Mission Possible Leadership

Darren Morrison: Leadership Coordinator


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Relationships & Leadership

I wanted to thank everyone who gave or prayed for me in 2017.  I appreciate all your generosity and encouragement.  You have all been such a blessing!  Last week I was able to mail out nearly 200 new support letters in hope that we could raise even more in 2018.  If you would like to give to Mission Possible, please click here!  If you have any questions about my work or the ministry, just let me know.

Over the past year, God has really been pressing on my heart the importance of relationships and how it connects to leadership.  Leadership is influence and to influence someone, you must establish a relationship with them first. Take a second and think of someone who did a good job leading you.  Did they demand you do what they want or did they ask?  Did they use fear to motivate or did they show you that they cared.  Good leaders don’t force their followers to do what they say; they influence them by showing them that they care.  They add value to them.  When your followers know that you want the best for them and that they can trust you, they will gladly listen to your requests.  Just the opposite, when we demand things or use fear to force followers to obey, they will slowly resent us and may choose to follow someone else.  Good leaders know that leadership is all about building quality relationships and letting people know how much you care.  Take some time today to think about what this could mean in your own life.

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My trip to Haiti December 2017

Earlier this month I was able to travel to Haiti where I continued to help equip our national leaders.  Here’s a recap of our week.

-We went to each of our schools and met with our directors.  We got to ask them about their families, their time with Mission Possible, what they are excited about, concerns they have, and if they had any prayer requests.  It was great getting to hear their hearts and also very encouraging to see what God had been doing in their lives.

-When we went to each of our schools, we also did a teamwork activity called the magic carpet game with the older students.  It was an awesome way to get them to work together and continue to learn the importance of teamwork.

-Three of the evenings we met with all of our graduates from the Leadership Academy for dinner.  During this time we shared laughs, but also went through John Maxwell’s book, “The 5 Levels of Leadership” to learn how to grow as leaders and why it’s so important.  We all really enjoyed this time of fellowship and fun.

-We also attended our student and adult leadership graduation.  These students and adults finished their 2 year programs and were excited to start giving their leadership away as they received certificates.  In January we will have a new group of students and adults doing the same thing.

Overall it was a good trip and I really enjoyed my time there.  It was good for me to reconnect with our leaders in Haiti and spend time investing in those relationships.  These Haitian leaders are truly doing some amazing things in their country and appreciate all the encouragement.  I want to say thanks to everyone who has given to Mission Possible and to my support this year. You are helping us equip Christ-centered leaders and changing lives for eternity.  If you’re interested in giving, you can mail a check to our office at PO Box 1026, Findlay, OH 45839-1026 or you can give by paypal at this link https://www.paypal.com/donate/…

Contact me if you have any questions about Mission Possible or are interested in going on a trip. Thanks & Merry Christmas!


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Join our work in Haiti

It has been a year and a half since my last trip to Haiti.  With Megan and I having a baby, my traveling was put on hold for a while.  I am excited to share though that this winter I will be going back down to meet with our Haitian leaders and encourage them in the work that they are doing.  As I’ve shared before, these leaders have completely changed our ministry and I feel privileged to meet with them.  I am also trying to find others to come to Haiti with me.  We will be visiting each of our Haitian schools and teaching our students and adults about leadership.  If you are interested in going on this trip or another trip with Mission Possible feel free to e-mail me at Darren@OurMissionIsPossible.org .  We would love for you to join us as we continue to equip the next generation of Christ-centered leaders!
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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