Glenn Ward, Director of Missions
THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Solomon, considered one of the wisest men, wrote in Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” He continued with multiple comparisons, but one in the exact words, I don’t find— “a time to labor and a time to retire.” However, that is one of the times that has arrived for me! This will be my last article for the Beacon since the Annual Meeting of October 24 will be my last as your Director of Missions. I have to say that the last eleven years have been some of the most enjoyable and blessed years of ministry of my fifty-eight years of serving the Lord! Thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving with you!
It is also an exciting time as we come to the Sunday before the Annual Meeting, since there will be an ordination service at 6:30 pm, at Waples Baptist Church with two men being ordained and I have been asked to preach that service. Josias Compean, son of pastor Jose Compean of Juarez, Mexico, and Tom Devila, from Lighthouse of Tin Top Ministries. I have known Josias since he was a boy, and we were doing mission trips to Juarez. Tom has been a friend since Kingdom Builders was helping with remodeling a facility for their worship before my cancer diagnosis. It would be a blessing if you could join us at 6:30 pm for a very special service for these two men!
The Council will be handling recommendations regarding forward plans for PBA and will welcome your suggestions and ideas. They have done an excellent job during the recent days when I have been out of commission due to cancer treatments. My prayers are with you all as our Association moves forward for the glory of our Lord! May the Lord bless you all as you continue serving the Lord and His Kingdom in a mighty way!
I am so thankful to have been your DOM,