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Message from the Chairman

[This message was sent to all elders on Friday, August 20, 2010]

To All Elders,

Last week, we sent out an announcement expressing the results of the recent Council of Elders meeting with Mr. Leon Walker. This announcement had been unanimously
 approved by the Council. Due to concerns raised the original announcement was withdrawn till further review.

After further discussion, the Council has chosen to maintain the original statement that was first issued.

If you recall, that Statement is as follows:

“On August 11, 2010, at the home office in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Council of Elders met with Leon Walker to discuss the situation in Latin America with the express hope of calming the unrest among elders and members throughout the world. Although no decisions were made, we are pleased to report that a cordial discussion ensued. In the future, the Council hopes to arrange similar discussions with other ministers in Latin America.

“It is the Council’s sincere desire that this process will lead to reconciliation. As this process continues, the Council will strive to be respectful of all parties—ministers and members alike. Plans, however, for the newly organized weekly services and Feast sites in Latin America will continue. The leading parties in this process request that everyone refrain from inflammatory statements on the Internet and in private that would undermine our efforts.

“This statement was unanimously agreed upon by all members of the Council of Elders.”

This Statement is to be read this Sabbath to any congregations who have not already heard it.

Thank you,

Melvin Rhodes—Chairman, Council of Elders

August 20, 2010 - Posted by | Council of Elders |

1 Comment »

  1. “This statement was unanimously agreed upon by all members of the Council of Elders.”

    The above statement was in the original letter. I noticed the entire letter is in quotations. Does this mean that all 12 council members agreed AGAIN to send the letter out as originally written or has the majority of the council members chosen to send it out as originally written. As you chose to put the original letter in quotations, it looks like spin to me. I think the message would ring more honest if you wrote something like this: [After further discussion, the Council has AGAIN chosen UNANIMOUSLY to maintain the original statement that was first issued.] I just think wording it that way … providing that is the way it went …. the message would be more broadly accepted. Just an idea.

    Comment by JoAnna | August 23, 2010 | Reply


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