March 09, 2020
Beloved in Christ:
Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I praise our Creator God in and through the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the grace that enables me to be with you to write my eighth call letter to the New England Conference.
We will gather June 11-13, 2020 at the Expo Center in Manchester, NH, for holy conferencing around the theme Vital Conversations: Building Beloved Community using the scripture passage Acts 2:42-47.
The strength of the community of believers on the day of Pentecost was because “The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. All the believers were united and shared everything.”
Not knowing the final decisions of the 2020 General Conference, this scriptural passage challenges us to be a replica of this community of believers in such a time as this. It is my hope and prayer we arrive at our Christian/Holy Conferencing with this spirit, so the whole world may look at us with awe.
To help us in our Holy Conferencing, we will be blessed to have the presence of our own New England colleague Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling to lead us through preaching and in Bible Study.
We are also blessed to once again have our “M&M spiritual team,” Dr. Marcia McFee and Dr. Mark Miller, to lead our worship and music.
May we be in deep, deep prayer that our Christian/Holy Conferencing would glorify our Creator God, be filled with the amazing love of Christ, and the dynamite power of the Holy Spirit ... pray, pray, pray for all that is before us in the next few months.
I look forward to being with all of you in June.
In Christ’s Love,
Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar