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On Appreciation

WHEREAS, The messengers of the 144th annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention have enjoyed the kind hospitality of the people of New Orleans; and

WHEREAS, We acknowledge our debt of gratitude to the local Southern Baptist churches, associations, committees, and volunteers of the New Orleans area for the many courtesies, services, and accommodations which have made our stay a pleasant one; and

WHEREAS, The President, officers, various committees, convention speakers, musicians, and other platform personnel have guided 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 New Orleans, Louisiana, June 12-13, 2001, express our profound gratitude to all those whose efforts have contributed to the gracious spirit, evangelistic impact, and effectiveness of this annual meeting.