Dr. Haggai, an enigma who lived what he preached and preached what he lived. Never met another man who inspired me like he did even in the brief moments of our encounters. His video teaching on Goal-setting when I attended HI in 1999 was the game-changer for me and put me clearly in the path I am following today.
Each time I listened to his irresistible, slurry but compelling baritone voice. even in casual conversation, I came away feeling like someone with wings strapped on his shoulder. He was such an inspiration.
Great wit. Memory of an elephant. Statesman whose simplicity belied his intimidating accomplishments.
When I sat at lunch with him at the celebration of his 90th birthday, all I could ask myself was, “How did God pack so much in one frame?” I could write an entire epistle on Dr. Haggai. Knowing what I do about him, I am sure he must have exited earth with a smile of triumph and speaking the lines of apostle Paul, “I have fought a good fight, I have run a good race finished my course”
Enter into your reward General, as you continue to live on in the lives of the over 123,000 alumni of HI globally and the millions of people who they have impacted and continue to impact.
Monuments crumble. Empires go into oblivion. But legacies live forever. So do angels!
Adieu faithful soldier as you awake into your rest with our Lord Jesus Christ for whose gospel you spent and was spent till the very end!!!