December 23, 2002

Beloved friends:

"We then as workers together with Him beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain."

For some time I have been in discussion with prominent brethren for the need to discuss the future direction of the work. With much consideration and prayer I believe the time has arrived. At my present age, 75, and with increasing noticeable health limitations, it is time for younger brethren to take greater responsibility and decision making in the stewardship of this work. Because of my increased absence in traveling 8 months out of the year, these men have had opportunity to superintend and make important decisions in the work.

This work has been such a world wide blessing, (and trusting that it will continue to do so). In view of these perilous times and the days of spiritual sorrows, we need to stay fully involved, watching and praying always. The greatest importance and need is to maintain the spirit of unity, which has always been the strength of this ministry (Eph. 4:12-13).

I remain available for the Lordís people and the little flocks in whatever capacity I am needed; to counsel, and to minister as is fit by His direction.

On the weekend of January 11 brethren and I in the work will sit in conference. The Lord helping us, they will decide the responsibilities and privileges involved. My continuous prayer is that the Lord will give wisdom and mercies and grace for such a task.

With much prayer and joy in serving, I remain your servant.

There is joy in serving Jesus.  Brethren pray for me.

Brother George Geftakys

I Co. 15:58