FROM THE BISHOP
Friends of the South Georgia Conference, we have just concluded a wonderful 3 days of being together in Tifton, Georgia. There was a beautiful spirit, a peaceful spirit, a loving spirit among us. We have had wonderful worship, tremendous preaching and music, and we were so inspired by our morning and evening times of worship. I heard so many people say there was just such a wonderful spirit here. People have come away inspired and encouraged. One of the surprising things was for people to see there are still a bunch of us in the South Georgia Conference who are still a part of The United Methodist Church. And we turned the page this week. We are moving forward. We are going to be focused on making disciples. We are going to be focused on changing our communities. There was a spirit of empowerment as we came away from this annual conference. So now as you are back in your local church, I hope that you will be encouraged and inspired. Thanks be to God for what all happened here in Tifton!