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Shalom from Las Vegas! Although it is still spring time throughout the country, in Las Vegas it has hit summer! The weather has increased to the “O, Lord have mercy on us, it’s hot!” level. With the hot weather, though, comes “hot” ministry. We have been very blessed by the Lord this quarter and have lots to share!
Every year around March and April, we celebrate the feast of Passover and are so blessed of the Lord. This year was no exception! The Lord brought the most people we have had at a Seder (165) and saved the most as well (10). We were so excited to see 10 people raise their hand at the salvation call! We also had a number of unsaved Jewish people in attendance who heard the clear presentation of the good news of Jesus! Please pray for their salvation. If you would like to see some videos of the Passover Seder, please go to our website: www.bethyeshualv.org.
Rich has a new friend who is an executive chef at one of the hotel casinos hotels. We are talking about next year’s Seder in the hotel if the price is right. Please pray for the Lord’s blessing on this negotiation.
Veterans’ Passover Seder
Every year we are blessed to provide our veterans with a Passover Seder. The Veterans’ Home is the best in the country, and the helpers are wonderful too! As you can see from the picture, everyone loves our Simcha (Joy) Dancers (Oanh, Beth, and Claire)! The music and dancing set the mood of worship, and 5 five veterans rededicated their lives to the Lord! Chaplain Bob leads weekly services at the home and performs all the follow-up and discipleship, too. God loves our veterans!
One Jewish veteran, “Yacov,” joined our Seder. He fell in love with our group and was so grateful because he had not celebrated Passover for many, many years! He had just traversed the country to move to this specific home for the health care and was lonely for family. We became his family for the Passover! What a wonderful opportunity to share God’s love through Jesus, the Lamb of God, with a Jewish veteran. Please pray for Yacov’s salvation.
David, a Holocaust Survivor
Rich received a call from an old chaplain friend who had befriended a holocaust survivor, “David.” He asked if Rich could meet with him for he was 92 years old! Yes, of course! David’s tragic war story started when he was a young boy. The Nazis took his whole family—father, mother, and his two brothers—to Auschwitz. Only David and his one brother survived!
David is actually in great physical and emotional shape. He has no hearing aids or glasses—the Lord has blessed him with good health! He just needs good spiritual health. He listened to the Good News message of Jesus but usually does not comment. Maybe he is thinking about Jesus. Rich also left him tracts to read like Charles Halff’s “I Was Born a Jew and I’ll Die a Jew.” When David saw this tract, he told Rich that was him! I Rich told him he could believe in Jesus and still stay Jewish. Unfortunately, the misconception in the Jewish world is that if they believe in Jesus, they are no longer Jewish! This is a lie from the pit of hell. However, most Jewish people believe it to be true because the rabbis say so. Please pray for David’s salvation.
Israel’s 70th Year Anniversary
The Israeli American Council (IAC) celebrated Israel’s 70th Independence Day this year at the Venetian. Many thousands of Jewish people took part in the celebration. Our volunteer team also joined the party with the Good News message of Yeshua! The picture shows Rich and Samson, a longtime volunteer of CJFM and member of Beth Yeshua, among the festivities. We wore our evangelistic T-shirts (“I Love Israel”) in support of Israel. We were able to be the light at the festival! We shared with 2 two Jewish people and actually in fact, met the elderly Jewish man who used to curse at us for many years at the UNLV campus! He actually was somewhat nice to Rich. Praise the Lord! Please pray for God’s blessing on our outreach to the Jewish people of Las Vegas.
BBQing in Pahrump, Nevada
Rich had a church meeting with Pastor Gary at Trinity AG Church in Pahrump. But first, our group went out to a BBQ restaurant. Low and behold, a Jewish guy sits at the table right next to us. He listens to our conversation and rudely interrupts us saying, “I don’t know who’s the crazier one out of the three of you.” We were talking about my teaching topic for the night, “Israel in Prophecy.” After a few minutes of verbal jousting, this Jewish guy stands up and specifically curses Rich and moves to another table in the restaurant! What a great witness opportunity for Pastor Gary to witness what we in the Jewish missions field have to consistently deal with! Pastor Gary was impressed with Rich’s response to the persecution! Thank God! We were able to share Yeshua with this Jewish guy, but it was not easy! Please pray him into the Kingdom.
Israel in Prophecy, A a Chronology
This is the title of Rich’s latest book is, “Israel in Prophecy, a Chronology.” We are at the end of the editing stage and getting ready for production. If everything goes well, it should be coming out to bookstores in August or September. Look for updates in the near future—we are very excited about this new adventure. Please pray for the Lord’s blessing on this book around the world.
Since the previous issue of Rich’s Reporter, 18 people received Jesus as their Lord and Savior through our ministry. In 18 years of ministering in Las Vegas as CJFM missionaries, we have led a total of 1,185 souls (including 65 Jewish people) to the Lord. We praise the Lord for using us to His Glory!
Please Pray for . . .
- More churches and individuals to partner with us.
- God to continue to open more doors for our outreaches: Beth Yeshua, UNLV, the malls, speaking in churches, referrals, and the dance team in convalescent homes.
- God to open the door for our own place to worship in Summerlin, Nevada.
Thanks from the Hills
You are greatly appreciated! Without your prayers and financial support, we would be unable to continue as missionaries to the 80,000 Jewish people living in Las Vegas. We praise God for you and thank you for your love and commitment.
If our ministry has blessed you, then please consider joining us as consistent financial partners. We need your help! Thank you, and may the Lord continue to bless you with His promise: “I will bless those who bless you” (Genesis 12:3).
In Messiah's love,
Rich and Oahn
P.O. Box 36156
Las Vegas, NV 89133
Phone: (800) 926-5397