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ON COMMON GROUND ENGAGING WHEREVER YOU ARE

DETOURS AND DISCIPLESHIP

+ A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NEW NEIGHBORS // MERGE MOMENT //

& MORE!


to know the same joy and vibrancy in

intentional in the relationships we

Christ regardless of where they come

already possess. If we ask him, the

from or their background.

Spirit of God will direct us individually

We all have relationships in

our lives, but may have never identified whether that person has a relationship with Christ. Of course,

and strategically as we have spiritual conversations that are unique and appropriate with each person. If we are willing to invest in a long-term relationship with someone, I am

East Texas may not sound like a

in East Texas, it often seems as if

melting pot of diversity, but for

everyone has some sort of spiritual

those who live here, we know the

belief. What matters most is if they

windows of opportunity.

uniqueness that exists here. In the

understand that the gospel is all

last few days, I have enjoyed coffee

about a personal relationship with

the relationships we already have

with a British gentleman, prayed with

Jesus Christ.

with people who are outside of God’s

a German friend, visited with a young

family. The Bible counsels Christians

Japanese lady on Sunday at church,

and God, it would become a religion.

celebrated with a Cameroonian

If it were based on us and a list of

family and their newborn baby and

rules, the requirements would lead

rejoiced with a Hispanic couple who

to legalism. Christianity is based on

are experiencing the love of Jesus

Jesus Christ alone, which means

in their marriage. In one sense, God

it is a relationship. The grace of

person.” Colossians 4:5-6

seems to be bringing the world to

God and the death of Christ are

our doorsteps.

the two pillars of the gospel. By

from, every one of us can make a

their very nature, they destroy the

difference right where we already

friend of mine recently admitted that

stronghold of legalism with which

live, work and play.

he has never been out of the state

many Christians contend while also

of Texas. The beautiful perspective

availing to everyone the potential

to be gleaned here is that God has

of experiencing a personal, thriving

ordained the birthplace, the time and

relationship with God, himself.

On the other hand, an East Texan

the placement for each of our lives

If Christianity were based on us

magazine, consider identifying

of knowing God (Acts 17:26-27).

the people in your life with whom

you use the word “acquaintance”

confused, balancing traditional

as opposed to “relationship” to

church upbringing with an ever-

describe your status with them. What

changing secular culture. And yet, as

would have to change to make it a

you will see in the following pages,

“relationship”? And as you gain the

the way God brings people into our

privilege of sharing the gospel with

lives is both creative and purposeful.

someone, you are also committing to

As those who experience a personal

make an investment in their life. I’m

relationship with Jesus Christ, we

not talking about another program in

must help every person in our path

the church. I’m talking about being

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Engaging others works best in

to, “act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each No matter where you are

As you read the stories in the

on this earth for the divine purpose Many East Texans are morally

convinced that God will craft unique

It’s human nature to be SELFISH – it’s God’s nature to be SELFLESS. We need to drop our old nature and take on his.

God is preparing you for what he has prepared FOR you.


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WORD

Satan knows that the best way to attack you is to attack your FAITH. Do not forget, he is already DEFEATED, and the POWER that defeated him LIVES IN YOU!

To truly BELIEVE JESUS is to ACT on what he SAYS.

You need Jesus not just to ADD to your LIFE, but to CHANGE YOUR LIFE so you can LIVE FOR HIM!

We need to recognize there is POWER IN KNEELING BEFORE GOD. The bigger the mountain we face, the LOWER OUR POSTURE should be.

God has a purpose for you – not just to RECEIVE blessings, but to BE a blessing.

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Engage10K is a team sport. t’s easy to think you need

The magazine of Mobberly Baptist Church SPRING, 2018 • VOLUME 3 ISSUE 1 Mobberly Magazine is published quarterly.

to engage your friends and family by yourself. You need to

Editor: Scott Link Assistant Editor and Graphic Designer: Alyssa Rummel Photography: Alyssa Rummel, Debbie Stevens Contributing Writers: Sydney McBride, Glynn Stone, Mary Kay Tiller, Kristina Valdez Editorial Assistance: Mary Barham, Molly Norwood, Debbie Stevens, Alyssa Whitehurst

find the opportunities to have spiritual conversations. You need to find a way to share the gospel. You need to work this

whole thing out. Yet,

engaging

isn’t

an

individual

MOBBERLY BAPTIST CHURCH PASTORAL STAFF:

achievement. It’s a team sport. You are not in this alone.

