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My Friend Myles Munroe: Promoting Others In Life and Death

6 Dec
"Make people greater than yourself and you will live forever!"

“Make people greater than yourself and you will live forever!”

I just returned home from a sometimes tearful two day pilgrimage to the place “where God lives” – the beautiful Bahamas, home to the inauspicious birth, the unparalleled life and the untimely death of of my mentor and friend Dr. Myles Munroe, his regal wife Pastor Ruth and seven of their beloved staff and friends – who all perished in an internationally publicized, shocking plane crash en route to the Myles Munroe Leadership Conference on November 9th.

My wife Jeri and I were honored to accompany Dr. Morris and Theresa Cerullo for the Myles and Ruth Munroe Homegoing Celebration where Dr. Cerullo had been invited to speak at the National Stadium as world leaders, esteemed ministers, family and friends were joined by thousands to honor this humble apostle of God and his beloved wife.

I couldn’t help but feel Myles presence day and night during the two days we were In Nassau…

Here is a raw recording of Dr Cerullo’s tribute that I recorded with my phone: Morris Cerullo Tribute at Myles/Ruth Munroe Memorial Service

For over 20 years I had the joy and privilege of booking Myles to speak in Dr Cerullo’s major conferences. Myles chose not to refer me to deal with an assistant, but would speak to me personally – and make most of his arrangements with me directly.

And he wouldn’t just want to get the speaking details confirmed and get off the phone. He would always take time to invest in me and speak to the purpose of God in my life and ministry. He would ask about my health, my marriage, my family and my ministry.

Along with Dr. Cerullo, it was Myles that urged me to write my book “The Blessing of Serving Another Man’s Ministry” and would call me to check on the progress.

Dr Cerullo wrote the forward. After Morris, Myles was the first to read the manuscript and send me his most gracious words of endorsement, which are printed on the back cover.

The last time Myles spoke for us was this past January – he called me several months before the conference to ask what the theme was — so that he could prepare his message to most effectively complement Dr. Cerullo’s vision for the World Conference. I shared with him that the  conference theme was “Legacy”.  After all this is Morris’s 68th anniversary of ministry — and at age 83, Morris and Theresa are in their legacy years — and building an incredible  World Outreach Legacy Center on 18 prime acres in San Diego.

When I met Myles and Ruth in the green room before he ministered this message, that warm smile as big as the Bahamas welcomed me with the words, “How’s my world famous author?!”

Ruth glowed with regal beauty.  Myles so happy by her side.

Little did I or anyone know that the powerful and profound message Myles would subsequently deliver, “The Principle and Power of Legacy and Succession” would be the last message he spoke in a Morris Cerullo conference and ultimately become the compelling words that would frame his (and her) own legacy and succession…

“Make people greater than yourself and you will live forever”,  Myles said that day.  And that is what he did.

Following the passing of Dr Munroe on November 9th this prophetic message has been viewed nearly 100,000 times.

Now months later, I had forgotten how that at the close of his message, before turning the service back to me, Myles spontaneously held up a copy of my book and spoke very gracious words of endorsement and encouraged every leader to get a copy for their team, and every Christian to get a copy to learn the blessings of serving.

Then, following the shocking events of November 9th, one email, then another, and another – from pastors and leaders – and believers from around the world – who were now watching Myles’ message on legacy and succession to the gracious end – began to overflow my inbox asking how they could get copies of the book.  A little reminder that even from heaven Myles’ encouragement continued.

I can see Myles looking down from heaven with that smile as big as the Bahamas saying to me and every person that was touched by his life, “Now it’s your time, finish strong, and make people greater than yourself!”

My prayer is that I would make him proud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What Christian Leaders Say About “The Blessing of Serving Another Man’s Ministry”

28 Mar
Dr. Morris CerulloPresident, Morris Cerullo World Evangelism

Dr. Morris Cerullo
President, Morris Cerullo World Evangelism

DR. MORRIS CERULLO “It has been one of the great joys of our lives for Theresa and I to watch the anointing of God increase upon Greg’s life these past twenty five years.Greg has become more than a blessing – he is a dear spiritual son and an extension of my ministry. His life has literally demonstrated the message in the pages of “The Blessing of Serving Another Man’s 
Ministry.” He has flourished as he has served and received the impartation from my life and ministry to his.

Those that come under the special anointing imparted in this book truly become an extension of what it really means to be a disciple of Christ.

God called Greg as an accounting student from Oral Roberts University with a passion to reach the world for Jesus, to come and join the Morris Cerullo World Evangelism team in San Diego in 1987.

As he showed himself faithful over time, I will never forget then sending him to live in England with his young family as my European Director for almost seven years. Together we saw Great Britain shaken as 16,000 plus a night jammed the historic Earl’s Court Auditorium for annual week-long Mission to London meetings, 50,000 pack the Olympic Stadium over three nights in Moscow, Russia, just months after the Iron Curtain came down, pioneer Christian television across Europe and so much more…

Over the years, Greg has served as my crusade director, television co-host, writer, accountant, media buyer, marketing and public relations man, emcee of my conferences, and most of all my associate minister.

