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On Appreciation

WHEREAS, The messengers to the 146th annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention have enjoyed a time of encouragement, worship, unity, and a spirit of direction; and

WHEREAS, We acknowledge the Lord’s providence for all these blessings; and

WHEREAS, We also acknowledge the kind hospitality of the people of Phoenix; and

WHEREAS, We also acknowledge the work of our local Southern Baptist churches, associations, committees, and volunteers of the Phoenix area for their diligent efforts, services, and accommodations to make our stay a pleasant one; and

WHEREAS, We also acknowledge the Lord worked through our President, officers, various committees, Convention speakers, musicians, and other platform personnel to guide 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 Phoenix, Arizona, June 17–18, 2003, express our profound gratitude to the Lord and to all those whom He used to bring about a Convention characterized by grace, evangelism, worship, encouragement, unity, and purpose in this annual meeting.