Mid-America Union has crossed the 66,000 member mark, thanks to God’s blessing upon enthusiastic outreach by six local conferences. There was not a soul to spare in the first quarter’s report for 2012, with the total being 66,001.

Thomas L. Lemon, union president, notes: “There are several ways to look at a number like this. 1) We can celebrate—and we do. 2) We can wish there were more and the growth rate was faster, and that we also do. 3) We can look at the size of the task before us and feel much like Gideon with his hundreds in the face of tens of thousands, and we do. 4) We can look at this number and realize that together we are resources in the hand of God to grant success to His mission in our lives, in our churches and in our communities. This last one must be our main focus as we move forward, together today to transform tomorrow.”

Lemon concludes, “We have come a long way, but there is still a great opportunity in front of us.”