Voice of Judah Israel – Renovations Project
Those who have ever built anything know just how much it takes to raise up a structure, build it, renovate, reconstruct. The efforts, resources, challenges… and in our case obstacles along the way.
We have been in the final phases of our building renovations for a while, and it seems like the smallest things often take the longest to finalize.
God’s grace has always been sufficient and it has pushed us through challenging moments, while His provision was always faithfully and supernaturally supplied.
We are now finalizing some permits that will enable us to finally move into our new building, which you helped us purchase and renovate, through your prayers, support, generosity. For that we are always so thankful, and consider you to be one of the stones that keep this building together.
Some of the obstacles we haver been facing was of course of a religious nature. Since the city’s religious authorities and Chief Rabbi openly declared they will oppose us in every way they can, so our building is never finished, we have seen how much damage they could have done, had it not been for all the prayers.
There has been a lot of pressure on everyone who came in contact with us, whether it was in issuing permits for us, or anything logistical even… we have been hearing time and time again from different clerks how we don’t even need to present ourselves, everybody knows about us and perhaps were advised to obstruct us while we are trying to get all the final paperwork sorted out. That’s how far and wide word about our work has gotten out.
However, we give God all the glory that what the enemy has meant to harm us, the Lord is turning it around. The pressure has been great, but the challenges have been worth it, especially when we step into the building and see how God’s vision, years of prayers, dreaming and believing, have all materialised into what we see today.
This building is no small effort, and it’s quite a historical moment in our city, where there are over 400 synagogues, and not a single believer-owned church building. Beit Hallel will be the very first!
Here’s how you can help!
You can sow a financial seed into our building’s renovations by donating on our website at http://vojisrael.org/giving/
You can volunteer or send volunteers from your congregation to assist us in the renovations
You can donate equipment that can be utilized for church services in the auditorium
Below are photos to illustrate the building’s interior and exterior. There is so much room for growth and development, and it meets all of our needs!
We believe that God has a tremendous plan for this church building in reaching the lost and in providing for the poor in Israel. Please stand with us financially and in prayer to prepare this sanctuary as a stronghold from which the Gospel and provision of God will flow into the nation, turning the hearts of Israelis back to God through faith in Yeshua, raising up and equipping leaders who will champion the cause of the Lord in Israel, and feeding and clothing the poor wherever they are. Please stand with us as co-laborers working towards the great end-time harvest that God has prepared for the nation of Israel.
This sanctuary will fulfill a vital role in our ministry in the following key areas:
This building will serve as a sanctuary where Israeli believers from Ashdod and surrounding regions can gather on a regular basis to worship the Lord and to spend time in precious fellowship and friendship, safe and secure from outside interference and persecution
Pastoral conferences and seminars:
This venue will also be used as a conference hall where local Israeli Pastors, as well as international Pastors, can gather for Pastoral conferences and seminars
Humanitarian projects, outreaches, food and clothing distributions:
It will also serve as a central hub for conducting our various humanitarian projects, among which are Gospel outreaches, food and clothing distribution, Back-to-School projects, Holocaust Survivor projects, Ukrainian Refugee Projects etc.
Children activities and educational courses:
We will also be conducting children’s concerts, classes and activities from here. Classes will include educational courses in computer literacy, art classes, and after-school assistance with homework
This building will also play host to an international Bible School where Israeli believers will be raised up and equipped for the work of ministry and evangelism. Here we will be able to receive Bible teachers from Israel, and from all over the world, to come and teach and equip Israeli believers.
Youth work and meetings:
This venue will serve as an excellent venue where our youth can gather for their youth meetings, prayer meetings and their Christian music concerts. In addition, our youth also often organizes and hosts youth conferences for young Israeli believers from all over the country, and this building will serve as an exceptional venue for this purpose.
Family courses for believers and non-believers alike:
This building will allow us to conduct Bible and family courses for newly weds, couples, families, as well as non-believers.
Discipling courses for senior citizens:
We aim to launch a “golden-age discipleship course” for our senior citizens and this venue will serve wonderfully for this purpose
Dormitory for students and volunteers:
The building has a spacious roof area which gives us the opportunity to construct a dormitory to accommodate Israeli and international Bible school students, as well as international volunteers.
To give towards our renovations project, please follow the donation instructions listed below. Thank you so very much for your support! It will be our privilege to host you very soon in our new sanctuary here in the land of Israel!