Dearest Betty and family,
Susan and I extend our heartfelt love and prayers as you begin the journey of carrying on the rich legacy of faith and prophetic encouragement Harold stewarded everywhere he went and has now bequeathed to you. His friendship and prophetic input into our lives and ministry spanning over 25 years encouraged and guided me personally through major passages in my life for which I will be eternally grateful and can now sadly only be conveyed to him when I see him face to face in heaven.
We first had the honor of meeting him, and you Betty, back in the early nineties through our mutual friends the Bristols. At the time I was pastoring at Way of the Cross Church and I can still see him standing on a pew, up front in the sanctuary, holding forth the word of the Lord and shaking up the status quo as only He could do. He was a gift from God to me as he later supported me through the precarious transition of leaving there and starting Bridgewood in 1994. And then later in the 2007-08 gave strategic input and support in the starting of our business, Interactive Church Resources.
Serving on the Bridgewood apostolic advisory board and ministering at various church events he always gave significant foundational wisdom and direction for our church as only a prophet can do. In tum, his generous invitations for me to teach and minister at HEMI were great personal encouragements and opportunities I treasured to minister alongside him and grow in my understanding of the prophetic ministry.
He was in the truest sense of the word a loyal friend and man I greatly esteemed for the way in which he stewarded his prophetic gifting. His integrity, exemplary marriage shared with your Betty, and zeal to serve and honor the Lord faithfully always inspired the best in me.
Both he, and you Betty, were always so hospitable to Susan and me as we enjoyed wonderful times of fellowship over meals, outings together, and even sharing in the honor of Heidi and AJ ‘s wedding and then the dedication of Summer.
The “well done good and faithful servant” resounding as Harold passed through the po1tals of heaven can only be imagined, and I know that countless thousands, touched, as Susan and I were, by his life and ministry are also declaring the same thing.
Words cannot adequately express our appreciation for His presence in our lives, but we do want to express to each of you, as his precious family, that thankfulness. And we also pray that the seeds sown through His decades of faithful ministry poured out for others be
returned to you in this life a hundred fold!
With Love and blessings,
–Tom & Susan