonda in Ensenada, Mexico boarding a cruise ship. When I saw her sweatshirt, I immediately gravitated to her. I was so glad to see another person that believes like my family. What a great way to show and evangelize how we feel about the Lord. You could hear and see how much Rhonda loved talking and sharing about the Lord. She had a certain glow to her that was inspiring and contagious. What a special, loving and caring person Rhonda is. I received your box of sweatshirts and t-shirts and my son, Eddy (15 year old), wore one immediately. Since Eddy was 3 years old, he has trained to be a professional tennis player as well as a believer and an evangelizer. He plays tournaments in Southern California and plans on playing the Asian Tour. He wants to wear the sweatshirts and t-shirts during practices and possibly at tournaments. Eddy would be able to spread the Word to a lot of people in other parts of the world. I, my husband, and friends want to evangelize as well by wearing the t-shirts and sweatshirts.
SKY from California: “The Lord continues to use these precious t-shirts...even on children. Yesterday, a woman waved me down after we left Jamba Juice to ask me the meaning of the t-shirts. I shared the good news.”
STEVE from California: I got your t-shirts today!! Thank you so much. I wore it today and the message came up about Jesus and the guys girlfriend is Jewish. I gave him "Four Startling Facts about the Messiah" from JFJ to give to her. He says he is a Baptist.
Steve Zober sharing at Congregation Ben David in Orange, California (November 2011)
Street Kids Party Kathmandu, Nepal
Gospel Tract Distribution in Nepal
Wailing Wall Jerusalem, Israel (October 2008)
Jerusalem, Israel October 2011
GARY in the Ukraine: Hey Steve! How are you? Look closely at the first photo in the Picture Gallery at strugglingkids.org and you will see something that will warm your heart. I didn't notice until got back to the States and was reviewing photos.
ALEXANDER from Ukraine: “Hello, Steven! Thank you so much. I've received t-shirt and went to our Jewish Church in this t-shirt. All peoples who was in Church was in delight when seen on my t-shirt. They've asked me to request T-shirts for them too, if it is possible, of course. In total there was 26 peoples.”
A Ukrainian PASTOR (who was in Atlanta for our church missions conference) saw a group of five PEOPLE wearing “Jesus Loves You” t-shirts sharing with ULTRA ORTHODOX JEWS in Kiev, Ukraine!
Worldwide Bible College Outreach Schladming, Austria (December 2008)
Knesset in Jerusalem, Israel
SOMEONE from Israel: A TV show zoomed in on a “Jesus Loves You” t-shirt worn in JERUSALEM!
RHONDA Wrote: We had a fantastic time on our Mexican cruise. Thanks to your t-shirts and hats we met a lot of believers on the ship. Gave a Hebrew tract to an Israeli woman and her Jewish Argentinian friend. Rich and I had two great conversation witnessing to Boris and Rose who are unsaved Russian Jews that live in LA. She is somewhat open and is meeting with someone for Bible studies once a week. I gave her David Hocking's "Who is the Messiah" booklet. Please pray for them. Anyways while walking through Puerta Vallarta we met a believer who calls himself "Schul". He loved your hat and begged me for it. So I gave it to him. He runs a shop in the flea mkt. by the ship. He asked me if I think that his Jewish customers will be angry with him and he will lose them as customers. I told him "yes he will lose some business" and he replied with "I don't care - I'm going to wear it anyways".
JD Sporting his "Jesus te Ama" Jewish Star t-shirt
Josh and Taylor on Youth Mission Trip
GLORIOUS from Tanzania: "Our outreach team has made your T.Shirts their outreach uniform"
RUBEN from Nepal: “We will do prayer continuously. Because of Jesus Loves T-Shirt we are able to do more effective win program, many people are coming Christ. Can you send me again 50 T-Shirt very soon, because next month we are going to organize Gospel program on the occasion great festival of Nepal (Hindu people) which is call Dashian. Please kindly send as soon as possible.”
