2017 – Appreciation for Faith Baptist Church – Host Church
Resolution of Appreciation for Faith Baptist Church – Host Church
The brethren of the Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America, meeting June 20-22, 2017 at Faith Baptist Church, Kittery, ME, hereby express our deep appreciation to our host church for their generous welcome and thoughtful care for us under the leadership of our brother, Pastor Justin Kauffman. The natural beauty of our surroundings here is surpassed only by the beauty of your kind love for the body of Christ, your sister churches.
We have been greatly blessed by the hospitality of your people. The church’s enthusiastic preparations in the love of Christ for our conference have encouraged and refreshed us as we have exhorted one another in the promise of our Savior that He shall build His church. Thank you for your faithful example and loving care. We have enjoyed the use of your beautiful building and your generous provisions for our refreshment. Thank you for ministering to the many logistical needs of hosting a conference like this one. The commendation of Gaius applies here: “Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; which have borne witness of thy charity before the church” (3 John 4-5).
We rejoice in this separated witness for the truth of the gospel, and we pray that the blessing of the Head of the Church will continue to give you grace to believe with great boldness His promise to build His church. We shall look forward to continuing to strive together with you for the faith of the gospel, and may the Lord of the harvest richly multiply our labors in His field white already unto harvest. “Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it” (1 Thess. 5:24).