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by John Ramsey
Nearly a year ago we at BIMI started talking about what we would do
to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Dr. James Ray asked David Snyder to
head up a committee that included Ray Thompson, Alan Robinson, Jim
Butler and me.
At first we met occasionally, then monthly, praying and discussing
options, logistics, etc. It was quickly decided to have an open house from
2-4 p.m., a service at 6:30 and a reception afterwards. Then discussions
about dates, locations and logistics followed. The final decision was to
have it on June 8, 2010, during the Board Meeting and Candidate School
on our property with an old fashion tent meeting theme. Dr. James Ray,
President of BIMI, and Dr. Michael Edwards, Chairman of the Board of
Trustees, were to be the speakers. Don Arnold was commissioned to pro-
duce a 50-year DVD, embracing as much of the BIMI world as possible.
As the year passed, minor glitches were resolved, the final logistics were
determined and the real work began. Remodeling, paint-
ing, grooming, organizing and assigning various
people to the tasks were done. The last minute
panics over, the celebration was finally a go.
Now it is June 8. The cake has been baked, the
punch made, the tent is up, the chairs put in
place, the gifts on the tables, the literature
printed, the fans and what air we could come
up with in place. The yard was well-groomed by
Dan, Sharon, Missy and their crew. The sound
and lights are up and the DVD finished. The
culmination of a year's work is now done. It is all
over but the shoutin'!