Bethel Messianic Congregation and Ministries
PO Box 360165
Cleveland Ohio 44136
Igor Bagirov, Pastor and Missionary
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
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