Hope you are all well on this summer evening! Feels like it at least! I have made my way home from Athens and Annual Conference a little early – Alan and Brandi will be there until the end and will bring us a report next Sunday. It was wonderful to see old friends. And to see the leadership in our young people who are already in the process of taking the mantle, like Elisha did from Elijah. These young clergy and lay people are so strong and dedicated – they are called by God and the church is in good and capable hands. There were about 2,000 of us there. It is always a joy to be a part of this tradition of the Methodists!