The team: (From left to right) Back row: Alan, Will, Stefan, Tanya, Roman, David, Veronica, Irina, Shani, Kobi  Front row: Alisa, Dana, Birgitta, Ruben, Gabriel, Andrew, Liraz.
Maoz Israel Report June 2022

Going and Growing

Some of the Maoz team members came to Maoz fresh from their college studies. Some had higher-paying jobs before they came to us. Some of them sold their apartments and relocated to work with us. All of them are here because helping fulfill the vision of Maoz is how they want to spend the one life they have been given. Made up entirely of Israeli citizens, Maoz builds its team with long-term impact in mind.


Shani Ferguson
By Shani Ferguson
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Every month we like to highlight something we are doing at Maoz Israel Ministries!

Whether it’s the latest music projects, the training of young leaders, I Stand with Israels emergency assistance, the support of local congregations and promising up-and-coming ministries, or the publishing of Bibles and other spiritually rich resources—we love to give you windows into the work that exists because of Maoz supporters. Every once in a while, however, we like to show you the Maoz team that is behind making this work a reality.

Some of them came to Maoz fresh from their college studies. Some had higher-paying jobs before they came to us. Some of them sold their apartments and relocated to work with us. All of them are here because helping fulfill the vision of Maoz is how they want to spend the one life they have been given. Made up entirely of Israeli citizens, Maoz builds its team with long-term impact in mind.

When people visit our facility (both believing and secular Israelis alike) they often remark about the “family vibe” they experience. “Are you guys cousins?” we’ve been asked more than once.  “You guys treat each other like you’re related.”

If you’re on the inside of Maoz, you understand why. The Bible talks about prioritizing the home. We like to say, “What does a man profit if he saves a whole nation and loses his family?” So, we place as much emphasis on the well-being of our team and their families at home as we do making believers strong all over Israel.

I know not everyone can come in person to our headquarters in Jerusalem, but I hope as we cover some of the different departments of Maoz you will get a tiny glimpse into the people behind the impact Maoz has made—and is making—in Israel. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, let us know! We would love to show you the headquarters where it all happens.

Studio

At any given time there are at least 5 rooms in this studio dedicated to creating new music of various genres and languages. Restoring modern-day Levites to their posts (like Nehemiah did) probably looked a little like this—minus the modern technology, of course. Dozens of believing kids from all over the country are trained musically. We invest in the future of worship makers from a young age. Excelling in their music lessons has opened doors to everything from their congregation’s worship team to playing before government leaders to recording original worship music in our studio. The Levites in the Bible were warriors in the Spirit so raising up an army of worshippers is exactly where we’re headed. And these are some of the guys making it happen. 

Finance

My grandfather, Gordon Lindsay, used to say, “There are three things that are important in ministry: Number one, integrity. Number two, integrity. And number three, integrity.”

To the average person, the accounting department is the quiet corner reserved for those strange humans born with a love for numbers, stats and other small unexciting details. But to us, this department is the foundation of everything we do. It is the reason we share about the work of Maoz with such confidence—we know the money is going where we promised it would go. It is because of the health of this department that we receive top ratings year after year from third-party auditors and charity watchdogs like GuideStar.

Media

These guys are in charge of showing you Israel. They can drive from Israel’s most northern city to the most southern tip in the same week to document for you the much loved I Stand with Israel stories. They’re the ones behind the “Families of Israel” calendar that give you photos of beautiful landscapes with real families to pray for. They’re also behind the variety of music videos we release. It looks like fun and it is. But just know that getting up at 2 am to be at the Dead Sea camera ready when the sun rises is included in the job description.

Books

They say literacy is the cure to poverty—because books hold within them a plethora of information that opens worlds of understanding to the mind. A mind that can now take action. In the same way, books with spiritual truths can open up worlds to the soul. That is why we have translated and published over 160 books—including a unique Bible—into Hebrew. The process of bringing a book to its final printed form and into the hands of Israelis is not only long and complex, it requires extreme attention to detail. Thankfully we have a team of translators, proofers, editors, graphic designers, and typesetters who are as passionate about reaching Israelis as we are!

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