It is early in the morning and the crowds are looking for Jesus as are the disciples. Jesus has slipped out of the house to pray, and the disciples are frantically looking for him. Eventually Peter and the disciples find him and implore him to return and minister to the growing crowd. Jesus responded, which I am confident shocked them because it was so radically different than what they expected, “Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages – so I can preach there also. That is why I have come” (Mark 1:35-39). Central to Jesus’ ministry was proclaiming the kingdom of God had arrived (Mark 1:15).
Central to Harderwyk Ministries is its commitment to proclaiming the life transforming message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is this commitment empowered by the Holy Spirit that transforms, fosters community, compels us to testify to our neighbors and friends about the gospel and invite them to join us in worship and as partners in ministry.
This commitment and the ministries of Harderwyk that proclaim and equip people to live it are made possible by your financial support and gifts of time. As partners in ministry, we should be thanking each other for the gifts that support our ministry, facilities and staff.
As we close the financial books on 2019, through your generosity we were able to replenish the Reserve Fund, fulfill our Ministry Share commitment, and begin the new year with a good operating cash balance.
Thank you. As partners in ministry your gifts of time and financial resources is what allows us to share the life-giving message of the gospel.
With a deep sense of gratitude,
Darwin K. Glassford