Ever pastor – leader – believer — that wants God to use their life in a greater way – will be deeply blessed and enriched by the encouraging words of this book.

I highly recommend every pastor and spiritual leader who truly wants an armor bearer, to seed this message into their lives. You will be rewarded with a ministry of faithfulness.”

Tommy BarnettPASTOR TOMMY BARNETT  “I have witnessed firsthand the great blessing Greg has been to Dr. Cerullo’s life and ministry, and have seen his own life and ministry flourish as he has served and received the impartation of his mentor. These nuggets from Greg’s 25 years of experience will take your Christian experience to another level”

Dr. Myles Munroe

Dr. Myles Munroe

DR MYLES MUNROE “This erudite, eloquent, and immensely thought-provoking work is one that is well overdue in the market and addresses a vital subject that few have attempted to resolve. This work unveils some of the most important principles regarding a leader serving another leader. It reinforces the precept of our Lord Jesus Christ whose philosophy of leadership was summarized in the statement” “The greatest among you shall be the one who serves.”This is indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand the privilege and benefits of serving another man’s vision. This is a profound authoritative work written by a man who demonstrated all principles in this book and who is also qualified to do so. The wisdom in this work spans the legacy of many in history and yet breaks new ground in its approach and will possibly become a classic in this and the next generation.This exceptional work by Greg Mauro is one of the most profound, practical, principle-centered approaches to the subject of servant leadership I have read in a long time. The author’s approach to this timely and critical issue brings a fresh breath of air that captivates the heart, engages the mind and inspires the spirit of the reader. Greg, congratulations on a job well done and may this book cause others to embrace the joy of servant leadership.Every sentence of this book is pregnant with wisdom and I enjoyed the mind-expanding experience of reading this exciting book. I admonish every leader to plunge into this ocean of knowledge and practical wisdom and activate the exceptional leadership spirit and the blessing of serving another man’s Vision.”

Perry StoneVoice of Evangelism

Perry Stone
Voice of Evangelism

PERRY STONE “In a time when those called to ministry desire to lead others, Greg Mauro reveals in this book the key of ministry is learning to serve others. Greg writes with key insight from direct experience of serving the ministry of world renowned Evangelist, Morris Cerullo. You will find his insights more than just words in a book, but powerful nuggets that when applied to those serving other leaders, will bring great success and fulfillment in your own ministry. Greg has been as faithful to Dr. Cerullo as Elisha was to Elijah, and has followed and stood with God’s Prophet for 25 years. Discover what he has learned and apple these principles that will, ‘Sentence you to success!’”

Apostle Mike EfezinoPrince of Peace Ministries

Apostle Mike Efezino
Prince of Peace Ministries

APOSTLE MIKE EFEZINO “ The blessing of serving another mans ministry ” is a mini book with a mega punch.
Rev. Greg has earned the right to talk the talk because he has walked the walk. This a must read, for every believer that feels or knows that they have being called to serve in the Lord’s vineyard. Thanks Rev. Greg for letting others glean from your experience and wisdom.”

Pastor Hernan CastanoHouston, Texas

Pastor Hernan Castano
Houston, Texas

DR. HERNAN CASTANO “As the hispanic voice for Dr. Morris Cerullo for many years, I have not ever known a man, anointed and called by God, that has served with suchpassion, intensification, and loyalty, another anointed man’s ministry like Greg Mauro has stood side by side with God’s Apostle Morris Cerullo. Greg has written in this book such powerful secrets of deep revelation regarding the calling to serve others, that any one that reads this book will never again refuse to serve another man’s ministry. I can only pray that the words of this book are soon translated into spanish, as this is a book for all the nations and languages.”

Pastor Matthew Barnett, Co-founder of the Dream Center

Pastor Matthew Barnett, Co-founder of the Dream Center

PASTOR MATTHEW BARNETT “Greg Mauro has spent the majority of his life defining what it means to have integrity, faithfulness, and commitment. Through his service to the ministry of Dr. Morris Cerullo, he has seen countless people give their lives to the Lord and many nations changed because of the work they are doing. This book will show the importance of a servant’s heart, and how even though one’s work may go unseen, their role is important and their impact is great. For anyone who needs a reminder of the joys and rewards of living a faithful life, I would highly recommend this work.”

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Dr. Stephen L. Lowery,
President National Church of God and National Bible College & Seminary
Washington, DC

PASTOR STEPHEN LOWERY “It is my honor and privilege to recommend “The Blessing of Serving Another Man’s Ministry” by the uniquely qualified Kingdom servant and friend, Greg Mauro.  I am convinced that the Christian Church has inadvertently taught that unless someone is the main or set man, they are of no value.  But, Jonathan would never have defeated the Philistines had it not been for his servant who said, (paraphrased) “turn around, don’t worry about me, I’ve got your back.” For 25 years, Greg has walked behind Dr. Cerullo, sharing the burden of international ministry and has freed him to follow God’s voice and vision.”

