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September 2021
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Associational Staff 

  Dr. Michael Haynes

Director of Ethnic and
 Church Missions
  Rev. Samuel González
Director of Grand Oak Mission Center
Rev. David Jackson

Office Manager
  Mrs. Burnace Smith
Ministry Assistant
Youth Ministry Consultant
Rev. Doug Watson

834 W. Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65807
8-Noon, 1-5
Friday 8-Noon

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6 Labor Day, Associational Office closed

10-11 Missions Celebration / WMU Annual Meeting, First Baptist Church of Lake St. Louis

12-19 Week of Prayer for State Missions / Reuben L. South Missouri Missions Offering

18 DYM National Day of Volunteer Training

22 See You at the Pole

23 Franklin Graham & Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Route 66 Tour, 7:00 pm, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

25 Hope and Restoration Run, MBCH, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park


6  Associational Leadership Council, Associational Office, 11:30

14  Annual Meeting and Missions Fair,
National Heights

15  Associational Office Closed

25-26 Missouri Baptist Convention, Branson

Great opportunity!
Bring your neighbors,
and lost friends and
family members!
The Blessing of a Great Dad
My 92-year-old Dad, Henry Haynes, went to be with the Lord on August 4th. His health had deteriorated to the point where his death was a blessing. We were sad to say goodbye, relieved he was not suffering and thrilled he went to be with the Lord.
Dad graduated from a small-town high school in Oklahoma and played basketball for Oklahoma Baptist University. He wound up with degrees in Theology and a Doctorate in Education Administration from Oklahoma State University.
He pastored in Kansas City, Missouri, served with the Foreign Mission Board (International Mission Board) in Venezuela and then pastored bi-vocationally in Oklahoma where Mom was a teacher and he was a high school principal.
He was my hero and model. His love for the Lord and the Bible were a constant inspiration to me. He was an avid reader and was always learning. He set the tone in our family for wanting to learn and grow to be our best for the Lord. He was caring but firm. Gracious but with high expectations. He was fun! While in middle school we had personal tournaments (kept game tallies) in ping pong, basketball and chess. The grandkids and great-grandkids loved being around him. He always had a story or joke to tell them. He was a terrific back scratcher! I can still feel him rubbing my shoulders and giving me a back scratch. So relaxing!
He taught me how to be a man, a Christian, a husband and a Dad. I am blessed!
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of my Dad! I am the man I am today because of him!

"See You At The Pole"
Student Prayer Event
September 22
Starts 30 minutes
before school starts
at students' school
Details and promotional helps at
All Youth Leaders!
-- Free --
Thursday, September 23rd
Day After See You At The Pole event featuring:
Franklin Graham
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds -- an evangelistic one-of-a-kind event. Go to: for more information. 
Springfield area youth groups may participate in the following ways:

(1) Include this outreach event on your prayer list.
(2) Urge your students to attend and invite non-Christian friends or family members.
Associational Office Manager
Position Available
At the first of the year Burnace Smith will reduce her hours and serve as Financial Secretary, but no longer in the Office Manager position.

Therefore, we will have available the Office Manager position, which will be approximately
28 hours, 4 days per week.

Please submit resumes to Mike Haynes,, or mail to the office,
834 W. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65807,
in care of Mike Haynes.

One-Hundred Forty-Ninth
 GCBA Annual Meeting
And Missions Fair
October 14, 2021
National Heights Baptist Church
3050 N. National Avenue

10:30 am
Annual Meeting Business Session

11:30 am  -1:00 pm
Missions Fair and *Lunch

1:00 pm
Worship Celebration
*Lunch is at no cost, but we ask that you
make reservations, before October 11,
by calling the GCBA office at
   Pastor Ion, President of the Moldova Baptist Union spoke to our pastors and church members on August 5.

    Pastor Ion shared about church planting needs, discipleship training needs and many other challenges and opportunities the Moldova churches have. For more information, contact Mike.
Celebrating 5 Years

Pastor Mark Conn
Fair Grove, First
Celebrating 10 Years

Pastor J.R. Duncan
180 Church

Executive Pastor Jonathan House
River Bluff/Life's Journey
2021 Budget Financial Report
Annual Budget $400,151.50
                                             Budget Received             Budget Required
              Jan 1-July 31         $234,739.29                     $233,421.72
(100.56% of budget required received to date)

Income received for Jim Joslin Missions Offering $10,202
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