We are within two months of our Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, Ohio, on June 16-17, and our pace is intensifying and accelerating as we are preparing continually. Now is the time for each of us to get serious about attending.
It is time to call out to God for the next Great Awakening and to reach the world for Christ. On Tuesday night, June 16, we will give the entire evening session of the SBC Annual Meeting to this national prayer gathering.
Less than two weeks ago, I spent three full days in Cuba. It was an intense few days, attending their Missions Congress, meeting with leaders, and delivering the final message for this significant gathering.
One of my responsibilities as President of the Southern Baptist Convention is to appoint a Committee on Resolutions for our upcoming annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. This very important and strategic committee works diligently between now and when they give their report to our convention on Tuesday afternoon, June 16.
Jeana and I have just returned from twelve days away, with much of that time in the heart of the mission field. As we conversed one-on-one and in several meetings with our missionaries in challenging fields all over the Middle East, we were able to hear their hearts loud and clear. As I have thought about this upon my return home, I feel it is incumbent upon me to share what I am able to within the boundaries of security.