October 2021 – February 2022 Moffitt Update
1. Though Harvest has impacted how local churches see and carry out being ambassadors of God’s Kingdom in 30+ countries, that influence has not been so much the result of intentional expansion but by God’s bringing interested others who ask us to share what we have learned.
New Executive Leadership
|Ministry In a New Context
As you know, Judy and I moved to California in November 2020. The Lord provided precisely the circumstances for this to happen: Julian’s interest in joining Harvest; The Board’s permission for me to increasingly move into a role of training/mentoring and serving on boards and programs of related organizations to share the experience of the last 40 years at Harvest; The simultaneous sale of our Phoenix home and identification of an affordable home in California near our oldest son and family; And the homegoing of Judy’s Phoenix-based mom – the last of our four parents to survive, and for whom Judy had significant responsibility.Since then, key ministry activities have included:
1. Collaborating with Julian as he takes responsibility as Executive Director.
2. The production of 9 videos that respectively summarize the content of each of Harvest’s key curricula. Link for completed videos: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxTXTlrA1TVlu4qx0bAb7WtzpTPy8SNeR
3. Weekly mentor relationships via zoom with 10 individuals in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
4. Teaching our Harvest curriculum:
a. Oct 25-29 – Zoom training of D. Min. Students from N. E. India with East Asian Theological Seminary
b. Jan 24 – Zoom training for international group that meets through a leader in Malaysia
c. Feb 9-11 – Zoom training for Youth with a Mission school in Baja, Mexico
d. Mar 1-5 – Zoom training of pastors for Asian Access in Mongolia
e. Invitations to teach in-person this year at several conferences in South America but these are on hold until I receive clearance from my primary care doctor to travel.
5. Hosted 11 Radio/Video interviews for “The Kingdom and It’s Stories.” See following link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16J5f0HitXzIKZGiyrL0Aep1ScrCeLi82W1TD6Gx5gRw/edit?usp=sharing
6. Continued and newly assumed board and program roles in four other international ministries: Disciple Nations Alliance; Trinity Education Global; Decade of Discipleship of World Evangelical Alliance; and Global Council of Nations.
Thank you: Judy and I want to thank you for your continued support as we make this transition. I am so thankful for the strength and ability to continue to serve our King in a truly exciting and expanded way.
Under the Same Wings,
It is essential to have a clear vision of the end objective. In comparison, all of the other concepts are mere mechanics to reach the end goal and/or objective. Why? Without a clear vision of the end purpose, or reality to which God has called you, it is difficult, if not impossible, to plan a way forward.
In Harvest we have had many opportunities and directions to take the ministry. How does one choose? Unless you know where you want to head you may choose what looks “shiny” or “popular” or “the current mission fad” instead of the best way forward. If you clearly know what you have been called to do, you choose what best enables you to reach the goal.
For Harvest, our vision, our call is clear and has been from the beginning. It is to equip/disciple local church leadership to equip/disciple their people to witness to, or to practically demonstrate, God’s love and grace in their communities with local resources. How we choose to do that depends on what we believe is the most effective and efficient way to reach that goal in a given context. There may be many good things we could do, but choose not to because they are not the clearest/straightest path to the end purpose.
In short, the overlying vocational/ministry concept for me in the last 40 years is a clear vision of the goal/purpose.
OK, now I have said it and I feel at rest!
PS: So you don’t have to go back to yesterday’s update, here are the seven concepts I mentioned:
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