Monthly Message from the Director of Missions
June 2022                                     

 

The Yellow Creek Baptist Church, Green City, dedicated their new and remodeled
facilities on  Sunday, May 15th. They hosted many of the Campers on
Mission and area volunteer carpenters who helped them build their enlarged
sanctuary and fellowship hall. This is a strong country church that is doing very
well reaching their community for Christ. They are without a pastor currently, but
Tom Rowland, of Hartford has been the guest preacher there for several months.
I was asked to share a little history with the church and pray for the dedication.

 

Youth camp starts the day after Memorial Day at Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly in Chillicothe. The children’s
camp is held on July 18-22 also at Grand Oaks. This year both the youth and children’s camps will be
conducted jointly with the Linn-Livingston Baptist Association. This is a partnership effort and strengthens
our camps and also helps them as they are without a director of missions and are having trouble getting
leadership enlisted. We welcome them into our children’s camp. We’ve been partnering with them for
several years for youth camp. Bob Crump leads a team of volunteers who plan and coordinate our camp
ministry every year. It is probably the association’s strongest ministry.

I hope you have a great vacation Bible school or backyard kid’s club this summer. Plan to have something
for the kids. They will come if you promote it and lead the kids to study the Bible, have some fun crafts,
recreation and a few snacks. Even if you meet in your town’s park or someone’s back yard, you can gather
up some kids and have a good outreach and discipleship event. Let Bobbie Bansal, our VBS coordinator
know if you need any help. She has curriculum and decorations you can borrow. Reach her at: (314)
399-0226 or bobbie.bansal@gmail.com.

The association’s block party trailer is now outfitted with a bounce house and several yard games. There is a
popcorn maker and a snow cone machine. Several other items make it a useful tool to have at a
neighborhood block party, a town festival, VBS or camp. Contact me if you would like to use it. There is a
$50 charge and a $50 refundable deposit. Call me at 660-342-7658 for more information.

The next executive board meeting of the association is July 28th at First Baptist Church, Kirksville at 6:30 PM.
The annual meeting will be held at Fellowship Baptist Church, Kirksville on September 9th. Dr. John Vernon,
the director of missions of the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association will preach. Dr. Vernon has also been
leading our association revitalization team in taking a look at our ministries and our future directions.

This past spring we’ve had some significant donations made to the association for our block party trailer and
for camp ministry. We have appreciated God’s people and churches giving generously to help the
association have tools and resources for ministry. Thank you THBA churches for your regular support of the
association’s ministries. With the inflation and rising gas costs it has been challenging to pay the bills (for all
of us). If you have the opportunity to influence your church to increase support to the THBA next year, that
would be very helpful.

Finally, please be in prayer for our Southern Baptist Convention. There are many things that are troubling us
right now. Call me if you would like more information and details on the issues. Please pray for the
messengers of churches who will go to Anaheim, California this June 14-15. You can find a link to watch the
convention online at: https://sbcannualmeeting.net. Times are offset by a couple of hours due to time zone.

 


Thousand Hills Baptist Association
1701 Jamison Street
Kirksville, MO 63501
Phone: 660-342-7658
Office email:  1000hillsba@gmail.com
Director of Missions email:  rdnations@gmail.com

 

Youth camp starts the day after Memorial Day at Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly in Chillicothe. The children’s
camp is held on July 18-22 also at Grand Oaks. This year both the youth and children’s camps will be
conducted jointly with the Linn-Livingston Baptist Association. This is a partnership effort and strengthens
our camps and also helps them as they are without a director of missions and are having trouble getting
leadership enlisted. We welcome them into our children’s camp. We’ve been partnering with them for
several years for youth camp. Bob Crump leads a team of volunteers who plan and coordinate our camp
ministry every year. It is probably the association’s strongest ministry. .