Glenn Ward, Director of Missions
THE BUSY MONTH OF MAY!
May is usually a busy month primarily because of school-related activities and the end of school events. However, it seems that several things have been added this year. Or maybe it is because last year it was really shut down due to the pandemic! Busy-ness is not necessarily a sign of life—just look at a chicken in the yard that just had its head rung off! But there are some things that need to be mentioned that have some meaningful potential.
On May 2, Shane Greer will be ordained at Tolar Baptist Church during the evening service at 6:00 pm. Ordained persons are invited to attend the ordination council meeting at 4:30. Even if you are not able to attend, please remember Shane and the Tolar church family in prayer.
On May 10, at 11:00 am at FBC Glen Rose, there will be a meeting for pastors, staff, and lay leaders, hosted by International Commission regarding evangelism ministry for your local church and its outreach. A luncheon will follow. Please pray for and plan to attend this special event.
May is also the month when final preparations are being made for VBS, summer camps and other related events in many of our churches. Are you making plans to take a mission trip this summer? Remember that PBA has funds for assisting people as needed and requested.
Planning, information, and organizational meetings are being held for an exciting event planned one year from now called “Hope Now,” which is an evangelistic event in the style of the Billy Graham Crusades of years past. Jonathan Evans, son of Tony Evans, and chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Mavericks will be the keynote preacher. It is seeking to involve and include all the churches, regardless of denomination, in Hood and Somervell Counties. This event will be in the Granbury High School football stadium. More details will be forthcoming, so please begin praying and volunteering however you feel gifted and able to serve. If you need information, you can contact Mark Roath at Acton Baptist Church, who is chairman of the planning team.
I remember hearing a fella say, “Mary had a little lamb, it would have been a sheep; but then it joined a Baptist church and died from lack of sleep!” But like someone else said, “I would rather wear out serving the Lord than rust out doing nothing!” Opportunities abound, so seek the Lord’s leadership and serve as He leads! He will bless you abundantly.
I am so glad to be your DOM,