Hello, Texas Baptists! I was at First Baptist Church of Marlin a couple weeks ago. My prayers are with this church and their continued ministry to the people of Marlin.
My home congregation, First Baptist Church of Lamesa, celebrated 110 years recently. I was fortunate to be there and be part of their celebration. It’s always good to be home.
Thanks to Gene Wilkes, president of B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, for his leadership at the Texas Baptist Educators’ Retreat in New Braunfels. I was glad to be there and be part of the retreat.
Intentional interim training took place in your Baptist Building. If you are interested in going through this training, contact Karl Fickling.
Every mother deserves a day, and every child deserves a meal. This Mother’s Day, May 10, join churches across the state and collect a special offering to end hunger. Funds raised will support the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering. Click here to learn more.
The Texas Baptists Golf Classic was a huge success. The weather could not have been more perfect for 260 golfers. Praise God! The money raised will go to support disaster recovery efforts around the world. We are raising money in response to the devastation experienced in Nepal following the massive earthquake. If you would like to give, click here. Please also be in prayer for the thousands impacted by this disaster.
I spent an evening at Highland Lakes Camp and Conference Center with directors of missions from across the state. It was pleasure to spend time with these great leaders. I count it a blessing to serve alongside them as we minister to Texas churches.
David Hardage is executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board.