May 2016   
Unreached People Group of the Day

Thai, Northeastern, Isan of Thailand


Primary Language:
Thai, Northeastern

Primary Religion:

% Evangelical:

2,679 people groups in South Asia are least-reached, totaling 1,600,000,000 individuals.

May 15-22

Pray for the following:

(1) the churches of Harmony Pittsburg Baptist Association;

(2) the ministries we jointly sponsor: Disaster Relief, Lakeview Assembly (camp at Lone Star), Baptist Student Ministry at NTCC;

(3) the resources we share:  audio-visual equipment, block party trailer, tent, Bible study kits, etc.;

(4) the mission we fulfill:  church starting, church revitalization, leadership development, missions, community transformation.

$18,000 for BSM Building Repairs

(1) Replace roof--$4,456

(2) Replace ceiling--$5,362

(3) Replace lighting--$1,137

(4) Replace AC units--$3,920 (labor by Circle C)

The above projects have already been completed -- yes, before the money has come in.  Work had to start before the deterioration got worse and so the building will be ready by the start of fall semester.

Projects Still to be Done

(1) Remodel bathrooms

(2) Paint interior; refinish flooring

(3) Paint exterior (with some siding repair)

(4) Haul off junk and trash

(5) Sanitize dishes, pots and pans

(6) New refrigerator and microwave

(7) Dirt work to improve drainage

This list is not exhaustive.  There is plenty to be done including much that can be done by volunteers.  Please give both your time and your money so that we can reach the generation following us.


Vacation Bible School Programs

June 6-  9      Trinity (Mt. Pleasant)  6:45-9:00 p.m.

June 6-10      Emmanuel (Pittsburg) 9:00 a.m.-noon

June 6-10      FBC Winnsboro  9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

June 6-10      Walnut Creek (Diana)  6:00-9:00 p.m.

June 6-10      FBC Mt. Pleasant  8:30 a.m.-noon

June 12-15    FBC Gilmer  6:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

June 13-16     FBC Pittsburg  8:30 a.m.-noon

June 13-17     FBC Quitman  9:00 a.m.-noon

June 19-23     FBC Daingerfield  6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

June 20-23     Highland Park  6:00-8:00 p.m.

June 20-24     Lone Star  8:30 a.m.-noon

June 20-24     Hainesville (Mineola)  9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

June 20-24     Lake Fork (Alba)  8:30 a.m.-noon

June 20-24     Lake o'the Pines  9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

June 26-30     FBC Diana  6:00-8:00 p.m.

July 18-22     South Jefferson (Mt. Pleasant)  6:00-8:30 p.m.

July 24-29     FBC Cason   6:00-8:30 p.m.



"It's Not Iffy" Prayer Strategy

Lake Fork pastor Perry Crisp invites pastors and to organize and host their own "It's not iffy" prayer gatherings based on 2 Chronicles 7:14.  Contact Perry through email at or call the church (903-473-9523) or the HPBA office for more information.




Eaves Tabernacle, Leesburg,  recently celebrated their 100th anniversary.  Brother Kenneth Manley has been pastor of the church since 2013.  Marvin Mosley was the guest speaker at the centennial service. 

The following churches have staff positions open: FBC Cookville, music minister; FBC Daingerfield, youth minister;  Lake o'the Pines, music minister; New Hope-Big Sandy, Youth Minister;  New Mine, youth minister;  FBC Ore City, youth minister;  Calvary, Talco, music/youth; Piney Grove, youth minister.  All positions are bivocational (parttime).  

Contact Us  
Harmony-Pittsburg Baptist
403 Daingerfield Street
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
Phone 903-856-6696
Fax 903-856-5692
Regular Schedule  
  • If you wish to see the Director of Missions, it is best to call beforehand to make sure he will be in.
  • Office Hours Mon-Thurs.
    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Office Hours Friday
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Safeguard Your Children/Youth Ministries with Background Checks

Make sure your children/youth are protected!  Background checks are important.  They are inexpensive and you are able to quickly enter the persons information, with the individuals permission, and a report will be received within a few minutes.  For information on background checks, visit or call (800) 464-2799.

Office Closed Memorial Day

The HPBA office will be closed Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day.

IRS Warns of New Email Scam

An article from Church Finance Today issued a warning to payroll and human resources professionals to beware of a new phishing email scam requesting personal information on staff.  The cybercriminals have tricked people into sharing employees' Social Security numbers.

Lakeview Hiring Summer Staff

Lakeview Baptist Encampment in Lone Star is hiring summer staff for 2016.  Download an application from the website:

2016 Kingdom Gatherings

July 19 Biker Church

Meeting is preceded by fellowship over snacks or a light meal starting at 6 p.m.  The meeting starts with worship at 6:30 and concludes with business.

IRS Lowers Standard Mileage Rates for 2016

The IRS announced December 17 that the standard business mileage rate will fall in 2016 to 54 cents per mile (down from 57.5 cents per mile in 2015), while mileage for medical or moving purposes will decrease to 19 cents per mile (down from 23 cents per mile in 2015). Lower fuel prices are a contributor to these declines in the mileage rates.  The standard charitable mileage rate remains set at the statutory rate of 14 cents per mile.

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Unengaged, Unreached People Groups Information
Prison Ministry

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