Michelle Beadle Ministry Update
HURRICANES KATRINA, HARVEY, AND IRMA
Harry was born and raised in NYC. He and his brother moved to New Orleans looking for better opportunities. He was a dental lab technician, having learned the trade in the military. He married a Catholic woman, bought a house in New Orleans, and had a family. After many years, his wife passed away, and then disaster struck. Although his home did not flood during Hurricane Katrina, he was stuck on I-10 for two days waiting for a bus to pick him up so he could get out of New Orleans. Finally, the bus arrived, but in the meantime, he sprained his ankle. Upon his arrival in Houston, without any assistance, he hobbled to the Astrodome in great pain. He was in his 80’s at the time and still working full time making dental implants. At the Astrodome, he met a woman he called his angel. She invited Harry to take shelter in her home and helped him contact his family in NYC. After spending time in New York, he returned to New Orleans and continued working.
Our disaster relief team, working on Harry’s home.
A Christian woman who worked with him had told me about him many years earlier. Every year we invited him to my home for Passover to no avail. When he returned to New Orleans from NYC, I visited him in his office and invited him once again to come to a Seder at my home. This time he accepted. Not long thereafter, he gave his heart to Messiah.
Times of turmoil provide opportunities for ministry. People experiencing disaster often become open to the L-rd for the first time.
If you are receiving this newsletter and live in Texas or Florida, take heart. G-d will see you through this disaster and will use you in the lives of others if you allow Him to. We have a living hope which nothing can destroy.
But in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Messiah Yeshua our Lord (Rom. 8:37-39 TLV).
CROSSROADS TO CHRIST – A LOCAL CHURCH WITH A BURDEN FOR ISRAEL
I have recently come across Christian leaders who have been saying, if they wish to see revival, they must start blessing Israel—by praying for us, helping those with financial needs, defending us from unwarranted attack and anti-Semitism and, most of all, by reaching out with the Good News (see Romans 1:16; 10:14).
There is a church in the greater New Orleans area that is doing just that. I recently had the opportunity to share “Jesus in the Spring Feasts of Israel” during a Sunday morning service. After hearing the message, two young ladies prayed with me to receive Jesus as their Savior. The year before, I shared “Jesus in the Feast of Tabernacles” at this church. At that meeting, seven people gave their hearts to Messiah.
Pastor Jim and his wife Claudia have discovered the blessings which come as a result of blessing the Jewish people.
Trent and Marla Clinesmith & Pastor Jim and Claudia Woodard
If you are interested in learning more about them, you can visit their newly launched website, www.hebrewwordpics.com/store/ centered on teaching paleo Hebrew.
God is on the move. If you desire to experience revival at your church, test the L-rd. Begin to support our ministry and see what He does. I can assure you He is faithful to His Word and will be faithful to bring blessings your way.
“I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you” (Gen. 12:3).
“For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual blessings, they also ought to serve them [the Jewish people] in material blessings” (Rom. 15:27 TLV).
In July I was privileged to join my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson at an annual Messianic Jewish conference. We were graced with the presence of Miqedem, a Messianic Jewish worship band based in Tel Aviv, Israel. If you are interested in hearing their music you can tune in to this website: www.miqedem.bandcamp.com/releases
Their music is an interesting blend of Jewish and Arab sounds.
The main speaker for Shabbat was Canon Andrew White, an Anglican Vicar from England whose ministry focuses on reconciliation. He has been the pastor of a church in Bagdad and currently resides in Jerusalem.
There was also a presentation by Toby Janicki, the author of The Way of Life – Didache: A New Translation and Messianic Jewish Commentary—a late first-century, early second-century document on the teachings of the Twelve Apostles to the Gentiles. If you are interested in learning how Gentiles fit into the original Messianic movement, you may be interested in reading this book.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT
Thank you for being such an integral part of our ministry through your prayers and financial gifts. As you have blessed us may you also be blessed. Your partnership enables us to continue sharing His love with "the Jewish people first and also the Gentiles.”
In Messiah’s Love,
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