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News Update May 6, 2008

Shalom 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.”  

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Then He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet that I may speak with you!" 2 As He spoke to me the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet; and I heard Him speaking to me. 3 Then He said to me, "Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to a rebellious people who have rebelled against Me; they and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this very day. 4 "I am sending you to them who are stubborn and obstinate children, and you shall say to them, 'Thus says the LordGOD.' 5 "As for them, whether they listen or not — for they are a rebellious house — they will know that a prophet has been among them. 6 "And you, son of man, neither fear them nor fear their words, though thistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions; neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellious house. 7 "But you shall speak My words to them whether they listen or not, for they are rebellious.  8 "Now you, son of man, listen to what I am speaking to you; do not be rebellious like that rebellious house. Open your mouth and eat what I am giving you." 9 Then I looked, and behold, a hand was extended to me; and lo, a scroll was in it. 10 When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and woe. [Ezekiel 2:1-10 NASU]

The voice of one crying in the wilderness:  "Prepare the way of the L-RD;  Make straight in the desert A highway for our G-d.   Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low;  The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth;  The glory of the L-RD shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together;  For the mouth of the L-RD has spoken."  [Isaiah 40:3-5  NKJV]


Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. [Mark 16:15 KJV]


Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. [Matt 28:19-20 KJV]

We pray that all is well with you.  G-d is blessing us all the time. Be blessed, be healthy, be safe, be found in Yeshua.


Ministry News from Rabbi Jay Fielding at Beth Chaim Messianic Congregation.


Dear Southern Baptist Brothers and Sisters:


Beth Chaim is a Messianic Congregation in Marietta, Georgia run by three ordained Jewish Messianic Rabbis: Jay Fielding, Senior Rabbi and Founder, Aaron Evans, Service Leader, and Kevin Dangler, Worship leader. We began as a congregation almost one year ago June with about 8 people. We have grown to about 25 regular members and visitors each Shabbat.


We are an active member of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship. President Rabbi Worshill, Vice President Jay Isbell, and the other executive members and member congregations have provided us significant help, prayers and encouragement to empower our success. 


Eastside Baptist Church,, has become a partner with us in Jewish Outreach. They provide us wonderful facilities to meet in each week, help with facilities and church administration and finance, allowing us to focus on our congregation mission and objectives discussed below and on our website Dr. David Chauncey is Senior Pastor at Eastside and Reverend Joey Garner is our direct sponsor and Minister of Family Discipleship and Missions.  We are very thankful to our friends and partners at Eastside.


We recently had our first congregational Seder in partnership with Eastside Baptist Church. We had over 320 people, including Jewish seekers, Beth Chaim members, over 120 Eastside Baptist Church members and staff, 8 other church and ministry visitors and individual families who heard about our Seder from friends or our website.


I delivered an introductory message of the importance for the Church to incorporate the Passover and other Hebraic Holidays into Church life as sign to the Jewish people that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. The message also spoke to our Jewish Brothers and Sisters that God has always been concerned about our eternal life and the impact of sin on our relationship with God. We shared that Jesus is the true Passover Lamb whose blood took away the sin of the world and the need to come to Him in faith to receive eternal life and forgiveness of sins. Rabbi Aaron Evans led our Seder with a dais of Michele and I, some of our leaders and deacons and the leaders for the Eastside Singles, Dan and Sandy Fisher. Rabbi Kevin and Lynn Dangler led a magnificent Davidic Dance and Worship program incorporated into different sections of the Seder. With help from Eastside staff and Singles we set up 39 tables with the full Seder ceremonial materials so each guest could participate in the Seder with the dais leaders.  We catered through Eastside a great meal and a provided a full Seder Program for them to take with them.


We received very positive feedback from many of our guests and Eastside Baptist Church which has committed to helping us again next year. We look to outreach to more Jewish people to attend.


As additional background:

We meet every Shabbat morning, Saturday, for a worship and teaching service from  11:15 AM to 1:15 PM followed by fellowship with light refreshments-lunch. We hold special services for all the Lord's Appointed Feasts of Israel and other Hebraic holiday's within their meaning in Messiah! You'll be blessed by joining us! 


