"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, USA

Igor B., Missionary and Pastor. Email: pastorigorbethel@yahoo.com    

Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master. Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer. Had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today. Hallelujah! 

Dear Friend in the Lord Jesus the Messiah, Warmest greetings to you in the blessed Name of our Coming Lord Yeshua.  Thank you very much for your prayers and faithfully support of this ministry to our Lord Jesus as we reach out in love with the Gospel of the Messiah to an increasing number of Jewish and not-Jewish souls in these last days. The Lord will richly bless you and give you His joy as you bless and do good to the Jewish People in His Name. We are privileged to love the Jews for the Messiah’s sake (Gen. 12:3; Rom.11:30-31). 

On March 31, most churches celebrated Passover. By the Bible, Pesach should always be on 14 Nissan (Aviv). In this year, by Jewish calendar, Passover will be on sunset of April 22. Passover is the first holiday and is also first in the Biblical New Year, because God says that the New Year starts in the month of Nissan (Aviv).  When Lord blessed the bread (Mazah) which was eaten in the day of Passover and was given to his disciples, He said that this bread is His body. The cup of wine, which they separated after the supper, which symbolized salvation, joy, and blessings, after the blessings of Yeshua-HaMoshiah, started to be His blood, spilled for our sins. This is the new value, which Jesus put in the Passover. Now, Passover has spiritual value for everyone in the world, who believes in Yeshua the Messiah- who is our Passover. “Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world! “(John 1:29b).  The Passover holiday is a great holiday, which talks to us about the deliverance of the Dead, so that we are the children of God, for which Lord Jesus the Messiah died on the cross.  In the Bible, we see in the month of Nissan (Aviv) 3 holidays in 8 days. First, it’s the Passover which shows us Lord’s death as the Lamb of God. Next day starts a Feast of Unleavened Bread which shows that we are holy in Him. This holiday continues for 7 days. But on the 2nd day of this holiday comes another holiday called First fruit that shows us the resurrection of the Messiah (1Cor.15:20). 3 holidays, 3 prophecies fulfilled in 8 days.  We can read about these holidays in the book of Leviticus 23. 

In March, by God’s grace, I witnessed to more than 1000 people. In Pittsburg, PA, we went to Strip District. It was Thursday afternoon, and very few people were present. After a while, we figured out that many of them were wearing Pittsburgh Penguins t-shirts. We learned that they have a game tonight, and we decided to change locations and drove to the stadium. We arrived almost 2 hours prior the event and found that several hundred people already were standing before one entrance. We immediately started preaching. After a while we saw thousands of people were walking toward the show. We continued to share the Gospel. People were ignoring and angry. Some were screaming at me, but it didn’t surprise me because more and more people in our beautiful America become against Christ my Lord. But I was so happy, when a little girl came to me and asked for a New Testament. We distributed on that day 3 NT’s only, but Praise God even for one. People were hurrying to watch the game, and it was more important for them than that salvation of their souls, unfortunately.

We also had an opportunity to have 3 days of outreach in Sacramento. Within these days we got a lot of “middle fingers”. Our third day was at St. Patrick day in Old Sacramento, where thousands of people celebrated this event. We distributed a lot of Christian brochures and some NT’s. One man came to me and asked for a prayer. He told me that he has cancer and wants to be healed. If not, he wants to die rather than live. I responded by saying that we will pray for his healing, but may the Lord’s will be done. Most important is salvation of his soul, and if he even dies, in the Lord he will live, because Jesus is Resurrection and Eternal Life. After that we all prayed.

Thank you for your partnership, dear brothers and sisters. If God leads your heart to support Bethel ministry, please send your donation to: Bethel Messianic Congregation, PO Box 360165, Cleveland Ohio 44136. All donations are tax deductible. Please pray to become our supporter by prayers and giving if you are not yet. Our ministry needs more financial help, and we need more faithful supporters. Remember that your prayers and financial contributions are a great partnership with this work for glory of the Lord-Messiah Yeshua, especially at this End Times period. 

Thank you for praying for my family and Congregation. 

May Lord richly bless you in this Holyday season, Shalom in Yeshua Bethel and bro.Igor.

Lord Jesus is risen- He is risen indeed!


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