Greetings for the New Year and blessings from the AD2000 International Office / Colorado Springs! In spite of the territorial disputes in the Middle East, early registration difficulties, global economic problems, etc. - the Celebrate Messiah 2000 (CM2000) vision and planning / preparations for that 27 December 2000 - 2 January 2001 event in the Holy Land continues, even now picking up new momentum as the time grows closer and the interest, needs and God's provision becomes more vivid and encouraging. Praise God!
A major CM2000 status review meeting was held mid-December wherein strong ongoing affirmation was gained, plus the new definition of a registration extension process that we wish to share herein with the worldwide AD2000 community. Please read on!
For those new - or those who have forgotten, the overall vision / purpose for CM2000 remains as originally envisioned shortly following GCOWE '95, which is:
|To celebrate Jesus for:||Who He is!
What He has done to build His Church!
What He will do to bring all peoples to Himself in the upcoming days!
We are most grateful to the Lord for this original vision! Beyond planning significant program portions to "celebrate Jesus for who He is", this enables program portions to "look back" on ways He has blessed building His Church during the brief tenure of the AD2000 Movement - plus reflecting on some "forward look" towards things He may do in "bringing all nations, tribes and tongues" to Himself in the 21st century / 3rd millennium. Thus, some ways these last two program portions will come forth are as follows:
At our Board meeting on 11 December there was a thorough review of the whole CM2000 status and proposed ongoing process. Upon detailed review of the registration status and contract obligations, the reasons for the original 31 December 1998 cutoff were accepted. However, beyond increase of the near 1000 now registered, there was a very strong desire that many more nations be eventually registered. Accordingly, we have agreed to proceed along the following three (3) basic phases of approach in the continuing registration process:
We pray the above will be a real encouragement to you and the ongoing process we face. As we now stand here, just two years away from this special event, we are glad to report that our latest review process yielded these agreements - not only to increase total participants, but that more nations could also be represented. Please pray accordingly!
To summarize, please let me leave you with the latest status and go-forward plans:
Please contact Lauri Dennis AD2000@xc.org for more information.<>
That all may hear,
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