There are many who are jumping to my defense on the internet and through letters and comments on blogs. I would like to remind everyone of some things regarding my fellow IMB trustees and hopefully you will keep these few facts in mind when you seek to weigh in with your opinion.
(1). Each trustee is a brother or sister in Christ and deserves to be treated with love and respect.
(2). Every trustee truly desires to do what he or she believes is best for the IMB.
(3). The issues that we trustees face us will only ultimately be resolved through prayer, humility and cooperation.
(4). No trustee desires the Cooperative Program or Lottie Moon giving to suffer, and every trustee is committed to insure that does not happen.
(5). Though a few trustees are guilty of serious errors of judgment, many trustees who voted for the new policies and ultimately my removal from the board did not even comprehend the issues raised through this blog. What will convince these trustees to change their minds will be patient, gracious discussion of the issues.
I guess I felt impressed today to remind all of us who are Southern Baptists to be kind toward one another and pray for each other. I am praying for my fellow trustees.
Our mission work deserves our best efforts to work with each other in the spirit of grace and truth.
In His Grace,