September 8, 2022
Greetings in the Wonderful Name of our God!
As I begin this letter today, I do so in light of what many declared our convention to be; “A time of
refreshing.” Well, I personally believe that’s what it was. From the beginning till the end there was such a real and sweet presence of God among us.
In fact, it’s with this in mind that I was reminded of what Peter declared in Acts 3:19, “Repent ye
therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing come from the presence of the Lord.” Now personally, I love how this reads in the amplified, “So repent [change your inner self – your old way of thinking, regret past sins] and return [to God – seek his purpose for your life . . . so that the times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day.]” Well again, I believe this is exactly what we experienced. Through our willingness to change and seek God’s purpose for our lives, our churches, and our fellowship; God’s presence came in a powerful way.
In fact, I want to challenge you, let’s take what we heard and move forward into our future. Through
the power of the Spirit and through the equipping of God’s many-membered body, we can change our culture. Let’s truly be the army of overcomers that God has called us to be.
May God bless each of you richly!
In His Service,
Bro. Rick George
IFCA General Overseer