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South Asia has the most Frontier people groups (3,149), followed by Northest Asia (286). Australia and Pacific has the fewest at 20.
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Welcome and pray for our new CBA pastor:

> Pray for new pastor Omar Garcia and his family, as he has been called by First Baptist Church, El Campo, Tx. to serve as their pastor, his first Sunday is March 19th. We are glad to have him serving with us in CBA. Pray for God to open up many opportunities to share the Gospel and build relationships in the community going forward. Pray for Pastor Omar and his family as they transition to living and ministering in the El Campo area.


Pastor of the Week:

Pray for the pastor of the week, Pastor Joshua Turpin and his wife, as they minister at First Baptist Church in Eagle Lake. Pray for the church members as they seek ministry and mission opportunities to share the Gospel in their area. Pray for new growth and opportunities for  building up the congregation !

Pastors in need of your prayers:

Pray for Associate pastor and Children's minister, Steve and Stephanie Lyford, FBC El Campo, as their daughter, Amelia undergoes treatments fighting leukemia. Pray for Amelia's healing, and for her medical specialists as they minister to Amelia. Pray for her strength, and stamina as she undergoes these treatments. Pray for her family, and church family as they minister to her during this time. She is now in remission after going through her treatments. She will continue to be monitored by her medical staff.

Pray for pastor Dr. Jimmy Wright  as he fights pneumonia. Pray for his healing and recovery . Pray for him as he ministers at FBC Sargent, Tx., as Associate pastor. Pray for FBC Sargent´s Pastor John Putch, and the church members as they seek to minister, witness, and build new relationships in their local community in order to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in the Sargent area. Pray for new growth and new families to join.

Pray for Pastor Allen Tangler, FBC Sheridan, his blood infection is gone, but left bone damage. He has successfully undergone surgery to remove the damaged bone tissue, and is walking and moving around. In 2 weeks, he will need to have another surgery on the back of his neck to remove the damaged tissue there. He is found relief from suffering severe back pain. He is resting and recovering at home. Pray for his healing and recovery asap. Pray for his wife and family as they minister to him during this time of illness.

Pray for Pastor Larry Swift, pastor at First Baptist Church in Blessing, and his family, as he has been released from Methodist Hospital in Houston and is currently back at home enjoying his family. He is showing some improvement. Continue to lift him and his family up as they minister to him! He has been pastoring, preaching, and ministering even as he has been fighting cancer. Pray for the church members at Blessing Baptist Church as they minister in the name of Jesus Christ to the needs of their local area, pastor, family, and community. Pray for the Holy Spirit to sustain, and carry the church and family through these difficult times.  

Pray for Pastor Luis Martinez, pastor at Called to Care Community Church in Manvel, Tx., with his wife and children, along with their church family as they have recently joined our Colorado Baptist Association. Pray for their growing van ministry into the Alvin area. Pray for continued growth and fruit of their labors as many more are gathered into God´s family. They are in need of a larger sound board to handle their praise group, if your church hasan extra, please let Pastor Luis know at 1-713-679-9697. Thanks.

Pray for new pastor Omar Garcia and his family, as he has been called to serve as new pastor at FBC, El Campo. March 19th was his first day. Pray for the Garcias as they transition to life and ministry in El Campo. Pray for FBC El Campo as pastor Omar Garcia begins a new chapter of ministry and growth serving at FBC, El Campo.


Ministerial Opportunities:

- FBC Van Vleck is prayerfully receiving resumes for their next pastor. The position is for a full time pastorate. Address resumes to FBC Van Vleck in care of the pastoral search committee at PO Box 541; Van Vleck, Tx. 77482

- FBC Ganado's  pastoral search team is prayerfully at work, and they are receiving resumes for consideration.

- Youth and Worship leader needed at FBC Matagorda. It is an informal, flexible, lay-led, volunteer position. Contact Pastor David Marchbanks if interested at 1-817-320-5053.

Ukraine Crisis:  ¨ Send Relief ¨  is bringing help and hope to displaced families in Ukraine during the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Turkey Crisis:  ¨  Send relief  is working to provide aid and assistance to the affected families in Turkey during their recovery and cleanup from the earthquakes that have taken place there.

¨ Send Relief ¨   is a collaboration between the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board

Visit: - Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief for Ukraine


This month's CBA Newsletter is now available under the Newsletter Tab ( Above on Homepage ) Check it out for all the latest CBA News and Events. Financial report, devotional, and ministry opportunities.


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 Go to the bottom right hand side of this page to " Affiliations" and click on it. You will see a list of Christian Organizations affiliated with CBA, which will give you more information on their specific ministry and mission. Scroll down through the list and click on the one that interests you, or for which you are seeking more information. Try it out it's fun and quick ! WMU., Women's Ministry, Men's Ministry, Disaster Relief, BGCT., SBTC., STCH., and more .....



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March 2023 Events:

Upcoming Events, Ministry Opportunities, and Trading Post:

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 March 26-28th: Spring Bible Conference at FBC Columbus call FBC Columbus Office for more details at 979-732-6261. The evening sessions will begin at 6 pm. It is free and will have great pastors and Bible professors leading it. Please come to be fed spiritually and grow in Christ Jesus. Everyone is welcome.

