Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship
Updated January 27, 2007
to all. “The grace of the Adonai Yeshua Ha'Mashiach, and the love of Elohim, and the fellowship of the Ruach
HaKodesh, be with you all.”
News - Encampment is Coming in June:
bless the L-rd your G-d forever and ever!
O may Your glorious name be blessed and exalted above all blessing and
praise! " You alone are the
L-rd. You have made the heavens,
The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it,
the seas and all that is in them. You
give life to all of them and the heavenly host bows down before You. "You are the L-rd G-d, who chose Abram and brought him out from Ur of the Chaldees,
and gave him the name Abraham. "You
found his heart faithful before You, and made a covenant with him ao give him
the land of the Canaanite, of the Hittite and the Amorite, of the Perizzite,
the Jebusite and the Girgashite — To
give it to his descendants. And
You have fulfilled Your promise, for You are righteous. [Nehemiah 9:5-8
us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is
faithful that promised;) And let
us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of
some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day
We pray that all is well with you.
G-d is so good. Be
healthy, be safe, be blessed, be found in Yeshua Ha'Mashiach.
News from Jay Fielding at Beth Chaim Messianic Fellowship
Ruth, Our Sister Missionary In Russia
vision is to see Russian Jews gathered into Messianic congregations being a
light to the nations.
January 18, 2007:
Praise be to God who does above and beyond what we could ask or imagine.
This week of activities with the English club members was absolutely
wonderful-far above my expectations. We had a total of 30 Russians
participate in our activities. Some were able to participate just once
and others nearly every time. It was a great opportunity to get
to know people in a more relaxed English setting than our English club.
Some people really seemed to connect with Joe and want to keep in touch
with him. I hope that they will keep up those relationships. I
asked you to pray that God would bring some Jewish people to our group and He
did. 2 of my Jewish friends from Hebrew class attended the English club
on Sunday and one of them came to our activity on Monday and brought along a
Jewish friend. I spent a lot of time with her and hope to get to know
her better. Joe taught our lesson on Sunday night and did a great job.
He told the group about his experience in Liberia , which I think was
very interesting for them. Most of them, like many of us, knew very
little about this small African country.
On Saturday we attended a Messianic congregation and then afterwards a group
of 4 of us went to Red Square to hand out tracts and share our faith with
others. It was a very busy place and we were able to pass out 1250
tracts in the course of 30 minutes. We didn’t get a chance to talk to
people (except to give directions) but God’s Word was put in the hands of
more than a thousand people. Please pray that God’s word will not
return to Him void.
On Sunday Joe and I and 2 other friends attended a Christmas service at a
Baptist church. I didn’t get to attend a Christmas service on Dec. 25th
so I was excited to be there. It was a beautiful service with a
children’s program, bell choir, many special choir numbers and 4 (yes 4 )
sermons. Usually they have 2 30 minute sermons but this time they had 4
that were 10-15 minutes long. It was a long but really wonderful
service that we all enjoyed.
Yesterday, Wed. Jan. 10th, Joe and I and 2 other friends had a
chance to visit the State Duma (equivalent to the US congress building) on a
private tour with one of my English club members who works there. It
was a very interesting tour. Joe particularly enjoyed going into the
Communist party offices and getting some of their literature. And the
people who worked in the office thought it was great to have Americans come
in there. We were not convinced to change our political views but it
was interesting and a good opportunity to silently pray in the place where
laws of this country are formulated and discussed.
I am so grateful that God brought Joe here to minister with me this week.
He is such a blessing. I am also so grateful for Masha, a Russian
who served as Joe’s translator, tour guide and friend this week. Thanks
Masha. I also praise God for the Gilbert family who hosted Joe all
week. I know Joe really enjoyed being there and playing with their kids
and I heard that the kids really enjoyed him also. I am once again
awestruck by how well God works all things out for His glory and that His
plans are always best.
Requests January 18, 2007:
This afternoon, Jan. 11th, Joe flies to the Philippines . Please
pray that he will have a safe trip, that someone will meet him at the airport
in Manila and that he will get a few days to rest before starting his
classes. Please pray for his family also as they adjust to Joe being
away as well as making some major changes in their lives.
