"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 Messianic Congregation and Ministries 

PO Box 360165

Cleveland Ohio 44136

Igor Bagirov, Pastor and Missionary 

440.5321127, pastorigorbethel@yahoo.com

On YouTube: Russian Hebrew Christian

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.

Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 10:1. “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayed 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 April, by God’s help, we witnessed to more than 500 people. 

In Portland OR, which is a witchcraft capital, and the toughest city in America to preach Gospel, we had few outreaches. Satanist people, when they see us, come close and start call name of devil against us. By this they try to interrupt our message and scare us. But we have Lord Jesus and power of His Blood! We always call Blood of Jesus, and remember that our fight is not against flash and blood, but principalities of the evil one. A young man, who told us that he is a wizard, received witness, and by the end of our conversation, accepted NT. Very soon, somebody came from the back, and grabbed a poster with Scripture we had, to brake it. He ran forward, and tried using the knee to brake the sign, but couldn’t. He crossed the road toward coming train and put it under the wheel. The poster was cut by the train. Next, a woman came to me asking all Bibles I had. I felt, that something going wrong, and offered only 3 NT. She took them, crossed road, went to a garbage cane and put Scripture in. I followed her, and removed Scriptures from garbage. I also met two homosexuals who told me that they do believe in Jesus and one of them showed me Bible in “her” bag. God gave me wisdom to witness to them. But sure, they don’t believe in Lord Jesus of the Bible, but their fake “jesus”.

In an airplane I met an engineer from India. We had blessed conversation about Christianity, and he accepted NT. I also met in an Airport a young Jewish doctor from Toronto. His name was A. He is an orthodox Jew, and I had an opportunity to speak with him. I was wearing on Israeli T-shirt, and he put an attention on the shirt. So, we started conversation. It was long, but very blessed. Even A. became angry at me that I witnessed about Yeshua, he was willing to continue. I saw his eyes, and I knew that he was listening. He called me zombie and crazy, but was listening. I almost missed my flight, but I was blessed. On the end of our conversation A. asked me something to do for him. He said:” Please, witness to every person, every nation, everyone! But please, do not witness about Jesus to Jewish people! “I responded:” Sorry, but Jewish people always will be first whom I will witness about Lord and Messiah Jesus the Redeemer!” Romans 1:16. By this we finished the discussion. Praying for him that God bless A. to be saved.

In Cleveland I met couple. She is Israeli and he had a Jewish mother. They were very open to hear about Yeshua with some questions they had. I kindly responded. Hope that it was good seed!

Thank you for your faithfulness and partnership. Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for my family and my health. Please pray for our Congregation that we’ll be able to grow spiritually in the Lord. Please pray to God that we’ll have enough to continue and operate as a ministry. We need solid financial support. 

If God leads you to start or continue to help please send your donation to: 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.  Thank you for being our partners with this hard work, but so blessed as we share wonderful news of Salvation.




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