From our District Superintendent
Summer is a busy time. There is really not much break in the life of the church during the summer. Even though some Bible studies take a break, and some programs find some rest, our missions, children’s and youth ministries crank up. It’s also a time to plan the year ahead. I hope you will find some time to let your spirit be refreshed though. If you get some vacation, enjoy it and be safe. If this is not when you can take some time away, be conscious of your spiritual needs and find a way to stay fresh.
I am very excited about the start of a new congregation in Tyler. Emigdio Rosales and his wife Sucel are leading a new ministry targeting the growing Hispanic community in Tyler. Keep them in your prayers and read Doug Baker’s article about them in this newsletter. This new faith community is long overdue. Emigdio brings an excitement and joy to our ministry together and you will want to hear about his ministry as it grows.
There are a number of pastors in new appointments this summer. At the picnic August 25 we will honor those in new appointments. Here is a list of pastors in new congregations in our district this summer:
Michael Peschke to Lindale
Trey Comstock to Palestine Grace
Ed Fisher to Malakoff
Erin Muckleroy to Van
Beverly Woodard to Hawkins Circuit
Mike Fraley adds Brushy Creek to Frankston First
John Thomas to Carroll Springs
Allyson Penny to Payne Springs
Dan Vickers to Winona
Chuck Bratz to Mt. Vernon/Neches
Michael McDonald to Tyler Dayspring Associate