The miraculous journey that God has set us on here in Ashdod, and finally receiving the permits to inhabit our new congregation building, vividly reminds me of Nehemiah’s story in the Old Testament. He had received a mission from God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and to remind the people of Israel of the joy they once had in the Lord their God. Nehemiah’s story—his blueprint—shows us just how much we can accomplish when we align ourselves with the plan and will of God.
I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said to me. They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work.
Our new building, along with the final permits allowing us to use it, is a massive victory for the Lord here in Israel. It truly is a historic moment in our city of Ashdod, where there are over 400 synagogues and not a single Christian-owned congregation building. Our new building will be the very first messianic congregation in Ashdod, proof that God is faithful to His Word and how He “will make the crooked places straight…” for us (Isaiah 45:2)
The building will not only be used as a place of worship for hundreds of Israelis every week but also as a revival center where new believers and youth will be discipled, where leaders and ministers will be raised up, and from where new churches and congregations will be planted all over Israel!
In addition, it will serve as a venue for impacting conferences, seminars, Bible school, and Biblical training courses, as well as allowing us to do much more community outreach and see significant growth in our congregation.
We are running a race and reaching for our biggest miracle yet. We need your help in making this mission a reality. With your support, we can do something that will impact the spiritual destiny of Ashdod for generations to come.
Below is the entire budget for the construction and renovations phase of our new building:
Windows (floor-to-ceiling windows for the auditorium, casement windows for the foyer, staircase, and first-floor lobby) — $121,445
Stage Construction and Rigging — $24,520
Acoustic Sound Tiles — $27,404
Sound System — $4,269
Interior Construction, Paint, and Decor — $72,117
Chairs (400 units) — $34,616
Total = $284,371
Praise the Lord, we’ve already managed to raise $100,000! This leaves only $184,371 to be covered!
Thank you for partnering with us in this groundbreaking event of preparing a House of the Lord here in Ashdod, Israel. You have become like the builders of Nehemiah’s wall, securing a habitation for the Lord and a place of worship for His people.
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Thank you, and God bless you!
Pastor Israel Pochtar