It is hard to believe that the summer is almost over and September is here! It is even harder to believe that we are already looking at locations for Leadership Conference and the next Triennial Convention. We made a trip last week to look at a facility to consider for one or both of those gatherings. We are also working on a retreat for our senior staff to evaluate our roles as ACGC directors and coordinators and to focus on strategic planning for the next three years. Please be in prayer for this time of purposeful discussion with our staff, that God would direct our time and give us a vision to support our churches and to glorify him as a denomination.
This past weekend Karen and I joined together with our church family at Blowing Rock Campground to enjoy some time away and build relationships. It was a great time of playing games and relaxing together, getting away from computers and phones (well at least limited phone service) together. The weather was not the best as we endured the aftermath of the hurricane my daughter and all of Houston faced last week. We are thankful that our daughter and her family were spared the destruction that so many are recovering from at this time, but we are keeping those who are working so hard in their homes and the volunteers in our prayers. If you would like to help in this recovery effort, Samaritan’s Purse and World Vision are working through the churches and organizations in Houston and surrounding areas. If you want to give through ACGC, send your donation earmarked for the “Hurricane Relief Fund” and we will send it on to these organizations.