Dr. Tim Storey

Dr. Tim Storey

DR. TIM STOREY “Greg Mauro has had the privilege of walking side by side with a true General. As Elisha spent 10 years serving and learning from Elijah. Greg has spent over 20 years serving Dr Morris Cerrullo. He teaches in this wonderful book that serving another mans dream is not only fulfilling but can lead to your own dreams being fulfilled. good going Greg you made me want to serve even more.”

Stephan K. Munsey, Ph.D., Senior PastorFamily Christian CenterMunster, Indiana

Stephan K. Munsey, Ph.D., Senior Pastor
Family Christian Center
Munster, Indiana

PASTOR STEVE MUNSEY “Greg Mauro has been the right-hand man to Evangelist Morris Cerullo for many years.  Each time I have met with him I have been impressed by his very efficient servant-hood and his sincere desire to make life easier for Brother Cerullo.  The secrets to tapping into the blessing he has written about in this book are tried and tested through his years of serving.  God bless you, Greg, for writing such a book!”

Dr. Christian M. Harfouche

Dr. Christian M. Harfouche

DR. CHRISTIAN HARFOUCHE  “As we have been taught by the Lord, it is more blessed to give than to receive; It has always been a heart felt pleasure to watch intently the loving service of excellence extended through Greg Mauro to Dr. Morris Cerullo, his mentor, without any reservations. This is a refreshing sight and experience indeed, and certainly 25 years of serving an anointed prophet’s vision has qualified our brother Greg to minister the key secrets necessary to sentence any believer to the life of success, directly intwined and connected to unconditional service. This book of seven keys will enable you to keep your appointment with the sentence of success– the commanded blessing of God over your life. Congratulations Greg on 25 years of faithfulness and may your message reach the hearts and minds of multitudes around the world!”

Dr. T. L. Lowery, FounderT. L. LOWERY GLOBAL FOUNDATION

Dr. T. L. Lowery, Founder
T. L. LOWERY GLOBAL FOUNDATION

DR. T. L. LOWERYThank you, Greg Mauro, for writing this valuable book about investing one’s life in the ministry of another. Like your mentor, Morris Cerullo, my longtime friend and colleague, God has given me the honor of preaching to hundreds of thousands in the United States and around the world, writing dozens of books, using radio and TV for His glory, administering schools and a foundation, and otherwise fulfilling my calling.

I confess that my ministerial efforts have been immensely enhanced and enlarged because faithful helpers have followed their calling to work alongside. Only heaven can reveal the multiplication of ministry made possible by men and women who may have subordinated their personal dreams to dedicate their talents and abilities to another of God’s servants. May their tribe increase!

Sydney Stair

Dr. Sydney Stair

DR. SYDNEY STAIR“The Blessing of Serving Another Man’s Ministry” by Rev. Greg Mauro could not be timelier.  My heart is sadden when I pause to observe this present generation and wonder what would become of their grandchildren if moral values, honor, character and a spirit of service are not reinstituted back into the homes and schools of our society by and large.

I’ve known Greg for more than a decade and I’m a personal witness that every one of the 7 secrets he shares in his book is absolutely true and based on his life experience standing alongside Dr. Morris Cerullo in ministry.  For Greg, serving Dr. Cerullo’s ministry is not a job, but a delight, because he does it whole-heartedly and he’s available 24/7.

I recommend this book to every person who is now starting out in ministry.  Just like Greg said, these seven secrets will sentence you to success.

Sharon DaughertySenior PastorVictory Christian Center, Tulsa, OK

Sharon Daugherty
Senior Pastor
Victory Christian Center, Tulsa, OK

PASTOR SHARON DAUGHERTYThis book will inspire and challenge you as a reader to allow God to use your life as a servant.  Greg’s personal story along with his wisdom from experience shows how God calls people together creating a team that can impact the world.  He shares the fulfillment and blessing of following the call of God to serve a leader and advance the Kingdom of God here in the earth.

Dr. Michelle CorrallFounder, Breath of the Spirit Ministries

Dr. Michelle Corrall
Founder, Breath of the

Spirit Ministries

DR. MICHELLE CORRALL  “The message of “The Blessing of Serving Another Man’s Ministry” is awesome and so needed in the church today. Greg gave up his own ministry to serve a great man of God. As a result, Dr. Cerullo’s ministry went to another level because of this servant of God. We need men and women in the Body of Christ today that will say, “I am not just in this for myself, but I am out to work for the kingdom of God!”  I have ordered bulk copeis for all my staff and keep buying them and distributing them to our workers.”

 

 

 

 

 

(“The Blessing of Serving Another Man’s Ministry: Seven Serving Secrets That Will Sentence You To Success”, is available on Amazon.com starting at $2.99 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932579230 Discounted bulk copies available direct from author at gregmauro1159@gmail.com)

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