While I was a pastor, I began most years with a stewardship emphasis. I Corinthians 4:2 (Amplified) says, "Moreover it is essentially required of stewards that a man should be found faithful (proving himself worthy of trust). On an estate a steward was one who manage the supervision of servants.

Since our arrival to the North Central Region, we have found the people from Montana to North Dakota to South Dakota to be some of the nicest folks on earth. I want to thank each of you-both ministry and laity-for receiving us with love and affirmation.