We, the brethren of the Independent Baptist Fellowship of North America, meeting June 22-24, 2021 at Grace Baptist Church, Attleboro, MA, 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 Jeff Bailey. We were made to feel welcome from the start and rejoice in the great fellowship which we experienced while worshiping the Lord with you in your wonderful, historic facility.
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 faith. Thank you for your faithful example and loving care for us as you have truly demonstrated our conference theme, God’s Great Faithfulness. You have blessed us with Christlike charity, devotion and service as you have performed the many logistical needs of hosting a conference like this one. We were blessed by the ministry of your musicians, children’s teachers and others during our conference sessions and well served by your wonderful cooks, event planners and cleanup crews. 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).