Houston Herald

A publication of
Houston Baptist Association
Reaching Our World For Christ
From Your Associational Mission Strategist
On September 8th we will gather together as churches of the Houston Baptist Association to have our Annual Meeting! I am really looking forward to our time together as we celebrate, worship, and hear from God’s word! This year’s theme for the meeting is, “Each One, Reach One”. My prayer is that God will stir our hearts to be more passionate about reaching others with the Gospel. The statistics are alarming in that every minute around the world, 102 people die. Every hour 6,098 people die, and every day 146,357 people die. What is sad is that many of those individuals die without Christ and the statistics reveal that only two percent of believers in America regularly share their faith in Christ with others. This is why the emphasis in our Convention is so strong in encouraging our churches to share the Gospel. The fact is that every person knows of at least one person that is lost and we need to do everything we can to bring that person to the saving knowledge of Christ. I pray that the result of our time together will challenge and encourage us to reaching more people with the Gospel. Please make every effort to be at this year’s meeting! The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. but there will be a mini concert beginning at 4:45 p.m. by Joe and Kim Stanley. Let me remind you that there will also be a program for children while we are meeting together in the Sanctuary. When you come to the church that afternoon, someone will be there directing you to the place where your children can go for the program. I look forward to seeing each of you on September 8th! Please begin praying now how God will speak to our hearts!
Bro. Gary

Pleasant Grove Church will have Revival services beginning Sunday September 29 at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm and will continue Monday September 30 - Wednesday October 2 at 7:00 pm with guest speaker Billy Simmons.

Faye Deloach, a member of Harmony Baptist Church will have 48 years of service as pianist and organist in October. Praise God for the use of her talents to faithfully serve the Lord.
Above are pictures from our school prayer walks in August. Thank you to the prayer team for organizing this eventand to all the churches and individuals who participated.
Please pray for

■Asssociational Missionary Gary Leutzinger
■ Tom Teate
■Church planters Drew and Shannon Cunningham, Santa Cruz Area, California
■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
■TV ministries of Cordele First, and Pinecrest churches 
■Our schools, teachers and students
■Annual Meeting
■All the events and activities mentioned in this newsletter

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Next Pastors Roundtable
Sept. 18, 2019
@10:00 am, HBC
coming up

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

 Tuesdays Men’s Prayer
Breakfast, 8:00 am, HBC

Sept 2 Labor Day, HBC office closed

Sept 5 Bible Institute, Exploring the Old Testament Part 2 begins, 6:00pm, HBC

Sept 8 189th Annual Meeting, 5:00 pm, Pinecrest 

Sept 18 Pastors Roundtable, 10:00 am, HBC

Sept 25 See you at the pole.
It will soon be time to file your ACR (Annual Church Reports) with the Georgia Baptist Convention. You can file online at http://igo.gabaptist.org
Or download forms at https://gabaptist.org/researchservices/ Please call or email the HBC if you need your username & password, would like a copy of forms or need any assistance.
In 1830 delegates from nine churches met at a meeting house bearing letters in petition of the formation of an association. It was answered in affirmation and concluded that the association be known as “The Houston Baptist Association.”
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Blood Drives
Tuesday, September 10th 2019

Crisp Regional Hospital 
Wednesday, September 11th 2019
10:00 AM - 03:30 PM

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.
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