Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born with sight, but became blind as a young child.   
Yet she had vision!

After an education at both specialist and mainstream schools, Keller attended Radcliffe College of Harvard University and became the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) from 1924 until 1968, during which time she toured the US and traveled to 39 countries around the globe, advocating for those with vision loss. (Britannica Biography and Facts).

A reporter asked Helen Keller, “Is there anything worse than losing your sight?” “Yes,” she said, “It is to have sight but no vision.”

 

FinDing our Vision for 2021

God Provided Silver Linings in 2020

2020 is finally behind us. What a ride! Last year had ups and downs, and despite all the challenges, there were plenty of victories. The tribulations made us realize just how dependent we are on our Father. We realized COVID does not discriminate, wonderful people can be found across political persuasions, and technology can eliminate isolation and allow fellowship.

God provided plenty of silver linings. Virtual meetings contributed to a peak in 2020 small group attendance. Churches learned new ways to reach out to families in their homes. Families spent more time together. Kids were home longer with extended summer and holiday breaks.

FinD’s Dreams of the Future in 2021

For many, with a new year comes dreams of the future. FinD is no different. FinD is prayerfully deliberating its vision for the future. Over the last five years, the ministry has expanded by leaps and bounds horizontally with over 200 men, in 23 groups, representing 32 churches in Houston. So, the blessing of horizontal growth has been robust. The Holy Spirit has been very clear that existing and future groups also need vertical growth. How do we come alongside existing and future groups and foster deep transformation in Jesus Christ?  What are we doing to encourage and strengthen these disciples and foster a passion to follow the Great Commission?

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” ~ Matthew 28: 19-20 (ESV). 

With full support from the Board of Directors and the Discipleship Council, FinD remains firmly dedicated to creating fellowship, the foundation upon which this ministry has been built. Men gathering once a week to dive into scripture, prayer and life application is vital. We will continue to support this fellowship and strive to develop new weekly groups.

The new goal in 2021 and beyond is to create an additional platform that trains disciples to have confidence and clarity to create and teach new disciples … multi-generational discipleship. God has clearly provided tremendous resources to get us where we are today. 

We ask for your prayers as we implement this new vision of another layer of growth. As with most changes, implementation it tough. It takes time, patience, and persistence. We depend on your prayers, support, and contributions to implement God’s vision for FinD and continue the pursuit of our mission

“Transforming men through Jesus Christ in authentic, weekly fellowship in discipleship.”

Making His Vision Our Vision in 2021

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

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My wonderful dad here on earth has been an eye surgeon for half a century.  I was always amazed by seeing his before and after slides as he assembled his lecture presentations in his home office. I’ve had many conversations with him about our human senses – sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch.  Of all those senses – it is my eyesight that I would have the hardest time surviving without. But, as I have learned more from our Father, I have realized that losing vision might be worse than losing my sight.

A reporter asked Helen Keller, “Is there anything worse than losing your sight?”

“Yes,” she said, “It is to have sight but no vision.”

More about Helen Keller here…

 

Do you have a vision for your life at the commencement of this new year?

This past month, many of us reviewed the goals for our lives. Some made resolutions.  Perhaps they were spiritual, relational, intellectual, physical, or financial goals. My # 1 goal is to strengthen my prayer life (and I want to lose my COVID 30 lbs. too!). Amy and my marital goal is to improve our communications as it relates to territorial parenting. That improvement will come as we pray more together. FinD’s # 1 goal in 2021 is to dive further from fellowship into discipleship.  Read more here

Have you sought out the Father’s vision for your life?

Think again about your vision and goals for 2021.  What does our Father want you to focus on this year?  Have you sought Him out for that understandingDid you “get in neutral” (see Sacred Pace by Terry Looper) and try to remove your own biases or worldly influences? We should give the Holy Spirit plenty of room to make His vision our vision. Pray and seek Jesus Christ’s face as you ponder the goals you would like for your life. He wants to help identify your goals with you!

May your 2021 be your most blessed year ever as you seek to strengthen your intimacy with our King. – Your Brother in Christ, Clint

FinD’s # 1 goal in 2021 is to dive further from fellowship into discipleship.  Read more here

Clint Harrington – FinD Executive Director

 

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