- April 14, 2014
- By David Hardage, BGCT Executive Director
I spent a weekend not too long ago in Laredo and had the privilege of attending the Laredo Baptist Association meeting that Saturday night. Sunday morning, I attended United Baptist Church in Laredo. It was a wonderful weekend visiting with pastors and getting to see how the Lord is moving in that area of the state.
Christian Life Commission board of commissioners met a couple of weeks ago at Hardin-Simmons University. We spent time reflecting on the CLC’s past as well as brainstorming for the future. There are exciting things coming.The
Then I was blessed to speak at Eastern Hills Baptist Church in Garland. I continue to lift them up in prayer.
Monday, April 7 was the first Texas Baptist Golf Classic. It took place at the Dallas Athletic Club. With 240 golfers, I would say it was an enormous success. Thanks to Chris Liebrum, director of church ministry resources, and his wonderful staff for a great event. Also, thanks to the many sponsors who helped make this day possible and who helped us raise money for disaster recovery efforts. If you didn’t get to participate with us this year, I hope you will join us in San Antonio for the 2015 Golf Classic.
Please consider holding a special offering in your church on Mother’s Day for the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering. Why? Because every mother’s child needs a meal. This May 11, let’s make Mother’s Day count by not simply passing the plate in church. Let’s fill it.
Along these lines, starting on May 5, we have about 40 cyclists riding 425 miles from Boerne to Wichita Falls to raise awareness and money for ending hunger in Texas. Yes, some money raised goes to the Mother’s Day Hunger Offering. Join in by riding or giving to support Bike Out Hunger.
David Hardage is executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board.