There are other people engaging. For

instance, a Mobberly member, who is a tutor, builds relationships with the kids she teaches. Meanwhile, a child takes the challenge from our MobberlyKIDS ministry

SCOTT LINK

Director of Communications Mobberly Baptist Church

and invites their entire class to an evangelistic event. One of the tutor’s

Senior Pastor: Dr. Glynn Stone Senior Associate Pastor of Worship & Administration: Tim Whedbee Teaching Pastor: Paul Coleman Connect Pastor: Bo Patterson Develop Pastor: Greg Martin Serve Pastor: Eric Perkins Pastor of Marriage and Family Counseling: Dr. Gregg Zackary Marshall Campus Pastor: Geoffrey Davis

students is in the class, and he asks the tutor about the event at Mobberly. Next thing you know, the tutor is taking her student to a fun event where the gospel will be shared.

The same people you are engaging may also have relationships with

others who are engaging their own friends and coworkers. Trust that God has put these people on your heart, and that he has the right people around them. You do your part. God will handle the rest.

Mobberly Magazine Reprint Policy Contents copyright 2018 by Mobberly Baptist Church. All rights reserved. The content in this issue of Mobberly Magazine may not be reproduced in part or in whole without written permission from Mobberly Baptist Church’s Communications Department. To obtain permission, please send your request to scottl@mobberly.org.

There are people in your corner, and on your team. These people are

available to coach you, support you and pray with and for you. One of the reasons we ask people to report on their engage activities is so we can come alongside and help. At the very least, we can join you in praying. We want so much to help you engage with others. Need help right now? Email janl@mobberly.org or call 903.663.3100.

Remember, you are never alone. The Holy Spirit is always with you.

The Bible says in John 16 that it’s the Holy Spirit that convicts about sin, righteousness and judgement. Without the involvement of the Holy Spirit, no one comes to faith in Christ. Our role, as described in 2 Corinthians 5, is to be ambassadors for Christ. We share the gospel. The Holy Spirit convicts. People are drawn to Christ. If we do our part, God will handle the rest.

You may feel the weight of responsibility to engage East Texas, but

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EDITORIAL INQUIRIES: Contact Scott Link at scottl@mobberly.org. mobberly.org Facebook: MobberlyBaptist; MobberlyEnEspañol Twitter: @Mobberly; @PastorGlynn Instagram: MobberlyBaptist MOBBERLY BAPTIST CHURCH Longview Campus 625 E. Loop 281 Longview, TX 75605 Worship Gatherings Sundays at: 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. ( Longview Worship Center) 11 a.m. (Mobberly En Español - The Crossing) Marshall Campus 101 W. Carolanne Blvd. Marshall, TX 75672 Worship Gathering Sundays at: 11 a.m. ( Marshall Worship Center )


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No matter where God takes him; in

Mobberly’s worship coordinator shares her favorite part of her job, and more.

Williams Lake and the land around it has been a place of meeting in Longview for decades. Mobberly plans to keep it that way.

a hospital or in Africa, Eddie Napps keeps sharing his faith and teaching about Jesus.

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A PARTNERSHIP AMONG NEW NEIGHBORS

UNPLANNED BUT UNDAUNTED

MERGE MOMENT

Mobberly’s Marshall campus is partnering with the new Travis Elementary school across the road.

Paula Ellis didn’t expect to be running her husband’s trucking company, but she remains undaunted.

Learn how to talk with your children about apologetics and spiritual ownership of their faith.

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detours discipleship by: Sydney McBride

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.� Romans 5:8 Opening the front door to let himself into the cool abyss of modern day air conditioning, Eddie Napps wiped beads of sweat off his forehead with the back of his dust-covered hand. Mowing the yard was serious business in the sweltering heat of Texas, and it was bound to get worse as the summer progressed. After spending so much time in Africa, he thought he would be more accustomed to working in such warm temperatures, the kind that are unforgiving and take no prisoners if not properly hydrated. Taking a long draw of ice water, he was thankful that at least a few weeks remained before temperatures became unbearable. He moved about his normal routine of washing up, but little did he know that there was nothing normal about this day, and that God was about to take him down a path that he could have never imagined and never saw coming.

