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Prelude to a Decision

Today was a big day.

We started with competition, as Shae, Sam and Adam presented their Drama Ensemble, Small to a partially empty (or partially full) room. They did a great job, but you never know what the judges might be looking for.

The results were back quickly and they were good – a “Superior with Honors” rating. That is quite an accomplishment since – as of this writing – 115 entries have been judged in this category and only 22 have received a “Superior with Honors” rating.

Now we wait, since the category doesn’t finish until noon tomorrow, then we will see if they have to do a “callback” performance.

This afternoon I participated in the General Council business session. Even though I’ve been ordained since 1996, this has been my first opportunity to vote at a General Council. There were several resolutions that were voted upon, but the biggest issue was the election of a new General Superintendent. After the 3rd electoral ballot, the field has been narrowed to three – George Wood, Alton Garrison, and Doug Clay, with Wood the favorite.

Voting on this and other offices will continue tomorrow. I’ll be there.

This evening we attended the Youth service. Rich Wilkerson was the speaker and did a good job. And the music of Planet Shakers was good, too.

Now we are relaxing back at the hotel, getting ready for another big day tomorrow.

(Pictured: Mom and Dad before the Council’s afternoon business session. Mom’s not a registered voter – she was just holding the voting device before leaving to sit elsewhere.)