Monday, December 9, 2013

Urgent request for prayer from Ukraine

Dear All,

    Below is an urgent request for prayer from Sasha Popazov from Odessa, Ukraine. He leads the Messianic congregation, Gates of Zion, which we helped to found in 1995 and which we remain senior leaders of. The situation in Ukraine is deteriorating as you can see from his plea. Thanks for your persistent prayer for Sasha, for Gates of Zion and for the approximately 20 congregations from Ukraine that are part of the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS). As the European representative for the IAMCS including Eastern Europe, I urge you to take this matter very seriously and to send in words of encouragement that I can forward on to Sasha. Blessings and Shalom. David Schneier

Shalom dear David!
We see now real fight for future of Ukraine. The mane fight in Kiev. In Odessa approximately peaceful. We need a lot of prayer now for wisdom and peace in the country. Any moment can provoke civil war or division of Ukraine unto two or more parts. I know that many families have fight inside of it, because one part of family for Russia, but different part for Europe.
Because of political instability we have some problems with place of meeting for congregation. It is normal for now, but director told us, that any moment everything can change. We need prayer about it. In general we doing good for now. Thank you for prayers and encouragement we have because of you.
With love, Sasha.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Men dancing in Birmingham

   As I promised, the men were dancing with the Torah in Birmingham, AL on Shabbat. The Lord is on the move! You can join us on live stream every Friday night at 7:30 pm on (click on media and then live stream). Blessings from David & Leslye Schneier and Beth Hallel Birmingham

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

One New Man Celebration

You can watch the service by live stream at Just press the media button and then the live stream button. The service is at 7:30 PM central time each Friday night Shalom, David & Leslye Schneier
Hi, everyone. Leslye and I are based in Birmingham, AL now as leaders of Beth Hallel Birmingham. We will still be connecting with and encouraging Messianic European congregations and taking short term missions trips there (April - Odessa, Ukraine; May - Brussels, Belgium). Let us know if you are interested. Our services are live-streamed every Friday evening at 7:30 pm central time. You just have to go to and click on the media button and then on live stream button. The services are archived as well on our site. Shalom. David & Leslye Schneier

Monday, October 28, 2013

    For those of you who do not know the man on the left in the photo, it's Rabbi Frank Lowinger of Buffalo, NY. Frank is the Chairman of the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS). I have served on the IAMCS Steering Committee since 2007 and I have been the representative of IAMCS in Europe for the last 6 years. Frank and I are in Odessa, Ukraine right now preparing to travel tomorrow to Nikolaiv to help lead the IAMCS leadership conference there. Please pray for us and all those who will attend the conference over the next three days. We will be returning to Odessa on Thursday. On Friday we will be visiting several orphanages followed by a banquet for Holocaust survivors many of whom have found faith in Yeshua through the love and kindness of our congregation, Gates of Zion.

   Please pray for Leslye and I as we prepare to move our base on November 6th to Birmingham, Alabama. We will lead Beth Hallel Birmingham and continue our international ministry from that congregational base. Love and Shalom. David Schneier

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Back to France and on to Birmingham

I am flying back to France today, arriving on October 14th - our 40th anniversary to join Leslye in Paris!! At the end of October I will be in Ukraine (from October 26th to November 4th) at our IAMCS leadership conference in Nikolaiv and in Odessa with Gates of Zion Messianic Congregation which we helped plant in 1995. On November 6th we fly and move to Birmingham, AL to lead Beth Hallel Birmingham Messianic Congregation. We are being installed on November 8th and all are invited. Our international European base connected to the IAMCS (where I am responsible for approxiately 30 congregations) will relocate to Birmingham as well. So a lot of change after 18 years living in Europe but the work will continue supporting the Messianic movement in Europe and taking up the positions of Rabbi and Rebbetzin in Birmingham. Please pray for our travels, the leadership conference in Ukraine, our move to Birmingham and finding a home there. Shalom. David Schneier

