readings together while we were with you and a couple of other leaders who loved both our Lordand AMiA. The Holy Spirit consistently stirred and awaken our inner hearts and spirit. What weare going through is truly a spiritual battle! We clearly discerned that there were unseen stronghands behind all these with the clear and determined intention of destroying the goodrelationship between AMiA and PEAR. God's hand in providing this partnership in the Gospelof Jesus Christ has produced such effective Christ directed ministry and mission not only in theAmericas but also to many parts of the world. Under your leadership and sacrificial giving of yourself we have witnessed God's blessings and favour throughout all these 12 years. You andBishop John Rodgers, elected and presented to us by the First Promise movement, responded toGod's calling when no one else at that time was willing to make the sacrifice. God has used youand AMiA to uphold His Name and "to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to thesaints". (Jude 3) Now with all that is happening in creating discontent, vicious accusations,strained relationships where
God’s children are fighting each other
in the public... we know "ourstruggle is not against flesh and blood, but against this dark world and against the spiritual forcesof the evil in the heavenly realm." (Ephesians 6:12).Secondly, we want to address the issue of character assassination. We were astounded by somein the family resorting to personal character assassination so publicly and by all the unethicalways of trying to destroy a servant of the Lord. This is certainly not the way that the Scripturesteach us. We are very saddened for you and your family. We have known and workedwith you for more than12 years. We are very troubled by the deliberate attacks which aim attotally destroying your character, integrity and ministry. Even in the secular world such tacticsare not looked upon with favour. God forbids this kind of tactics be brought into the Church.What sort of witness are we really presented to the world? Knowing how you and your familyhave sacrificed so much throughout these twelve years in serving the Lord and in putting God'sMission above yourselves, you do not deserve such treatments. We feel it is our God appointedresponsibility to refute all these accusations, we are asking you once again to sacrificeand surrender yourself to the call of God. Hence, we have unanimously agreed to designate you,Bishop Chuck Murphy, as the Lead-Bishop to lead this Anglican Mission in America. We arealso asking all of your other active bishops mentioned above to also respond to the call of God topartner with God in His Mission to share His love and His gift of Salvation to the world bygiving themselves as living sacrifices to the Lord. We are very proud of all of them. They werewilling to be focused on Jesus and stand together to reaffirm their commitment to God and to HisMission through AMiA in the midst of all these attacks. This is a great testimony of their Faith inGod and their confidence in you, your integrity and leadership throughout these past years. Maythe good Lord bless, reward and protect them always.Thirdly, we are proud of you and all the bishops working together with you because all of you,even when you were struck hard on the left cheek you were willing to let your right cheek to bestruck too. We praise God for your suggestion for us to work towards a Genesis 13:8-10 solutionwith those who will choose to part from us. Yes, we agree with you that this will be both aChristian and a God honouring act that will glorify God and help with our witnessing for Hisname's sake. Please pray for the strong leading of the Holy Spirit that if this is God's agenda forus we will work upon it unreservedly, obediently and with His peace and joy!