thursday at general conference

I’ve been scanning other General Conference blogs and they’ve done a great job of summarizing the joys and struggles of holy conferencing.

Alaska Conference Communications Blog on General Conference I was posted at the front of the plenary floor today to guard the stage. Halfway through the morning, there was a 15 minute witness/protest. Very powerful time to see bishops come down and stand with supporters of a more open Methodist Church. It was wonderful to hear Bill Gates Sr. today. He’s going to match whatever we raise on a basketball we’re bidding for to benefit Nothing but Nets. The United Methodist Church is playing a major part in helping to erase malaria on our planet. What’s great is that change is actually happening! I’ve been meaning to list the people I’ve gotten to interview. Here they are… Ed McKinney – Western North Carolina Josh & Christina Hale – Texas Bishop Will Willimon – North Alabama Andrew & Nicole Conard – Kansas West Candy Benson – South Carolina Molly Simpson – Kansas East Paul Gravley – North Texas Kelli Beard – Northern Illinois/Garrett-Evangelical Seminary Jessica LaGrone – Texas Ernest Jackson – West Ohio Rebekah Miles – Arkansas – Professor at Perkins School of Theology at SMU Sarai Case – Illinois/Garrett-Evangelical Seminary William & Anna Mandelstamm – Western North Carolina Nathan Jeffries – Missouri Jeremy Smith – New England/Oklahoma Bishop Deb Kiesey – Dakotas Walter Dry, Sr. – Florida A.J. Thomas – Western North Carolina David L. Jefferson – New York Nico Romeijn-Stout – Pacific-Northwest Marie Kuch – Pacific Northwest Molly Vetter – California-Pacific Nate Nims – Iowa /Drew Theological Seminary Adam Hamilton – Leawood, Kansas Dave Beckett – Anchorage, Alaska Glory to God!!!

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