Michelle Beadle Ministry Update
18 OUT OF 22 YEARS OF MINISTRY STATISTICS
During my 22 years on staff with CJFM, I have seen Jewish people from all walks of life accept Yeshua as Messiah—the young and old, and those from secular, Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform backgrounds. Many Gentiles have also accepted Him as Messiah as we share the Gospel in churches, on the streets, in small group meetings, and door-to-door.
I began ministry with CJFM in 1994. That year I purchased my first desktop computer, a 386 by Toshiba. At that time data was stored on floppy discs. Although I am unable to access data all the way back to 1994, I do have records for the past 18 years, from November of 1998 through December of 2016. During that time, I was privileged to lead many Jewish people and more people from other backgrounds to a personal relationship with Yeshua our Messiah.
A SALVATION STORY
Of those Jewish people, one of the salvations that stands out the most in my mind took place in 2013. Years earlier I had shared “Messiah in the Passover” in a church in Hammond, Louisiana. About ten years after that, a couple began attending that church. The husband was Christian and the wife Jewish. This man tried many times over the years to share Jesus with his wife. He was unable to share in a way that she could relate to. When they began attending the church in Hammond, the pastor remembered our ministry. He gave the husband my contact information and suggested getting in touch with me. The husband initially contacted me through my Facebook page. We exchanged e-mails and then spoke on the phone. During our phone conversation, I suggested that the three of us meet sometime soon. Since his wife’s birthday was coming up, we arranged to meet at a restaurant in New Orleans to celebrate and get acquainted. It was a wonderful initial meeting, and I invited them to join me for one of my Shabbat dinners. After that, we began to meet once a week for Bible study. I also invited her to attend an Erev Rosh Hashanah Sephardic Seder at my home. It was at that dinner that she accepted Yeshua as her Messiah and Redeemer. I later learned that her son was already a believer and had been praying for his Mom for some years.
About eight months after her decision to follow Yeshua, her husband and son witnessed her immersion (baptism) on the shores of the Gulf Coast in Tampa Bay.
This is what she has to say about our ministry:
When I attended my first Messianic Shabbat dinner I was extremely moved. The transition from the Jewish traditions to the Christian faith was seamless and logical. It made sense, and it felt right. I later learned that the Tanakh tells us exactly who the Messiah will be. It tells us of the tribe, family, and city from which He will come. I learned that the Triunity of G-d . . . Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are different forms of the one true G-d. Like water, steam, and ice are all the same (H2O), but they each look different to us. There is no doubt in my mind and heart. Jesus is the true Messiah.
MEETINGS IN PUBLIC SPACES
As you are probably aware, another aspect of our ministry is sharing the Jewish roots of the faith in schools, Bible studies, churches, conferences, and women’s meetings.
What follows are comments by the principal of a local Christian school where I shared “Messiah in the Passover.”
At our most recent Parent/Teacher Fellowship (PTF) we had the privilege of witnessing a superb presentation, entitled “Messiah in the Passover,” presented by Michelle Beadle from CJF Ministries. In the reenactment of the “Seder” (the Passover service), Ms. Beadle gave us a poignant illustration of how each element of the service reflects the person and work of Jesus—the Messiah. The presentation was both brief and succinct, and our parents were thrilled about the program. Many said that it was one of the most, if not the clearest presentation that they had ever seen of how Jesus is pictured in the Old Testament. Congregations, schools, or any organization searching for an outstanding program that will both enlighten and educate their people on the foundations of faith in Messiah, would be hard-pressed to find one better than CJF’s “Messiah in the Passover.” Both Ms. Beadle and CJF are to be commended for their efforts to present Jesus, “to the Jew first, but also to the Gentiles.”
- Dr.Gerald Pember
Over the next few months, we are dedicating our time to a team building and fundraising campaign which will hopefully enable us to continue this ministry for the next 22 years. I will be contacting you very soon to discuss with you what we do and how you can help us continue our work. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or text us at 210-410-1034 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
G-d bless you. I look forward to meeting or talking with you soon!
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