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“People kept coming to me and telling me how loved by God I was because he saved my life, but to me, that was not even the half of it. The real act of love was that Jesus Christ died on the cross to save all of us.” It’s that phrase we hear so often, yet so often brush aside like a pesky

Eddie began his journey to tell the

crumb on our keyboard: “You never

world about Jesus immediately after

know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” If

being saved through an evangelism

there is one life lesson that God has

equipping ministry at Mobberly.

revealed to Eddie, it’s that you had

Through time spent studying and

better make peace with your Maker

learning the Word of God, Eddie

and have your relationship with the

developed a passion and sense of

Lord tied down, because your time to

urgency for sharing his message.

do so is not a guarantee.

His heart was on fire for Jesus, and

Eddie Napps has a longstanding desire to share the gospel. Since

nothing could stop it. “I continued pursuing a life

accepting Christ as his Savior in

dedicated to evangelism and became

1987, the Lord has put it on the

a trainer for the ministry at Mobberly,

forefront of his heart to share the

where I was able to begin helping

message of hope, and to share it big.

others develop the skills and passion

“Early on in my faith, I prayed that the Lord would equip me with the courage and tools necessary to share

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were given the chance,” Eddie said.

they needed to share the gospel,” Eddie said. Knocking on doors, telling people

the Good News with either just a few

about Jesus and spreading the Good

people, or a crowd of thousands if I

News became his life, his passion


and most importantly, his purpose.

to equip me to share his truth with

Mobberly supported a big mission

He genuinely enjoyed sharing his faith

any number of people, and I was

that funded the construction of two

and helping others gain confidence in

blown away by His faithfulness in that

remote facilities in Zambia; both

sharing theirs as well, a true joy that

request.”

of which continue to be places of

only comes from the Lord. “Sharing the gospel became my

The people of Zambia continued to stir in his heart, and he couldn’t

worship and discipleship for people every day. God was not done with Eddie

life,” Eddie said. “Up to this point, I

help but wonder how these new

had no idea what plans the Lord had

brothers and sisters in Christ were

quite yet. Before Eddie collapsed

in store for me, but I was excited

going to be able to continuously grow

from not one, but two brain

about the ways he was working in

in their faith without the resources

aneurysms in May of 2017, his

and through me.”

we so often take for granted, such as

testimony had only just begun.

God will always provide opportunities, big and small, to do

our Bible and discipleship materials. “I started praying about the

“I had come inside from mowing one day to clean up, and that’s about

work in his name. Through the twists

people in Africa who had accepted

as much as I remember,” Eddie

and turns of his life, Eddie was given

Christ, and before I knew it, God

said. “My wife was in Dallas when I

chances to support an evangelist

came through again,” Eddie said.

suffered a double brain aneurysm,

who traveled all over the world. There

“He opened a door for me to start a

collapsed on the floor and was

came a time when Eddie was partially

ministry in Zambia to equip people

passed out for over 16 hours.”

retired, and was asked to travel to

not only to hear about and accept

Zambia with a group of evangelists.

the gospel, but to continue growing

Shepherd Medical Center, and then

His job was to teach a one-on-one

in their faith over time.”

airlifted to East Texas Medical Center

evangelism class in the capital city of Lusaka, Zambia.

Eddie heard and learned from a

Eddie was taken to Christus Good

in Tyler, where he was attended to

fellow believer who undertook the

by a neurosurgeon who described

same mission in Nigeria. After much

Eddie as “miraculously still alive.”

was not a big stretch out of my

prayer, consideration and a return trip

After surgery, his veins collapsed

comfort zone to agree to go on this

to Zambia, he was blessed with 59

and he later contracted an E. coli

trip, a turn of events led to my being

Zambians who helped him start this

infection in his bloodstream. When

asked to be one of the preachers,”

new mission. He began investing in

the hurdles seemed never-ending,

Eddie said. “That is something I was

those people, fostering a discipleship

his trust and faith in God were even

not expecting, and didn’t think I was

program that would eventually lead to

more persistent.

prepared for.”

that number being multiplied.

“Just when I was feeling like this

While traveling to Africa in the

“Through the work of God, we

“I do not remember much about my experiences, but my wife said

Spring of 2003 and again later that

were able to start Bible centers for

that I came out of the operating

fall, Eddie had the privilege of sharing

people to become equipped to share

room asking what Romans 5:8 said.

the gospel with more than 80,000

the gospel,” Eddie said. “They offered

I could not keep my mind on the

people in Zambia. He later came to

a series of courses where, upon

scripture for very long because of my

find out that an estimated 50,000

completion, they would hold special

condition, but I kept asking,” Eddie

people had made first-time decisions

graduation ceremonies. I would

said, “Romans 5:8 says ‘But God

for Christ, and was blown away by

spend a few weeks a year traveling

demonstrates His own love toward

the enormity of God’s provisions.

