Geoffrey Moore, President of Geoffrey L. Moore and Associates Ltd., a commercial real estate consulting firm, has been a vital member of the Tyndale Board of Directors since 1994, donating much of his own time and money to support Tyndale.
Geoffrey Moore, President of Geoffrey L. Moore and Associates Ltd., a commercial real estate consulting firm, has been a vital member of the Tyndale Board of Directors since 1994, donating much of his own time and money to support Tyndale. Geoffrey Moore has spent over thirty years as the head of his own company, cultivating it into a business with clients from British Columbia to Ontario and beyond. His background in business was an invaluable asset to Tyndale as the purchase of the Bayview Campus was negotiated.
Recently, the Editor sat down with Geoffrey to discuss how he lives out his faith.
Q: How do you live out your faith in your daily life?
A: “I try to live really in accordance with the scriptures. I think love is the key thing; it’s fairness, it’s being fair in all negotiations no matter which side you are on. If I feel a person is hard-done-by we are going to help them, we are going to give them a rent break or we are going to help them in a personal situation in their life. You also have to have a willingness to let business go to help people. You really live out your life through their lives as well, and all your negotiations; whether it is with Wal-Mart or a little drycleaner in Ottawa—you approach it the same way.’
Q: In your thirty years of work, can you share one of the stories where you watched God work miracles?
A: “We bought this 60,000 square foot supermarket in Winnipeg and subdivided it into stores and it was a struggle. I was tired of putting cash into it so I said, ‘Lord you just have to help us out of this and whatever I make on this deal I’ll give to you.’ I eventually sold it for six million dollars and my cost was five million. I gave the million to Tyndale. It was a gift. The situation was a very difficult and I could have easily lost a million dollars. From a financial resource standpoint I think of myself as a steward. We live simply, support many Christian organizations, and the Lord definitely leads when there is an opportunity…there were always instances over the years where the Lord really provided direction to me personally. You always have to work as hard as you can and then the Lord helps you. The other thing is you give the best back to the Lord.”
Q: What is some advice on simple things people can do to learn to step out more in faith, trust God and hear him?
A: “I was listening to a preacher and he said that if you’re not in the scriptures daily then you’re not able to be taught by the Lord. No matter what you are reading you are going to take something away from it that day and it is going to have an impact on your thought process and how you are going to handle a situation. There also is nothing better than the church body. We’ve been in the same church for forty years. People don’t realize that it is a second family. The church body is a very important part of our life. Satan is always after you every day; we are sinners we have all fallen short of the glory of God; that is a day-to-day struggle. You don’t get saved once, I think you get saved every day, it’s a continuous renewal.”
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