2022 Fellowship Meeting. Pastor David Wise considers the necessity of suffering for close, intimate fellowship with Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, as a whole, the church is comfortable and at ease in Zion. However, we will not experience true, intimate fellowship with Christ during comfort and prosperity. As time marches on, there will only be more persecution of Christians, not less. But let’s not be discouraged, but view that suffering as a great opportunity to have intimate close fellowship with Jesus Christ.