Michelle Beadle Ministry Update

December 2019 

FUNDRAISING FOR CJF MINISTRIES

Many of you who receive this newsletter regularly are familiar with our current fundraising drive. I hope you know how much we appreciate your partnership with us. My prayer for you is that G-d will fulfill His word and bless you abundantly for being a blessing to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

We are currently looking for people who are willing and able to increase their monthly giving. Or, if you are giving to this ministry sporadically, we are praying you will consider giving consistently every month. If you can help meet this need, please call or text me at 210-410-1034 or send an email to michelleb@cjfm.org. I would love to hear from you!

I don’t have a cell phone number or an email address for many of you who receive this newsletter. I would greatly appreciate it if you would text 210-410-1034 with that information so I can personally thank you for your support. I would also appreciate it if you would text me a photo so that I can add your image to my contact list on my cell phone. I am a visual learner, so if I see your picture, I will never forget you.

SMILE.AMAZON.COM

Are you aware that for every dollar of goods you purchase through AmazonSmile you can designate a charitable donation for CJF Ministries? Just go to smile.amazon.com, log in with your Amazon username and password, and choose CJF Ministries as your preferred charitable organization. Every time you order, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to CJF Ministries.

ROSH HASHANAH, YOM TERUAH – DAY OF TRUMPETS, THE JEWISH NEW YEAR

Since the theme for our annual Erev Rosh Hashanah Sephardic Seder was Resurrection, I shared a brief review of instances in the Bible where resurrection from the dead took place. One of the Jewish women who participated said after our dinner, “I am so glad I came. I never heard nor knew of these things before.” She was not familiar with the stories of Elijah and Elisha raising the dead, the resurrection of Lazarus by Yeshua, nor of Yeshua’s resurrection. I hope you will join me in praying for her. 

The table setting for our annual Erev Rosh Hashanah Sephardic Seder

Notice the mock fish and the round challah on the table. The fish, especially its head, is a reminder of G-d’s promise, “ADONAI will make you the head and not the tail, and you will be only above and not below—if you listen to the mitzvoth [commandments] of ADONAI your God that I am commanding you today, careful to do them” (Deut. 28:13, TLV).

The challah is round, commemorating the anniversary of the creation of the world. “A round challah also symbolizes the cyclical nature of the year. It also alludes to the desire to crown G-d as king.”[1]

SUKKOT/FEAST OF BOOTHS/TABERNACLES

Since Sukkot is a festival all the nations of the world will be required to observe after the return of Messiah to earth (Zechariah 14:16-19), I always invite people who are Jewish and those who are not Jewish to celebrate the Feast of Booths with me, under my Sukkah. 

Kimberly, one of our volunteers, participating in a first-day Sukkah celebration.

ABBREVIATED MESSIAH IN THE PASSOVER MODEL SEDER WITH APPETIZERS

Enclosed, you will find a flyer for our yearly Messiah in the Passover Model Seder. I hope you will join us and make a special effort to invite your family, friends, and colleagues to join you. The cost is $18 per person, and the Model Seder will be held on the first Sunday in April, on the 5th. The program begins at 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of 5885 Fleur de Lis Drive in New Orleans. 

FAMILY NEWS

My daughter and her family will be with us in New Orleans this year, during the week of Hanukkah. She has not been home in a long time, and I am looking forward to seeing her, her husband, and my grandson.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT!

Since this is my last ministry update letter for the year, I want to wish each of you and your families a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Messiahmas, and shalom, joy, and blessings in the New Year. I pray the time you spend with family and friends is blessed, and that each of you has an opportunity to testify to others of your love for Messiah, whose birthday we commemorate during this season.

In Messiah’s Love,

Michelle Beadle

P.S. 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.”

As the Lord leads, please use the enclosed envelope to send a supporting gift preferenced for Michelle Beadle. Your contribution entitles you to receive a subscription to our publication, Messianic Perspectives.

[1]
Carol Kuruvilla, Huff Post.com, “The Spiritual Meaning Of The Food On Your Rosh Hashanah 1 Table,” accessed November 19, 2019, https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rosh-hashanah-table-spiritual-meaning_ n_5871258).  (Back to text)

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