Pochtars’ Anniversary – Personal update from Pastor Israel

Pochtars’ Anniversary – Personal update from Pastor Israel

Every December is a very special time for us. Aside from all the year-end celebrations and special ministry projects, our family also has personal reasons to celebrate. Vicky and I are celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary!

It seems as though only yesterday; we were two young people embarking on a journey united by God. Thirty years later, we can look back and say: The journey has been so incredible! Life becomes a daily adventure when you’re walking side by side with the Lord and the amazing partner He has entrusted you with. 

We were so young when we married, but we have grown together and overcome countless obstacles. We have learned to persevere and to rely on Yeshua in all things while leaning on one another. There’s no greater feeling than knowing you are married to your best friend! 

Through the years, we raised three wonderful children, and now we enjoy being young grandparents to two precious granddaughters. 

Life is such a rollercoaster filled with ups and downs. So much can happen in one year, one month, and one instant. Yet life is made up of these moments, those decisions you make in those instants that determine the course of your life.

One of the best and wisest decisions I’ve ever made in my life was marrying the woman who has been my support, my confidant, my best friend, the one who pushed through with me through the best of times and the worst of times.

As we prepare to celebrate my beloved wife Vicky’s birthday and our 30th wedding anniversary, I look back at the journey we have completed so far. God drew us out of many waters and gave us an incredible calling to initiate pioneer work that has truly made an impact over the years.

We are continually humbled by the legacy the Lord has enabled us to build. Whether it be through leadership, discipleship work, congregation planting, raising a new generation of leaders, or spreading the word of God through the land of Israel.

We’re grateful for friends like you who have been a part of our journey, and we’re excited to continue sharing with you what the Lord has in store for us as our ongoing ministry work in Israel and the nations continues.