Bethel


When God called Mark & Rhonda to L’viv in 1993, He impressed them that they would have a ministry to the Jewish people, which He would bring to pass in the future.  Then, in 1995, God miraculously led them to a specific house

outside the city of L’viv.  At that time, they were looking for a house to rent, but when they entered the house, they had a vision and saw the house being used to minister to people – to the Jew first, and also the Gentile.  Therefore, they knew they had to buy the house and they vowed to the Lord to be obedient to the vision He gave them.  They negotiated with the owners and shook hands on the deal, but through various circumstances, years passed without them purchasing the house and the vision seemed to die once and for all when they returned to the U.S. in 2001.

When the Lord directed them to return to L’viv in 2003, He resurrected the vision He had given and spoke to them that they would buy the house they had seen in 1995.  The Lord spoke to them in numerous ways through the life of Jacob and they were impressed to call the house “Bethel” from Genesis 28:17 & 19, “How awesome is this place!  This is none other than the house of God…He called that place Bethel”, and 31:13, “I am the God of Bethel…where you made a vow to Me…”

To their surprise, three days after arriving back in L’viv, God provided the funds, through someone they had never met, to buy Bethel.

The next step was to meet with the owners of the house to see if they would sell.  Not only did the owners want to sell, but they said they had prayed and waited for eight years for the Blessings to come back to buy their house.  When Mark asked the price, it was the exact amount that had been given.  How faithful and awesome God is!  They bought Bethel and moved into it in September 2004.

After two years of waiting for construction approvals, and to the praise of Adonai, they laid the foundation for the expansion of the house in 2006 and began building the add-on structure to Bethel.  Construction has been done as the Lord provides for it to happen and it is our prayer that He will provide for the house to be completed and in full ministry mode in the near future.

There is much work to be done, though, before that goal can be reached, and we will have regular updates on this site as construction progresses.  We encourage you to subscribe to the site (which you can do on the top, right-hand side of this page), so that you will be notified by e-mail when updates are posted.  (You only need to subscribe one time to receive updates for the whole Blessing Ministry site.)

Responses

  1. Great summary of the hand of God on that house – to date. We are happy for you for how the Lord has drawn you to Himself and to the work He has for you in L’viv.

    • Thanks, John! It’s been an exciting journey; it always is following the Lord one step at a time, as y’all can attest to as well! Love you guys!

  2. Great ministry, G-d bless you in all what you do, it’s very rare in our days to be faitful but G-d is honouring this quality, so be faithful
    Daniel

    • Thank you, Daniel! It was such a blessing and pleasure to meet you in Israel and enjoy your tour of Nazareth Village. We hope to see you here in Ukraine soon, or someday, and pray God’s blessings on you and your family in all you do.


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