Churchnet December 2016 - Page 11

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The theme of our Churchnet strategy is “engaging the future with hope.” Hope

is at the center of the Christian faith just as are faith and love. We live with hope because of his coming — his coming into our world and his coming into our lives. I hope you will remember during this Christmas season, with all its activity, to offer a special gift to someone. Share with someone the message of his birth. Share the Christmas hope. That is why we celebrate Christmas.

I also want to thank the Baptists across our state for keeping Christmas all year long. Your support makes our ministry to churches and church leaders possible. I have great hopes for the future of our ministry. May you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas season!