Giving Thanks

Cornucopia comes from the Latin cornu copiae, which translates literally as “horn of plenty.”

Even though its origin is questionable, it first appeared in English in the early 16th century and a century later it developed the figurative sense of an overflowing supply. In I Thessalonians 5:18, we are admonished “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

As we enter the Thanksgiving Season each year we are reminded that we have every reason to give thanks to God all year around and can show that thankfulness through our words, actions, attitude, service, love for others, and many, many other ways. God is our “Horn of PLENTY” and we should Thank Him every day! May each of you have a Reviving Thanksgiving that will last until Jesus comes!

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  • 2019 Annual State Meeting
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    October 12th forty-four messengers from fifteen churches of the BMA of MO gathered in Sikeston for our Annual Association. This meeting was earlier in October than our previous meetings due to Bylaw changes made last year. Bethel Baptist Church and Pastor Billy Davis were gracious hosts for the Association’s 92nd annual meeting. After a morning... read more...

  • He Did It!! 100 Miles for Changemaker Missionaries
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    After the ride of 100 miles! Friday, September 20th, Missions Executive Director John David Smith rode his bike 100 miles to highlight ChangeMaker Missionaries that are the heart and soul of 70 years of BMA mission work. God has blessed our association of churches whose middle name – Baptist MISSIONARY Association – is “missionary.” ChangeMaker... read more...

  • Baptist Publishing House Offers Videos
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    The Baptist Publishing House has published a series of videos online to help our churches know more about our new curriculum and how to use it to its full potential. The videos can be found on our website: or on (Just search “Baptist Publishing House”).  Read More →

  • BMMI in the Jungles of Peru
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    The Mighty Jungle.There are no words to describe the beauty of it. As we traveled the Tambo River, I took a multitude of pictures, none of which truly captured the beauty of this place. But the greater beauty came when we docked the boat and moved into the trees where the most beautiful people are found. You can’t see the villages from the river,... read more...

  • From Our Moderator
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    Dear state churches: Yes, the news about Dustin is less than encouraging from a Missouri missions standpoint. But we are grateful that a strong missions minded BMA church got the Pastor they desired. Now we must believe that with everything in place to hire a missionary that God will provide us with His man. Let’s pray for great commission success... read more...

  • September 2019 – Mission Director’s Report
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    As I write my report this month it is with mixed emotions that I share with you the letter from Bro. Dustin. I am disappointed to know that things are not going as we were planning and I am thankful that Bro. Dustin is at peace about his decision, for God’s will is what we all want to follow. I am also encouraged to see how our people in Missouri... read more...

  • A Letter to the Churches of Missouri
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    Over the last year and a half I have been in talks with both the Meramec and State associations in Missouri about the possibility of planting a church in the state of Missouri. I had felt for a while that my time as a student pastor was coming to an end and I was approached about the possibility of partnering with the Missouri churches to further the... read more...

  • 2019 Ladies’ Retreat
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    Wow! Just doesn’t describe the retreat this year. It was more than WOW!The committee and others did an excellent job in planning the retreat and “working” behind the scenes. Deiatre Gillam led us in music worship throughout the two days. Becky Cate deserves a big THANK YOU for bringing and operating the sound system. Friday afternoon, Krissy... read more...

  • Homecoming Services
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    Landmark, DeSoto • October 6, 2019 • Morning Message – Wayne Gibson Lunch will be served. Please bring a song or something to share with us in the afternoon service! Bates Creek, Potosi • October 13, 2019 • Morning Message – Bryan Buckley Noon Meal followed by Afternoon Singing We hope YOU can join us!  Read More →

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