I also fly out of Moscow today, Jan. 11th. I leave here at
7:00 in the evening and arrive in Johannesburg at 9:40 Friday morning (2 hour
time change). So it is a long flight. Please pray that I will be
able to sleep some on the flight and that I will have a restful time in South
Pray that it will truly be a vacation and that I won’t have to be concerned
about any work while I am gone. There are several Jewish people that I
have stayed in contact with since I left South Africa . Please pray that I
will have the chance to get together with some of them while I am there.
I will have limited access to e-mail while I am gone so I look forward to
connecting with all of you again after Jan. 26th when I return.
Thank you so much for your prayers that have carried me through these very
Praises January 27, 2007:
Thank you all so much for your prayers for my time in South Africa . I
don’t remember ever having a better vacation. God richly blessed me
from the very beginning to the end. On the long flight from Frankfurt
to Johannesburg I was bumped up to business class and got to enjoy all those
perks. The best part of all was having a seat that reclined so that I
could sleep a good part of the 10 hour flight. My luggage arrived with
me and my friends, Richard and Vera were at the airport to greet me. The
weather was warm and sunny, with a few thunderstorms the first few days I was
there. I did my best to soak up as much sunshine and warmth as I could,
to carry me though the rest of our winter.
By far and away the best part of my trip was being able to reconnect with
friends there. In Johannesburg I was hosted by some American colleagues
who graciously gave me lifts wherever I needed to go. I attended my
former church’s Sunday service and Wed. Bible study. I attended a
prayer meeting for Jewish evangelism, and got to share there. I
attended my former Messianic congregation and was able to share there also.
And in between church services I got to visit my many friends in Joberg,
including a couple of Jewish friends who are not believers yet. And if
you know me, you know that I also had to fit in some time for shopping also.
My time in Cape Town was too short but very sweet. A South African
friend hosted me there and was a wonderful chauffer, tour guide and most
important friend. She is involved in ministry to the Jewish people also
so we have lots in common and really enjoyed our time together. I got
to see all my favorite sites in Cape Town , which is one of the most
beautiful cities in the world. I also got to visit with some other
friends there. A huge thank you to all of my friends in Johannesburg
and Cape Town who made my time there so very special.
My trip home was long but safe and uneventful. No business class this
time but I did manage to get some sleep on the plane. My luggage also
arrived on the same plane, which is not something that I ever take for
granted. The day before I arrived home Moscow got it’s first real
snow of the season so I didn’t miss much winter. Amazingly enough it
has not been too hard to adjust to the cold temperatures. The last two
days have been sunny, which makes a huge difference.
My cats, Ariela and Dodi were very glad to see me and of course I was glad to
see them too. Ariela has been very clingy since I returned. I
guess she doesn’t want me to go away again and I promised her that I
won’t for at least a few months.
Prayer Requests January 27, 2007:
As you can imagine, I have lots of things to catch up on and many projects
that I need to get busy with this week. Please pray that God will help me to
use my time well and to accomplish those things that He wants me to. If
you sent me an e-mail while I was gone please be patient as I try to catch up
with my correspondence.
English club starts again tonight (Jan. 28th). Please pray that
many will come, including our Jewish friends. It seems that the group
has outgrown my apartment and has become overwhelmingly non-Jewish. This
week I hope to meet with the other leaders of the club to make some decisions
about how to resolve some of these issues. Please pray for wisdom and
creativity as we meet together.
My friend Rachel, who has been helping with the English club will be leaving
Moscow soon and moving to a small city in Siberia . I will be very sad
to see her leave as she has become a good friend as well as a great ministry
partner. She, on the other hand, is very excited about finally getting to
start her new ministry. Please pray for her as she closes out things here and
prepares to move. She will be teaching our English club tonight.
