"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

Igor Bagirov, Missionary and Pastor

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

On Youtube:  Russian Hebrew Christian.

 Dear Friend in Lord Yeshua!

 Shalom and warmest greetings to you. Thank you very much for your prayers and faithful support of this work to reach to the Jew first (Romans 1:16) and in the same, equal way all lost people for The Messiah. Because everyone needs Lord Jesus who is only the way to be saved, both for the Jews and none Jews.

We read in Deuteronomy 6:10, 12: “So it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build.”; “then beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.”

It seems to me, that the Lord wanted to teach Israelites many things from the His Word. One of them is to have a thankful heart. It happens very often, that in our everyday life we do not count our blessings, but have bitterness inside from different problems. I am praying for you and for me that we will not miss thankfulness to the Lord for everything He is doing in our lives. In the time of Thanksgiving I am grateful, that I have you as my faithful partner and supporter. 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

 (Philippians 4:6-7).

The thankful heart is so dear to God that He fulfills this promise of inexplicable peace in a matter of seconds, minutes or hours – and continues on for days, weeks, months and years. When teaching Beth-El Congregation that the living God actually, really, truly, honestly, in face works in our own lives to make His principles and promises happen, I have often turned to this Bible passage and encouraged them to pray this way, with thanksgiving , especially for our Lord and Savior Jesus and hope of Salvation in Him. I absolutely know that He will reveal His mercy to us through this.

In the month of October we witnessed to more than 1000 people. In this letter I will write testimonies from October and as well from previous months.  The ministry was able to share Gospel in California, Pennsylvania, Illinoi, Washington and Ohio.

In Philadelphia, PA we met and witness to people from Albania, Croatia, Brazil, Nepal, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Israel and more. Most we met Russian speaking Jewish people. Lot of them were open to hear Good News about Yeshua. One Rabbi, who told me that he was born in Jerusalem, started a conversation with me when I told him that Yeshua is the Messiah. Sure, Rabbi did not like my witness to him. He asked me questions about keeping Shabbat, Kosher food and some more. But the most interesting part was that when we finished conversation, he entered a store where most food are not kosher and lot of pork on sale. By Galaha (Jewish religious law), a Jew, who is entering places where something is “unclean” for sale, also becomes “unclean”… So we see a big tragedy of Israel that they say what is right, but unfortunately, do not do Right! , and still are blind by rejecting Lord Yeshua. After that I met a Muslim from Syria who accepted NT in Araibic.

For the first time in our Ministry, we were visiting the State of Tennessee. We had an opportunity to share Gospel in Chattanooga, at Walnut Bridge area. We were blessed, because most people were Christians. Praise God for it. State Tennessee is still very conservative in Faith, and it’s very good for our beautiful America. But we also met unbelievers. Even one person, when heard that we are talking about Lord Jesus, loud hailed Satan. Most significant happened at the end of our outreach, when we met two gay persons. We had a very interesting and long conversation with them. They were open to listen, and asked lot of questions. But their position is that to be a gay is normal, and if God accepts Gay Style Life, they want be with God and want go to Heaven. Otherwise they don’t want go to Heaven. The gay person said that he believes that he was born as a gay. I believe God gave me wisdom how to witness to this people, and at the end of dialog he accepted NT. Praise God!

In Syracuse, NY we shared Gospel in Carousel Mall. We met 3 Turkish people, and two of them accepted NT and Gospel of John in Turkish. One not religious Muslim from Azerbaijan accepted NT.

Two people from Nepal got 2 NT. I met 2 African Americans. One accepted NT. A person from India got witness about Christ. During sharing Gospel, one American woman came to us and asked for Christian literature.

 Thank you for your partnership with

Beth El Russian Messianic Ministry and Congregation.

Thank you very much for your generous giving to support the work of God.

Thank you for your prayers for my family. Please pray for me and my health. The ministry is a very stressful, but very blessed. We also need more prayer support as well with financial help to cover our expenses. We need your encouragements. Without God’s grace and your help, we couldn’t do this ministry. Thank you!

 If God leads you to start or continue to help us financially, please send your donations to the Beth-El Messianic Congregation, P.O. Box 360165, Cleveland, OH, 44136. All donations are tax deductible.

May the God of Israel richly bless you and thank you for being our Partners.

Happy Thanksgiving! Shalom.

The Lord is returning—Maran Ata!

In The Messiah-Lord Jesus ,

BethEl Messianic Ministries and bro.Igor.


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