As we move ahead and enter into the second half of 2016, we rejoice at all the great things the Lord has been doing over the past few months.
We have seen so many people get saved and healed, our congregation grew and overflowed into two main services on Friday nights, just to be able to fit all the people coming to the congregation.
Countless humanitarian relief projects and thankful faces and hearts touched by the care and love of God shown to them through these simple acts of kindness.
We launched for the third consecutive year our ALEPH Discipleship Course for seekers and fresh new believers, that has proved to be extremely fruitful and has helped people really discover and ignite their faith while rooting themselves in the Lord.
How incredible is the journey God has taken us on and the victory He has given us: only a few years ago we were going through a season of some very harsh persecutions that culminated in a very aggressive mass 1000-ultra orthodox demonstration against our congregation right outside our congregation building. How sweet was to see the Lord’s victory when we had organised our now first of several 1000- people Gospel Outreach events, where we had brought together 1000 non-believers to hear the Gospel for the first time! We rejoice in His triumphs over any opposition!
Another amazing project that has been very productive and has helped bring many people closer to God, simply by walking in Jesus’ footsteps through different biblical sites all across Israel. Our Gospel tours have been a big blessing to people who initially sign up to go just to explore geographical sites, and when visiting those places, hearing the scriptures and stories that took place there, the Gospel comes alive time after time before their eyes and Jesus becomes more real than ever! People are being touched deeply by God right in those very places where the Bible comes alive for them, many weep on the bus, asking to be prayed for. The proof is in the open hearts we see time and time again. We trust this time around it won’t be an exception, as we are organising a special Shavuot (Pentecost) Gospel Outreach Event in Jerusalem, followed by a tour of some of the most significant biblical sites in Jerusalem that marked Jesus’ journey on earth as well as His last days when he was crucified, resurrected and then sent His Holy Spirit to give birth to the first congregation in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost.
Beit Hallel is a Messianic Jewish congregation in Ashdod, led by pastor Israel Pochtar, serving holocaust survivors and the poor and needy locally and throughout the nation of Israel, while building up the body of Messiah in the promised land of Israel.