Please pray for the many people that I was able to visit in South Africa who
have health issues, family issues, transition issues, etc. Also please
pray for the salvation of the Jewish people that I was able to visit-namely
Tali, Esme, David, Charlie, Beryl and Henia.
is good all the time. All the time God is good. I am attaching a photo
of me enjoying the sun in South Africa . Thanks once again for your prayers
that carried me through.
In the Lamb, from our
dear sister Ruth in Russia
Ministry & Outreach News from Rabbi Ken Alpren at Kol Dodi
REPORT – FESTIVAL - TEACHINGS - RADIO MINISTRY
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addition to our normal time,
12 midnight - 1 or 2am Sunday (no show Dec.30):
or listen on line at
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Ministry Report From: Pastor John Denson
at Shalom Ministries:
you so much for your prayers and support as we engage the enemy together pulling
down the Jericho walls. Donna
and I have been extremely busy as we start off this new year of 2007. We have
invested and talked with Jewish people on a regular basis; attended vital
meetings at the Jewish Community Center and tried to keep the day-to-day
concerns of the Jewish community.
attended the funeral of the father of one of our Jewish friends.
As we looked out over the crowd of friends and loved ones, our hearts
understood why the Lord wept over Jerusalem.
There were so many good people without Christ. The fields are ripe and it is time for a rich harvest.
So, please continue to pray for our upcoming August 2007 evangelistic
campaign. We intend to reach as
many Jews as possible for the Lord’s Kingdom in the metro-Detroit
communities. We still need
volunteers and team leaders for this significant effort.
Another outreach in our program this year is our “Messianic
Leadership Conference in “Black and White”.
There will be leaders invited to bridge the gap between both of these
communities. We will come
together on key issues and develop special evangelistic projects.
we are working with volunteers and team leaders which involve training,
training and more training. As
you can see, we have a full plate which does not leave much time for
fundraising. This is a ministry
all by itself. Perhaps, this is
where you can be an advocate for us by letting people know who we are, what
we do and how they may be involved in this unique ministry.
We suggest that they visit our website at www.shalom.com.
are excited to say that we are involved in an historical first with
Congregation Shema Yisrael. This
local Messianic congregation is celebrating Black History Month.
The event will be held on the morning of February 10, at 10:30 a.m.
The morning will be filled with praise, worship and special speakers
from various black churches in the metro-Detroit area.
We have invited media coverage to tape this event.
It is awesome how the Lord has caused all of these things to come
our dear friend, mentor, and brother in Christ, Albert Nessim went home to be
with the Lord this month. Albert
was and will always be a beloved Jewish believer who touched so many with his
gentle and wise spirit. We will
surely miss him. Please pray for
his darling wife, Ruth and family as they continue the work in Israel that
God has called them to.
again thank you standing with us in this ministry.
the Messiah’s Service,
and Donna Denson
Ministries has a new web site Please take a look at this site and see
how Brother John can help. Here is the link:
John has a new brochure to send out with speaking topics. Please
contact him if you are interested in having him come and speak at your Church
Detroit, MI 48219
[248 545 8800]
& Outreach News from Hal and Esther Garrett, First
Baptist Church Hardy, Cherokee Village, AR.
Trip November 2006
Refurbish Tabernacle in Timna Park, Israel
Team: Hal & Esther
Garrett, Jim Thelen, Brent & Linda Powell. Jan Osmond
special Thanks to everyone who prayed for us while we were in Israel and to
everyone who contributed funds for our trip and to each member of our team
for being true servants of our L-rd by giving of themselves to serve Him.
you Arkansas Baptist Foundation for your support and prayers.
May G-d Bless each of you and our work with His people Israel.
from across the Northeast Arkansas left Memphis on November 4, 2006.
They traveled to Tel Aviv and after spending one night at Baptist Village,
they rented a van and drove to Kibbutz Elifaz; which is about 15 miles North
of Eilat, on the Red Sea. The men put a new rope on the courtyard
curtains and on the Tabernacle cover. They took down all the inner
curtains and hung new ones after the ladies sewed over 120 meters of
fabric. They painted 36 cherubim, 37 inches tall, on each one.
New entry curtains were made and they painted gold leaf on the Arc of the
Covenant, Menorah, Incense Alter, and the Show Bread Alter.
