Thousand Hills Baptist Association
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Monthly Message from the Director of Missions

October 2017

We had a really good response to the THBA annual meeting last month. The attendance was up. Rob Phillips spoke about apologetics and “contending for the faith.” He sold out of some of his books. That was fun to watch. We will have him back again to lead an apologetics conference in the coming year.

Dr. John Yeats, Missouri Baptist Convention executive director, will join us for a series of prayer times on the courthouse steps in each of our five counties this month and next. Please join us, if you can, to pray for our country.

We are very much a divided nation right now. As a conservative, it burdens me to see the culture war rage and it seems everything in our society is turning away from God. In fact, here in northern Missouri we are really insulated from some of the foolishness that plays out in urban areas. It is hard to be a police officer right now. Let’s stand with those men and women in blue. Support our military. Respect our President and for crying out lout, let’s stand with our hand over our hearts when the flag is raised and the Star Spangled Banner is played.

The Bible Training Centre for Pastors/Leaders is underway again this fall and we have 20 students enrolled this year. The two classes are being taught both in Kirksville and Unionville. I hope you will pray for these students. Some of them are in training to become pastors, others are Sunday school teachers and there are a few bivocational pastors in the classes. Take a look at the curriculum at www.bibletraining.com.

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