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On Appreciation

WHEREAS, The messengers to the 147th annual session of the Southern Baptist Convention have enjoyed a time of encouragement, worship, unity, and the Spirit’s 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 Indianapolis; and

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

WHEREAS, We especially acknowledge the hospitality extended to us by the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana; and

WHEREAS, We acknowledge that President George W. Bush took time out of his schedule to address us; 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 Indianapolis, Indiana, June 15-16, 2004, express our profound gratitude to the Lord and to those whom He used to bring about a Convention characterized by grace, evangelism, worship, encouragement, unity, and purpose in this annual meeting.