BRIAN in Nepal: dear steven, how are you?. so happy to know in my heart that you are persevering in HIM and serving him. i teach on creative evangelism in church to 350 people this sunday using your davidic star and a gospel cap...pray for me. i pray regularly for you ...bless u so so much for praying for us in nepal.
i wish you come to nepal so we can fellowship and serve HIM much more together. welcome to our home.
BRIAN in Nepal: I met a Nepali Christian today in the Barber shop who was wearing the T-shirt with a Star of David and the words "Jesus loves you." He said he got it from a group who visited recently. Gave me good memories of your time here in Kathmandu - "COME TO NEPAL"! Regards & thanks again
SIGURD from Norway: ALL OF THE SHIRTS ARE GONE, TAKEN OF YWAM ROVANEMI FINDLAND AND SOME OF YWAM BORGEN! MY SISTER IS USING HERS WHEN EVER POSSIBLE, SHE IS ONE OF THE FEW NORWEGIAN REALLY TRYING TO EVANGELISE IN ANYWAY POSSIBLE! SHE WHERE WALKING IN TROMSØ, THE BIGGEST CITY IN THE NORTH OF NORWAY, AND A WOMAN CAME RUNNING OVER TO HER AND WHERE REALLY HAPPY THAT" SOMEONE" WHERE MAKING A STATMENT LIKE IN THE OLD TIMES....ITS KIND OF OVER IN NORWAY TO MAKE A STAND LIKE THIS OR IN ANYKIND OF WAY, OUTSIDE THE CHURCES... SHE WHERE AT A MEETING AND HEARD A WOMAN CALLED THE ISRAELI AMBASSY TO FIND OUT WHERE TO GET THIS CLOTHES! THERE IS A BIG NEED FOR THIS ACCORDING TO MY SISTER AND WHERE SHE IS LIVING AND DOINGS, SO SHE ASK FOR MORE. MYSELF, WHERE AT THE DOCTOR FOR PAIN IN MY CHEST WITH MY SHIRT ON, AND SHE LOOKING REALLY AT "JESUS LOVES YOU", IN THE END SHE MENT I HAD TO SEE A SHRINK AND NOTING WRONG IN MY CHEST! DIDNT ACURE TO ME THAT SEENS I WAS WEARING THIS SHIRT THAT MADE A LOT OF HER DISSISION, I DO NOT NOW! SOME HAVE BEEN ASKING "ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN?" 4 SHIRTS HAVE BEEN GOING TO THE BASE LEADERS MOTHER AND FATER INLAW... THEY ARE FINISH AND TRAVEL TO ST. PETERBURG TO EVANGELISE JEWISH PEOPLE IN THERE! THEY HAVE A CONGREGASION THAT ARE TRAVELLING WITH A BUS OFTEN INTO RUSSIA TO EVANGELISE...
SILAS from Pakistan: We have received the box. Many many thanks for sending us these kind of t-shirts that have message of unity and Jesus love. We want to distribute among our youth by organizing a small Bible study seminar thanks for your nice cooperation God bless you and in your vision through t-shirts.
JFJ Founder & JOI Board Member Moishe "Mity Mo" Rosen San Francisco, California
Sukkot Festival Parade Jerusalem, Israel (October 2008)
Jerusalem, Israel October 2011
Campus Crusade for Christ on Nepal Mountains
Eddie & Lura Beckford in Arad, Israel
Orphanage Outreach Moshi, Tanzania
Skateboard Park Outreach Phoenix, Arizona (March 2009)
HAMILTON on mission in Costa Rica:These are some pics of our mission trip to Costa Rica. There are many for pics on my Facebook account. I have to tell you that we had a great time during the mission. People at Highland church loved your t'shirts and they wanted to have one but we just took 26 and the Pastor gave them to those that were working for the mision with us. We wore them almost every day. We wore them while we were giving out 5,000 flyers to invited people to the church. We also have a Saturday night dinner with people that are not Christians and 77 out of 100 attended to the invitationn. During that night we had a play and four of us were part of that. The video will be on youtube soon. For the dinner night, we served food to he guests and we wore the t'shirts. The pastor just emailed yesterday and he said that some of the people that attended to the dinner are going to the church. That is a good news. Highland church is a very small church but the people are very nice and are working for the Lord. I do believe that the church is going to grow for the glory of God.
