August 9, 2019

From President Alan Schmook


Dear Members and Friends of the Fellowship,

It has been just over a month since the conclusion of our 2019 National Conference.  From a spiritual impact it was one of the best conferences we have had. Each of the speakers poured out their hearts and ministered by God's direction to our audience. I would enjoy taking time to recount each speaker; however, I have included a link at the conclusion of this newsletter that will allow you to view their complete presentation. That is much more valuable than my summary.

Please accept my personal invitation to attend the July 2-4, 2020 National Conference to be held in Washington DC at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel. We were able to negotiate a very reasonable room rate, free parking, and
complimentary airport shuttle service. More details concerning the conference will be made available later. This is just an early reminder to plan around a great conference in our Nation's Capitol, a great destination for your family’s summer vacation.

I also want to encourage you to consider what you can do to help fulfill the vision God gave Demos Shakarian. We sometimes refer to it as Demos' vision, but it was God's vision given through Demos- a world transformed from death to life by the power of the Holy Spirit. God is constantly stirring us with thoughts on how to reach a lifeless, miserable, unblinking, unseeing, dying world. And the Fellowship is the vehicle to do just that. As Demos wrote in The Happiest People on Earth, no two chapters will be alike, God wants outlets for His infinite variety. I believe He will show us, if we do our part faithfully and leave the rest to Him.

Allow God to define your world. It may be a small handful of people you share a cup of coffee with, or a large corporate setting. Ultimately, we are responsible for reaching our own little corner of the world and the Lord wants us prepared to participate in His plan. It’s not about our ability, it’s our availability. If we do our part, we will accomplish God's vision that he shared with Demos.

I invite you to send me your testimonies about what God is doing in your life to change your marketplace.

God bless,


Alan Schmook, President
Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in America™