The Bishop's Letters
Articles from August 2011
This will be my last newsletter introduction as Chairman of ADV. I have been blessed beyond words by the privilege of being a part of the birth and growth of this group, and it is an experience I will always remember. Perhaps one of the greatest feelings I have as I watch this transition is knowing that we are in such good hands with our new bishop, and with the outstanding candidates we have for the new diocesan standing committee. The future of our new diocese is bright!
My great, great grandfather went on to highlight the laying of new railroads that would soon come to the state and he was passionate about the opportunities for sharing the Gospel and planting churches that were before them. He exhorted the church leaders, saying, “A field promising a richer harvest it would be difficult to find.” That, too, sounds very familiar. At the launch of our new diocese, “a field promising a richer harvest it would be difficult to find.” As Jesus put it, “Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest” (John 4:35).