CATHERINE on mission in the Dominican Republic: Celena and I just got back from Santo Domingo and the Jesus Loves You T-Shirts were a blessing to the school children and the merchants, hotel manager, cleaning lady for our room, and the drivers that carry us back and forth to school. The material you sent Celena she had a chance to pass them out at the airport in Miami because our plane was delayed in D.R., so we missed our flight out from Miami and American Airlines put us up at a hotel in Miami and she gave out the material at the airport and the hotel.
ANNE ELIZABETH wore a Spanish "Jesus Loves You" t-shirt on her mission trip to El Salvador!
KEVIN ordered a "Jesus Loves You" t-shirt from England because his wife KELLY saw someone wearing it on TV and then did a google search to find us! Then Kelly ordered one
Christmas Program in Nepal
BARRI from Georgia: I wore my shirt on Saturday to go running and to Kroger, and I did not get any pies in the face! God bless you and thank you!
BROOK at the Atlanta Airport: Steve, I was standing behind 3 guys from Israel in the security line at the airport. One of them mentioned my shirt so I had an opportunity to witness to them. Praise GOD!!!!
JAN from Georgia said: she bought a “Jesus Loves You” t-shirt at a thrift store for her SON’s mission trip to WV!
JEFF from Georgia: “I was thumbing through the pages of your website and saw the t-shirt offer. I like to order one. I am rabbi of a growing congregation of Messianic believers. This would be a great tool to put out the message of Yeshua!”
RYAN from Georgia: Steve, While driving up my street I
CHIJIOKE wrote: “Hi steve small size and medium size will be ok for them (street kids), and if you could add more large size too for our outreaches as we have give out almost what we have with us here, know that Jesus love you have travel to iran, usa, isreal, malaysia, africa, india, philipians etc know that people ask for it often, it is easy to use that to share the gospel here thanks for being a blessing for us and people here”
JERRIE in Israel: I wore my JESUS LOVES YOU T-SHIRT ON THE LAST DAY IN ISRAEL when we drove to the Ahava Factory, the Dead Sea, Arad and Beersheva.. To tell you the truth I was reluctant to wear it in Israel, but I won’t be anymore – had so many opportunities to witness while wearing it The first Jewish man said,( after seeing my shirt) “JESUS LOVES ME TOO” I SAID HE SURE DOES AND HE HUGGED ME, KISSING ME ON THE CHEEK AND TAKING A NEW COVENANT. RELIGIOUS PEOPLE EVEN TOOK THE NEW COVENANT IN BEERSHEVA BUT THE POINT IS I TOLD THEM I LOVED THEM IN HEBREW FIRST – I AM CONVINCED THE KEY TO WITNESSING AND SOWING TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE IS TO LOVE THEM AND THEY SEE IT – NEVER EVER HAVE I HEARD SO MANY JEWISH PEOPLE TELL ME THEY LOVED ME TOO. OH THE JOY IN SERVING JESUS. GAVE OUT MORE BIBLES THAN ON ANY OTHER TRIP – HALLELUJAH. –LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM., THE LORD WILLING. Blessings,Jerrie Psalm 122:6
BILL from Israel: We gave a stack of about 20 shirts, in Russian, to our friends. He is a home group leader and an evangelist with our fellowship. A few days later, at the big annual forest gathering of northern congregations, we saw several people wearing these shirts. Love your newsletters, and your work, and you. Much Shalom, b'Shem Yeshua, and Hag Simeach, Bill and Vered and kids
EDDIE & LURA from Israel: Thought you would like to know - Avi asked for a sweat shirt with the Jesus loves you in Russian. He is wearing it everywhere! Here is a miracle -- There is a little old Jewish lady (unbeliever) who sells socks at the shuk. When she first met us, she was very hostile, but over the years she has softened and now she wants one of your shirts for her (grown-up) son to wear. Avi asked if he realizes what the words mean and did she know he would get a little trouble from the orthodox wearing it. She said it was understood and she wanted the shirt. We never met her son, but just the fact she asked for the shirt for him is a major step in the right direction! Eddie wears his shirt every time we go to court, which is fairly often! Actually he wears it every time we go anywhere. We also gave some of the T-shirts to a tour group from Norway and they wore them on their tour through Israel and then back in Norway!
