To: HQ Staff & Regional Directors
Subject: Message from dr. meredith [sic]
Date: September 23, 2008
Thank you all very much for your prayers and encouragement! I am sure that I will be fit for service in a week or two or three.
However, in the mean time, after consulting with the Council of Elders and Board I am designating Mr. Richard Ames as acting CEO. He should make all necessary decisions in the operation of the office and the Work as a whole—in consultation with Messrs. Winnail, Apartian, Crockett and others. I ask all of you to give him your full support and prayers. As you know, he is already first Vice President and is very experienced in God’s Work. So let us all pull together and ask God to use us as a team to do our part in finishing this Work. He will never leave us or forsake us!
Thank you, brethren, for your full cooperation and your continued prayers.
Roderick C. Meredith