Glenn Ward, Director of Missions
HALF-WAY THROUGH 2022
Yes, as hard as it is to believe, we are officially half-way through the year of 2022! Several of our churches have been on mission trips, summer camps and Vacation Bible School. Others are preparing for such events as we move farther into the summer. May the Lord bless these experiences with eternally significant decisions.
By now most of you have read or heard about my retirement as of the Annual Meeting in October. Serving as your Director of Missions for eleven years has been a wonderful blessing that I will treasure! Paluxy Baptist Association is truly a great place to serve!
July 9-16 a mission team will be going to Juarez, Mexico, where we have a partnership with Pastor Jose Compean at La Mision. His daughter, Clara, is our PBA missionary. She is the principal of the school as well as a teacher, and since she began in this position, the school has more than doubled in students, now having over 160 students. If you are interested in making this trip, please contact Halley Briggs at 817-559-4139. Due to ongoing chemo treatments, I will not be able to go with the group this time! They could use some more team members.
July 29-30 we will host a special event for our bi-vocational pastors and wives. It will be held at Lakeside Baptist Church and our featured leaders are Sherman and Tammy Aten, who have led such events for pastors and wives in Portugal, Spain, Ukraine, Venezuela, and at the time of this writing, they are in Istanbul, Turkey, leading an event for pastors and wives this week. Scott and Lori Dix will be assisting them for our pastors and wives. We want pastors of smaller churches that cannot support a pastor with a fulltime salary, etc., to feel just as important as anyone! Pastor Mark Forrest of Lakeside will bring the closing message on Saturday. It will be a great time and I encourage you to make your reservation soon so we can make sure to have adequate preparations made for you!
May the Lord bless you all as you continue serving Him for His glory—may it be a great summer of events serving Him!
I am so glad to be your DOM,