BethEl Russian Messianic Congregation and Ministries
P.O.Box 360165, Cleveland, Ohio 44136, USA.
Igor B. Missionary and Pastor
Shalom and warmest greetings to you from our God the Father and the Lord Jesus the Messiah. Thank you very much for your partnership with us. Thank you very much for your support by prayers and financial giving. May your faith never be shaken and may God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, God of Israel bless you abundantly!
Summer is over and we are just ready for the Fall Feasts – Tishrei month Holidays. On September 18 (Elul 29-Tishrei 1) , from sunset, we are going to begin celebrate the The Feast of Yom Teruah (Feast of Sounding of the Shofar or by Rabbinical tradition Rosh-Ha Shana- Jewish New 5781 Year) , and ten days later, we will celebrate Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and finish with Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles). All of these feasts have prophetic meaning regarding Rapture of the church, Tribulation, Repentance and salvation of Israel, and the return of the Messiah. The ancient rabbis held a similar view: “In the month of Nisan (at Passover), our ancestors were redeemed, and in Tishrei (Rosh Ha-Shana), they will be redeemed in the time to come”. Also they say :”And it is the ram’s horn that the Holy One, blessed be he, is destined to blow when the son of David , our righteous one, will reveal himself, as it said ‘And the Lord God will blow the horn’ .
In the month of August, we witnessed by God’s grace to more than 1000 people. We had an opportunity to witness in Oregon, MO, PA, and Ohio.
As always, you could find in my letter previous testimonies from other months as well.
In Sarasota, FL with a group of young men, God blessed us to share Gospel in San Armand Circle. We were standing in a middle of many shops and restaurants and reminded about God’s Love. Some people wanted to pray for them, accepted literature. Later, on the same day, we went to a Pier at Venice FL. Around 50 people were there. Some were fishing, some relaxing. We decided to walk to share Wonderful News. We witnessed to Arabic people and they accepted Gospel of John in Arabic. Russian family received a witness, and two young Americans accepted 2 NT’s. But most, unfortunately, didn’t want to hear how to be saved. They were too busy…But what are they going to say to the Lord when they’ll be stand on front of Almighty on the Day of Judgment?
In Chicago, Midway Airport, I decided to buy a coffee, and went to a small shop. I saw an owner and learned that she is a Palestinian Muslim. We started a conversation and she was very open, and accepted Gospel of John in Arabic language, and some other brochures. After that, when I was ready to pay for my coffee, she told me that its free for me. So, God blessed me too. A man from Vietnam got NT as well. I met group of Turkish people and they accepted Gospel of John in Turkish and other Turkish Christian materials. Also, I had a very blessed conversation with an Orthodox Jewish man. He was with his wife and several children. He was interested, even he said at the end that he can’t believe that Yeshua is the Messiah. After all he said: “Thank you”. Only God knows if all this people, Jewish and non-Jewish, could be saved, and we know that only Jesus is Lord and the way to be saved for all. Another Jewish Family was so kind to me until they learned that I believe in Yeshua. Our conversation finished immediately. The same happened with one Israeli I met in an airport. He asked me to walk away from him. But in Philadelphia I met a couple from Israel and witnessed. They were very interested to hear. They accepted NT and not only for themselves, but also for his Orthodox Jewish family in Israel. Praise God! The same happened with 2 young Hasidic Jews, whom I met. After short testimony, they accepted brochure “Hebrew search for the Blood”. We are continuing practicing witnesses at “Light stops”. It’s always blessing to share Gospel even through a window, or gas stations or any other opportunities we may have in the Name of our Lord Jesus.
Bethel Congregation is doing well. Thank you for your prayers and financial support, especially this difficult time. My Family also is sending you greetings and Shalom! Thank you so much for your faithfulness, kindness, prayers and financial support.
If Lord leads you start or continue help us financially that many people, Jews and non-Jews, may receive witnesses and Scriptures please send your donations to Bethel Messianic Congregation, P.O. Box 360165, Cleveland Ohio 44136. All donations are tax deductible. Please remember that we need a strong financial help.
May the Lord-God of Israel richly bless you! Amen! Happy Lord’s Holidays. Shalom.
Happy Jewish New 5781 Year!
In Messiah Yeshua our Redeemer Bethel and bro. Igor.