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Three celebrations

By Steve Nailor


He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen.

Deuteronomy 10:21

To celebrate means to do something special or enjoyable for an important event, occasion, or holiday.

I am looking forward to three celebrations.

Donnette and I will celebrate 50 years of marriage on July 1. The prevalence of divorce and likelihood of the death of one of the two partners makes this an infrequent celebration.

Donnette and I got a head start on the July 1 celebration with a late-June week at Hilton Head with our two children and their families. It is truly a gift from God to listen to cousins interacting and having great fun together.

I am also looking forward to a celebration when we achieve a goal related to the “Meals for Millions” program of the Society of St. Andrew.

I first became exposed to this wonderful organization 48 years ago. Our conference launched a major campaign to raise funds for “Meals for Millions,” a program that gleans fruits and vegetables to feed the hungry.

In March, 2016, I was blessed by God to be elected president of the 56-member National Association of Conference Presidents. At the 2017 meeting, we challenged every annual conference to double their gifts to “Meals for Millions.”

I look forward to a March, 2018, celebration of the achievement of this awesome opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

The third celebration which I am anticipating is to once again attend the National Gathering of UM Men in Indianapolis,

I have attended every gathering since the 1973 meeting at Purdue University. Listening to more than 5,000 men sing “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” gave me the chills. I have heard great preaching and singing at all these gatherings. There is a great line up again at this year’s gathering as well.

I pray that you will join me at this celebration in Indianapolis.

You will praise God and experience great and awesome things. Take a step of faith and invite a buddy or two and join other men celebrating the Word of God.

Steve Nailor, president

National Association of Conference Presidents



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