They approved an overall budget of $2.25 million for 2010, down half a percent from 2009, which includes $915,371 in anticipated CP giving from churches in the two states.
A total of 153 messengers from 52 churches celebrated the theme "Life Abounds Where the River Flows," based on Ezekiel 47:9, at Central Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho, Oct. 27-28. The convention has 150 churches and missions with nearly 20,000 members.
Elected as convention officers: president, James Gregory, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Mountain Home, Idaho; first vice president, Dan Ozuna, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Agua Viva in Caldwell, Idaho; second vice president, Manuel Vela, pastor of Iglesia Bautista La Puerta Hermosa in Twin Falls, Idaho; and recording secretary, Arie Sparkman, a member of Desert Streams Fellowship in Kuna, Idaho.
The two-state convention also voted to renew a missions partnership with Oklahoma for another two years. A 17-person mission team from the Utah-Idaho convention to the Winter Olympics in Canada next year was introduced.
Next year's annual meeting will be Oct. 19-20 at Layton Hills Baptist Church in Layton, Utah.
Based on reporting by Bill Pepper of the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention.
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