Roei Stanley was born in Canada to a Canadian father and an Israeli mother. The family moved to Israel when Roei was three years old. Growing up, he went to church but never understood what it meant to have a relationship with God. After his military service, he experienced many doubts about God and came close to giving up on faith altogether. At the age of 21, he attended a Messianic conference, and during the worship time, God opened his eyes and heart. Roei has been growing in his relationship with Him ever since and learning what it means to be a son and a disciple. He and his wife Katie served with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) for a number of years. He is currently helping run our soldiers’ meetings, and also helping with hosting local community events. It is wonderful to have his assistance with organizing community dinners and other projects that bring people together for the sake of the gospel.