WOW! What a
two days of tour. Two days in the Old City and two nights in Tiberius.
The team arrived home November 22, 2006.
Report and blessings from Rabbi Richard Geiger, Valley of Blessing,
are praying for another location to worship.
are praying for a member to step up
to serve as treasurer,
are praying for increased giving,
are praying for speaking opportunities
coming up (especially with an Arab congregation).
have been led to a person who will lead us through incorporation.
to the San Antonio Encampment This June 2007
The Ha'Kadoshim (the saints) Of The SBMF Will Gather Together
Annual Meeting News From Your President And Servant
Prepare for the SBMF Annual Meeting.
SBMF Annual meeting will be coming up soon in San Antonio, TX. We recommend that you contact the SBC Lodging Agency for reservations.
Phone Number: To Come Soon
Housing Coordinator: 615-782-8612
FAXED / EMAIL /
Faxed reservations should be faxed to the SBC Housing Bureau at
Mailed reservations should be mailed to SBC Housing Bureau at:
203 S. St. Mary’s,
2nd Floor, San Antonio, TX 78205.
for the meetings:
We will again look into childcare for the times that
we have meetings. There may be some of you who would like to attend but
you need help with your children. Please let
us know if you have childcare needs for these meetings.
Please let us know if any of your young adults that are attending would like
to work with the children as serving ones.
We have tentative plans in the works. As of this date we are scheduled to meet Saturday for
Yeshiva and Business meetings. We are praying that a Messianic
Congregation in the area will help us with worship music and a place to meet on
Erev Shabbat (Friday Evening) for corporate worship. If you know of a congregation in
the San Antonio, TX. area please contact me via e-mail. We
will be contacting the local SBC associations in the San Antonio area in hopes to find
a congregation who will give us hospitality for Friday evening Erev Shabbat celebration.
The dates for our meetings are scheduled for June 8th,
9th & 10th, 2006. Many of the brothers and sisters wish to attend the
SBC Pastors Conference that starts Sunday evening. We plan to have Davidic
Worship Dance training on Sunday afternoon.
as I looked at the living beings, behold, there was one wheel on the earth
beside the living beings, for each of the four of them.
The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was like sparkling
beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and
workmanship being as if one wheel were within another.
Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions
without turning as they moved. As
for their rims they were lofty and awesome, and the rims of all four of them
were full of eyes round about. Whenever
the living beings moved, the wheels moved with them. And whenever the living
beings rose from the earth, the wheels rose also.
Wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go in that direction.
And the wheels rose close beside them; for the spirit of the living beings
was in the wheels. Whenever
those went, these went; and whenever those stood still, these stood still.
And whenever those rose from the earth, the wheels rose close beside them;
for the spirit of the living beings was in the wheels. [Ezekiel 1:15-21]
wheels are on the move. We need
to grab hold and go along for the ride.
are on the move. We are speaking to two wonderful speakers. Baruch HaShem Yeshua.
As soon as we can we will give you some information about the speakers.
do want to thank the SBC Convention Relations Staff and the NAMB as they help
us with arrangements for our meetings and supply the room for our
meetings. They have been such a blessing to us. Please lift them up in
your prayers as they work hard to make the SBC Annual Meeting and all of the
associated events a wonderful experience for all who attend.
Pray: We are praying that we will be sponsored by NAMB to have a booth
in the Convention Center this year. We would like to let our SBC
Brothers and Sisters know who we are and how we can help them in this race we
run together. This would be a great chance for us to work with NAMB in
illustrating to the SBC Brothers and Sisters, how we can help as an arm of
NAMB. We do not know if NAMB can help us with this booth. We are
in prayer with an expectation of answered prayer.
all things you ask in prayer , believing, you will receive.
looking forward to seeing you at the 2007 SBMF Annual Meetings. Unless
we hear the Shofar sound and a call from above, "Come up here".
Then we look forward to seeing you up there.
