Appreciation to John MacNeill

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BWA World Congress Resolution 1934.1

5. The following recommendation from the Executive Committee was submitted by the General Secretary (Dr. J. H. Rushbrooke) and adopted unanimously:—

“The Baptist World Alliance in Session at Berlin, Germany, August the fourth to the tenth; nineteen hundred and thirty-four, wish to express to their President, Dr. John MacNeill, their great appreciation of the warm, sympathetic and inspiring Greeting received from him. They also wish to express their sympathy with him in his present affliction and with his poignant grief in not being able to be with them in their sessions. They rejoice, however, in the assurance that his recovery now seems to be certain. They recognise their great loss in not having his effective leadership at the Congress.

“The Alliance wish further to express to Dr. MacNeill their appreciation of the valuable services which he has rendered during his tenure of the Presidency, in advancing the interests of the Alliance and in further consolidating the Baptist forces of the world. The Congress recognise the wise guidance, personal sacrifice and great devotion with which Dr. MacNeill has performed the tasks of the Presidency during these momentous days. Their prayer is that he may be restore speedily to his wonted good health and to his usual efficiency in the service of the Kingdom of God.”


Original Source Bibliography: Rushbrooke, J. H., editor. Fifth Baptist World Congress: Berlin, August 4- 10, 1934. London: Baptist World Alliance, 1934.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: J. H. Rushbrooke, ed., Fifth Baptist World Congress: Berlin, August 4-10, 1934 (London: Baptist World Alliance, 1934), p. 2.

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