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This morning at the General Assembly was devoted to "Advisory Committees." Each commissioner is assigned to one of these committees. The task of these committees is to review parts of the information that will be presented to the Assembly, and to make recommendations to the Assembly about the reports. My particular committee handled several smaller reports - the report of the Stated Clerk, the report of the Statistician, the report of the Committee on Arrangements, etc. Other committees dealt with the reports of the Committee on Christian Education, the Foreign Missions Committee, the Home Missions Committee, etc. This is the "grunt work" of the Assembly, where the commissioners go over the reports with a fine tooth comb. Each Advisory Committee will make its report in tandem with the person or the agency making the corresponding report. For instance, when the Foreign Missions Committee makes its report to the Assembly, their Advisory Committee will also make its report, with any recommendations they may think appropriate. While many of the advisory committees will work through the afternoon, my committee finished up its work at 11:10 and are done for the day. That means I've got the afternoon to do something productive. Any suggestions???