LAUNCHING INTO 2020 WITH VISION AND PURPOSE
Ben: This has been a year of fairly significant transitions. As of December 31st, I have said goodbye to my role as Executive Director with Tikkun International after 11 joyous years of service to over 40 affiliated emissaries and ministries in Israel. But I’m not leaving the “Tikkun Global family.” I will continue to work closely with Asher Intrater and the other Tikkun leaders to build relationships among leaders, networks, and churches, and to support bridging these connections in Israel.
With the start of this new year, I have been installed as the President for Tikkun America, our growing network of over 25 Messianic congregations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Though I have served with the Tikkun America Apostolic team for many years, it is a sobering honor that they have entrusted me with this next season of leadership. And my father is not going anywhere. Though his travel schedule may change over the coming months and years, he will remain very engaged in overseeing the network and facilitating the transition.
God has been filling me with vision for this new season. Of particular note is the inspiration I have been drawing from Genesis 26 (I encourage you to read through it afresh). Though the Torah mentions Isaac as the least of the trio (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), he had a seminal role that I feel bears spiritual significance. He re-dug the wells of his father Abraham. To me, this alludes to my important role of making sure that the pioneering theology and work of my father, Daniel, are refurbished and maintained by God’s grace.
Isaac also dug new wells and discovered “living water!” I have been sensing that God wants to bring renewed vision and purpose to our Tikkun America family. As part of this transition, there will be new sources of the Living Water of the Spirit that are released upon us. Some will be fought over, but there will be those that remain. We are called together to take new ground and open new kingdom sources of life and fruitfulness. I’ll be sharing more about this in the months ahead. Please stand with us in prayer and support as we launch into this new season.