and celebrating these graduations.

us, in that while we were yet sinners,

“The Lord truly opened a door

Since then, over 60,000 courses

Christ died for us.’ There was

for me to share my faith with a lot

have been administered and the

something so powerful in that verse,

of people,” Eddie said. “I mentioned

program is spreading to Malawi.”

that God demonstrated his love for

that early on in my faith I asked him

Following Eddie’s trips to Africa,

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times, but there in that moment, they

of head injuries and were in various

about the responses given,” Eddie

had never rung more true.

stages of brain recovery,” Eddie said.

said. “I told them that I agreed with

“People kept coming to me and

“I started to notice that many people

everything, but needed to add one

telling me how loved by God I was

would get hung up at certain parts of

thing to the end – to make peace

because he saved my life, but to me,

the program, where they just could

with our Maker. From there, I began

that was not even the half of it. The

not seem to progress enough to

sharing the gospel, and I found

real act of love was that Jesus Christ

move on to the next level.

that people wanted to listen to me because I was in the same boat as

died on the cross to save all of us.” Eddie’s rocky road to recovery started out in a wheelchair with disheveled hair and limited abilities. He could not place the correct numbers on the face of a clock or simply move objects from his left side to his right; basic motor skills that once came so easily. Regardless, he kept at it. His therapists remained patient. God never stopped moving and working in him both physically and spiritually. “That’s how my life went when I moved to rehab,” Eddie said. “I lost almost two months of my life that I don’t remember before I was recommended to move to a place called NeuroRestorative. The next stage of my recovery was intended to be completely focused on rehabilitating my brain.” What only God could know, was that Eddie’s purpose for being planted in a new place was about far more than just brain recovery; it was about God’s faithfulness in continuing to expand his opportunities to share the gospel to people who needed it the most. For six weeks, Eddie was at the Neuro center, where he participated in daily classes designed to help gain back various basic life and motor skills. “While I was there, I saw people who had horrible things happen to them. They suffered all different kinds 8 | M O B B E R LY M A G A Z I N E

The Lord was faithful and walked with me the whole time. He kept me moving through all the levels of recovery at a miraculous pace.” God provides opportunities for his people to share the gospel, no matter the situation. Eddie was given more opportunities to share while he was in rehab during family therapy sessions. Each person at the therapy session had the opportunity to talk and share whatever was on their mind. “If I was ever asked anything directly, I would always speak and answer questions,” Eddie said. “The neat thing was that they would not limit you on talking about spiritual things, which truly opened doors for the Lord to speak through me during these times.” During these family therapy

them. I was just another old guy with a bump on my head.” After just six weeks, Eddie had met a lot of good people, formed relationships and, by the grace of God, was released from NeuroRestorative rehabilitation in August of 2017. “I was amazed at how the people there never told me to shut up,” Eddie said. “I prayed for boldness, but it turned out that those people were eager to heal in more ways than one. That was the real miracle.” Since leaving, Eddie has kept in touch with the people there by attending support group meetings. He was contacted about speaking at a statewide recovery group and is looking forward to the opportunity in the coming future, providing further opportunities to share the gospel. “I am amazed at how the Lord increased my territory to share the gospel throughout my life,” Eddie said. “He took me to places and brought me to people that I never could have imagined for myself. The other day I was walking down the hall

sessions, the therapist would write a

and just said, ‘Thank you, Lord.’ This

question on the board for everyone to

whole journey has been like a detour

answer: ‘What will you do differently

on a country back road. I got to see

when you leave rehabilitation?’

and experience things that I wouldn’t

Various answers were thrown

have otherwise, and boy, have I

around, none surprising and none

enjoyed taking in the view. God is

disagreeable.

good all the time.”

“I was asked what I thought


BEGINNING MAY 6, THE LONGVIEW CAMPUS WILL COME TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP, COMBINING ALL ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORSHIP GATHERINGS INTO THREE HOURS IN THE LONGVIEW WORSHIP CENTER. WORSHIP GATHERINGS IN THE LONGVIEW WORSHIP CENTER WILL BEGIN AT 8, 9:30 AND 11 A.M. THE 8 AND 9:30 A.M. GATHERINGS WILL FEATURE BLENDED MUSIC LED BY OUR CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA. THE 11 A.M. GATHERING WILL FEATURE MODERN MUSIC LED BY OUR WORSHIP TEAM AND BAND.

