Resolution of Thanks to the Cleveland Committee

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BWA World Congress Resolution 1950.1

We, the members of the Eighth Congress of the Baptist World Alliance, desire to put on record our sincere and hearty thanks to the members and friends of the Cleveland Baptist Association for the admirable arrangements and gracious hospitality which have made possible the success of our 1950 sessions.

To the Mayor of the city of Cleveland and the Governor of the state of Ohio we would express reciprocal good wishes for the peace and prosperity of the citizens whose kindly welcome we shall long remember.

We wish to thank all those who have, in any way, by speech, song or service given us such vital inspiration in the great meetings so signally blessed to our souls. To all who have opened their homes for our entertainment and demonstrated, especially to those of us who have marched from far countries, the generosity of United States hospitality and to the ladies of the various Baptist churches who provided with skillful forethought and hard labor, meals twice on each day during the work of our seven commissions, we would mark our deep appreciation.

To the press, radio and television agencies who have treated the Congress with the seriousness which it deserved and given its proceedings skillful presentation, we make our acknowledgment.

And, finally, to Dr. D. R. Sharpe, indefatigable, indomitable and successful in directing and guiding the many months of work of preparation by the host of members and friends through the admirable Committee of Arrangements, we would fire a full-hearted salute of gratitude and praise.

We pray that all who served in this great adventure may be blessed by our Heavenly Father and that the presence of strong Baptists from countries which span the world may hearten our friends in Cleveland, Ohio, in their future efforts to extend the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

May Grace be your portion and may the Lord bless your going out and your coming in from this time forth and even for evermore.


Original Source Bibliography: Ohrn, Arnold T, editor. Eighth Baptist World Congress, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., July 22-27, 1950. Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1951.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Arnold T. Ohrn, ed., Eighth Baptist World Congress, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., July 22-27, 1950 (Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1951), pp. 338-339.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1950.1 Resolution of Thanks to the Cleveland Committee;

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