Bethel Russian Messianic Congregation and Ministries
Cleveland, Ohio 44136, USA.
Igor Bagirov, Missionary and Pastor
Dear Friend in the Lord Yeshua the Messiah,
Warmest greetings to you in Emmanuel’s Precious and Exalted
name! (Psalm 57:5 and 11).
I pray that you are well and that this letter will be a great blessing to
you. I thank God for each friend who is sacrificially giving and
remembering this work of the Lord in their prayers. I thank God
for your fellowship in the Gospel, and I praise Him for your
help in showing the Jews and non-Jews the love of the Messiah.
We know our service of love to Him among the Jewish People is
pleasing to the Lord. (Mark 14:6c; Genesis 12:3), and we know
that our labor is not in vain. In the Lord, we hope to continue
with you and some new brothers and sisters to partnering and
have fellowship together also in this New, 2018 Year.
We are in the last days before the Lord’s return. We know this
from the signs of the times. The Lord Jesus is preparing the Jew
for the time when He shall be revealed at His Second Coming to
this people and out from the Jews to the Nations. It is the
privilege of each believer on the Lord Jesus the Messiah to now
have a vital part in supporting the faithful sowing of the Word
of God among this people. Israel shall come to know the Lord
Yeshua the Messiah through the faithful sowing of His Word.
This sowing of the Word of God among the Jews with our prayers
is linked to the prophecy:
“But ye shall be named the priests of the Lord: men shall call you
ministers of our God” (Isaiah 61:6a). Israel shall minister the
Messiah to the Nations, showing Christ and his glory to the
Gentiles. (Isaiah 59:20-60:3; 66:19).
I want personally to thank you for all encouragements and for
standing with me to
bring the Gospel to the lost sheep of the house of Israel and
In the last month, December, we were blessed to witness to more
than 500 people.
Most of them we met in Cleveland OH, Chicago
IL, and Philadelphia, PA. God willing,
I will write more about
this outreaches in my next prayer letter.
In this letter I will
write about our previous witnesses.
In San Francisco, CA I went to a Russian speaking area for
We met a lot of Jewish people,
and shared Gospel with them.
A Jewish elder family who used to
live in Israel, stopped to have a conversation.
them because I met them several times in the last few years.
They were listening, asked questions, but at the end called me
I responded that I am not crazy, but most healthy person,
because God healed my soul and His Name is Yeshua. A Jewish
woman there open to accept NT in Russian for reading. She was
open, and we are praying that God touches her heart to believe
on Him. After that we went to a closest bus station and
witnessed there. Shortly we drove to a Pier 39 area when the
city had a military parade of jets and ships. There I was
preaching publicly. We had a strong opposition from people. Even
elder women showed us middle fingers and used bad words.
middle age man physically attacked us for sharing Good News.
Somebody called police, but we chose do not wait and left. San
Francisco is like Sodom and Gomorra today,
and the judgment of
Holy God of Israel will occur there very soon, that’s why we
need to witness there even more than before.
Our next step was gulf side walk area where we met more than
Russian speaking Jewish people.
One woman, who was more than 70 years old, told me that somebody
her before that Jesus was a regular Jewish man in history.
I witnessed to her about
Jesus as a promised Messiah and Lord,
and the Savior. After that I asked the woman
if she had an
opportunity to read Bible. Her answer shocked me.
She said that
she never hold Bible in her hands, not Old or New Testaments. I
said that today she will have it and offered her the Scriptures.
She accepted to read and know the Messiah. Praise God!
During our way back to Sacramento, we stopped few times at light
where I saw groups of school students.
I used this moments to share Gospel to them.
Some teenagers, when they heard name of Jesus, started to hail
Next day was in San Jose CA. We invited Jewish people for the
special event in a park.
More than 30 Jewish people came. Some of them already attend a
new Russian Congregation,
which was planted few years ago by grace of the Lord and work of
But most of them were unbelievers. We cooked very good meal, God
provided, and had a beautiful time of gathering together to meet
The most important part was when I had an
opportunity to preach
about promised Messiah of Israel Yeshua.
They were very interested about the topic and asked us questions and
During my flight back to home, I met a young American who
accepted Word of God.
With a catholic person I had a conversation, and a Muslim man
from Pakistan accepted
NT after I shared Gospel to him.
We wish and still to continue work in Cleveland streets, our
It’s always very hard to witness to Jewish people, especially
Russian speaking in Cleveland Ohio.
Please continue pray for us and the work. It’s still a lot of
work which should be done in Cleveland, Oh among Russian
speaking people. Here, in USA, we have very few Russian speaking
messianic ministries who reach people according Romans 1:16,
and I don’t know any other in Ohio.
Please pray for me, my family and the ministry.
My son Daniel is
very ill. He needs your faithful prayers.
We also need an extra financial support for the New 2018 Year.
please send your donation to:
Bethel Messianic Congregation, P.O. Box 360165,
Cleveland Ohio 44136.
All donations are Tax deductible. Tax receipts for 2017,
God willing, with this or next prayer letter by
15, 2018 or
May God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel richly bless you.
Thank you for your partnership with us! Happy New, 2018 Year.
In The Messiah, Bethel ministries and bro. Igor.
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