My Victory has always been part of Israel’s story.
“My family has always gone to Victory and I was dedicated in this church,” he says.
After his mother went on an overseas mission, she came home with an opportunity for Israel to go to Asia.
“I’ve always felt a calling to ministry so I thought it would be fun to go extreme ministry in some other country,” he says.
Since he’s been back, Israel says life has speeded up and My Victory continues to be an important part of who he is.
“I really like being part of the church and being part of the community, and learning how to strengthen that community and even grow it,” he says.
Growing up, Israel says he and his best friend had conflicting ideas about faith, but he knew he wanted his friend to be part of his life.
“I asked him to come to church with me one Sunday. I thought he would mock me, but he absolutely he loved it. He said when he walked in he felt like they were putting on a show especially for him. That made me proud.”
My best friend and I had conflicting ideas about faith, but I knew I wanted my friend to be a part of my life.