I am confident that wisdom will prevail in the recommendation for my removal as a trustee of the IMB.
I have spoken at length with trustee Chairman Tom Hatley and trustee Vice-Chairman Lonnie Wascom. Both these men were personally gracious and listened to my concerns, as I theirs.
All of us desire what is best for the Southern Baptist Convention. All of us desire for our respected President Jerry Rankin to feel our support. All of us desire for people to realize that our missionaries are the heroes of the SBC, and we do not want to do anything to harm our ever-growing work.
It is amazing what God's people can do when there is an opportunity for free flowing communication and corresponding respect. I really appreciate the opportunity to visit with these two men and reiterate my love for them both.
The Southern Baptist Convention is filled with some wonderful people. We may not all see eye to eye on everything, but I am grateful for my two brothers and their obvious desire to to work through what some might call a difficult time, but in the end, might be one of our convention's finest hours.
I believe wisdom will prevail and the recommendation for my removal will ultimately be rescinded.
In His Grace,