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On Appreciation

WHEREAS, The messengers to the 159th session of the Southern Baptist Convention are enjoying a time of worship, encouragement, and fellowship in the Lord Jesus Christ; and

WHEREAS, We acknowledge God’s providence in all these blessings; and

WHEREAS, We also acknowledge the kind hospitality of the people of St. Louis, Missouri; and

WHEREAS, We further acknowledge our local Southern Baptist churches, associations, state Baptist conventions, SBC committees, staffs of SBC entities, and volunteers of the St. Louis area who have worked so diligently to make our stay a pleasant one; and

WHEREAS, We especially acknowledge the Lord’s grace in enabling our president, officers, various committees, musicians, and other platform personnel to conduct the affairs of this Convention with dignity and a Christ-like spirit; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, June 14–15, 2016, express our profound gratitude to the Lord and to all those through whom He worked to bring about an annual meeting characterized by grace, evangelism, worship, encouragement, cooperation, and purpose.