It’s been a while since I shared our personal family update, and time flies by so quickly. We’re often
so caught up in the fast pace of life, that I actually want to take a moment and thank you from the
bottom of my heart for all your love, support and prayers not only for Voice of Judah Israel, but also
for my family in particular.
As a father and a husband, I know my God-given responsibility towards my family and their
wellbeing first and foremost. Which is why I love taking this moment to share with you on what’s
been happening in our family, as well as our ministry.
It feels like only yesterday Vicky and I were two kids fresh out of Bible School, married with a
newborn baby, starting a brand new adventure with the Lord. Little did we know a little over 20
years ago the journey He will take us on and the adventures the Lord prepared for us.
Going through so many challenges, obstacles, ups and downs of life, we know for certain God has
been faithful through it all, never letting go of our hand and guiding us through the maze of life.
He has entrusted us with much, and by His grace we aim to stay true to our calling, reminding
faithful to Him as He has been to us.
Fast forward 22 years later…
This year has been action-packed and so many things have been going on.
Our eldest, Sasson finished his army service and went away for a year to Sweden, to study at a
Bible School. It was a very important year for him, since it was his first time being away from home,
living and studying in a different country. It was also particularly hard for Vicky, having to see her
oldest child leave home and move to a different country for a season. But we were grateful at the
opportunity and we see how this season really shaped him into the man he is today. Coming back
from Bible School he received a call to ministry and is now working with our youth as a youth
leader, as well as leading youth worship.
Last month also marked a very special date for him, when he proposed to a wonderful girl Sophie,
who practically grew up in our congregation, and whom we know and love as a daughter. They are
now happily engaged! Vicky and I couldn’t be happier to see their joy.
My daughter Moriel (20 years old), has just finished her own military service a few weeks ago and
is very excited about her own journey ahead. This September she will be going to U.S. to attend a
Bible school with focus on leadership. She really wants to find her own calling in life and is really
thankful for this opportunity. She’s very passionate about children’s ministry as well as music and
worship. I know this upcoming year will also be very important for her in discovering her own path
Our youngest, Guy (12 years old) is just the happiest boy ever. Such a precious and gentle soul,
loves God with all his heart, loves people and of course as most kids his age… he loves to play
sports! Particularly basketball. He gives us so much joy!
And so the kids grow up fast, before we know it, Vicky and I will be on our own again, with the kids
living their lives and us enjoying to be newlyweds again. 🙂
We try to cherish every moment we have with the kids and with each other, we know how precious
these moments are and they enrich us tremendously.
I love my family and it humbles me to see what God has done for us over the years. Can’t wait to
see what the future holds! With Yeshua the future is always very exciting!
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.