[The address of Beth Hallel Birmingham is 2230 Sumpter St., Hoover, AL]

Monday, September 30, 2013

Messianic church arising in Zagreb, Croatia

We have spent the last three days in Croatia teaching and sharing at a locally led Jewish roots conference. Every session was packed out, full of awesome Jewish praise, worship and dance. It was wonderful to see a church walking in a common destiny with the Jewish people. This connection was established by the Pastor searching the internet for someone who could help with his vision for raising up a Messianic church in Zagreb. He came upon Yura Korshun in Nikolaiv and invited him and later Sasha Popazov from Odessa and Viktor Vilensky from Crimea to Zagreb and the rest is history. Yura, Sasha and Viktor are part of International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS) which has 28 members in Europe and 140 worldwide. I have been the representative of the IAMCS in Europe since 2007 and am so delighted to see what the Lord is doing in Zagreb. Shalom, David Schneier

                                                             The old city in Zagreb

Monday, September 16, 2013

Dear Friends of the Schneiers,

    We are about to return to Europe so here is an update of what has happened there this past spring and an exciting development in our international ministry to the Jewish people.

    This past spring has been awesome especially at our leadership conferences in Yevapatoria, Ukraine and Paris, France and at a worship/prophetic conference/concert with Paul Wilbur and Chuck Pierce in Paris as well.

  I, David, helped lead a leadership conference with Pastor Barry Boucher (from Canada) in Ukraine from April 22-25th. We are really a one new man team! I spent two weeks in Ukraine so I had more time to interact with Messianic leaders and our congregation in Odessa. Our upcoming conferences are in Nikolaiv at the end of October 2013 and Odessa at the end of April, 2014.  Anyone of you could participate in the leadership conferences and western Ukraine trip by getting in touch with me at In Odessa there are opportunities to encourage and listen to survivors of the Holocaust, bless orphans in the 6-8 orphanages we serve in and to participate in the revival of Messianic Jewish outreach and congregations there.

   Back to Yevapatoria - We had 160 leaders and congregants plus many children attend the 3 day conference. I spent a lot of my time sharing about loyalty especially as a necessary foundation for revival. The relationships amongst congregations and leaders active in the Messianic movement in Ukraine who are part of the IAMCS (International Alliance of Messianic Congregations & Synagogues continue to grow deeper as we hope to establish a strong Messianic movement there.
Men dancing in Crimea
    After the conference we returned to Odessa to bless Holocuast survivors, orphans and gather together for Shabbat. It was so touching to be with the survivors, orphans and members of our congregation which we helped plant in 1995, some 18 years ago.
Banquet for Holocaust Survivors in Odessa
   Following the conference in Ukraine, I returned to Paris where Leslye and I and the Messianic congregation El Bethel, led by Messianic Rabbi Emmanuel Rodriguez, organized a 3 day Messianic leadership conference there. About 150 people attended from England, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia, France, Italy and Switzerland. The highlight of the conference was the presentation of a Torah scroll to the congregation by Messianic Rabbis Tzahi Shapira from the US. Great celebration broke out and relationships amongst some of the leaders were healed. Here is a link to a video of the presentation. A week later the same Torah was carried through a gathering of over 2,000 people during a worship and prophetic conference in Paris led by Paul Wilbur and Chuck Pierce.
Torah donated to Paris IAMCS congregation, El Bethel

