Appreciation to the Hosts and Officers

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BWA General Council Resolution 1991.5

The Baptist World Alliance holding its annual meeting of the General Council and related groups in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 7-14, 1991, has brought together Baptists from around the world for worship, fellowship, mutual encouragement, study, and planning.

Feelings of joy and expectancy have permeated the meetings as we have launched the new quinquennium and have begun implementation of the Seoul Covenant on world evangelization.

The warm welcome and generous hospitality of the Baptists of Canada and the gracious welcome of the Lord Mayor, have made these days in Montreal enjoyable and fulfilling;

The excellent preparation by our officers, committees, commissions, and staff have enabled our deliberations to proceed smoothly and effectively.

The record attendance of Baptists from around the world has demonstrated a high level of commitment to the mission and ministry of the Baptist World Alliance.

We, therefore, RESOLVE to express grateful appreciation to the Baptists of Canada and to the leaders of departments, divisions and committees who have worked diligently for our comfort, inspiration, and enlightenment; and we also acknowledge with grateful appreciation the personal sacrifice that many persons have made to journey to Montreal for these meetings.

We further RESOLVE to express heartfelt gratitude to president Knud Wümpelmann and General Secretary Denton Lotz for their inspiring leadership and skillful guidance during these days of deliberation.

Finally, we RESOLVE to express our gratitude to God for his unfailing love and guidance as we have sought to express the essential unity of the Baptists of the world in the Lord Jesus Christ.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1991 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1991.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1991 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1991), p. 38.

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