2014 General Board Report from the Board of General Superintendents(BGS).   Delivered by Dr. David A. Busic on behalf of the BGS, Sunday evening, February 23, 2014 during the 91st General Board Session in Overland Park, Kansas.      English     Portugués    Español  


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WORDS FROM THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT


GREETINGS: Thank you for your prayers for our District Pastor & Spouse Retreat which was held last week at Miracle Springs Resort in Desert Hot Springs.  Hot it was - 107-109 degrees!  Sixty people from nineteen congregations were able to attend and listened to Dr. Ron Benefiel’s anointed words based on John 11 and Romans 8 as he intimately shared his journey with his wife’s illness and death.  Plans have already begun for next year’s retreat.
 
OCTOBER IS PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH: This is a reminder that October has, for many years, be designated as “Clergy Appreciation Month.”  Helpful websites on this are www.pastor-appreciation.net and www.my-pastor.com/pastor.appreciation.  I encourage all our congregations to express appreciation to your pastors throughout this month.  God will bless you as you bless others!
 
RWANDA & BRUNDI MISSION TEAM PRAYER REQUEST: The District Work & Witness team are in Africa, scheduled to return on Oct. 1, 2014. They are requesting prayer on each day at 1:17pm.  Their theme verse is Isaiah 1:17, “…learn to do right!
Seek justice, encourage the oppressed.  Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”
 
CHURCH FINANCIAL SEMINAR: America’s Christian Credit Union is offering a free seminar for pastors and church leaders on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9am-3pm, at their Glendora campus, 2100 E. Route 66.  Focus will be on “Church Finance/Budgeting & Campus Preservation.”  Lunch will be provided.
            Registration may be made at 800-343-5328 ext. 5450 or mgarvin@americasccu.com.  You may also get information at www.stewardshipinaction.com/seminar.
 
TRAN FAMILY MINISTRIES: I have recently received this announcement from former district pastor and evangelist:
            We will again be in the Southern California area this winter.  We will be arriving in December as we are scheduled to do a Christmas concert for one of the PazNaz adult classes on the 13th and will be there through January and February and a portion of March.  We do have some open dates available.  You can find us on our website (www.tranfamilyministries.com)
 
ENCOURAGEMENT: Receive word from the prophet Isaiah as recorded in Isaiah 1:18-20 ““Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.  If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land; but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.”  For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” NIV
 
                                                                                    Have a great week!
                                                                                    Jerry L. Ferguson
                                                                                    District Superintendent