Personal Stories

Testimonies, interviews, or articles that spotlight Israeli Messianic ministries or people that are part of the Messianic/Christian community in Israel.

Marty’s story – A Jewish new-ager from Montreal finds Messiah

Marty writes, "Even as a Jew I accepted the narrative that the Church had replaced Israel as God’s chosen people. I was grateful for my background because it linked me to how my own people had been used by God in the past, but it no longer had significance for what God was doing in the present."

LISTEN: Interview with Brian Slater – serving the poor in Netanya

"Many people think Israel is a country full of rich people and are shocked to find out that the poverty level is very high. Brian runs a charity in Netanya and each week he runs a soup kitchen and prepares food packages that he delivers to poor families living in the city."

The amazing story of Yonatan Perry

Gil writes, "The following day I called Yonatan and heard an amazing testimony from him. Yonatan was raised in a national orthodox family... While surfing the web, he found a testimony of a messianic Jew and was shocked – How can a Jew believe in Jesus?!?"

Believing author ‘connects the dots’ of her life

Cliff writes, "Having recently read Connecting the Dots, "a true story of one woman's journey to find answers, connection and hope," I can add that it is extremely well-written, strikingly honest and bound to encourage and inspire anyone who, at times, has found life to be more than challenging."

Full circle

Today, Reuben is the head of the rehabilitation center that lifted him out of his struggles, was trained by CBN Israel in helping others become financially free, and is looking to start an independent business in the carpentry industry.
Israeli artillery position in the Golan, 1973 Yom Kippur War

A personal story of Israel’s long and regrettable opposition to Messianic Jews

After having been denied membership in the kibbutz he had risked his life to help defend, Pound returned to England over 40 years ago. But he is not bitter about his experience nor does he regret having made Aliyah.

Believing artist holds ‘jubilee’ exhibit of his work in Jerusalem

"Amid the hustle and bustle of Passover week in Jerusalem when the city is thronging with tourists and traffic jams, an art gallery became a small island of tranquility with a pastoral Scandinavian theme."

LISTEN: Interview with Meno Kalisher, pastor of a Jerusalem congregation

"Meno was born in Israel – his parents were amongst the first Messianic Jewish believers in the land and Meno had to decide whether or not to believe in Jesus – not an easy decision for a young Jewish person, especially in those days."

Celebrating Jerusalem’s 50th Year Jubilee – An unforgettable night in my life

Shira writes, "'You are destined to live in Israel.' This prophecy was given to me numerous times as a young girl in my early 20's... But on October 15, 1967, 50 years ago, I arrived in Israel for a two-week visit with my parents. Only four months before, the little nation of just over two million Jewish citizens had escaped complete annihilation..."
Simcha Natan

Israeli author publishes ‘honest narrative of lessons learned the hard way’

Simcha Natan's recently published book, Dare to Ask, shares her discovery of how increased perspective and understanding help improve our ability to cope with challenges.

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