2021 Annual Fellowship of Missions CEO Retreat and Annual Meeting
Hosted by Grace Dental Medical Missions
Bryan Bell, Executive Director
September 11-15, 2021
After missing last year’s meetings due to the pandemic I can’t tell you how exciting it was to once again join together this year hosted by Grace Dental Medical Missions, Bryan Bell, Executive Director. Our host hotel was the Burlington Hilton Garden Inn and though we had a few limitations due to the COVID carryover, the facilities were very adequate and our needs were met.
For our Annual FOM CEO Retreat we enjoyed the hotel conference room for our Temple Time meetings, relaxation and sweet fellowship. We enjoyed two fine dining experiences in the area and there were break times for seeing Boston area sites during both the Retreat and Annual Meeting times. The Right Reverend Larry Clouse, former director and founder of IBMGlobal Missions, Nashua, NH, is a par excellent tour guide of all the beautiful historical sites (and downtown Boston restaurants)!
This year’s conference theme was “Encouraging Supporters to Become Senders,” with emphasis on discipleship making. Nearby Church of the Open Bible graciously hosted these meetings. The speakers this year were FOM agency leaders Jeff Davis, EMU International; Mark Batory, Gospel Fellowship Association; David Smith, Open Door Baptist Missions; Scott Fulks, Immigration Lawyer; and Steve Fulks, Baptist Mid-Missions. Our worship leader, Dr. Dan Anderson, Appalachian Bible College, always directs our thoughts and hearts towards the Lord through Scripture meditation and singing of hymns.
Next year’s meetings will be hosted by Associated Gospel Churches (Steve Brown, Director) and Gospel Fellowship Association (Mark Batory, Director), at the Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center in Brevard, NC. The dates are September 10-14, 2022. Along with our agency members we especially invite agency leader guests to be with us for both the annual FOM CEO Retreat (guests are free) and Annual Meeting (Free registration).
Ann and I have counted it a rich privilege serving alongside with these godly dedicated mission agency leaders and wives. Truly we are striving to reach the world for Christ together!
Trusting as the days go by,
Maynard H. Belt
Fellowship of Missions