I trust that you had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year. It seems like just yesterday we were beginning 2019. Similarly, it seems like just last week we were celebrating BIMI’s 50th Anniversary. Amazingly, with the arrival of 2020 comes the 60th Anniversary of Baptist International Missions, Inc.
There have been many changes in our world since the official organization of BIMI on June 28, 1960. Nonetheless, one of the things that remains the same is our dependence on Jesus Christ. When BIMI began 60 years ago, we were Counting on Christ. Today, we are still Counting on Christ and as we look to the future, we will continue Counting on Christ. We are celebrating 60 years and counting—Counting on Christ.
As you may have concluded, the theme I have chosen for this year is Counting on Christ. We must count on the Lord if we are going to see eternal results! We must depend on Him, not just for some things but for all things—a complete, confident, continual, constant, and comprehensive counting on Christ. As I considered possible themes for 2020, my desire was to remember the 60-year history of BIMI and at the same time look forward to our future ministry. We were counting on Christ in 1960 and we are still counting on Christ in 2020. I praise the Lord for what He has done through BIMI during the past 6 decades, and I am looking forward to what He will do in these last days before His return.
This is a special year for us and I trust that you—like I—count it an honor to be part of BIMI’s rich history. As we begin this new year, let us do so counting on Christ to do great and mighty things throughout the entire year. Thank you for all that you are doing. May the Lord richly bless you!
David H. Snyder
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