by: Kristina Valdez

MOBBERLY EN ESPAÑOL WILL MEET IN THE CROSSING AT 11 A.M. OUR MARSHALL CAMPUS WILL MEET AT 11 A.M. IN THE MARSHALL WORSHIP CENTER. F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n v i s i t m o b b e r l y . o r g / c o m e t o g e t h e r​ M O B B E R LY M A G A Z I N E | 9


Q&A MELINDA BURNS MELINDA BURNS is Mobberly’s worship coordinator. Melinda has been a member of Mobberly since January 1996, and has been on staff since June of 2008. Melinda is a graduate of Baylor University where she received her undergraduate degree in mathematics. She and her husband, Mike, have been married for 31 years. Together they have three grown children. Their oldest daughter, Katie, and her husband, Wade, are expecting their first child in June, making Melinda and Mike grandparents. Their second daughter, Kristin, is a newlywed to her husband, Nathan. Their youngest child is Barrett, who is a sophomore at Texas A&M University.

I will hold on to you with my righteous

were all created to do. I love this

right hand.”

quote from A.W. Tozer, “We’re here to be worshipers first and workers

HOW DID YOU COME TO KNOW CHRIST?

WHAT DOES YOUR JOB ENTAIL AT

I am fortunate to have been raised in

MOBBERLY? I try to be of assistance

a Christian home where my parents

to Tim Whedbee, our Worship Pastor,

taught me to love and appreciate the

in any way I can. That can mean

HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR HUSBAND?

Bible. My grandparents on both sides

tracking the Worship Ministry budget,

Mike and I met in the singles group

were Christians as well. I was raised in

serving as music director in a Worship

at First Baptist Church, Richardson

the church and accepted Jesus as my

Gathering, rehearsing with a group,

the summer before my senior year in

Savior at home with my parents at the

scheduling and communicating

college. True, I was still in college and

age of seven.

big events to our staff and the

not officially considered a single, but

congregation and a whole lot of other

the college department was not all

things. I have a lot of variety in my job,

that active, and there was this cute

which I love.

guy in the singles group….

grandparents, but each in different

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR

IF YOU WERE NOT IN MINISTRY, WHAT

ways. My mom modeled having a

JOB? I truly feel it is a privilege to be

WOULD YOU BE DOING?

quiet time each day and an active

able to work at Mobberly. I love my

I served on the School Board for Pine

prayer life; my dad taught me that

church, and I love the people in my

Tree ISD for nine years and fell in love

the Bible is truth and can be relied

church! So, my favorite part of my job

with public education and the children

on in any situation; my grandmother

is all the awesome people on our staff

it serves. So, if I were not working in

instilled in me a sense of self-worth in

and in our church that I get to serve.

ministry, I would probably be working

WHO IS THE PERSON WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON YOU SPIRITUALLY? My parents and

Christ; and my grandfather was one of the greatest soul-winners I have ever

HOW HAS YOUR FAITH GROWN THROUGH

only second… The work done by a worshiper will have eternity in it.”

in some way for a school district.

SERVING IN THE WORSHIP MINISTRY?

SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON’T

My own understanding of worship

KNOW ABOUT ME IS... I once worked

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE?

and what it really is has grown and

for a defense contractor, had a high

I have many favorites, but I love Isaiah

broadened during my time here. I

security clearance, and helped install

41:10, “Do not fear, for I am with you;

receive such joy from worshiping

a telecommunications system in the

do not be afraid, for I am your God. I

with our church and helping others

Pentagon.

will strengthen you; I will help you;

lead in worship. Worship is what we

known.

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COMMON GROUND BY: MARY KAY TILLER

n the east bank of Williams Lake, a gentleman sits along the shore, casting his line into the still blue water. Thirty years ago he sat in this same place, but his soul did not know the peace it knows today. Shrouded in fear and pain, he would visit Williams Lake as a teen to smoke and do drugs. At the time, the isolation of the lake seemed a fitting place to try and escape the harsh realities of his life.

But today, he knows Christ. No longer needing to hide, he returns to Williams Lake to pray and to fish. He listens to the chatter of the birds and feels the gentle breeze as it creates ripples on the lake. He dreams of bringing his infant son here one day to teach him how to fish, and to teach him about Jesus, the One who calls fishermen to follow him.

