Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Friday, September 21, 2018

Monthly Message from the Director of Missions

September 2018

Isaiah records a vision of God he saw in the Israelite temple. The Lord was on His mighty throne. Angels flew back and forth in the smoke. The temple shook. The Lord said “Who should I send? Who will go for us? I said: Here I am. Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8).

Earlier this summer, Pastor Jeff Harlan made the decision not to lead the Alaska mission team this summer due to health concerns. I was preparing to advertise this need when Pastor Andy Cordray heard about it and said “I would go.” He did and they made a big difference in the lives of some church folks up in Palmer, AK.

Later on this summer, Pastor Chance Glenn had to back out of the Wisconsin mission trip. I thought maybe it wouldn’t be able to be held, but to my surprise, seven more THBA leaders volunteered and we were able to go to Madison and impact three churches and possibly help start another church plant.

Our association joined with 21 other associations around Missouri to send evangelists to the Missouri State Fair this past week. As I write this I am told that 24 people have trusted Jesus as their Savior so far.

As you develop your budget in your church this fall, will you please remember our association in your mission spending plan? I am asking you to increase your church’s gifts to the association in order that we may continue to offer missional experiences like these which take us outside the walls of our church and into communities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our budget can be found by following the link on our website's Annual Meeting page.

We hope to see many of you at the annual meeting where we will celebrate these evangelistic opportunities. Thanks for all you do to support our association in our efforts to “encourage churches, equip leaders and inspire cooperation” (THBA vision statement).