Bethel Messianic Congregation and Ministries
P.O.Box 360165, Cleveland Ohio 44136
Igor Bagirov, Pastor and Missionary.
440-532-1127, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dear brothers and sisters,
Shalom and warmest greetings to you in the Name of our
Lord and Savior YESHUA the Messiah. Thank you very much for
all your support by prayers and faithful financial help. I
pray that God will bless all of us to continue partnership
together. Thank you very much for being co-laborers with
Lord’s ministry. May the God richly and abundantly bless you
as He promised in Genesis 12:3 and in the Psalms 122:6.
On March 21 , from sunset, we are going to start to
celebrate a great holiday – Purim, (Fast of Esther will be
on March 20). I want to speak about this holiday in a short
way of how it connects with the Messiah, with Israel and all
of us. The Purim did not command from the Lord to celebrate
as other necessary Feasts (Lev.23). Purim is a more national
holiday. Book of Esther talks about this, and constantly of
this holiday was important for the Messiahs coming, because
on this time G-D saved Jewish people from total destruction.
Purim received its name from the Persian word Purr (the lot)
whom Amman threw away to find a date for the destruction of
Israel. If not The Lord, Israel would not live. But “He who
keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalms
121:4). The Lord himself has the swearing of Amalek, his
descendants and all of the anti-Semites. “Because the Lord
hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from
generation to generation” (Exodus 17:16). When Amman lifted
his hand to Israel, he lifted it against the God of Israel.
We understand, who used Amman. Devil wanted to use him to
destroy God’s people that the Messiah would never come and
God’s plan for salvation would not happen. The Lord on his
almighty used a Jewish Girl to destroy Amman. Her name was
Ester (Hadassah). Ester risked her life to enter before the
king and save her people. “My maidens and I will fast
likewise; and so will I go in unto the king which is not
according to the law: and if I perish, I perish!” (Esther
4:16b) Here we see the high spirit and her love to her
people. Powerful Amman was slain by the girl, because who
raises his hand to Israel that it concerns the pupil of the
eye of the G-d himself. For thus says the Lord of hosts:
“After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which
spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of
his eye” (Zechariah 2:8). It is also a warning for all
people who hate Jews. This is the short story of the Purim.
It’s coming time when antichrist's going to try exterminate
all Israel as a nation when God will judge his own people
-Israel, and will bring them by his mercy to repent and
salvation in Yeshua our Savior! Pray for this glorious day
on the Earth!
In the last month God blessed us by His grace to
witness to more than 500 people. We had outreaches in
Cleveland, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle and Las Vegas. As
always, in each letter, we share testimonies
from previous trips.
In Philadelphia, we had an outreach for 2 days. First day we
used to witness mainly to Russian Speaking Jewish people.
There, in Philadelphia, are almost 300 000 Russian Speaking
Jews. We chose a big Russian grocery store to share and
distribute Bibles. A lot of Russian Jewish people were
opened to listen about Yeshua as The Messiah and Lord, and
accepted Evangelical brochures. Many of them asked questions
about purpose of life, and sure, they received answers.
Couple Israelites unfortunately rejected to accept Bibles in
Hebrew. We also met a lot of people from different
countries, and were surprised, that so many Muslim people
were opened to hear Gospel and accepted Holy Scriptures.
Next day we went to King of Prussia mall. Some workers in
the mall, recognized us, because we witnessed to them
before. A person from Mexico got NT, a Turkish man got
Gospel as well, and an American young man and an Israeli
also received Word of God! With a Muslim from India I had a
conversation and dispute, and he decided to take New
At the end of our outreach, I met an Azerbaijani person. He
couldn’t speak Russian, but his English was very fluent. The
man was strongly supporting Islam, and against Bible. But
after long conversation, he decided to accept New Testament
for reading and examination. When I gave him the Book, he
took it, look at it, and kissed! I was shocked! A Muslim man
kissed New Testament! It’s a second time, in our more than
20 years of Ministry operations, by witnessing to thousands
and thousands of Muslim people in America, I saw when a
Muslim man kissed Word of God. Praise God! I prayed in my
heart, that Word which is Living Word of Life, enters heart
of the man and make changes to salvation. Amen!
Outside of the mall, we had on open air preaching. Most
people were passing without attention, but we know, that
Word of Grace, never returns in void. One woman, after
witness to her, responded that she is catholic. I was
continuing and said that she needs to become a real
Christian. She responded the same: “I am catholic”. I said:”
You must to be born again by the Holy Spirit to become a
Thank you very much for your faithfulness and
partnership, prayers and support.
May Lord- God of Israel, richly bless you and yours.
Shalom in Yeshua our Redeemer and Savior, bro. Igor
P.S. At the moment of my writing you this letter,
donations we received to support Bethel ministry are low and
not enough. Please continue to pray, and if God leads you to
start or continue send your contributions to help Bethel
Messianic Congregation and Ministries, please send it to
P.O. Box 360165, Cleveland Ohio 44136. We need solid prayers
and financial help. All donations are tax deductible.