For those of you who are SBC, could you please comment on the benefits and downsides of both the local and state association? There seems to be ever increasing pleas for additional funding from the local churches, yet it is difficult to articulate their tangible benefit to the member in the pew. I am somewhat mixed personally, but I feel that the states I have worked in have not done a good job of explaining exactly what is done with Cooperative Program funding and why that vehicle is the best usage of the Lord's money. Also, I have been a bit disturbed by the quick elevation of David Platt to the presidency of the IMB, as he seems to be somewhat controversial. Many thanks.