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Hawaii Baptists emphasize calling on God in prayer

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MILILANI, Hawaii (BP)–Hawaii Pacific Baptists celebrated their 64th annual meeting with the theme “Call to Me” from Jeremiah 33:3 and an emphasis on prayer Nov. 9-10 at Cornerstone Fellowship in Mililani Mauka.

The 290 messengers and 55 guests worshiped with praise teams from Cornerstone Fellowship, First Baptist Church Wahiawa and Palisades Baptist Church.

A special salute to the military honored the soldiers from Hawaii with testimonies and a video of Hawaii soldiers participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Messengers to the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention approved an overall budget of $3.1 million for 2007, a 3 percent increase over the current year. The budget includes anticipated Cooperative Program giving of $1,180,630 from affiliated churches plus funding from the North American Mission Board and LifeWay Christian Resources. The convention will continue to allocate 31.5 percent of Cooperative Program receipts to national and international missions and ministries.

Elected as convention officers were Duane McDaniel, pastor of Hawaii Kai Church in Honolulu, president; Robert Miller, pastor of Waialae Baptist Church in Honolulu, first vice president; and Richard Smith, pastor of Valley Isle Fellowship in Maui, second vice president. There is a vacancy for the recording secretary position.

Next year’s annual meeting will be Nov. 8-9 at First Southern Baptist Church of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu.
Based on information provided by Faith McFatridge, associate editor of the Hawaii Pacific Baptist.

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