I pray each of you had a wonderful and safe
Labor Day Weekend. I was blessed over the weekend to visit my daughter Josalyne Ray who is a first-year teacher in Corpus Christi. She has also surrendered to the ministry while serving at her church. I was also double blessed to be able to take two of my grandchildren with me. My wife and I had a wonderful time just being grandparents over the long weekend.
Each week, I will publish a weekly video
"Director of Missions One Minute Report"
Over the next 40 days we will be preparing for the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area Annual Meeting of Churches hosted by Cottonwood Baptist Church of Dublin on Sunday, October 14th. If you haven't registered for the Annual Meeting (Hamilton, Erath, Coryell and Lampasas Associations) I encourage you to register as soon as possible to help us plan and prepare for this amazing time of God's Children coming together. You will experience: Texas Baptist Men feeding those in attendance, Amazing Worship Service with the partaking of The Lord Supper as well as wonderful reports, highlights videos, ministry vendors and a memorial tribute to those who have been called home to Glory this past year. Guest, Church Members and Messengers please register. You can find the registration information in this newsletter.
October 7th is HOPE SUNDAY
. I am asking each church member within the Tri-Rivers Baptist Area to give only $4.00 per person in the Ministry of Hope. This money will go in support of the Tri-Rivers Ministries of: Domestic Violence, Free Preteen/Youth Retreats, Disaster Relief and Churches Helping Churches. Please pray, give and participate in these valuable ministries that cannot be accomplished by a single church, but together we can accomplish much for the Lord. At the Annual Meeting of Church - October 14th, I will announce how much HOPE was raised in support of meeting the needs of those who are hurting and in need.
Your Tri-Rivers Domestic Violence Team is seeking potential Advocates to serve. If you are interested in serving please register online or call your Area Office. We have scheduled an Advocate Orientation/Information Meeting on Sunday, September 16 at 3:00 pm hosted at the Tri-Rivers Retreat Center. Please see this newsletter for additional information and registration link.
Until next week, "You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:6-8
If you would like to serve as a Tri-Rivers Domestic Violence Advocate, serving those impacted by Domestic Violence please go to the following link to sign up. Tri-Rivers Baptist Area will provide training and resources.