Tuesday, 2 June 2015
I'd like to share with you all the words that I wrote for the Restore Conference Guide this year. As you know, we have just had three amazing days at Turf Valley, Ellicott City, MD - days during which we have worshipped our God and heard Him speaking to us through teaching and the ministry gifts. Here is what I said:
We are so thankful for God's faithfulness to Tikkun and to be gathering for this special time at Turf Valley. This year, we have unveiled a new name for the Tikkun America Conference - RESTORE. The new name is inspired by this idea: a community living a restored lifestyle of balance and purpose, mobilised towards a common goal. Coming together to fellowship, worship and to encourage one another, the Tikkun community emboies its unique prerogative to demonstrate fivefold ministry in action. It's a movement forward, a coming together, an advance towards tikkun olam in the here and now. Restore is a community, a chance to strengthen and be strengthened, a push forward to extend Yeshua's kingdom.
As members of the Messianic Movement, we have the joy of being part of the culmination of the end of days and participating in God's plan for moving hte world towards the second coming of Yeshua.
We trust that there will be much growth and encouragement at this year's conference.
Now looking back, I hope those of you who were there can agree with me that this - and more - has been achieved during our time together. Hallway conversations, words of knowledge, breakfast opinions - all these have combined to lift each of us in our walk with Yeshua and to hasten the time of His return. For those of you who couldn't make it this year, let me encourage you to put next years dats - the weekend after Memorial Day - in your diaries now and try to commit to being part of the gathered Tikkun family so that you too can share in the growth that God is giving us at this time.