Rev. Dr. John Gray, our good friend of more than 20 years, hosted 140 clergy and guests at our August 21st prayer breakfast at Holy Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He serves as president of Chicago Baptist Institute International.
Pastor Bill Brown, Pastor of Christ Unity Evangelical Church, was our speaker. He identifies himself as a second generation pastor who harvests the efforts of his predecessors. Quoting the Bible story of Elijah and Elisha, he said that it is the era of the second generation, and they are requesting a “Double Portion.” As men and women of God, we have to be serious to ask God to give his inspiration to our second generation.
We were also blessed by the presence of Dr. Ki Hoon Kim, ACLC Chairman emeritus, who came to see his old friends despite his busy schedule. We appreciated his heart and are encouraged that he feels this ACLC prayer breakfast is his home.
Submitted by Rev. Hiro Sagisaka, ACLC-Chicago