Taste and See, Pastor Enters Public Service & The Value of Partnerships
Psalm 34:8 urges the reader to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” That bit of Scripture becomes personal for Matt Hadden and others operating Čhankú Wašté Ranch, located on one of the larger Indian reservations in the country. Mansfield, Texas Mayor and pastor Michael Evans developed a heart for public service when he was 8 years old. And, the value of partnerships is at the heart of George Liele emphasis Sunday, an International Mission Board strategist said.
Psalm 34:8 urges the reader to “taste and see that the Lord is good.” That bit of Scripture becomes personal for Matt Hadden and others operating Čhankú Wašté Ranch, located on one of the larger Indian reservations in the country.
Chanku Waste means “The Good Road” in Lakota. For many residents on the Pine Ridge Reservation, it is also the resource for better eyesight, dental care and camp activities for children where they learn about Jesus.
“Less than 5 percent on the reservation claim to know Jesus,” Haddon said. “We’re trying to overcome those hurdles.”
The wellness center is helping do that through addressing two specific needs – dental care and optometry.
Mansfield, Texas Mayor and pastor Michael Evans developed a heart for public service when he was 8 years old.
Evans, a Houston native elected to his second mayoral term in November 2022, came to the office after holding various public posts as early as 2007, including terms on the Mansfield Independent School District Board and the Tarrant County College District.
He is also the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church…where he began serving at when he was 24 years old.
Evans doesn’t compromise God’s Word, he said, but upholds the state and U.S. constitutions he’s sworn to uphold as mayor.
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The value of partnerships is at the heart of George Liele emphasis Sunday, an International Mission Board strategist said.
Jason Thomas, the African American church mobilization strategist for the IMB, unpacked the importance of celebrating the ministry of George Liele and encouraging Black churches to lean in to church planting, evangelism and missions on a recent episode of Baptist Press This Week.
Liele was a freed slave from Georgia who became a missionary to Jamaica. Scholars believe he left for Jamaica in 1782, 10 years before William Carey left for India, thus making him the first Baptist missionary.
Prior to becoming a missionary, he was the pastor of the first African Baptist Church in Savanah, Ga.
A Sunday to focus on the work of George Liele being added to the SBC Calendar of Events came from a partnership between the National African American Fellowship and the IMB.
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