In Touch: A busy December

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Hello, Texas Baptists. I had the privilege of worshipping at First Baptist Church of Hewitt Dec. 7. Thanks to Pastor Roy Marshall for the opportunity.

I attended the annual pastors’ and wives’ Christmas fellowship at Galveston Baptist Association Dec. 8. It was a wonderful evening. Their director of missions, Dale Hill, is a great leader and friend.

hardage david130David HardageThis is Houston Baptist University’s 50th season for men’s basketball. It is definitely a milestone for the Huskies. Make this a great season, gentlemen!

If you have not seen Blair Blackburn’s book A City on a Hill, you are missing out. This book beautifully depicts the architectural history of Dallas Baptist University.

Mark your calendars for Jan. 22-23. The Winter Texan Retreat & Missions Training will take place at the Valley Baptist Missions Education Center. Click here for more information, and RSVP to thevbmec@gmail.com by Jan. 19 to attend.

The 2015 Everlasting Choir Celebration will take place on two dates in two locations. The first is March 5-6 at First Baptist Church of Amarillo, and the second is March 19-20 at First Baptist Church of Bryan. I hope you will join us. Click here to learn more.

Hardin-Simmons University is offering a doctorate in leadership. This degree merges an academy of scholars with community practitioners to develop enlightened, ethical leaders. Learn more about this great educational opportunity by clicking here

texas baptist voices right120I will be at First Baptist Church of San Angelo January 28. If you are in the area, please join us for worship. I would love to see you!

As Christmas approaches and this year comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on the tremendous blessing it is to serve you in the capacity I do. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity. As the Lord guides the Baptist General Convention of Texas into the future, I am encouraged, motivated and ready. Please continue to pray for the convention. We covet your prayers and appreciate your support.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

David Hardage is executive eirector of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board.

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