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Fiona Sorbala is a Jewish believer in Jesus who grew up in Scotland. Her mother, who grew up in the Egyptian Jewish community, and came to the United Kingdom via France, where her brother had been killed while he was working for the French Resistance. Although she was reluctant to speak about her Jewishness Fiona has a clear memory of her mother telling her while she was still very young to never forget that she is Jewish. Sadly her mother died shortly thereafter. This has shaped Fiona’s faith as a Jewish believer in Jesus.
Fiona grew up with a strong sense of being Jewish without understanding what it meant. When she was 14 she came to know her Messiah and was raised up in a church that imparted to her a love and respect for the Word of God. Her love for the Bible got Fiona studying in Bible College, and it was there that she first got involved in evangelism to Jewish people while doing a placement in outreach to Jewish people.
A few years later, Fiona became involved in a congregation of Jewish believers in Jesus in London. It was in this Messianic Jewish congregation that she began to put together what it meant to be Jewish and believe in Jesus. From there Fiona went to St Petersburg in Russia in 1992. At this time the Former Soviet Union was just opening up to missionaries from western countries and there were amazing opportunities to evangelize and disciple the many tens of thousands of Jewish people who had not been allowed to hear the Gospel under communism. For many years Fiona worked among Russian speaking Jewish people, and she is now fluent in Russian, something that is of great value even in the United Kingdom. As she worked to reach Jewish people with the Gospel, she met her husband Marius. Marius is a talented artist who also works closely with her in ministry today.
Fiona is a valued member of Chosen People Ministries’ growing team of workers in England. Like the Apostle Paul, Fiona longs to see Jewish People find the truth that Yeshua is the Messiah of Israel. She is an experienced and articulate speaker who loves to share the wonders of the Gospel through Jewish eyes.