2nd Springfield couple now missionaries to Peru
JONESBORO, Ga.—A couple from Second Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo., was appointed Sept. 10 to International Mission Board (IMB) service here at First Baptist Church. They are Adam and Jessica Huser.
Adam is a graduate of Missouri State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He grew up as a missionary child in Peru, preparing him for his assignment this year as a strategy coordinator with IMB’s Xtreme Team in the remote Peruvian jungles.
He sensed many years ago that being a missionary may be his calling. That was affirmed the first time he and his father made the three-day trek to a remote village in the Andes mountains. “None of the people had ever seen a white person before,” he recalled.
The villagers were desperate for truth. “My dad baptized an entire village in an ice-cold mountain stream because they were so hungry to know God. That image has stuck with me all my life.”
His wife, Jessica, is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a journalism degree. She spent two years in Asia as a Journeyman.
First Houston marks 125th anniversary
HOUSTON – The First Baptist Church of Houston has set aside Oct. 5, to celebrate its 125th consecutive year of ministry, evangelism, missions,and worship. A special program will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the church’s auditorium. A play re-enacting various eras and events of the church’s history, a display of historical artifacts and memorabilia, and a reunion of the well-known gospel quartet, “The Harmoniers,” will be key parts of the program.
A highlight will be a special presentation in honor of Sam Houston made by the curator of the Texas Baptist Historical Museum located in the Independence Baptist Church in Independence, Texas, where Sam Houston was saved and baptized. The Missouri town of Houston is named in his honor.
Special recognition will be given to former pastors, staff members, and children, family, and descendants of former ministers. All former members are invited and urged to attend as honored guests.
For more information, call the church at 417-967-2297. The church’s address is 1241 Hawthorn, Houston, Mo. 65483.
Ministry Wives Luncheon
draws near in St. Louis
JEFFERSON CITY—The annual Ministry Wives Luncheon, “My Body: A Living Sacrifice,” will be noon Oct. 28 on the Banquet Level of the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis. Bud and Barbara Lee will share music and testimony, mindful that according to Romans 12:1, ministry wives should want to present their bodies as living sacrifices to God so ministry can take place.
Cost is $20. Fifteen ladies will have the opportunity to win a tub of door prizes. Registration should be mailed by Oct. 10 to Becki Kelley, Missouri Baptist Convention, 400 E. High St., Jefferson City, Mo. 65101.
Driskill Gallery presents art workshop on liturgy
BOLIVAR—The Driskill Gallery in the Jester Learning and Performance Center of Southwest Baptist University will present artwork by Carol Bormann, retired faculty interior design program coordinator from Oklahoma State University. The show will run Sept. 30 through Oct. 24. There will be an opening reception Oct. 3 from 5-7 p.m.
Working as a fiber artist since 1969, Carol’s work has been exhibited in state, national and international exhibitions. She is currently a member of Uncommon Threads, a regional contemporary art quilt group.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information contact the Gallery Director, Dianna Callahan, at 417-328-1651.
SBU ready to perform glass menagerie play
BOLIVAR—At 7 p.m. Oct. 2-4 the Southwest Baptist University Theatre Department will perform Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” in the Davis Newport Theatre on the main campus in Bolivar.
In this play, set in the mid 1930s, Williams reflects on his home life in St. Louis. Tom Wingfield narrates the story of his family as his mother, sister, and friend act as mere items within his memory. Through reliving his past, he comes to discover that you can choose to run away from your problems, but you will never escape them.
“The Glass Menagerie” is a Student Showcase directed by senior Amy Whitehead, a speech communication and theatre education major from Camdenton.
For tickets call the SBU box office at (417) 328-1691 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $2 for SBU students, $3 for SBU alumni, senior citizens, and students of other schools, and $5 for general admission.
Twin Rivers Association ready for Mission Fest
TROY – Twin Rivers Baptist Association invites the public to learn more about missions around the world by celebrating Mission Fest 2008, Oct. 17-19 at First Baptist Church, Troy
It begins with a youth concert at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17 featuring the “Andy Rhea Band.” International Mission Board Speaker Scott Brawner with FUSION, and Jim Hendricks from AIM – Kenya, Africa, will challenge the youth and college students to grow in the Lord and serve Him with integrity.
On Oct. 18, breakout seminars and booths with missionaries and mission groups from around the world will begin operating at 9 a.m. Visitors will receive a “passport” to escort them through the day to a Senegalese Wolof Village Hut, traveling to Kenya, Nigeria, S.E. Asia, Poland, Romania, and Siberia; learning about ministry to the Santee Sioux Indians in Nebraska. Visitors will also hear about how to do puppet ministry, prison and jail ministry, World Changers ministry, quilters ministry, Christian women’s job corp, and church planting. A world’s craft booth will sponsor crafts from different countries, and Samaritan’s Purse Ministry will distribute shoe boxes.
The Twin Rivers Association trailer will provide hotdogs, popcorn, and snow cones, along with box lunches served in the Family Center. The evening will conclude with a spaghetti supper from 4-6 p.m. A worship service will begin at 6 p.m., featuring Beverly Starling, missionary with “A Place of Hope” Nigerian orphanage, and First Troy.
Brawner will be the Sunday morning guest speaker. Brawner founded FUSION as a unique school for high school grads and college students to provide them with a ministry immersion experience to strengthen and deepen their walk with Christ while earning college credit.