Meredith speaks in it. He seems happy with how the last ministerial conference went. (Emphases in original have been removed.)
As you have no doubt heard, we recently conducted the most unified and most love-filled General Ministerial Conference we have ever experienced!...Literally scores of similar messages have been received since the conference by Mr. Ames, Dr. Winnail and me. So we do, indeed, give God thanks!He's going to spend Pentecost doing a special presentation in London.
Recently, Mr. Ames has held very successful “Special Presentations” in the New York area and in Los Angeles. My wife and I will be leaving tomorrow for London for a similar “Special Presentation.” The first one in Britain—of it is kind—in many years. Please pray for God’s blessing on all the Special Presentations around the world!He's hoping the semi-annual letter will work well, especially since they've shipped the Behind the Work presentation on DVD with it. He seems to hope that DVD will convince a lot of people to jump on board with LCG because of it.
Also, please pray fervently for God’s blessing on the semi-annual letter which is now being mailed to about 330,000 people around the world. This letter tells a great deal about the Work—especially considering the DVD abbreviation of our “Behind the Work” film giving an “inside” view of our leadership and what is going on. It has the potential—with our prayers—to add many thousands of new co-workers and members around the world.And this inevitably leads to a call for more money. To "give very generously". To "dig down deep". He tells us that they need to "generate significantly more income during the rest of this year". (Emphases in original.)
Finally, I will not apologize [At least he's honest in this one manner.--Redfox712] or telling you brethren and leaders in the Work that we truly do need all of God’s people who can to give very generously in this soon coming Pentecost offering! If we are to move forward and act on the new media opportunities that are coming to us, we must—with God’s help and mercy—generate significantly more income during the rest of this year.And the weekly update also commented upon (the unaccredited) Living University's commencement.
So, for those of you who are employed and who are able—please dig down deep in the service of Jesus Christ! The upcoming Pentecost offering is a “special time” to give as an act of worship to our God. As Mr. Armstrong used to say, “The Church of God moves forward on its knees.” All of us—even those currently unemployed or underemployed—can join together in “crying out” to the Eternal God to bless this Work which He is doing through us His faithful people!
Monday morning, witnessed the second Living University Commencement in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year we honored eight graduates from five nations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. Four students were physically present for the Commencement. Graduates completed the Certificate in New Testament Studies, the Diploma in Biblical Studies, and the Associate of Theology programs. We also conferred our first Bachelor of Theology degree on Mrs. Kathleen Wollin from Wisconsin, a 71-year old member who was miraculously healed by God from memory loss after suffering a stroke several years ago! Mrs. Wollin was further presented with the Herbert W. Armstrong Excellence Award. The commencement address was powerfully delivered by Dr. Roderick Meredith. Following Commencement, a fine reception was held for graduates, guests, faculty and Headquarters staff.So things seem pretty normal over in LCG.