"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 Congregation and Ministries

P.O.Box 360165

Cleveland, Ohio 44136, USA.

Igor Bagirov, Missionary and Pastor

(440) 532-1127; pastorigorbethel@yahoo.com


 Dear Friend in the Lord Yeshua the Messiah,

 Warmest greetings to you in Emmanuel’s Precious and Exalted name! (Psalm 57:5 and 11). I pray that you are well and that this letter will be a great blessing to you. I thank God for each friend who is sacrificially giving and remembering this work of the Lord in their prayers. I thank God for your fellowship in the Gospel, and I praise Him for your help in showing the Jews and non-Jews the love of the Messiah. Our service of love to Him among the Jewish People is pleasing to the Lord. (Mark 14:6c; Genesis 12:3), and we know that our labor is not in vain.

 We are in the last days before the Lord’s return. We know this from the signs of the times. The Lord Jesus is preparing the Jew for the time when He shall be revealed at His Second Coming to this people and out from the Jews to the Nations. It is the privilege of each believer on the Lord Jesus the Messiah to now have a vital part in supporting the faithful sowing of the Word of God among this people. Israel shall come to know the Lord Yeshua the Messiah through the faithful sowing of His Word. This sowing of the Word of God among the Jews with our prayers is linked to the prophecy: “But ye shall be named the priests of the Lord: men shall call you ministers of our God” (Isaiah 61:6a). Israel shall minister the Messiah to the Nations, showing Christ and his glory to the Gentiles. (Isaiah 59:20-60:3; 66:19).

In the month of September, the Lord blessed our ministry to share Gospel to more than 1000 people in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and in Cleveland.

In Sacramento CA, in a Starbucks coffee shop, I met a young Spanish speaking lady. When I shared Gospel to her, she said that she never heard it before. It’s surprised me, so I asked her if she ever read a Bible. Her answer was negative. When I offered her Bible, a manager of the shop interrupted me, and said that her worker not allowed to take anything during work time. I agreed, and asked the lady to give me her address that I could mail the Bible, because she wanted to have it. And again, the manager interrupted, and said that the worker won’t to give the address. I responded that it’s against rights of her worker. The manager became angry, because I said that I will wait until the shop closes that I could give the Bible after the work shift. I mentioned to the manager, who was as a lesbian, that it’s against the law what she is doing, and after that she allowed me to leave Scripture on an empty table at a corner. She said: “Leave your book on the table and if my worker wants she’ll take it”. I put Scripture and left, and prayed to God that the manager or any other persons would not take the Word and not throw it away. I prayed that this Spanish speaking lady would have Word of Grace, read and be saved.

Next day we had an outreach in Old Sacramento. The area was very crowd. Lot of people were there. We were preaching and sharing Gospel, distributed Bibles and Christian literature. Lord blessed us, even most people were aggressive. People did not like to hear the Truth. After we finished, when we were walking to a parking lot, a woman came to us. She said that many years ago she heard a Gospel in the same way as we do, and got small brochure about God which started to read, and after she repented and became a believer. The woman encouraged us to continue what we do. It’s really was a great encouragement for us. Praise God!

In an airport I met a man from India. He was a Singh.   I witnessed and he took literature. During my witness, an American woman was complaining that I was speaking about Jesus. I also met a large young group of orthodox Jews. It was surprise for them when I stopped them and started share Wonderful News. One of them accepted a small brochure “Hebrew search for the blood”.

In Cincinnati, when I was visiting my son Emmanuel, we went to a grocery store. While we were buying food, I heard that somebody was speaking in a very interesting language. We saw two ladies. We came to them and I asked in what language they were speaking. One of them told me to guess. I said: “Persian!” This was right. We started to have a conversation. They told that they are medical students from Iran, and they are Muslims. I revealed to them about my father’s Persian background, and that I believe in Jesus as a Lord and only the way to be saved. They were very open and interested. I offered them Scriptures and they agreed to receive. I went to my car and brought in Persian Gospel of John and NT in English. They accepted. When I gave Word of God, I said:” This Word will bring you to salvation”. One of them responded: “Maybe”. Praise God!

We continue work in Cleveland streets, our home base. It’s always very hard to witness to Jewish people, especially Russian speaking. Please continue pray for us and the work. It’s still a lot of work which should be done in Cleveland, Oh among Russian speaking people.

We need an extra support for this time of period. If God leads you start or continue support Bethel ministries, please send your donation to: Bethel Messianic Congregation, P.O. Box 360165, Cleveland Ohio 44136. All donations are Tax deductible.

May God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel richly bless you.

In The Messiah, Bethel ministries and bro.Igor.


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