Our website has a wide range of Messianic and Discipleship teachings in video, audio and document format. We have about 5 regular teachers that rotate with me. I provide a Torah teaching almost every week that is focused on helping Jewish seekers and Believers appreciate Christianity's foundation on Jewish Tenach. Our mission and objectives include:



1. To provide a congregation that disciples our members, encourages fellowship and friendships, and allows Jewish and Non-Jewish people to worship, learn, and grow within the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith. We define Christianity as the extension of Judaism to both Jews and Non-Jews through faith in the Jewish Messiah.


2. To allow Jewish Believers and Jewish seekers an opportunity to keep their identity as Jews and come to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ as Yeshua HaMashiach, their Jewish Messiah for salvation. We teach righteousness and spiritual growth comes only from God through submission to the Holy Spirit living inside the heart of each Believer.


3. To be a humble servant to our local Church community providing resources, services, events and congregation to assist them in being more effective in their Jewish witnessing and outreach. In this regard, we have gone out to churches as guest speakers with Davidic Dance and teach a Wednesday night class at Eastside Baptist called, Jesus in the Old Testament”.

Rabbi Jay Fielding

Beth Chaim


Ministry News from our sister in Russia


Our vision is to see Russian Jews gathered into vibrant Messianic congregations being a light to the nations.




1.    Thank you for praying that we would be able to buy plane tickets from Siberia to Moscow.  We were able to find reasonably priced tickets.  However because of an internet glitch I also bought another pair of tickets, that I now need to return.  Please pray that I will be able to return them and get my money refunded without any problem.


2.    Last Friday evening 2 Russian women who live in Yekaterinburg (one of the cities in Siberia we will be visiting on our trip) and are involved in Jewish ministry came to Moscow and stopped by my house for a visit.  One of them has come to Moscow several times but it has not worked out for us to meet before.  This time we had a great time of fellowship and learning more about each other’s ministries.  They are very excited about our visit to their city and want to set up a meeting with others there who are involved in Jewish ministry.  This meeting was certainly God’s providential timing.


3.    On Saturday evening I attended a meeting of Messianic leaders.  Besides those of us who live and work in Moscow there were two visitors from Israel (both Russian immigrants), one from Canada and two from the US.  The meeting was very informal and I got to spend a good amount of time talking to the other English speakers.  It was a great chance to hear what God is doing in other parts of the world and to network with like minded believers.


4.    On Monday some IMB trustees were in Moscow to meet with those of us who serve here.  We had a meeting in the morning where each team leader gave a brief report about their ministry and team. Then in the afternoon several of us took our guests to see Red Square and the Kremlin.  I enjoyed getting to know these 2 men and their families better.  We are very appreciative of the work that our trustees do and the commitment that they have to our ministry here in Russia and all over the world.


Prayer Requests:


    1. On Wed, May 7th Donna and I are going out to see the facility that we are using for camp.  This will be an opportunity for us to make a deposit (they are giving us a 5% discount, which we are very grateful for) and to once again check out the grounds.  Last time they were still under snow so this time we should be able to see them a bit better. The volunteer team coming from the States has lots of questions about the facility so hopefully we will be able to answer them after going out there again.


    1. We have still not found a hotel for the volunteers who are coming in July.  I have never had such a difficult time doing this before.  We really need to get this done this week so that the team can start their visa application process.  Please pray that we will find the right place for them to stay and be able to make the needed reservations SOON!


    1. We have had a very small group at our English club the last few weeks.  Next week will be our last lesson for this school year and we will have a year end picnic after we return from Siberia.  Please pray that we will be able to connect with those who haven’t attended for a while.  We want to invite them and their friends to English camp.  Please pray for God to make a way for those who He is calling to come to camp.


    1. Wed, May 7th Israel is celebrating its 60th year of independence.  There will be many celebrations there and in Jewish communities around the world.  Please pray for God’s blessing on these celebrations.  This is a prime time for terrorist attacks so please pray also for God’s protection on His people.  As Jewish people around the world contemplate the miracle of Israel’s re-birth as a nation, may God use this celebration to turn their hearts and eyes back to Him.


