One of my delights is having the pleasure of expressing my gratitude to the presiding elders, pastors, and members of the 89 congregations that made up the Second Episcopal District. You have done so much to make me proud and honored to serve as your presiding bishop. Let me thank you for the excellent reports made during our December reporting period. Because of the financial reports made on each presiding elders’ district by all the congregations, we were able to again meet our obligations to the Connectional Church. I thank you for the support given to Phillips School of Theology’s Pastors’ Conference and Founders’ Day events. The Second Episcopal District reported $25,000.00. Please know that beginning next year, our asking will be $30,000.00. Let us begin now preparing to meet that goal. In addition, I want to thank you for your assistance with the Fund to Assist Other Churches. Although we didn’t raise as much as I would like for us to have raised, I am grateful what we did raise and for the churches who assisted us. Please know that out of those funds, we have assisted in some small way, Stewart Memorial in Columbus and Miles Memorial in Louisville. Finally, let me thank the presiding elders, districts, congregations, organizations, and individuals who shared gifts with me during the Christmas season. It was my intent to send personal expressions to each of you. If I did not, please forgive me, it was an oversight.