One of my favorite pieces of art is a painting by the American artist Kenneth Wyatt for the Bicentennial Celebration of American Methodism in 1984. On June 18th, 1999 (my 35th birthday) my dad presented me with a framed print of this painting. It is now hanging in my office at the church. The painting depicts John Wesley bidding farewell to Thomas Coke and his party as they embark for America from the Village of Pill on the River Avon in 1784. With a dangerous and uncertain trip ahead of them, John Wesley keeps Thomas Coke’s charge simple: “Offer Them Christ.” My hope and prayer is that we will never lose sight of that simple charge!