How are you doing? We are praying for you and eager to hear from you. We highly appreciate your friendship and partnering with us in ministry. Thank you!
Talking of ministry, I am having difficulty knowing where to start. I have de facto four different “jobs” – leading Beit Sar Shalom Ministry (Chosen People Ministries partner in Germany), being the rabbi of Beit Shomer Israel Messianic Congregation in Berlin, teaching as a Visiting Professor in a couple of seminaries, initiating Our Jewish Friends Network in supporting Christians to share the gospel with their Jewish friends. So, four jobs with one missionary salary (smile). Sometimes even I do not know how it is possible to manage all this – only by the grace of God and his supernatural enablement. It takes a miracle, in fact, many miracles. Thank you for taking part in these miracles and in making a strong impact on two continents.
In February I spent much time in Berlin, initiating and supervising the restructuring of Beit Sar Shalom. We are making extraordinarily good progress. Our administration is growing stronger and our ministry staff (more than 40 altogether) is becoming more encouraged, motivated, and connected than ever. Praise the Lord! Even while in transition, we are growing in number. Just the last month two new people applied to minister with us in Germany. It challenges my leadership abilities and skills. I myself need to grow to lead this fast-growing ministry through this time of change. Please pray for me! I personally mentor about ten new missionaries and leaders. It encourages me immensely to see the fruit of this mentoring.
I also enjoy direct ministry. For example, recently at a Shabbat dinner in Berlin I met three Jewish people – an Israeli, a German Jew, and a Russian Jew (it’s not a joke – smile). God was working. The Israeli could not stop asking questions. The German came to our worship service and loved it. The Russian is very close to believing in Yeshua (Jesus). Please pray for them.
Our family is doing well. Inna continues ministering through teaching and worship. Elisabeth and Rose are studying diligently.
With love and appreciation,
Vladimir and Inna P