    1. Friday, May 9th is V Day Europe.  This is the date that Russians and other Europeans celebrate the end of WWII in Europe. There will be big parades at Red Square and other places throughout the country.  Another Jewish ministry will be having an outreach at Victory Park on Friday.  There will be lots of people milling around the park so it is a great time to try to engage people in spiritual conversations.  I also hope to participate in this event.  Please pray that God will bless our efforts and that many people will come to know the true freedom that comes only through a relationship with their Messiah.


Thank you so much for holding up these important requests this week.  I couldn’t do what I do without your prayer support.  May God richly bless you this week.


In the Lamb,

Ministry News from Steve Kaplan at Jewish Outreach International


May 2008


“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”-Romans 1:16


PRAISE HIS NAME!-God bless you and your family!  Thank you for your support of our ministry.  Please pray for BOLDED names in this newsletter as well as other OUTREACH not specifically mentioned.  Please pray for our TUESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIPS, JESUS LOVES YOU T-SHIRT MINISTRY, a booth at the "Taste of Alpharetta" Thursday, May 15 5pm to 10pm (please join us) and a MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND OUTREACH which includes a party at my home Sunday, May 25 6pm to whenever (please join us).


THE DAY AFTER-Thank you so very much for your prayers.  Every time we send out our newsletter, we know you are praying because the most incredible things happen the day after we send it out!  Last month we wrote about me running into TODD (new Jewish believer)'s FAMILY all over Atlanta.  The day after the last newsletter went out, I ran into Todd's aunt ALICE (Jewish non-believer) and cousin LAURIE (Jewish non-believer who just happens to live on my street) at a local restaurant and it was the first time Alice saw my "Jesus Loves You" t-shirt.  Her expression of surprise was most interesting and she barely said hello to me.  That same day INA (Jewish non-believer widow) actually came to church with us for an International Missions Banquet our ministry was a part of!  Also that day, STEPHANIE (new Jewish believer) called me for the first time in three months!  I had met her while working out with RYAN (Jewish non-believer) at the gym sometime last year.


MOUNT VERNON BAPTIST MISSIONS CONFERENCE - JEWISH OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL had a table at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Missions Conference.  We equipped CHURCH members with Gospel tracts, Jewish Evangelism Brochures and "Jesus Loves You" t-shirts.  As a result of this conference, I have been invited to speak about Jewish Outreach and equip our YOUTH on Sunday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 14.  There were hundreds of people at this conference and about six door prizes were given out.  Three of the four people who signed up for our newsletter won door prizes!  "I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse;  and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."-Genesis 12:3


LUASANNE CONSULTATION ON JEWISH EVANGELISM - LCJE is a group of leaders from Jewish Evangelistic organizations who discuss relevant topics and network.  This year's meeting was in Boston, Massachusetts.  While in Boston, we had lunch in an Orthodox restaurant where many were challenged by my "Jesus Loves You" t-shirt, I was able to give Hebrew tracts to the five ISRAELIS working at the mall across from our hotel and my friend ABRAHAM and I distributed hundreds of Gospel tracts in Brookline, a Jewish neighborhood of Boston where I shared with PABETTIA (Russian Jewish non-believer).  On a previous mission trip I gave up my seat in return for a $400 voucher and a later flight.  I used that voucher for a $299 ticket to Phoenix and had a $101 balance.  I tried to apply the balance to my $421 ticket to Boston, but was only charged $21?  While at the airport, I told them what happened and the service representative laughed at me?  She told me to call customer service and she too laughed at me and said I had good "karma" and to forget about it?