Torah processional at Paul Wilbur and Chuck Pierce Conference in Paris

   Right now were are preparing to return to Europe for our first trip to Croatia where we will be celebrating Sukkot with a church there that loves the Jewish people, the Feasts of the Lord and the Land of Israel. We will also be in Nikolaiv, Ukraine in late October for an IAMCS leadership conference. The Chairman of the IAMCS, Rabbi Frank Lowinger, will be attending and teaching. Please pray for that Holy Spirit lead and fill us during this time of teaching, worship and fellowship. After the conference we will be hosting a gathering of Holocaust Survivors in Odessa and ministering to orphans.
Zagreb, Croatia
   We so appreciate you continued prayers and support of our work in Europe. As we write this e-mail we begin a transition in our ministry which the Lord has opened up to us much like our call to Ukraine and then to Paris. We have moved from being lawyers in the DC area to planting congregations in Ukraine and then to encouraging the Messianic movement in all of Europe from Paris. The Lord has called us to move our international ministry base to Birmingham, AL where we will lead the Beth Hallel Birmingham Messianic Congregation while continuing our outreach to the Jews of Europe. The congregation has agreed to let us continue our work in Europe but it will be your financial support that will keep this ministry going because Beth Hallel is rebuilding and is not in a position to underwrite our efforts.

    We had seen great progress in Europe in the last 18 years and your monthly and annual gifts will undergird the continued growth of the Messianic movement there. Beth Hallel is not in a position to to make a financial commitment and we explained to them that we cannot abandon those whom we have served for almost 20 years. So it seems we will do both with your continued support for the international work. Please see this as another door the Lord is taking us through which you can continue to be a part of. Thanks so much for your faithfulness over all these years and please join us as our work goes global. Our vision is that the partnership of our European ministry (we call it the Messianic Initiative) and Beth Hallel Birmingham will bring forth a new wineskin for the Messianic movement that focuses on reaching the Jewish people through congregational life, outreach at home and abroad, abundant worship and praise, a "one new man" environment in spirit and in truth and an expectation of a strong move of the Holy Spirit as the normal course of Messianic Jewish life. If you want to continue to be a partner in our work in Europe, here is how you can do that:

Please send your check, made payable to Glory of Zion Int’l Ministries, to:

The Schneiers
c/o Glory of Zion Int’l Ministries
PO Box 1601
Denton, TX 76202-1601
(Please include a note with your check that it is “For the Schneiers.” (Your gifts are tax deductible).

    If you would like to make a credit card donation, go to, click on "Donate" on the left side of the home page, fill in your credit card info on the "Send a Donation" page, in the "Put Toward" section click on "Designated Gift" and in the "Enter Recipient" section fill in "The Schneiers." This last step will insure that  your gift goes to our ministry. You can indicate in the comment section if your gift is one-time or to be charged monthly on the date you provide.

   Blessings, Love and Shalom,

       David & Leslye

Sunday, September 15, 2013

From David & Leslye

Dear All,

   We have accepted the positions as Rabbi and Rebbetzin of Messianic Congregation Beth Hallel Birmingham beginning on November 8, 2013. We will continue our international ministry in Europe with Beth Hallel as our base. Our vision is that the congregation will be a hub for outreach to the Jewish people, both in the US and Europe, that it will be a center of praise and prayer, that it will serve to the poor and that there will be an expectation of a mighty move of the Holy Spirit there.

   The installation will be at Beth Hallel on November 8th and all are invited. We call on all of our supporters of our European ministry to continue to do so we can maintain and expand the outreach to the Jewish people abroad while serving as congregational leaders in the US. Please pray for us as this transition will be challenging to say the least as we have lived in an urban environment for 18 years abroad in Odessa and Paris.

   Blessings, Love and Shalom. David and Leslye

Monday, June 10, 2013

So doublespeak is alive and well in Paris. Shalom. David Schneier

Paris museum honours Palestinian suicide bombers

Paris museum honours Palestinian suicide bombers
© haaretz

A Paris museum is exhibiting photos of Palestinian suicide bombers who the museum says "lost their lives fighting against the occupation”. France's Jewish community says those commemorated belonged to groups the EU has deemed terrorist organisations.

