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Change

 

To many, change is a disturbing word. We all like security, and when things change that have been good, it’s always difficult. We are in a major period of change in the Assemblies of God.

On October 8, the Fellowship transitioned to new leadership. Thomas Trask and Charles Crabtree both gave of themselves sacrificially during their tenures as our two top leaders. Both will continue to have active, effective ministries. We are grateful for what they have done to build the kingdom of God through their leadership of the Assemblies of God.

Change means new people step into the gap. George O. Wood becomes our new general superintendent, moving from the general secretary’s position, and Alton Garrison yields his leadership of Assemblies of God U.S. Missions to take up the assistant general superintendent’s role. There is excitement for what the future holds under their leadership. The two men who take their positions, John Palmer and Zollie Smith, respectively, are new to AG headquarters. There is much anticipation regarding their addition to the leadership team.

Let’s all be much in prayer that God will use our new leaders greatly. Let’s anticipate a mighty move of the Holy Spirit for the Assemblies of God. And remember this — while change, good or bad, calls for adjustment, there is One who never changes. “I am the Lord, I do not change” (Malachi 3:6, NKJV).

As we progress toward God’s perfect will for the Assemblies of God, let’s have anticipation in our spirits, and most of all, let’s move as one. And let’s all pray, “Lord, change me to be all You intend me to be.”

Ken Horn

4875 - 10/14/07

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