ISRAELI PERSECUTION UPDATE - Praise the Lord, EDDIE and LURA were able to leave ISRAEL for their trip to the United States, they came to our party and even shared with our group during one of our Tuesday Night Fellowships.  SENATOR ISAKSON's office notified me they had indeed sent an e-mail to the American Embassy in Tel Aviv on behalf of Eddie and Lura!  AMI, the young boy who had a Purim package explode in front of him, is getting better!  World Magazine did an article about the persecution, and our names were mentioned on the front page of the April 5, 2008 edition:


“Again I ask:  Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery?  Not at all!  Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious.  But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring!”-Romans 11:11-12


PRAISE THE LORD - Several of my FRIENDS came to church on the Sunday our new Pastor, DR. AARON MENIKOFF was preaching and voted in!  Please pray for Dr. Menikoff and his wife DEANA (who both have FATHERS with Jewish blood) and their three CHILDREN.  They will officially join our church in June. 


OY VEY! - My friends and I went out to lunch after church.  I wasn't wearing my "Jesus Loves You" t-shirt, but  an obviously Jewish woman stared at me?  She kept looking and looking?  I finally realized it was Todd's aunt EILEEN (Jewish non-believer) who I just met at Todd's brother CHAD's wedding.  She  read the false article about me in the Atlanta Jewish Times several years ago, knew I was friendly with Todd and didn't like it?


BLAST FROM THE PAST - I took MIKE M. to the doctor's office on the other side of town.  I left him there and went to visit STEVE (Orthodox Jewish non-believer) who owns a store not too far from Mike's doctor's office.  I haven't seen Steve in a couple of years, but he was very happy to see me and thanked me for all the postcards!  He said his kids fight over them and he now makes them take turns on who gets to keep the newest one!  The whole time I talked with Steve, he kept staring at my "Jesus Loves You" t-shirt!  Pray for open eyes!


PRE-PASSOVER POT FAITH PARTY OUTREACH - We had some 30 PEOPLE come to our party including nine Jewish non-believers.  It was an informal party and the older Jewish people were most touched by the invite.  It was a great time of relationship building.  Over 100 other Jewish people were invited.  Please pray they were still touched and come to our future events, especially the TUESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIPS.


OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES - Todd and I went to Carvel.  There were two obviously Jewish WOMEN and several CHILDREN wearing EPSTEIN SCHOOL (local Jewish day school) shirts.  A 10 year old boy asked (in front of the women and others), "Why do you have "Jesus" with the Jewish star?"  I answered, "Because, Jesus is our Jewish Messiah!"  He said, "Oh, I didn't know that?"  I said, "Well, now you do!"


TASTE OF MARIETTA - We had a booth at the "Taste of Marietta".  We had the Israeli flag flying, gave out Gospel materials and about 400 "Jesus Loves You" t-shirts!  PEOPLE (Jew and Gentile) walked up to us all day and we were able to share many times!  A big thanks to BRUCE and LINDA for helping staff the booth!


JESUS LOVES YOU T-SHIRTS - STEVE (Jewish believer) just took 200 Spanish "Jesus Loves You" t-shirts to equip believers in Mexico!  To the best of my record keeping, we have equipped over 10,000 believers with English, Spanish and Russian "Jesus Loves You" t-shirts in all 50 states and 45 foreign countries worldwide!


GOD ANSWERS PRAYER - Several years ago I was told a Jewish woman worked at my church as an assistant teacher for the Mother's Morning Out Program.  I asked if I could meet this woman, but was told she was not open and it wouldn't be a good idea?  I prayed for this woman and an opportunity to share with her.  One night MARLENE (Jewish believer widow) asked me to go to dinner with her and INA (Jewish non-believer widow) who I have been ministering to lately.  I ended up driving them since Ina lives around the corner.  After dropping off Marlene, I drove Ina home and she invited me to her synagogue for a Shabbat service.  I've been to Ina's synagogue several times and feel comfortable there and mentioned to Ina she seemed to feel comfortable at my church while she was there a few weeks ago.  Ina told me she used to live near the church and voted there all the time as well as work in the Mother's Morning Out Program!  You could have knocked me over with a feather!


Jewish Outreach International

PO Box 720375

Atlanta, Georgia 30328

News From A New Member “By His Word Ministry”


The Purpose of By His Word Ministry


1.    To teach the body of Yeshua (believers) that we are grafted into Israel, not the other way around, as shown in Ephesians 3:6, Ephesians 5:23 and 1 Corinthians 12:27.

