The 99th International Assembly is now history. From the opening session, the Presence of the Holy Spirit was evident. All throughout the week the worship, special musical guests and especially the speakers seemed well-prepared and everything was obviously bathed in prayer.
It was a real privilege to see Pastor Richie Horner ordained Bishop during the assembly, and to see many of our own Tennesseans participate in the worship teams. Those who served as ushers made a great contribution to the success of the entire meeting.
By now, all of us should be aware of the three CORE values that were introduced in several-years-ago as part of the VISION 20/20 presentation. These CORE values are Prayer, Harvest and Leadership Development. This year, the International Assembly added a fourth CORE value of Stewardship. It is important to realize that Stewardship covers more than the financial giving, but includes Stewardship of assets such as churches, parsonages and the campground.
By the end of the week, we all left Orlando with a special unction to complete the work the Lord has given us to do.
Finally, on Sunday of the assembly, the announcement was made that the 100th International (General) Assembly will be hosted at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Tennesseans look forward to hosting the members and friends and members of the Church of God of Prophecy.