Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Yeshua! 2011 was an awesome year for Shalom Ministry. Some of the highlights include the Shroud of Turin Conference with Dr. William Guy, the annual fundraising banquet with Jhan Moskowitz of Jews for Jesus, and the annual tour of the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. In addition, I have been conducting a Bible study once a month at the Anchor of Love Ministry Church in Pontiac where I share the Jewish roots of our Christian faith with about 10 to 15 adults and a host of children. We are grateful for the opportunities to minister God’s Word to both His Covenant People and Gentiles alike.
As we enter the New Year, Nicole and I would like to share some things that we are planning for 2012 with the Lord’s leading.
First and foremost, we are asking God to provide $40,000 for our annual support, half of which we must raise by July. Toward this end, we’re asking 80 of our special friends to join “God’s Brigade” by committing to a donation of $20 or more per month. In addition, we are looking for friends who are willing to host small receptions in their homes, where Nicole and I can share about the ministry and cultivate support. Speaking engagements will also help raise money; and if you are aware of a Wednesday night Bible study, Sunday school or even Sunday morning service, I would be available to bring a message. Finally, we would like to invite you, as our guests, to Shalom Ministry’s annual fundraising banquet March 2 at the San Marino Club in Troy. David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus, will be our keynote speaker.
Nicole and I are spending time visiting the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, meeting and conversing with the Jewish community. We are praying that the Lord will create many opportunities for us to share the Gospel with these precious people during our time there. In June we will conduct our annual tour of the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. Please come and join us for this inspiring exploration of the nation’s first free-standing Holocaust Museum, and its culturally rich and vivid exhibits that depict Jewish life and the events leading up to the Shoah (The Holocaust).
Please continue to pray for the health, welfare and salvation of holocaust survivor Michael Wise who was our speaker at last year’s tour. Our prayer is that the Lord will open his heart and mind to receive Yeshua as his Savior.
Some other events that we will be involved in will include Passover Seder presentations in churches and homes this spring. We are also planning a pro-Israel rally and an evangelistic campaign, which are on our calendar this summer and fall.
Please pray that the Lord will bless all of these endeavors and the individuals involved. May all Glory and Honor be to our Lord and Savior Yeshua, that through Him, both Jewish and Gentile people will come to faith in Messiah.
Please come and visit us any Shabbat at Congregation Shema Yisrael, meeting on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church, 3600 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Nicole and I would love to meet and fellowship with you personally.
Finally, we ask that you would pray and consider financially supporting our unique ministry this year. Please make out all checks to Shalom Ministry, P.O. Box 19695, Detroit, Mich. 48219, and designate your tax-deductible gift “for the Clarks”.
May Adonai bless you and your families and may you have a glorious New Year in the Lord.
In Messiah’s service,
Roman and Nicole