Ha'bah B'Shem Adonai
is He who comes in the name of the L-rd.
and Prayer From Your President: Ric Worshill
pray that the L-rd shines His Light on you. I pray that He leads you to
the Truth in Yeshua. Be strong, be healthy, be safe, be found in
continue to pray for our dear brother Aslam (our NAMB rep.) and his family. Aslam's
daughter was involved in an accident in November and she was injured
severely. Please lift her up in your prayers. Also lift the Aslam
and his family up in your prayers.
continue to lift Rav. Jay Fielding and his wife Michele, in your prayers as they started
a new Messianic Jewish Congregation in Marietta, GA.
Shalom in Dallas, TX. (Rabbi Robin Rose) has a new web page. Please
continue to pray for
this new web presence to have a great effect on those who are seeking.
continue to lift up Shalom Ministries (Pastor John Denson) as their new web presence
illustrates their ministry to those who need to know.
keep praying for the ministry of Today With G-d. Translators and financial
support is needed to bring the message to those in nations who speak in
pray for our brothers and sisters who are working all over this world in
missions service. Our Brothers and Sisters in the International Mission
Board, the North American Mission Board and all the missionaries, all over the
pray for Brother John Denson and myself as we work to secure a solid ministry
and evangelism partnership with our Brothers and Sisters in the SBC African
pray for Vice President Jay Isbell, myself and the SBMF Executive Board, as we
work with Aslam Masih and the North American Mission Board, to make your SBMF
more resourceful to you in your ministries.
Please Pray: We are praying that we will be able to be sponsored by NAMB
so we can have a
booth in the Convention Center this year. We would like to let our SBC
Brothers and Sisters know who we are and how we can help them in this race we
run together, leading the nations and our Jewish kinsman to Yeshua.
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of G-d unto
salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the
Greek. For therein is the
righteousness of G-d revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just
shall live by faith. [Rom 1:16-17 KJV]
am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with
me in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my
heart. For I could wish that I
myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my
kinsmen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom belongs the
adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law
and the temple service and the promises, whose are the fathers, and from whom
is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, G-d blessed forever.
[Romans 9:1-5 NASU]
therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name
of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all
that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the
age. [Matt 28:19-20
there is no difference between Jew and Gentile, the same Lord is Lord of all
and richly blesses all who call on him, for, Everyone who calls on the name
of the Lord will be saved. [Rom
out the below SBMF recommended Messianic ministries for details of .
Members Ministries, Congregations and Worship Service Information
Avraham Messianic Congregation
Christian - Jewish Unity
Riverside County area of
Avraham Messianic Fellowship
Side of Central Nashville, TN.
of Israel Congregation
Institute Of Jewish Studies
A Ministry Of
Eternal Life Style Ministries
Some of the above web sites have SBMF
members attending or associated with those ministries. Some of these above
ministries are not directly SBMF members as a congregations or ministries. The
member of those ministries may be a member of the SBMF.
Not all of our affiliated Messianic congregations or our member's
ministries have web sites. Some of our members have not yet
requested us to post links to their web sites. If you are a member
of the SBMF and would like a link to your web site posted and linked,
please contact us at the SBMF.
Our intention is to support our SBMF
members in their ministries.
Ysrael Adonai Elohaunoo, Adonai Echad
Israel the L-rd our G-d, the L-rd is One
Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood — and He has
made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father —
to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even
those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over
Him. So it is to be. Amen. "I
am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, " who is and who
was and who is to come, the Almighty." [Rev 1:5-8 NASU]
was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice
like the sound of a trumpet, saying, " Write in a book what you see,
and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to
Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."
Then I turned to see the
voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw [Rev
it is about position. John
heard, he turned, and he saw. To
truly see you need to turn to Yeshua. I heard - I turned - I saw - I
found the L-rd.
L-rd is knocking at the door of your heart.
Will you let him in?
Shem K'vod Malchooto lay'olam vay'ed
His Glorious Name Whose Kingdom is Forever and ever
L-rd bless you, and watch over you; The L-rd make His face
shine on you, and be gracious to you; The L-rd lift up His
countenance on you, and give you peace.
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