Glenn Ward, Director of Missions
WITH MARCH COMES SPRING BREAK
Most of us look forward to March and the approaching of Spring. But also there is, especially for the student population (and teachers!), the coming of Spring Break! This provides opportunities for families to have some special time together and for some, it is time for a mission trip. Whatever you will be doing in March and specifically the week of Spring Break, please pray for various groups that will be doing mission work.
The partnership we have with La Mision in Juarez, Mexico, will provide a special trip March 7-14. We have people from 4-5 churches participating on this trip. There will be sewing/quilting classes, building shelves, painting, planting additional fruit and pecan trees and expanding the garden/orchard area. There will be preaching opportunities and times of encouraging the various ministries of the mission. Thank you for your prayers! If you are interested in joining us, please contact me soon for details and costs.
Spring is also the time of year when, at least for many of us, the weather begins to warm up and life returns to the plants and trees. It’s also the time when we look toward Resurrection Sunday when we will celebrate the victory our Lord Jesus won over death, the grave and hell—at least for those who hear His call to turn away from sin and put our trust in Him as the Only One who can forgive us for our sins, and give us a place in God’s forever family! (More on this great truth next time!)
What a blessing it is to serve alongside our partner churches, pastors and staff members in Paluxy Baptist Association! I rejoice as I see, or hear about what the Lord is doing across this area, primarily in Hood and Somervell Counties pertaining to His Kingdom. Certainly missions is a big part of that exciting news and many of our churches will indeed be involved in trips to various places where the Lord is calling and using them to make an impact for His glory. As I said recently in a sermon, as long as you are still here, the Lord is not through with you yet! Where is He calling you to serve? Remember that Acts 1:8 is still our responsibility as His disciples—from our Jerusalem to the ends of the earth and everywhere between, we are to be making disciples who will join us in making more disciples for our Lord. Can you say with the apostle Paul in his message before Governor Festus, King Agrippa and other officials in Caesarea: “I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven…” (Acts 26:19)? May the Lord call, equip and empower you to fulfill His will through you!
I’m so glad to be your DOM,