My Dear Brothers and Sister in Christ,
It is with Praise and Thanksgiving to God that we begin this new Quadrennium as your newly appointed Episcopal Leaders. We are grateful to those who have preceded us in the Episcopal leadership of the Seventeenth Episcopal District. We wish to thank the Seventeenth Episcopal District delegation to the 49th Session of the General Conference for the warm welcome our family received in Nashville, Tennessee. The Episcopal District Theme for this Quadrennium will be in concert with the Connectional Theme of the Church: “Fulfilling the Great Commission: The Goal of Discipleship” (Matthew 28: 18-20)
Annual Conference provides us the opportunity to Worship, Fellowship, Study and Plan for winning Disciples for the Kingdom of God. Please pray that throughout this Annual Conference series, God will be “lifted up” in all we do. Mother and I are looking forward to a fruitful and meaningful spirit-filled, servant leadership experience in the Seventeenth Episcopal District.
Yours for Christ, Church and Community,
The Rt. Rev. Wilfred Jacobus Messiah
Supervisor Carol Isabella Messiah