By HAARETZ (text)
A Paris museum subsidized by the French government opened an exhibition of photos of Palestinian suicide bombers, which the museum calls freedom fighters.
The exhibition of 68 photos entitled “Death” by Ahlam Shibli opened on May 28 at the Jeu de Paume museum of contemporary art in Paris.
The museum’s website describes suicide bombers as “those who lost their lives fighting against the occupation,” and the exhibition as being about “the efforts of Palestinian society to preserve their presence.”
According to CRIF, the umbrella body of French Jewish communities, the people commemorated in the photos are “mostly from the [Fatah-affiliated] al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades [of Hamas] and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.” All three are designated by the European Union as terrorist groups.
One of the photos is of Osama Buchkar, a PFLP operative who killed three people and wounded 59 in a terrorist attack he carried out at an open market in Netanya on May 19, 2002. The caption to his picture says he “committed a martyr mission in Netanya.”
In a letter Wednesday to France’s Culture and Communications Minister, AurĂ©lie Filipetti, CRIF President Roger Cukierman said that it was “particularly lamentable and unacceptable that such a display should justify terrorism from the heart of Paris.”
Click here to read this article on Haaretz.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Norway keeps leading the way in European anti-Semitism

No let up in sight in Europe as anti-Semitism morphs into horrible images reminiscent of Nazi anti-Jewish cartoon propaganda. How about a ban against trade and travel to Norway until they begin to prosecute hate speech under their existing laws. From David Schneier in Paris.

Circumcision Cartoon In Norwegian Newspaper Angers Jewish Groups

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Paul Vale Posted: 31/05/2013 11:56 BST  |  Updated: 31/05/2013 12:15 BST

Jewish groups have spoken out against a cartoon published in a Norwegian newspaper that portrays circumcision as an act of barbarism. The European Jewish Congress (EJC) called the depiction a “hate crime” and is considering legal action, while the Anti Deformation League (ADL) called the cartoon “sickening” and “deeply offensive”.

The cartoon, which was published in Norway’s Dagbladet newspaper on Tuesday, shows a Rabbi with a devil’s pitchfork stabbing a baby in the head. A woman is cutting off the child’s tow, while blood spurts over a religious book. In the caption the woman tells a policeman: “Mistreating? No, this is tradition, an important part of our belief!” The officer retorts: “Belief? Oh yes, then it is all right.”

In response, Dr Moshe Kantor, the President of the EJC, said: “This cartoon has crossed all lines of decency and is dripping with hate and anti-Semitism. We are now studying the possibility that this legally constitutes incitement to hatred and even a hate crime and will require legal action if this proves to be the case.”

He added: “This is a violent cartoon which is meant to inspire hate and contempt against one particular people. This type of hate, reminiscent of Nazi propaganda, cannot be left unanswered, and it is exactly this type of incitement which is contributing to a very troubling period for minorities in Europe at this time, especially with the rise of the far right.”

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Torah and Paris

  Just before Shavuot the IAMCS Messianic congregation in Paris received an awesome gift - a Torah - from Rabbis Zachi Shapira. More on that in another update. The weekend later, on May 26th, I was able to share that gift at a gathering/conference/concert sponsored by Paul Wilbur and Chuck Pierce. For those of you don't know French history, there was a time that Torahs and Talmuds were confiscated from Jewish synagogues and burned in public in Paris. The return of a Torah from IsraeI to the Messianic movement in Paris was a sign of revival from the Lord. We experienced those winds of revival at the IAMCS leadership conference the week before and the same thing happened at the Paul Wilbur/Chuck Pierce gathering as I walked the Torah amongst several thousand people. Many people, Jew and Gentile, kissed the Torah as it passed by. 
Baruch Hashem!!!Shalom from David Schneier in Paris.


And so it begins

Just thought you would like an update on the slow death of the basic freedoms of association, speech and religion in the US. Is anyone alarmed!!! From David Schneier in Paris

News Release : May 30, 2013 : Karen England – Capitol Resource Institute

(Sacramento, CA)—The following statement can be attributed to Karen England, Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute, in response to the passage of Senate Bill 323 on the floor of the California State Senate.

Today the Senate passed SB 323, the bill revoking the tax exempt status of non-profit youth organizations, including private schools, should they not hire, or allow as leaders, persons whose sexual conduct is against the beliefs of such institutions.