EDDIE & LURA from Israel: “We just had two young girls from California stay with us for almost a month. They wore the Jesus loves you T-Shirts all over town. Eddie wears one almost every day. He wore one to the police station this morning.”
EDDIE & LURA from Israel: “Sudanese refugees in Arad were so happy to see "Jesus loves you" T-shirts, they wanted some and are wearing them!”
EDDIE & LURA from Israel: Hi Steve! A tour group (55 people) from Norway and Denmark also visited us and we passed out T-shirts. They put them on immediately and are going through Israel with them and praying for opportunities to share the gospel! Below is a letter from a pastor who just visited us. We gave him one of your T-shirts. I thought you would like to know what he did with it! He wants to meet with the Russian churches in his area of Virginia and get some more T-shirts from you, both English and Russian. “I wore the Jesus loves you t-shirt you all gave me, all the way home. Walked through the airport with the t-shirt on. The plane to London was full of Hasidim and orthodox Jews going home from the holidays. Nonetheless, they got the witness they needed through the t-shirt I wore and I got no flack from them. Yours in Christ, Bob”
ODED & BIMINI from Israel: “We saw someone wearing your t shirt in Ber Sheva.”
JERRY from Florida: Hello Steven, my name is Jerry I met you briefly at Promise Keepers in Sunrise, Florida. I have had a very ignorant opinion about Jews all of my life. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago in a very anti Semitic environment, then I moved to Florida and lived in a very heavy Jewish populated area of Ft. Lauderdale, my opinion never changed until I experienced complete brokenness about 2 years ago and was given salvation and grace by Jesus! In my hunger for the word I have learned a lot about the Jews, needless to say my thoughts are a lot different, I am learning every day. I have the pamphlet that you have given me, I have not made the opportunity to witness to a Jew yet, but I will work on it. I also must commend you, I respect what you are doing in your mission work. God bless you……..PS Please send me a large t-shirt.
LONNIE from Florida: Just wanted to let you know, Junior and his wife Debbie wore the shirts (star of David with JESUS) Thursday all day. They came back with story after story of what God did. They were rejoicing because they knew it would be real tough or real wonderful...and God would use it. Just wanted to encourage your heart...come on down and go on campus sometime with them. Love in Christ, Pastor Lonnie
MIRIAM from Florida: I am so happy and excited with the arrival of your box at work. It was a message to everyone around me! When I showed them the contents, the message came out "JESUS LOVES YOU"! Esther (Israeli non-believer) thanked me for the Hebrew Bible inside, and she promised to read it!
CLIFF & LINDA from Florida: Thank you Steven. We were overwhelmed and could not stop rejoicing when your package came yesterday. It is such a blessing. We will use these tracts and we will use every one of them. Thank you for the "T" shirts as well. They were totally unexpected. It is such confirmation. We want to win souls to the Lord and this will be a great help. The outreach "Festival Of Ingathering" will be on Oct. 16 this Saturday, so your sending these to us is very timely. Please pray all that the Lord wants to do will come to pass on this day. Shalom, Love in Yeshua, Cliff & Linda
STEVE in Arizona wrote: Hi Steven, Our family vacation was to the Western National Parks of Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce. I wore your t-shirt a lot. We met an Israeli family overlooking the Grand Canyon. I had a good conversation with them in Hebrew. They seemed surprised and were all ears. I gave my testimony and verses to read which they said they would. There are people from around the world visiting. We had conversation with 2 Danish brothers. They are scientists and we talked about irreducible complexity and the scientists acknowledgement that the atom is in fact being held together by a "higher power" due to the fact that there is no explanation to the fact like forces are not repelling each other in the nucleus. They never heard about Bible prophesies ie Israeli becoming a nation again and middle east developments. By the end of the conversation they were hearing how Jesus loves them and wants a personal relationship with them and to be their Savior, Lord and friend. All they knew before this is in Denmark the church is dead and only old grandmas go there. I told them about the Jesus Movement here that occurred with the young people and electric guitars etc testimonies of hippies with brains destroyed who are restored and leading big congregations. Gail, my wife, and I were both sharing with many people around us at this outdoor cafe, who were intensely listening. In Grand Canyon many foreigner college students are working there. While on a Park shuttle next to a worker from Taiwan, I shared with her what really made America great, about "in God we trust" and the foundations of belief in Jesus in this country. I gave her a testimony and she said she would look at the Bible. She will leave to go back to Taiwan knowing more about this country and hopefully come to know her Savior Jesus. When we go on "vacation" we never vacate our Lord and we always seem to have wonderful divine encounters. Praise God, Steve Z
Our "Jesus Loves You" Jewish star t-shirts are great conversation starters and have challenged millions of people worldwide. They have been televised, pictured in newspapers and photographed the world over.
