Mission Possible Leadership

Darren Morrison: Leadership Coordinator


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Attributes of a Leader: Pastor Herve

I wanted to write a blog about a selfless, humble, and God fearing man that I look up to, Pastor Herve Pierre. Pastor Herve is Mission Possible’s Field Leader and oversees our operations in Haiti. I have known Pastor Herve for over 5 years while working at Mission Possible where he has had a huge impact on my life and literally thousands of others. During this time he has influenced me as a leader, displayed to me what it means to have a bold faith, showed me the importance of prayer, and so much more. Here are 3 attributes (I could list many more) that I see in him that have challenged me and will hopefully challenge you to live out too.

-His love for Christ: Pastor Herve loves Jesus and wants to serve Him in everything He does. Herve is not scared to die for the Gospel as he has shared God’s love with others even when being threatened. He fears God more than he fears man and will go out of his way to share what God lays on his heart. When you hear him share what God has done in his life and line that up with how he lives, he provides an amazing testimony for all of us.

-His love for others: Pastor Herve loves others and is willing to lay his life down for them too. I have seen his heart break for the lost and those that persecute him. I have seen him comfort friends and go out of his way to show others how much they mean to him. I have seen him forgive those who have hurt him and also help others reach their potential.  Herve wants everyone to experience the love of Christ and he wants to share that love with them.

-His character and humility: Pastor Herve is a man of character. Never once have I witnessed him lie or seen him do something that could be perceived as wicked. Pastor Herve would never claim to be perfect, but he lives the same way in private as he does in public.  Herve is a great example of a servant leader displaying amazing humility in everything he does.  He is slow to speak and slow to anger.  He doesn’t boast and isn’t proud.  No matter who he encounters, he is willing to lower himself to make the other person feel valued.

Not only do I trust Herve with my own life, but would trust him with my family’s lives as well. He cares so deeply about others and advancing the Gospel.  I am thankful for his friendship and for his testimony.  I am blessed to know such a great leader and I hope everyone who reads this is encouraged by Pastor Herve’s life.

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Want to make a difference in the world?

Want to help change the world and invest in a God sized vision?!?  I would love to share with you how partnering with Mission Possible will not only impact thousands of Haitian and Dominican lives, but will also add value to yours!  If you’re passionate about spreading the Gospel and equipping Christ-centered leaders, shoot me an email that says, “tell me more”.  My email is Darren@OurMissionIsPossible.org .   I would love to meet with you and fill you in on how investing your time and/or your resources will impact lives now and for eternity with Mission Possible.

*Questions I will answer:
-How can you get involved and help us change lives?
-How can you get your church, friends, and family involved to do the same?
-What all does Mission Possible do in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and why is it important?
-How will partnering with Mission Possible add value to your life and our Haitian/Dominican friends?

If you’re already connected with us and are interested in giving to my support, click here!  I would love to catch up with those of you who are already partnering with us too, so let’s try to get something on the calendar soon!  Thanks again for checking out my blog.  I appreciate your interest and passion for leadership.  Please follow my blog to catch future posts!  I will be sharing more about our leaders and what I am learning regarding leadership personally.  God Bless!

 


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Student Leadership Week Cont.

Here are more pictures from the Student Leadership week that took place the end of July.  They are truly buying into the heart of servant leadership by giving their leadership away and loving others.  Exciting times, God is good!

“When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you?  You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.  If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.  For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.  Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.  If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.” -John 13:12-17


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Student Leadership Week

Throughout the school year we have a group of selected students, called our Student Leaders, get together to learn about leadership for roughly 24 hours.  These 95 students have been selected by our Leadership Academy graduates and are considered to be students that have displayed leadership in their schools and communities. (For more info check out my blog post Mission Possible’s Leadership Model).  In the summer though we do an extended time together over 3 days.  We just completed this summers Student Leadership week and it was great!  Like I mentioned above, this time together helps them continue to learn about leadership, but they are also involved in doing team building activities, watching movies, exercises, learning life skills and disciplines, building relationships and more.  We believe all these things are making our students well rounded leaders that also understand the importance of loving others.  Please pray for these students to continue to be leaders in their schools, churches, and communities.  That they would have courage and boldness to influence their peers and families.


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My Support

You can choose to give 1 of 3 easy ways!

1.) You can fill out a blue EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) form and a reply slip.  Once you mail it in and it is processed, the funds will be taken out of your bank account the 5th of each month.

2.) You can fill out the reply slip and mail in a check.

 3.) You can give online through our PayPal account at http://ourmissionispossible.org/staff/

 Return checks/EFT Form to: Mission Possible ● PO Box 1026 ● Findlay, OH 45839-1026.  Make checks payable to “Mission Possible.”   Feel free to e-mail me at Darren@OurMissionIsPossible.org if you have any questions.  My support has been down a little this year, but I am confident we can still reach our goals.  Thank you for considering giving to my support and helping us equip leaders!

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Proverbs 29:18

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
–Proverbs 29:18

It is vital to be intentional about the direction you are heading!  Over the past three years Mission Possible has become very intentional with strategic planning.  We wanted to be intentional and have a clear path for strengthening our ministry and developing Christ-centered leaders.  To start, we knew that we couldn’t do anything without leadership. “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” –John C Maxwell  So we had to ask ourselves who is going to do this by equipped several Haitian men and women that had a heart for their people and wanted to see change.  Once those people were in place and we had a clearer picture of where we wanted to go, we developed mission and vision statements to help us answer what we do and why we do it.

*Mission Possible’s vision statement is “Equipping the Next Generation of Christ-Centered Leaders.”

*Our mission statement is “Identifying and developing leaders by providing Christ-centered leadership training, positive role models, mentoring, coaching, accountability, and opportunities to demonstrate their character and leadership development through increased practical responsibilities over time.  Also, protecting and improving the lives of future leaders by providing Christ-centered education, vocational training, nutrition, clean water, medical care, Christian evangelism, and discipleship.”

These have really helped us focus on what is most important and avoid bunny trails that aren’t what we are about as a ministry.  It also led us to developing core values that direct everything we do in Haiti.  These core values tell everyone involved with Mission Possible how we are going to do things.  They help us make decisions and support what we do.  It took us awhile to narrow it down to a few that we liked, but these are what we came up with:

  1. Christ-Centered- carrying out, acting, and living these values at all times even when no one is looking.
  2. Personal Responsibility- Doing our best and delivering excellence in everything we do. No short cuts, facing our fears, and doing what is right.
  3. Integrity- Do what is right, legally and morally.
  4. Loyalty- Bear true faith and allegiance to God, Mission Possible, and other leaders. Support and stand up for fellow leaders.
  5. Respect- Treat people as you would want to be treated. Appreciate the best in people.

All of our Haitian students and staff have these core values memorized and hear them throughout the week.  Since we know who is going to do it, what we do, why we do it, and how we are going to do it, we have a clear direction for the ministry and can be intentional with all our decisions.  “If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up someplace else.” -Zig Ziglar  I’m thankful that Mission Possible knows the direction it is going and is also being prayerful to see if God leads us to do even more.  Thanks for your support for reading my blog.  Check back next week for more posts.IMG_6427