LCG Weekly Update 05262011

Greetings from Charlotte, The big news this week has been the severe weather—some of the worst in decades—in the central part of the United States—tornados, floods, and drought further to the west. Here in Charlotte, we are getting back to a normal schedule after the Council of Elders meetings that occupied most of last week. This week, Mr. Meredith conducted a finance meeting where we looked at projections for the rest of the year that are very encouraging, and for which we are very thankful. We have also reviewed a new song leading booklet and DVD that should be ready…

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LCG Weekly Update 05192011

Greetings from Charlotte, This has been another busy week. On Monday, ten Living University students were awarded certificates and degrees at the 3rd annual LU Graduation. The audience heard a stirring commencement address by Mr. Meredith about “Daring to be Different” and some very thoughtful comments by Mr. Tony Leman, a new graduate from New Zealand. Tuesday evening was the Second Passover. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we held very profitable Council of Elders meetings. Reports from Regional Directors and Regional Pastors noted positive trends in attendance and overall feelings of unity and focus in local congregations. We discussed the…

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LCG Weekly Update 05122011

Greetings from Charlotte, It is good to be home in Charlotte after a very profitable trip to the UK for visits and a Regional Ministerial Conference. It is very inspiring to see the dedication of God’s people and the excitement and appreciation in the eyes of new people coming into contact with God’s Truth and His Church. It has also been encouraging to hear how God has protected His people during the recent severe weather that has hit various areas of the globe. This week, Mr. Meredith and Mr. Ames taped new programs for the World Tomorrow telecast: “What “The…

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LCG Weekly Update 05042011

Greetings from Charlotte! As the Southeast picks up the pieces from last week’s storms, and Texas tries to recover from devastating wildfires, floods from spring rains now threaten vast portions of the American Midwest (see News and Prophecy). Is God trying to get our attention? With troubles mounting in modern Israelite countries around the world, what a privilege it is that we in this Work know why these things happening, and can help others to understand it as well! Here in Charlotte, Dr. Meredith has been working on a new semi-annual letter this week, and Mr. Wayne Pyle reports that…

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LCG Weekly Update 04282011

Greetings from Charlotte, The Eastern part of the United States has just experienced what may go down in U.S. history as the most violent April ever for tornados. Last Wednesday night, the deadliest string of tornados in almost 40 years swept across six states, leaving whole neighborhoods devastated. At least 266 people were killed across the region, with 180 lost in Alabama alone. We are grateful to report that God protected His people through these storms, even miraculously (see report below)! Thank you for your prayers for all of

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LCG Weekly Update 04142011

From the Presiding Evangelist Dear fellow servants of Christ, Twenty-six years ago, a few months before Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong died, most of us could not have imagined the ups and downs and the trials and tests we have gone through. But our Father in heaven knew that the Church of God—though comparatively large in attendance at that time—needed a time of “testing.” Many brethren deeply needed to go back and re-prove what they had only partially learned before. As it turned out, some of our friends and seeming brethren had never been truly converted at all. For with no…

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