"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 B., Missionary and Pastor

Email: pastorigorbethel@yahoo.com

 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 no 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 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.

As Covid19 is continuing, 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, Illinois, Washington, Oregon and Ohio. In King of Prussia Mall, PA within last 4 months, we witnessed twice. The first person, whom I met at the entrance, was Israelite. He was listening my testimony for more than 15 minutes, but unfortunately, didn’t take NT. I met seven total Israelites. Three of them accepted NT’s, but all of them were listened Good News. I met an Azerbaijani Muslim man, whom I witnessed a year ago at the same place. We had a good conversation again. I asked him if he is reading NT I gave last time. “Unfortunately, I lost when I was moving to another apartment”: he said. I offered him another copy, but this time he declined to accept. A Turkish man, whom I met, accepted NT in Turkish, even he mentioned that he is an Islamic man. A person from India, a Muslim, did not want to take Gospel, but young lady from China, who accepted Gospel of John in Mandarin and whole NT in English. I was continuing walking and saw two Islamic women. They were from “Palestine”. I witnessed to them and they accepted Gospel of John in Arabic and other Christian literature. Two African American women, who told me that they are Muslims, did not want to hear about Jesus. Anyway, I reminded them that Lord Jesus loves them as well and wished them Salvation. Also, I met several young Americans and shared Gospel to them.

In several Airports, I met different groups from Israel and Jewish people. An Orthodox Jewish family was very disappointed when learned that I believe in Yeshua. Another Jewish man, whom I started to talk, also did not want to speak with me when I said that Yeshua is the promised Messiah. Another Jewish couple accepted NT for themselves, and a Hebrew copy of NT for their Orthodox family in Israel. Group of 35-40 Orthodox Jewish people, who were flying from Cleveland to NY, also received the Testimony. I was speaking loudly and most of them were hearing about Lord. Some of them were angry, but everything went well. Praise God.

In Midway, Chicago while I was waiting my friend, I decided to sit and rest. Shortly after, a young man sat next to me, who was speaking in Russian by phone. He was unbeliever as he used “bad” words. I was praying and asking Lord to help me to witness. After few minutes the Russian men left. I am continuing praying and said that maybe its God’s will and somebody else will sometime witness to him. But after 10 minutes the same man returned and sat to the same place next to me. I understood that its Lord’s sign to share Gospel, and I started. God blessed, this man took some Christian literature, and we had a good conversation.

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 Ata!

In The Messiah-Lord Jesus ,

BethEl Messianoic Ministries and bro.Igor.

         

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