Last week, the Boy Scouts of America compromised their constitutional right to choose who they may allow as members into the organization. The BSA council voted to allow homosexual boys into the membership but did not change the policy regarding homosexual adult members. Immediately after the vote was announced, Equality California released a statement rejecting the Scouts failure to embrace full equality.

Today the bill's author, Senator Lara, says the Scouts did not go far enough and demands that homosexual adults be allowed as leaders into the youth group and seeks to use the coercive power of government by revoking the tax-exempt status of any non-profit youth organization that does not comply with his views.

Senator Lara did not speak for us all today when he claimed SB 323 brings our laws in line with our values. This bill is about government vilifying our values and abusing its power to penalize, through taxation, those who hold different beliefs and values. SB 323 is an unprecedented intrusion by the government and a far-reaching assault on freedoms of association, speech, and religion.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Maine supports Israel

Just received this resolution from the State of Maine. Looks like thy see this issue clearly. Shalom. David Schneier


WHEREAS, the Charter of the United Nations recognizes the continued validity of rights
granted by the League of Nations in 1922 to states or peoples that already existed under
international instruments and this action was affirmed by both Houses of the United States


WHEREAS, the State of Israel declared its independence and statehood on May 14, 1948
and the United States immediately recognized the State of Israel's independence and was the first
country to do so;

WHEREAS, the establishment of the State of Israel as a modem homeland for the Jewish
people followed the extermination of more than 6 million European Jews during the Holocaust;

WHEREAS, since the country's establishment, the Israeli people have built one of the
world's most dynamic cultural, economic, agricultural and intellectual societies while confronting
constant terrorism, the immense pressures of imminent war, constant missile barrages, economic
boycotts and ostracism from much of the international community;

WHEREAS, in spite of these adversities, the State of Israel has established a strong
democratic political system that guarantees its people freedom of speech, freedom of the press,
fair and open elections and respect for the rule of law for Jews and Arabs alike; and
WHEREAS, at great financial and social cost, the State of Israel has welcomed millions of
immigrants from around the world and has made great strides in assimilating these immigrants
into Israeli life and society;

WHEREAS, the United States and the citizens of Maine share democratic values, common
strategic interests and bonds of friendship and mutual respect with the State of Israel, which is our
greatest friend and only true ally in the Middle East;

WHEREAS, Maine has had connections with the State of Israel since 1866, when families
from Jonesport, Maine established a colony in Jaffa, and in 2004 the houses built by the colonists
from Jonesport, Maine were restored to commemorate this historic colony and, for those efforts, a
couple from Maine was awarded the Maine Preservation Award;

WHEREAS, Maine has economic ties to the State of Israel, had nearly $11 million in exports
of goods and services to the State of Israel in 2011 and over $207 million since 1996 and there
exists a potential for many more research and business ties through available Israeli grants; and
WHEREAS, the 4,000-year history of the Jewish people and their land is documented in
great detail in the Jewish Torah and throughout the Christian Bible; now, therefore, be it

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RESOLVED: That We, the Members of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Legislature now
assembled in the First Regular Session, on behalf of the people we represent, take this

opportunity to:
1. Reaffirm the strong bonds that have connected the people of Maine and of the United
States to the people and State of Israel;

2. Commend the people of the State of Israel for their remarkable achievements in building
a successful democratic nation and strong economy despite constant opposition and adversity;

3. Express our outrage regarding all terrorist acts perpetrated against the Israeli people,
especially the bold and blatant declaration by the enemies of the State of Israel to destroy the
small country, the same enemies who declare they will destroy the United States;

4. Express strong support and a steadfast commitment to the security, welfare and survival
of the sovereign State of Israel and recognize its right to secure its borders and to act in self-defense
to protect its citizens from acts of terrorism.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Watch you head!

