Equipping the Saints

Shalom! 

I pray this letter finds you well and blessed!

It truly is a privilege for us to have friends like you, and I’m so happy to just briefly share a few exciting developments with you. In this update we’ll take a quick peek at our Bible School which is in full swing and how Israeli believers are being equipped and trained for the work of the Lord here in Israel! We also have a powerful testimony of changed lives to encourage you in your walk with God! We’re seeing our Security Gates project bearing fruit as we remain in faith for the completion of the project, and we take a look at our other exciting projects and how we can bless Israelis together as believers from across the world. Hallelujah!
Bible School
Bible School forms an integral and crucial part of our focus here at Voice of Judah Israel, and we have witnessed the tremendous and life-changing impact that it has on establishing believers and leaders in their faith, as well as preparing and equipping them to fulfill the calling of God upon their lives, which in turn changes the spiritual landscape of the land of Israel forever!
Our Bible School curriculum is designed to ensure that all students get rooted and established in the faith, nurtured and taught by our Bible School teachers.  The students who pass through our halls will in turn become the spiritual leaders of tomorrow who will play key roles in teaching new Israeli believers, discipling them, as well as participating as teachers and evangelists at our outreaches and Gospel campaigns. Our Bible School program enables us to lay a solid foundation of faith in the lives of tomorrow’s leaders, while helping them as they embark on the exciting journey that is their calling in Yeshua (Jesus)! 
We currently have 20 students enrolled at our Bible School which is a testimony of the goodness and faithfulness of God to draw Israelis unto Yeshua, when He is lifted up. These students will carry forth the fire of the Holy Spirit and the Vision that has God entrusted them with, fully prepared for the immense harvest that God has preordained for the nation of Israel! 
Our students testify of how much their lives are changing over the course of this semester, of how their faith is being strengthened, and of how much their personal walk with God has deepened and matured. These precious students, who are the spiritual leaders of tomorrow in Israel, are flourishing as their knowledge, gifts and understanding are coming to fruition and maturity in the knowledge of Yeshua (Jesus). Thank you Lord!
Anna & Alexei’s Testimony 
Anna and Alexei’s testimony is one of many of changed lives at Beit Hallel Congregation. When this couple first started attending our “Foundations of our Faith” course, they didn’t feel anything was even wrong with their marriage. Alexei felt there wasn’t a need for them to attend such a course at all, but Anna insisted on him accompanying her. Alexei agreed to go just for Anna’s sake. Anna, already a believer, had a glimmer of hope that at least once a week her husband would be in the house of God, hearing the Word, and being in His presence. 
The course was very powerful, and she felt the messages were delivered with great tact and love, but at the same time it was convicting and impactful.The course allowed them to get to know each other better, to learn the Word of God more in depth, and Alexei started changing his mind about believers. He was no longer doubtful about faith in God. Anna and Alexei had a sincere conversation about their life and their relationship, which eventually led them to change their mindsets, realizing they were one flesh and not independent from each other. 
The Foundations of our Faith course, as well as the men’s conference Alexei attended about a month ago, really affected him in a positive way. Anna has seen the change in the way Alexei is now treating their children, with so much more warmth, patience and wisdom. They both attend our local home group and are excited to see where this new journey with Yeshua might take them.
Security Gates Update

We are now in the final phase of preparing our new sanctuary for the work of the Lord in Ashdod, and part of that process is the installation of security gates around the building’s perimeter. We are so happy to announce that we have reached the halfway mark of raising 10,000 USD, through the love and generosity of our partners and friends, enabling us to complete the installation of our “Jaffa Gate!” 
Now we set our eyes on the task of raising up our “Jerusalem Gate” to complete our Gatekeeper Project in its entirety! We would like to invite you to join hands with us by financially supporting the raising up of our remaining “Jerusalem” security gate. We also want to honor those who wish to become our precious gatekeepers by placing a plaque with your name in Hebrew on our gates, as a testimony to the unbreakable bond between Beit Hallel Congregation and its faithful gatekeepers from the nations. 

Thank you for being a blessing to the nation of Israel!

Genesis 12:3 – “I will bless those who bless you”

Much love and blessings,
Pastor Israel Pochtar