2.    To show that all of G-D's (YHVH) commandments are for all of Israel.

3.    To show that Yeshua (Jesus) said that I and the father are one. If you love me you will keep my commandments.

4.    To show that all scripture is to teach us how to walk with the Lord.

5.    To show that Yeshua and Paul kept and taught the Torah.

6.    To teach the customs, idioms, pattern and pictures that the scriptures use to teach of the Messiah.

7.    To show that Yeshua is YHVH incarnate.



Hello, my name is Judy Rosenberg, I was raised in church and baptized at the age of 12. Many years later I had a dramatic conversion, then God gave me a hunger and a love for His Word and the Jewish Savior. I have studied the Jewish roots of the Christian faith for over 20 years. I am a graduate of Langston Bible College, and have studied with many knowledgeable Messianic teachers. I live in Myrtle Beach SC, and I teach Torah on Tuesday night at the Lakewood Camping Resort Conference Center starting at 6:30. Everyone is welcome to attend. I am available for teaching in your church, fellowships or weekend conferences.  What By His Word Ministry believes


1.  That the original Hebrew/Greek scriptures are the infallible word
     of YHVH (G-D).

2.  That YHVH is one. (That He manifests Himself as the Father, Son and Spirit).

3.  That Jesus (Yeshua) was born of the virgin by the Holy Spirit.

4.  That He died was buried and arose on the third day.

5.  That He's coming to get the believers that have the testimony of Yeshua and obey the commandments of YHVH.(John 14:15)

6.  That He will Rule from Jerusalem for 1000 years.

7.  That He will teach the Torah Himself and we will celebrate His Feast and Festivals.


In the very beginning of the scripture we see Yeshua (Jesus) on the cross, by the meaning of the Hebrew letter Aleph meaning God and Tav meaning Cross. As you see in the picture above in the red box the letters not translated in our English Bible. "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. (Revelation 1:10)" "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)"  



Please Remember The Local Flood Disaster News In Central Illinois 

From your SBMF President Ric Worshill


You may have seen the news about the flooding in North Central Illinois last December.  If not, I would like to let you know about one of the several SBC churches that was devastated by these floods.  Watseka Baptist Church is in the center of the flood area of Iroquois County, IL.  The water damaged the foundation and building beyond repair.  The floor of the church building sits about three feet above ground level and the water was up about three inches above the sanctuary floor.  The basement of the church was flooded and the classroom was moved off the foundation.




Watseka Baptist Church is a small Southern Baptist Church that is working the good work of bringing the good news of Jesus Christ in the Three Rivers (Southern) Baptist Association.  This church is very limited in resources and is made up of mostly senior citizens who have limited physical abilities.   This area has been resistant to the Gospel for too many years.  This church is working to lead the lost to the L-rd.


Watseka Baptist Church is a small congregation who have not been able to afford flood insurance.  The members are devastated as their church has been damaged as well as some of their homes.    


Watseka Baptist Church is the first Southern Baptist Church to license and ordain a Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship member as Southern Baptist Minister and Messianic Rabbi.  This local church was the first to use the SBMF Messianic Rabbinic Ordination Certificate.


Please pray for this small local church as they need to find property on high ground in the area that they serve and build a new building.  Their church building has been condemned.  They need the L-rd to supply as there are no funds available to accomplish this acquisition of property or build a building. 


There are other churches in this area that have been damaged.


Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.  [John 14:13-14]


The Church is located at:

Watseka Baptist Church

301 S. Second Street

Watseka, Illinois,  60970

Church Phone: 815-432-4400


Current Contact Information:

Pastor Richard Reeder Sr.         

578 E. Grant St.                               

Watseka, Illinois,  60970

Home Phone: 815-432-3796


Come join us in Indy this June.  Real food from the Tree of Life and good fellowship.

We are what we eat.  Feast on the Tree of Life.  Be filled with Light and Life.  Read the Word.

Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.  [Revelation 1:3  NKJV]


Baruch Ha’ba B’Shem Adonai

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!  [Ps 118:26 NKJV]



The 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.   [NASU  Numbers 6:24-26]


Shalom Alechem


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