"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also for the Greek" Romans 1:16



BethEl Russian Messianic Congregation and Ministries

P.O.Box 360165

Cleveland, Ohio 44136 , USA.

Igor Bagirov, Missionary and Pastor

(440)532-1127; pastorigorbethel@yahoo.com

On Youtube @ Bethel Russian Bible Messianic Ministries


Dear Friend in the Lord,

  Warmest greetings to you in that Worthy Name of the One who is Exalted! Thank you for your gracious giving and prayers for this ministry to our Lord Jesus, as we present the Word of Life to the Jewish and non-Jewish People for their salvation in Him, and the worship of the Lamb. Your fellowship in the Gospel is greatly appreciated. May you know His richest blessing and joy as you honor Him.

Let me remind the promise He gives to Israel in Isaiah 30:18 concerning her future salvation: “And therefore will the Lord wait, in order that He may be gracious to you, and therefore He be exalted, so that He may have mercy upon you. Blessed are all they that wait for him”. Israel will know Him and His mercy as a result of our witnesses to these people with our prayers.

As we remember Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 10:1. “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved”. 

The Apostle Paul writes to every saved Gentile, “For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their(the Jews) unbelief: even so have these now not believed, that through your mercy they(the Jews) also may obtain mercy.” Paul reminds every believer whom the Lord Jesus has saved from among the Gentiles why he or she is saved, when he writes, “That the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy. (Romans 15:9a). The same word “mercy” is used by Paul in Romans 15:9 and 11:30 -31. He is showing us in these verses how every saved Gentile is to glorify God in His Will for the mercy he or she has received.

  In the month of March, with God’s help, we witnessed to more than 1000 people.

 In Philadelphia PA we had one day of Evangelism. We chose to continue share to the Gospel at Russian food store Bell’s. We met people from Israel, Poland, Greece, Portugal, Thailand, China, India, Pakistan, Algeria, and some other countries. Most of them were Russian speaking Jewish people. Lot of them were very open to hear and accept Gospel tracts. Only one Russian speaking Jewish woman, who used to live in Israel, was angry. It was Saturday, and she was complaining that I was witnessing to her on Shabbat, especially when I told her that Yeshua is the Messiah. I responded that it’s great blessings, especially on the Shabbat, to speak and witness about Lord Yeshua, and to the Jew first. I asked her: “Why is not good to hear about Messiah of Israel on Saturday, but ok to drive a  car and shop at non-kosher food store? What kind of hypocrisy?” The woman did not answer and left.

Also some other Israelites whom we met were very disappointed when I told them that Yeshua is our Lord, King and the Messiah. We had a small conflict with Muslim women after telling them about Jesus who is the Lord and Son of God. They screamed at me and said curses, but some other young Muslims, whom I witnessed just before, came to me and supported by advising me to not put attention on the angry women.

But the most blessings we received when I met a young Barbour Muslim from Algeria. We had a long conversation, asking-answering dialog. The man was very interested about Jesus, but he couldn’t understand that if a person is guilty, that it's not fair to pay the price by Jesus dying for him. So guilty person should answer for himself. I tried to read him from John 3:16 so that he would to start to think about love of God-Father. At the end the man took Holy Scripture and said that he’ll read it.

In Philadelphia airport, I met an African-American woman. During our conversation, she told me that she is divorced and has a little daughter. I reminded her Word of God, and we prayed together. At the end she started to cry and accepted NT. Another African-American woman also received NT. Next person in the airport I met was a Spanish speaking. She was visiting her daughter who is married to a Jewish doctor. Praise God I had a copy of Hebrew-English NT, and after witnessing the woman took the book for her son in law.

In my connection city I met 3 Rabbis. First Rabbi was listening without interruption, but at the end said that he is not interested. But I believe that he was. Two other immediately stopped to talk with me.

Thank you for your faithfulness and partnership. Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for all my family and my health. Please pray for our Congregation that we’ll be able to grow spiritually in the Lord. Please pray for the ministry part and our financial support. We need solid ongoing financial support to continue. Please pray that God send us Christians with open hearts to give.

If God leads you to start or continue to help us financially, please send your donation to the Beth-El Messianic Congregation, P.O. Box 360165, Cleveland, OH 44136. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel richly bless you.

 All donations are Tax deductible

With Love in Messiah Yeshua BethEl Messianic Congregation and bro.Igor


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