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Shalom from Las Vegas! It has been quite the summer in the Hill household. We are very excited to let you know what’s been happening thus far this summer not only in ministry but in life too!
Beth Yeshua Shabbat School
While Rich is preaching the message at Beth Yeshua, Oanh teaches the youth group in what we call “Shabbat school.” Shabbat school is exactly the same as Sunday school in the churches. She teaches the children Bible lessons and also shares the Good News message. This summer she led two Jewish girls in her class to the Lord. She is able to take a lot of time with each child and thoroughly investigate their standing with the Lord. One Jewish family moved to Las Vegas with their daughter. However, within a few weeks the father got a much better job offer in New York and quickly left Las Vegas! But Oanh had only needed one Shabbat school to lead the little girl to the Lord! Please pray for the children’s new found faith in the Lord and for their sanctification process and maturity.
As you can see from the picture, the Hill family is very happy that Rebekah graduated from homeschool High School this summer! Although Rebekah encouraged the mostly Christian audience to follow the Lord, she also shared the Good News message of Jesus! We had a few unsaved friends who attended. The Lord also led Rich to read Rebekah’s poem that she wrote when she was 15 years old. It is a wonderful poem about “The Child.” The child has to deal with normal tragedies that occur during a lifetime. All types of emotions and the Gospel are expertly woven into the rhyming poem. The Lord obviously wanted our few unsaved friends to hear the Gospel in a non-threatening way. This poem was the perfect bridge to their hearts! You can find Rebekah’s poem on www.bethyeshualv.org. Please pray for Rebekah’s future in the Lord and our unsaved friends to be saved!
“Shopping for Souls” Mall Ministry
This summer we have walked a number of malls wearing our Jewish evangelistic T-shirts. The Lord has opened up a lot of ministry to the Israeli Jewish people running kiosks. Although we are able to share the Gospel with new Israeli Jewish people at these malls, we continue to run into many Israelis that we have already shared with. So we water the seeds that have already been planted! What’s so exciting is that most of these Israelis are happy to see us again! Some of them have received “I Love Israel” Jewish T-shirts that Rich gives out free, and they thank us again for the T-shirts. Both Rhonda and Beth received a free box of lotion from one of the vendors who told us to keep up the good work for the Lord and Israel! And he was not a believer of Yeshua! We always praise the Lord for the good reputation He has given us with the Israelis. Pastor Richard Cooper, a long time volunteer of CJFM, recently led a young ex-Mormon man to the Lord right there at his kiosk. He was just ready to receive Jesus! Please pray for this young man’s sanctification and for the Las Vegas Jewish community’s salvation and revival.
Unsaved Jewish Funeral
Rich received a call from a desperate unsaved Jewish woman from New York. Her Jewish mother had passed away and was scheduled to be buried in a Las Vegas Jewish cemetery. She could not afford the exorbitant amount of money expected by the rabbis to do the service. Rich told her he would do the funeral for a donation under one condition: that he would be able to preach the Good News message of Yeshua. She agreed and the rest is history! Actually, she was the only person at this small funeral who was not saved! Even the deceased was saved. So Rich preached the Good News to an audience of one, somewhat open, unsaved Jewish lady. Well, at least that’s what Rich thought. After the burial, the unsaved Orthodox Jewish supervisor confessed to Rich he was listening to the service and asked if Rich was a Messianic rabbi! Recently, his own daughter had been married by a Messianic rabbi and he was very impressed with him! It is truly amazing, sometimes you never know who is listening to your conversations. So remember, give glory to God with all your words! Please pray for God to open these two Jewish hearts to the Gospel.
Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum (pictured with Rich), one of the leading Messianic Jewish scholars of our movement, read Rich’s book, Freedom in Messiah. He liked it and asked Rich to teach a week’s worth of classes on the Jewish roots of Galatians at his Camp Shoshanah. Someone at the camp told Rich that Arnold had said that Rich was an expert on the Book of Galatians (Rich does not feel that way, but what a nice compliment)! Rich had a great time teaching about 75 Jewish and Gentile believers the intricacies of the book. What a joy it was to teach so many believers who wanted to go deeper into the Scriptures!
Since the previous issue of Rich’s Reporter, 18 people received Jesus as their Lord and Savior through our ministry. In 17 years of ministering in Las Vegas as CJFM missionaries, we have led a total of 1,150 souls (including 63 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, Jewish Roots radio show on the Internet, speaking in churches, referrals, and the dance team in convalescent homes; and,
- 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.
In Messiah’s love,
Rich and Oahn
P.O. Box 36156
Las Vegas, NV 89133
Phone: (800) 926-5397