"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 Ministries and Congregation

P. O. Box 360165

Cleveland, Ohio  44136, USA

Igor Bagirov, Missionary and Pastor

Email: pastorigorbethel@yahoo.com ,   (440) 532-1127

On YouTube: Russian Hebrew Christian


Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.

Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.

Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.

Had no army, yet kings feared Him.

He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.

He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.

He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today. Hallelujah!


Dear Friend in the Lord Jesus the Messiah,

 Warmest greetings to you in the blessed Name of our Coming Lord Yeshua.  Thank you very much for your prayers and faithfully support of this ministry to our Lord Jesus  as we reach out in love with the Gospel of the Messiah to an increasing number of Jewish and not-Jewish souls in these last days. The Lord will richly bless you and give you His joy as you bless and do good to the Jewish People in His Name. We are privileged to love the Jews for the Messiah’s sake (Gen. 12:3; Rom.11:30-31).

On April 21, most churches will celebrate Passover. By the Bible, Pesach should always be on 14 Nissan (Aviv). In this year, by Jewish calendar, Passover will be on sunset of March 19. Passover is the first holiday and is also first in the Biblical New Year, because God says that the New Year starts in the month of Nissan (Aviv).  When Lord blessed the bread (Mazah) which was eaten in the day of Passover and was given to his disciples, He said that this bread is His body. The cup of wine, which they separated after the supper, which symbolized salvation, joy, and blessings, after the blessings of Yeshua-HaMoshiah, started to be His blood, spilled for our sins. This is the new value, which Jesus put in the Passover. And now Passover has spiritual value for everyone in the world, who believes in Yeshua the Messiah- who is our Passover. “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world! “ (John 1:29b).  The Passover holiday is a great holiday, which talks to us about the deliverance of the Dead, so that we are the children of God, for which Lord Jesus the Messiah died on the cross.

 In the Bible, we see in the month of Nissan (Aviv) 3 holidays in 8 days. First, it’s the Passover which shows us Lord’s death as the Lamb of God. Next day starts a Feast of Unleavened Bread which shows that we are holy in Him. This holiday continues for 7 days. But on the 2nd day of this holiday comes another holiday called First fruit that shows us the resurrection of the Messiah (1Cor.15:20). 3 holidays, 3 prophecies fulfilled in 8 days.  We can read about these holidays in the book of Leviticus 23.

  In March, by God’s grace I witnessed to more than 500 people. Most of them we met in Philadelphia, Portland and Cleveland. As always, I continue with testimonies from my previous trips.

In Las Vegas, where there is a need of Evangelism, and where there is a great opportunity to witness because of so many people, I met 2 Israelis. I shared Gospel to them. One of them told me that it is impossible that Jesus could me the Messiah. It was hard for him to think about. But the second Israeli told me, that he is interested to learn more, and to have New Testament to read. Praise God that he accepted the Book.  Another 3 Israelites, whom we met on the same day, rejected to talk and accept Word of God. A young woman from Israel was listening about Yeshua but did not take the Scripture. I also saw a lot of Buddhist Missionaries, who stopped people, and shared their religion. I witnessed to some of Buddhist “missionaries” and gave them Christian tracts in Chinese language. We also had very good opportunities to witness to other people.  

In Sacramento, God lead me to meet a Lubavitcher Chasidic Rabbi. It was long and blessed conversation with him about The Messiah. The Rabbi was speaking Russian, Hebrew and English. His relatives were persecuted and went to a jail for Zionist idea in former USSR. Sure, I told him that I am a Messianic Jew. He was polite and kind and was listening me why do I believe that Yeshua is the Messiah. At the end of our conversation, the Rabbi said:” I want to know more about New Testament, and to read”. And he got it! Praise God! Praying that he would be saved and become the witness of our Lord Jesus! In a Dunkin Donuts café, whose owner is a Buddhist from Cambodia, I met 3 young Americans. Three of them accepted NT’S. Also, the owner decided to have one. At a light stop, I saw a driver on the right side from me. I asked him to open a window. When he did, he thought that I will ask him for a direction. But I reminded him that Jesus loves him. After that he put his head down, arose and asked: “Are you sure that Jesus loves me?” I said: “Yes, I am sure”. The driver smiled, and we had a green light to drive. I don’t know what was inside of the heart of this man, but I know that this Good News encouraged him.

Thank you for your partnership, dear brothers and sisters. If God leads your heart to support Bethel ministry, please send your donation to: Bethel Messianic Congregation, PO Box 360165, Cleveland Ohio 44136. All donations are tax deductible. Please pray to become our supporter by prayers and giving if you are not yet. Our ministry needs faithful supporters. Remember that your prayers and financial contributions are a great partnership with this work for glory of the Lord-Messiah Yeshua. May Lord richly bless you in this Holyday season, Shalom in Yeshua Bethel and bro.Igor.

Lord Jesus is risen- He is risen indeed!


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