Over 25,000 English, Russian and/or Spanish "Jesus Loves You" Jewish star t-shirts have been used to witness with in at least the following 92 countries and/or Territories:
Afghanistan, Albania, American Samoa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Democratic Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Martin, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tatarstan, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States of America, Vatican City, Wales, Washington, DC and Zimbabwe
Here are but a few of the many testimonies people have shared with us:
Hi, Steven..It's Jarah from Australia writing to thank you for the t-shirts. i have put them to use already. it sparked a discussion by itself with someone i walked by. i hope these shirts will assist in some way to glorify our Wonderful Saviour. Jesus is so lovely. i am just about to move into a house with some brothers in Jesus Christ it has been so blessed so far. i hope to see the Holy Spirit burn through the neighborhood and Our Mighty KIng Glorified through us all being to gether in that place. Thanks again brother. 'Love your enemy'..........Love Jarah
PAUL from Germany: I wore your t-shirt for the first time yesterday. It did get looks from people.
Dave's Mission Trip to Guatemala VIDEO.
ELISHA from India: “i saw your site and got interest to order for the free tshirts . i was encouraged by seeing your outreach ministries of your organisation. i heard from my friend sasi that your ministry is supplying free tshirts .i wanted to request you to send 15 tshirts for our youth ministry . i am a sunday school teacher and youth choir leader .we are asking 15 tshirts because on august 15 we have a youth conference in our church .we want to wear and represent tshirts for the glory of god.as we are doing ministry in india between youth childrens we want your prayer support.”
ROSHAN from India: respected sir, i roshan asked u about the t-shirts for teachers of Sunday school. We have a ministry here and everyone knew about your website. They told me to order at least 20 t-shirts
SASI from India: “i saw your website so i am very much interested to have free few t shirts .” “i received your valuble gift thank you very much.it's make me happy when i saw and wore it .it's encourages me that i should wore that kind of t shirts.”
While on mission in Cork, Steven felt led to distribute Gospel tracts in front of the post office. A woman came by and gave him the phone number of a Jewish believer. The Jewish believer brought Steven to a prayer meeting for Israel where he met Ann. Ann took Steven to the other side of Ireland and introduced him to her Ethiopian Jewish friend who they shared with and prayed with to receive Jesus!
ANN from Ireland: “We were busking in Prince's Street in Cork and I wore one of the t-shirts. People were challenged. My first connection was with a lady at the bus stop. After mentioning the weather she proceeded to say she liked the writing on the t-shirt. This opened up a short conversation and I was encouraged. Passing a few young men on two occasions (on my way to busking) I could hear one of them reading out loud 'Jesus loves you.' While we were busking a group of 5 or 6 young foreign (I think Spanish) students asked if they could have a photo with me. I know I was not the attraction, they wanted a photo of the Jesus t-shirt. A woman who comes on the bus and has a drink problem stood by us and looked so sad. She said something like 'I'm always disappointed' and as she was standing beside me I turned to her and pointed to the words on the t-shirt. I spoke to her about asking Jesus into her heart and she said she'd do it. On Tuesday she was on the bus and I asked her if she had done it. Answer: yes. She looked brighter and a bit happier. Oh, I forgot two of the young Israelis merchandising in the city both said they liked my t-shirt. Bless you! Ann”