This was the first real day of the convention, at least in terms of conducting business. My first impression of the day was LOOOONG. I got there at 7:45 a.m., and with an hour and a half for lunch, didn’t leave until 6 p.m. But it wasn’t really the time that made it long.
What made it long was that we spent pretty much the entire day listening to Committee 8 on Restructuring. We saw videos, heard testimonies, listened to about a 4 hour Q&A, and generally listened. There is a sense of the anticipation of GETTING SOMETHING DONE that is warming up. It will be very interesting to see how that sense translates into action today.
For my part, I spoke at the mic once, in favor of an amendment to adopt the agenda. The amendment failed 48-51%, or by about 20 votes. he plan was to move the election of the synodical president to the front of the convention, as has been done in everyone’s recent memory.
Today I expect we will start to conduct business, consider resolutions, and the like.
Sorry it’s not much of a report. It wasn’t much of a day. Oh, I did have some FANTASTIC BBQ in the evening.