It is with sadness and fondness that we announce the retirement of our Director, Ed Hirshman. Ed has been working with Harvesters International Ministries since 1993. In July 2004, he assumed the role of Director from Reverend Harold Stevens and has since worked with Harvesters on a full-time basis. During his time at Harvesters, the Lord abundantly met his needs for prayer and financial support. We are so appreciative of his tireless and faithful work on behalf of our ministry partners around the world. Ed is blessed with a quick wit and warm spirit, which God has used to encourage many people and draw them into new roles in international missions. He will continue to serve on the Harvesters Board of Directors and have an ongoing role in the work God has granted us.
We are pleased to announce that Doug Radford will serve as our new Director. Doug joined Harvesters in 2014 as our Director of Development. He lives in Wilson, North Carolina, with his wife, Pam, and their daughters, Nicole and Lauren. He has served in pastoral roles for the last 19 years, ministering in churches and communities in Eastern North Carolina. His passion has long been evangelism and outreach with an emphasis on reaching children in difficult circumstances.
His desire is for Jesus to be made known and worshiped among all people on earth and to be used by God to encourage believers to engage in sharing and spreading the Gospel.
Doug would love the opportunity to meet with churches and individuals to share the story of what God is doing through the ministries He’s given to our partners throughout the world. Please contact him via email at [email protected] or via phone at 252-230-9742 to learn more.
Please pray with us for God’s wisdom and discernment for Doug as he assumes his new responsibilities and raises additional financial support for his family. We further desire your prayers for all of Harvesters’ leadership, as well as our international partners.
As always, we are so grateful that you have come alongside us to support our partners as they share throughout Asia and Africa the message of love and hope found in Jesus Christ!
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