Hello, beautiful people of South Georgia! 

When I read the positive financial report for this year I just said “WOW!!!” 

IT’S BEEN EIGHT YEARS (2007) since our Conference giving has been at 90.53%. This accomplishment represents a special effort on the part of our pastors, congregations, and district superintendents. A gigantic THANKS is well deserved, for you have been intentionally generous and faithful.

Our financial status is a significant indicator of our health as an annual conference. A positive result follows those who are focused and committed. When we pull together, united to give our best for the glory of God, we feel good about ourselves, reflect our spiritual health, and claim our responsibility as stewards of the mission God has given us. South Georgia, we are getting better, we are getting stronger, and our witness is a progressive fruitfulness to respond to a hurting world.

To reach this goal, some of you made tremendous sacrifices and most of you demonstrated a willingness to do your best in reaching our covenant together. It is also inspiring to know that a number of our congregations gave above 100%. To God be the glory for the good things that are going on in the South Georgia Annual Conference.

One of my favorite paintings is of a woman standing up in church shouting with arms stretched upward. Underneath the painting is the title, given to it by the artist -  “Halleluiah.”

When I consider what you have accomplished this year, I just want to say “Thank you” and I keep throwing up my arms and saying “WOW!!!” 

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Until next time, remember – God’s will for us is good. We must do the rest.

Growing a Christlike world.

With love, 

Your Bishop,
James R. King, Jr.