Thanks to my parents’ involvement in Haggai Institute over the years, and their personal friendship with John Haggai, my husband and children and I were privileged to be part of his birthday greetings ministry. Each year on our birthdays we would each receive a very special letter. The words would vary, but the effect was always the same – personal affirmation and encouragement, a reminder of being a child of God and all the blessings (and responsibilities) that entailed, and a refocusing on Jesus and the truth of the gospel message of God’s love. His birthday letters were refreshing, like a cold drink on a hot day. They brought a cheerfulness, purpose and energy that was always welcomed and needed. And they were always signed “Heartily”, which was how he did life, heartily, definitely living out the instructions in Colossians: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” A giant personality and man for God has moved on ahead and will be missed, but we will do our best to continue our work here heartily for the Lord, until we meet again!