Houston Herald
November 2018
A publication of
Houston Baptist Association
Reaching Our World For Christ
From Your Associational Mission Strategist
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.  Psalm 107:1

This month we will spend time with family and friends thanking God for His many blessings! We truly have a lot to be thankful for. I know that many of us are thankful for His protection from the Hurricane and we thank Him for His provision after the storm. We were reminded how God truly does care for us! As I think about the things that I am thankful for, I can say that I have a long list of things. I just want to share with you just a few things I am thankful to God for everyday. First, I am thankful to God for my salvation. I certainly don’t know where I would be today if God had not forgiven me and provided His wonderful gift of salvation through His son. I am thankful for my family. They are such a great blessing to me and I try not to take them for granted. My wife is my strongest encourager in my life and I couldn’t be the kind of leader today if it weren’t for her. I am very thankful for our Pastors and our churches in our Association. I have had the blessing of being a part of this association for eight years! I count it a great blessing and joy to serve our Association and I pray daily that God will help me to be the mission strategist that will honor Him and that I will faithfully serve our Association. I can go on with many other things that I am thankful for, but these are at the top of my list! It is my prayer that we will give thanks everyday and live out our lives in such a way that others will know there is a God who loves them and desires to have a relationship with those that are lost in their sin. 

Bro. Gary


Byromville Church will celebrate Homecoming on November 4 with a fellowship meal following the service.

Above are photos from the fall festival at Ebenezer Church .
Lakeblackshear church members and WOM filled 30 backpacks for Backpacks for Appalachia and SW GA. "
Northern Heights WHOA kids had a good time being silly and having fun with each other at their annual Halloween Party.
Please pray for

■Asssociational Missionary Gary Leutzinger
■Church planters Drew and Shannon Cunningham, Santa Cruz Area, California
■Church planters Adam and Ashley Sewell, Pittsburgh Area, Pennsylvania
■Buford Calhoun
■Mary Linda and Warren Hall
■Janet and John Pate
■Merle Sheffield; Lauralyn & Troy Drew
■ Myra Davis-Hatley Baptist Church
■Pregnancy Care Center–Crisp, Dooly, Wilcox
■Lost and unchurched people
■Revival in HBA churches
■Unity in our churches and unity among our churches
■Churches without pastors: Bakerfield, Dooling and Lakeshore
■TV ministries of Cordele First, and Pinecrest churches 
■Our schools, teachers and students
■All the events and activities mentioned in this newsletter

Church positions available

Ebenezer Church is seeking a part time worship leader for more information please contact Jared Worthy at jworthy00@gmail.com

Smyrna Church is seeking a part-time minister of music. Contact Linda White at 229-268-6792.

Pinehurst Church is seeking a part-time youth leader. Contact Pinehurst for more information
Pastor's Roundtable
November 07, 10:00 am
coming up

Houston Baptist Association events are printed in bold. HBC is an abbreviation for Houston Baptist Center.

Tuesdays Men’s Prayer
Breakfast 8am, HBC

November 1 Ministers and Wives Appreciation Banquet, 7:00 pm at Northern Heights Church Fellowship Hall.

November 4 Orphans and Widows Sunday

November 4 Daylight savings ends.

November 5 Men's Ministries meeting, 6:30 pm at Northern Heights

November 11-13 Georgia Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, Warner Robins

November 21-23 HBC Closed 

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What to do with all those old Sunday School books?  

Don’t throw them away–bring them to HBC

Bring your old SS literature to Houston Baptist Center. Chad Harris will take it to a Edwin L. Hodges Ministries collection site to send overseas. ELHM is a Christian literature ministry that collects donated Bibles, books, magazines, tapes, and tracts from American Christians and ships them to Bible schools, churches, missionaries, and ministries overseas. ELHM is a non-denominational, nonprofit, evangelical ministry.
Blood Drives
November 1, 2018
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Crisp Regional Hospital 
902 7th Street N. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cordele Community Clubhouse

Second Baptist Church Warner Robins
2504 Moody Rd Warner Robins
The 2018 Georgia Baptist Ministers Wives Annual Meeting Luncheon will be November 13, 2018 at Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, GA. The cost includes the program, meal and gift. The featured speaker this year will be Mary Perdue, the former First Lady of Georgia and wife of 45 years to Sonny Perdue.
Cost: $15 per person
The Mission Georgia Offering is an annual emphasis which supports the ministries, missions, and evangelism work of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. 

  • 20 Gospel Presentations
  • 361 Volunteer Days
  • Meals Prepared
  • 21 Assessments
  • Mudout Jobs Completed
  • Pressure Washes
  • Mold Remediations
  • 31 Chainsaw Jobs Completed
  • Tear Outs/Repair Jobs
  • Roofs Tarped
  • Children Cared For
  • Showers Completed
  • Laundry Loads
  • Communication Messages
  • 78 Chaplaincy Contacts
  • Other Decisions
  • 61 Ministry Contacts
December 28-29, 2018
 MOVE Conference is the largest winter evangelism conference for teenagers in Georgia, and the absolute best place to bring your youth group for their retreat this winter! The generous gifts of Georgia Baptists to global missions through the Cooperative Program help to provide MOVE at such affordable rates. Thank you for giving. Ticket prices $59.00 before December 6 $69 after December 6 online $79 at the doo r.
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