Omri was born into a Jewish family on an Israeli kibbutz. Like many young Israelis, he traveled after his IDF service. A chance encounter at a hostel forced him to reevaluate what he knew about Jesus. He was aware that Jesus was an influential Jewish man, but he knew nothing about Him or what He actually taught. This made Omri wonder why a Jewish man who was born in Israel, and who influenced so many people was virtually unknown to him. So he decided to read the New Testament and there he found the Messiah of Israel – the One that the prophets spoke of long ago.