Don Fleming then introduced his new book, Across the Bridge, which contains stories and testimonies from people worldwide who have been positively affected by the books of Bridgeway Publications. Don then gave a brief message when he highlighted the fact that, although there are a rapidly increasing number of national Christian workers, there is still a place for western missionaries to serve overseas. "There will always be need for missionaries, perhaps not of the pioneering David Livingstone kind, but countries everywhere are crying out for those with God-given skills in such things as Bible teaching, education and literacy programs, anything related to technology, computers and modern communications, health services, agricultural and urban improvement, and so on. And as long as those needs exist, there is need for western support agencies, whether by way of local churches or ministries such as AMT. Some of these support people may be volunteers, some may be salaried and some may be supported by local churches, but they all need a physical base to work from, and we praise God that this building has now become available as a facility that AMT can call home."
Richard Saxby and Richard Morton, former executive directors of AMT, then briefly addressed the assembly, before they jointly unveiled the commemorative plaque. Brian Adams gave thanks for God’s blessings and for the afternoon tea. On that day we also celebrated Rosemary Morton’s birthday, so the chocolate mud cake served a dual purpose.
The staff at AMT would like to thank everyone who came to the celebration, and especially all those who gave of their time and energy to make the day as memorable as it was. We pray that the Lord will continue to bless many people – local, national and overseas – through the work that occurs within the walls of these new premises.