Saturday, July 29, 2023

Kassia Pereira Interview

What a blessing to meet Kassia at the women’s retreat this past April.  Since childhood Kassia has had a hunger and curiosity to know God. She found Jesus reading the Gospel, or actually He found her. The Bible became a passion and the people in the Bible became her people, her friends, brothers and sisters. Their lives became her inspiration.  Deep inside Shabbat had always been a mystery  and when someone told her she could not teach Hebrew because she is a woman, Adonai led her to Congregation Mishkahn David.  Kassia decided to learn Hebrew to read the Bible in Hebrew.  All the little details of her faith that never made sense finally clicked into place. Now Kassia is part of God’s story- her life is in the Bible ... she is counted with the stars!

Saturday, July 22, 2023

John Kanter Interview

John Kanter was born in Los Angeles to Jewish parents of Russian ancestry. At age 16, he trusted Yeshua (Jesus), the Messiah of Israel, for forgiveness of sin and eternal life. John has been involved in Messianic ministry for over 30 years. He has served as a Messianic pastor, para-church minister, national ministry representative, and radio broadcaster; preaching and teaching the Jewish context of the Scriptures to numerous churches both domestically and internationally. John is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary.

John and his wife Terry have a married son, Stephen, and a grandson Joel.

Enjoy his faith journey and some wonderful Messianic music!

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Paul Bukzbazen Interview

My good friend Diane told me she met an interesting Messianic believer while visiting family in South Carolina.   I called Paul Buksbazen and had a delightful conversation with him.  I know you will enjoy this interview!

Paul Buksbazen is a 4th generation Messianic Jew. His grandfather Victor Buksbazen started the Friends of Israel organization and wrote the first book on the connection of the Biblical Feasts to the New Covenant and Yeshua. It’s called the Gospel and the Feasts of Israel. Victor and his family escaped the Nazis and rescued many Jewish people from Europe.

Paul has had many insights about Passover and explains many of them during our interview together.  He and his wife Heidi live in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Michele Rosenbaum

I have known Michele for many years and finally got to interview her!

Michele grew up in a Catholic family and attended a Catholic High School.  Michele’s Dad died in 1983 and in 1986 a friend shared the Lord with her.  Michele gave her heart to the Lord and learned that she could be close to Him.
Michele married a Jewish man and she discovered Shema Yisrael Messianic Congregation where she served as Office Manager for a few years.  
In 2000 Michele was diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder and the Lord walked her through it and pulled her out each time she had an episode.  She has had a great quality of life due to her strong relationship with God.  

Today Michele is connected to “Angels of Mercy” here in Rochester.  They provide a boutique for women, providing them with clothes that they can wear for interviews and other functions.  They send hand-made dresses to various locations throughout the world.  They also provide information about the prevention of human trafficking.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Elaine Fawcett Interview

Recently I attended a wonderful Women's Retreat and met some lovely ladies from Rhode Island.   This is the first of three interviews that I did while attending the retreat.

Elaine Fawcett was raised Catholic and in her college years she was interested in science.   She met a scientist who believed in God and seeds were planted.  Years later a co-worker invited her to his church and she went to an Easter service.  Still not interested in Jesus, she felt more drawn to Judaism.  After her grandparents died she found out that she was, in fact, Jewish!  She heard God's voice say "keep the Sabbath!"   Elaine sought out others that keep the Sabbath and found a fellowship in Rhode Island.  She fell in love with it!  Today Elaine is part of Mishkahn David in Rhode Island (Rabbi Brian Samuel) and is deeply in love with Yeshua!