Area D Connections
This picture graces the wall of my office. It roughly represents what is known as Area D of the Texas District. In the upper left is the Bryan/College Station area. The lower right shows Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico. To the far right is Beaumont-Port Arthur-Nederland-Orange, the Golden Triangle. The square on the upper right is Woodville and Jasper and the one of the lower left is the Victoria/Mission Valley area (the map didn’t QUITE have all of Area D, and no congregation was to be missed). In the center, of course, is the Houston metropolitan area, with nearly 7 million of the more than 8 million people who live in Area D.
But the map represents more than simple geography. It represents the hand of Almighty God who, St. Paul reminds us, “From one man…made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not for from each one of us” (Acts 17:26-27 NIV84, emphasis added).
Area D is filled with people who, whether they realize it or not, are desperate for the gifts that only God can give them. Thanks for being a part of the important mission we have to reach the lost, disciple the saved and care for people.
Several archived editions of Area D Connections, a periodic e-newsletter filled with inspiration and resources, are posted below. To subscribe, click HERE or on any of the editions, and then hit the “Join Our Email List” button near the top.
Here is a link to the most recent edition:
Rev. Dr. Jon Braunersreuther
Mission & Ministry Facilitator Area D