April Events:

April 1st: Men´s  Prayer Breakfast, FBC Bay City, at 7:15 am. in fellowship hall area.

April 4th: CBA Admin. Team Mtg. at College Heights, Wharton starting at 10:30 am.

April 6-8th: Easter Youth Campout sponsored by Trinity Baptist, Palacios, pastor Louis Rush. To be held at the Rush Ranch. For details contact Pastor Louis Rush at 361-972-3139.

April 8th: Men´s Prayer Breakfast at FBC, Sargent, at 7:30 am.

April 9th: Local area Easter Sunrise services consult with your local CBA church for details.

April 11th: CBA Exec. Board Mtg. at 11 am. for Coffee and fellowship. 11:30 am. fellowship Lunch. Noon (12 pm. ) Executive Board meeting begins. All pastors and church messengers are invited to attend. 

April 16th: Hispanic Compañerismo at Emmanuel Iglesia Bautista, Bay City starting at 3 pm. with special speaker Alejandro Ortiz, Hispanic Pastor and missionary to Muslim people groups. Fellowship to follow.

April 21st: Called to Care Community Church, Manvel will be having their annual retreat at TBE on April 21st if interested contact Pastor Luis Martinez at 713-679-9697.

April 30th: Ordination Service at Called to Care Community Church, Manvel at 3 pm. All ordained ministers are invited to attend and participate in the Ordination service.

May 21st: End of School Youth Rally at FBC, Palacios in their gym area. 4-6 pm. All CBA Youth and church groups are invited to attend. Food, Fun, Youth Focused Worship, and Fellowship.

Missions Opportunity:  * If your church is looking for a great way to pass on used folding chairs, tables, music equipment, Spanish Bible study materials, bicycles, refrigerators, AIR CONDITIONERS, heaters, pews, new backpacks, tents, ...etc... and for them to continue to be used of God in missions and ministry abroad contact Pastor Juan Aguilera. 

- Please remember us, Colorado Baptist Association, as your church works on its 2023 church budget. CBA is dependent on your church and its faithful and generous giving and support in order to better minister to you, and your local church. Help us to be able to better help and serve you in 2023. God loves a cheerful giver. Missions begins with you and your local church, help us focus on the mission field that is our local CBA area. Thanks for your support ! Barry Barnet, DOM @ CBA 

* Ministry Opportunities:

- RV Resort Ministry: Chaplain or Lay-leader needed at Lost Lagoon RV Resort, El Campo, Tx., Sunday morning sermonette of 30 minutes for guests staying at the resort from 9-9:30 am. , or 9:30-10 am. Volunteer basis with a commitment to serve from May - September. If interested contact Philip Kinder, deacon at Memorial , El Campo for more details at 979-541-9440.

- Youth and Worship leader needed: FBC Matagorda, part-time, Sunday mornings from 11 am. - Noon. Informal praise and worship style, guitar welcome, needs to be out going, personable, flexible, and willing to serve and lead out in worship and praise. Contact: Pastor David Marchbanks at 1-817-320-5053.

- Mission VBS Projects : FBC Matagorda, FBC Lane City.

- Church Renovation Ministry Projects: ( Great for a Men´s Ministry Project ) Hands On , short term, church renovation projects, with lots of tools involved ! :

 -  Rock Island Mission Point: painting, caulking of windows, some plumbing work. Contact Pastor Albert Cuellar at 1-361-482-9178 or at 1-361-482-9184.

 - FBC Matagorda: Demo work, sheet rock installation, clean up, wiring, plumbing, ...etc... contact Pastor David Marchbanks at 1-817-320-5053.

 - New Beginnings, Weimar, needs electrical installation, and plumbing in order to get up and going for services in new building. Contact Pastor Danny Henderson: 979-997-8137 or at 979-997-8139.

 - Bi-lingual and Bi-vocational ministers and lay-leaders needed throughout CBA: Contact Barry Barnet


- Used Church Van For sale: Primera Iglesia Bautista in Palacios is selling their church van. It is a white Ford passenger van that looks and runs like new. It is well maintained and at a great price. For more information contact Pastor Juan Aguilera at 361-972-5102 or at 979 240-9553.

- Used Bibles, and Sunday school materials in good shape available for free at CBA Office.

- VBS Materials and curriculum: Please find a church that can use your VBS materials after you are finished with it to pass it forward! Recycle, Re-use, Re-circulate it to empower other churches. Share God´s resources, pass it forward !


   Pastor Juan Aguilera and his brother, pastor Benito Aguilera at Santa Fe Iglesia Bautista in Santa Fe, Houston area have been able to start up to 6 mission points in Mexico. They need your working and useful donations to equip these mission points in Mexico, some are in buildings and others are in the open air. Please Do NOT give non-working donations ! Contact Pastor Juan at 361-972-5102 or at 979-240-9553. They are willing to pick up and transport your donations to Mexico to equip these mission points for proclaiming the Gospel to unreached Hispanics. Thanks for your donations and support of international church planting and missions starting here in CBA !








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