A Farewell Message from Alpha USA Executive Director, Gerard Long What a fantastic eight years it’s been serving with my wonderful friends and colleagues in one of the best ministries in the world! Starting in 2007, I’m so grateful that the Lord called me out of a 30 year banking career to serve in Alpha USA. It’s been an incredible journey with lots of amazing ‘highs’ but also some heart breaking ‘lows.’ The number one high has to be the thousands of people who have met and put their trust in Jesus Christ, while on Alpha. What a fantastic joy to think of all these precious souls who have been rescued by Jesus Christ and will be with us in His presence through eternity! Another high has been the amazing people I have had the privilege of working with in Alpha. Love and relationships is such a key part of the Alpha DNA and I now have so many new friends to share stories with throughout eternity. We’ll have lots to celebrate and to rejoice over, as we remember God’s grace and glory in all the work we did together. There were also some challenges on the journey – Jesus promised us these (John 16:33), and they certainly grew my faith. There were many a sleepless night crying out to God for His provision but, oh what joy when the answer came through – God is good all the time! The heart breaking lows, of course, have been the passing of our loved ones. In these, our tears and broken hearts have bonded ever closer. Recently, Jeannie and I...