It is always good to get home after being away but we really did enjoy the annual FIRE Conference at Mount Hermon, California. It was a blessing to hear reports from the churches, missionary testimonies, and of course, the preaching. Jerry Marcellino, John Crotts, Bruce Ray, James White, and James Grier were all exceptional. The theme was Defending the Hope: Kingdom Apologetics.
Next year, God willing, the annual meeting will be held in Carmel, Indiana. Also, next year, Grace Baptist Church, Madison, AL, will be hosting a regional FIRE Conference in September. One of the scheduled speakers is David Ellis, pastor of the Bethesda Baptist Church, Stowmarket, England.