Motto for the year 2008
My dearly beloved brothers and sisters,
For some time now , at the beginning of each year, I have been providing a motto, requested from God, which accompanies us in our further course of Faith , motivating and inspiring us to new activities of Grace. May this show effect, in every Child of God in the countries entrusted to me, both through strengthening of the unity between us and above, as well as in growth and maturity of the soul.
Numerous and predominantly positive were the echos which were communicated to us from various Congregations and Districts. Thus a Motto shall accompany us in the following year which supports and completes the efforts and developments of the previous year.
The Motto for the year 2008 is: "One Heart and One Soul".
We all want to achieve the promised goal in faith. We know, that this isn't a walkover; the path to this high goal is steep and therefore not achievable without effort. It will be much easier if we can go this way in spirit together. How shall this come about? In that we give, in firm conviction of faith, with respect, love and appreciation towards our next our contribution to a positive and spirited congregation. We want to use our lovely "Sources of Strength" to this end. I am thinking for example of:
- our children, for whom we want to do more, so that they obtain a strong fundament of faith.
- our youth, who already now in many congregations contribute as strong pillars and render thier valuable support.
- our musicians, who follow the motto:" Singing is pleasure- join in!"
Let us live out our Motto "One Heart and One Soul" in 2008, grow and increase in it to welcome the return of the Son of God. I wish that all Rectors,office holders, leaders and teachers can ignite the fire of love and joy in those entrusted to them.
A specially assigned body ,together with our group for public work have compiled valuable basic principles on the theme of "One Heart and One Soul" which will serve as assistance.
May the many impulses from our congregations and districts encourage us and strengthen our Belief that "Our Lord will surely come"
In love united with you, I greet you