On the island of Corsica they warn you to be careful as you walk though a parking lot so you won't be hit by their gates. Seems obvious enough but here it is anyway. One of the many signs we see as we travel to different parts of the world. We'll be in Croatia in late September so who knows what we'll see there. Shalom, David Schneier

Monday, May 13, 2013

   For 15 years the Rabbi of the Messianic congregation in Paris has been praying for a Torah scroll. This past January I heard that Tzahi Shapira and his organization had secured a Torah for another congregation so I approached him with a request for a Torah for Paris. I knew that such a gift would have a great impact on the people, the congregation and the Messianic movement in Paris and Europe. Well, the fulfillment of those pryers and my request came this past Shabbat as you will see in the attached video at

    Be blessed as you watch this touching moment at an IAMCS leadership conference in Paris with about 150 attending from May 10-12, 2013. Shalom. David Schneier

Friday, April 12, 2013

The best everything store in Paris

   This is the best everything store in Paris and it's one block from our apartment. It has been in business for over 100 years and the current proprietor has been there almost 40 years. If he doesn't have it, it doesn't exist. No Walmart here. Only one thing - French is required. Try explaining you need fishing line to restring a necklace when your not fluent in the language. Shalom from France. David Schneier

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Our Spring Schedule

Dear All,

   Here is our schedule so far for this Spring and Summer:

1. David in Crimea and Odessa, Ukraine: April 18-31.

2. Paris IAMCS leadership conference: May 10-12

3. Paul Wilbur and Chuck Pierce worship conference and concert: May 24-26

4. MJAA Messiah conference: June 30-July 7

5. Beth Simcha, Wilmington, NC: July 20

6. Zagreb, Croatia: Sept 26-30

    We have the weekends open on July 13 and September 7th, possible June 22, and possibilities for David to travel in August if anyone is interested for us to come. Shalom, David & Leslye

Images from Europe, Israel and the US

Sharing God's love with an Orthodox Jew in Paris
Street art in Paris

Outdoor seating in Jerusalem made of concrete

Paris is a dieter's nightmare

Beware of camels and artillery fire in Israel

An indescribable musical instrument in Paris

Demonstrations in Paris on our corner

New York movers. What else?

Opera house in Odessa, Ukraine

Notre Dame service to honor and remember 7 million Ukrainian farmers starved or worked to death in Siberia by the Soviets who wanted to collectivize all farming in Ukraine. The world watched and did nothing.

A moment during the service

Street Klezemer music in Paris in the Jewish quarter

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Dear Friends of the Schneiers

   It's always good to be where the Lord wants you to be, doing what He wants you to do. For the writer of the book "Visioneering" that is the definition of success.  This spring we are expecting Him to "show Himself strong" in Europe so that many Jewish people will come to know him and that the Messianic Jewish movement here will continue to grow. The usual challenges of entrenched anti-Semitism, anti-Israel voices, the view of our Jewish people that Yeshua is not for them and false Messianic theologies are everywhere. However, the biggest challenge right now is fighting off the divisive attacks of the enemy and we ask you to pray for a hedge of protection for the leaders of the movement in Europe and their congregations and ministries.

   Here's what's been happening and what's ahead:

1. We participated in or led three seders during Passover. What a joy to be at a Jews for Jesus seder, followed by one led by Leslye for a bible study she attends and finally one in our home for our Jewish neighbor and his children. The kids asked so many questions that it was more like the 10 questions than the usual four. Please pray for this Jewish family who are our only neighbors on our floor and who are hungry to learn of their Jewish identity and of Yeshua. Here are some glimpses of each of these joyful gatherings:

Ladies' Seder
Seder in our home in Paris

J4J Seder

 2. In mid-April, David will spend two weeks in Ukraine. Part of the time will lead an IAMCS leadership conference in Yevpatoria, Crimea. There will be folks coming from Canada, US, Russia and Ukraine and we are expecting the same or greater level of worship, practical teaching and deep fellowship as we have had over the past 5-6 years of such gatherings. Please pray for Pastor Barry Boucher and I, as well as local leaders, as we take up the key issues facing the Messianic Jewish movement in Europe. Please also pray for the three key leaders in Ukraine (Yura, Viktor and Sasha) who live to serve God and their neighbors.

