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As I write this message, about half of the annual conferences in the U.S. have met. Please pray for the other conferences that will be making important decisions and electing delegates to General Conference 2020. These actions are critical. The anger over the Traditional Plan passing in St. Louis has been on display for all to see. But it must be remembered that the One Church Plan that would have changed our official stand on human sexuality, marriage and ordination standards did not pass. Instead the biblical standards concerning human sexuality that have been understood since the early days of the United Methodist Church, which align with the standards of the first century church are still in place. Also pray for the continued reform and revival in the UMC. Although some kind of division is inevitable, that does not preclude a great movement of God’s Spirit that is already underway.