Just A Thought

God moved in a very powerful way last Monday in our 132nd Annual Meeting. Our theme was a simple declaration . . . Partners in Ministry-Proclaiming the Gospel based on Mark 16:15; and He said to them, go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.  In spite of all the bad news all around, The Lord has not changed His battle plan and desire for people to turn to Him as THE ONLY HOPE! Dr. Craig Carlisle boldly proclaimed God’s Word in the his Moderator’s Message. I also appreciate each Entity report from the EBA Foundation, Baptist Health Services and the Missions Center. Ronnie McClure, our trusted CPA, did a masterful job in presenting the budgets and related financial reporting.  The evening session was an awesome Celebration of Missions. Acts 1:8 continues to be the driving-force in all we do in missions. Dan Garland’s key-note message was very challenging. I’m thankful we have such men in place at Lifeway. As an association we continue to assess and examine everything in order to be effective in His Kingdom and in partnership with our churches. Be blessed and be one!

Gary, Assn. Dir. of Missions