Yura, Viktor and Sasha

3. We will be gathering Messianic leaders in Western Europe, Ukraine and hopefully Croatia for a leadership conference in Paris from May 10-12. Anyone who wants to come can get in touch with me ASAP. Messianic Rabbis David Chernoff and Jeff Forman are coming from the US to team up with the Schneiers in Paris. The situation in Western Europe is quite different than in Ukraine, but biblical principles of leadership are constant. We are expecting leaders to come from England, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Ukraine, Croatia, Switzerland and Spain to attend. Please pray for a greater sense of personal unity and common vision.

4. Finally, Paul Wilbur and Chuck Pierce will be leading a conference and concert in Paris during the last weekend in May.We will be joining Paul and Chuck during this citywide gathering. The hall for the concert seats 3,500 people and needs to be filled to cover the expenses. Please pray for everyone who is supposed to come to be there, for unity of the pastors in Paris to promote this conference and for a strong spirit of worship and praise to fill the various halls where the conference will held. This is an awesome opportunity for breakthrough in Paris and France for believers to understand their relationship with the Jewish people in the nation and identification with Israel.

   Please also pray for the possibility of a Torah being donated to the Paris congregation by Jewish believers in the US. We need to raise funds for the costs of one leader to bring the Torah to Paris (airfare and hotel, about $1,500-$2,000) so please pray about helping in that endeavor. The funds need to be sent in right away (if possible by April 12th) so we will receive them this month. You cannot imagine what joy the presence of a Torah brings to a Messianic Jewish congregation.
Rejoicing with the Torah
Sasha reading from the Torah in Odessa

Rabbi Eric Walker passing on the Torah

      Also please be praying for us as we celebrate Jewish feasts in Zagreb, Croatia at the end of September. This is the first time we will be traveling to Croatia. Even in this hotbed of anti-Semitism, there are those who love the Jewish people and Iarael. We will also have an IAMCS leadership retreat in Nikolaiv, Ukraine in late October. Rabbi Eric Walker, his wife Lora and a team from Birmingham, AL will be joining us in the retreat and ministering to Holocaust survivors and orphans. Let us know if you want to join in on the blessings abundant in Ukraine.

 If you like to help support our work in Europe reaching the Jewish people with the good news of Messiah and helping to plant Messianic congregations and to encourage existing ones and their leaders to be faithful to the examples of powerful and loving Messianic communities in the 1st century, you can do so as follows:

Please send your check, made payable to Glory of Zion Int’l Ministries, to:

The Schneiers
c/o Glory of Zion Int’l Ministries
PO Box 1601
Denton, TX 76202-1601
(Please include a note with your check that it is “For the Schneiers.” (Your gifts are tax deductible).

    If you would like to make a credit card donation, go to, click on "Donate" on the left side of the home page, fill in your credit card info on the "Send a Donation" page, in the "Put Toward" section click on "Designated Gift" and in the "Enter Recipient" section fill in "The Schneiers." This last step will insure that  your gift goes to our ministry. You can indicate in the comment section if your gift is one-time or to be charged monthly on the date you provide.

   Blessings, Love and Shalom,

    David & Leslye

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Update from David & Leslye

     While most of America is waiting for the lights to go on in New Orleans, just wanted to give you an update on our schedule:

1. February 7-11: Bristol, TN at Congregation Ari Yehudah

2. February 14-18: Brooklyn, NY

2. February 22-25: Birmingham, AL at Congregation Beth Hallel

3. April 16-27: Odessa and Nikolaiv, Ukraine for IAMCS leadership conference

4. May 10-11: Paris for IAMCS leadership conference

5. May 26: Chuck Pierce and Paul Wilbur conference/concert in Paris

6. June 30-July 7: Messiah 2013, Messiah College, Grantham, PA

    Be blessed. Love and Shalom. David & Leslye Schneier