A COMMUNITY TREASURE Williams Lake has been a staple in the Longview community for decades, but only recently has it been owned by Mobberly. Before it was a part of the Mobberly property, it was owned by Mr. Williams, who

welcomed the community onto his

or spent time there as kids” Jimmy

land to fish. One would stop by

Skeen said. “So, when Mobberly

his house, drop five dollars into his

acquired the lake and land, we knew

collection box, and wander down the

we wanted to preserve its legacy as

path to the lake.

a community park.”

“Everybody in Longview knew about Williams Lake and had fished

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for seventeen years. In that time,

revised as different opportunities

and has been happening, on this

he’s been involved in several major

arise. As the Planning and Building

land for years.

projects, including Elevation, The

Committee began to dream about a

Bridge and two renovations of the

master plan for the lake, they spent

children’s building. He now serves as

time learning who was using the lake

the Chairman.

and how.

“When I tell people about the

“At first, we had everything

Planning and Building Committee

crammed around the lake. But as

I like to say it’s the one committee

we observed people coming in and

where you can dream. When we talk

out of the property, we noticed they

about a project, we try to envision

were all walking down around the

where we’ll be 50 years out. Where

lake. So we thought, well, we really

will we be in 2040 or 2050?”

need to preserve that serenity. So,

This eye for what God may have for the future has been a part of Mobberly’s DNA since its initial move from Mobberly Avenue. Originally, the

we pushed everything away from the lake and back up on the hills and the outer perimeter,” Skeen explained. As the committee continued to

church had purchased the land just

observe the activities around the lake

south of the Loop, which is currently

and dream of what it could be, they

occupied by Alpine Church of Christ.

developed a plan to build several

Through God’s divine wisdom,

structures around the lake. The first

however, the church decided to

is a small, intimate chapel to host

purchase the land across the road,

weddings and funerals. There will

which later led to the purchase of

also be a pavilion and picnic area

the three acres Elevation currently

for Connect Groups and families to

occupies, and of course, the

use and an amphitheater for outdoor

purchase of Williams Lake.

events. They anticipate having an

“As Mr. Williams got older, the church approached him several times about purchasing the land, and finally he agreed to sell it,” Skeen explained. “After we acquired this

IT’S ONE OF THOSE PLACES WHERE MEMORIES ARE MADE AND GOOD NEWS IS GIVEN. -JIMMY SKEEN “Of the people I encounter,

off the parking lot so it is easily

from the community or out of

accessible to the public.

state that just moved to the area. I

“There will be scripture written on

with this great gift that was given to

continue the lake’s legacy of being

us?’ We had several different ideas,

a respite place for the community to

but when we reassembled a year or

come and be with each other and

two ago I said, ‘We have a master

with God.”

document that is constantly being

and good news is given,” he said.

attenders. They are all either people

the trail,” Skeen said. “We plan to

The master plan is a fluid

places where memories are made

rentals and a prayer garden right

ourselves, ‘What are we going to do

the property.’”

impacts on lives. It’s one of those

less than one percent are Mobberly

rocks and on wooden signs around

we really need is a master plan for

property yet, but it’s making big

area for canoe rentals, paddle boat

additional 89 acres of land, we asked

plan for the main campus, now what

“There’s not a structure on that

A PLACE TO ENGAGE While these future plans are exciting and full of promise, Skeen realizes that ministry is happening,

met a man walking one day, and I introduced myself and engaged him. He was from Michigan, and he had just moved to Longview. He said he had heard about Williams Lake on Facebook, people saying it was a peaceful place to go. We see that all the time. I have met families just out there enjoying walking around the lake and being in the woods.” In addition to being a place for walking and fishing, the lake has M O B B E R LY M A G A Z I N E | 1 3


become one of the newest and best

engage with our neighbors right here

bicycle trails in the area. Several

in our own backyard.

church members have used their expertise and equipment to build an extensive biking trail around the land. The community has joined in to be

spring, the original time tables for

trails, as these church members have

several of the structures around

used social media to invite people to

the lake were delayed. However,

come out with their tools to clear the

there is great optimism among the

paths, defining the trails.

committee that things will progress amphitheater and pavilions should

Hagle, who serves as the Junior High

be available to enjoy within the next

Minister at Mobberly, was a part

several months. Skeen believes

Williams Lake just over a year ago. “We had around 100 people show up for the trail run, mountain bike time trial (fastest lap) and cycling criterion (which was done in the back parking lot). Many of them were unchurched. The event was organized and supported by Woolley G’s Bike & Fitness and the Longview

people should not wait for those structures to be built before they come enjoy the land. “If you have never been out there, you are missing a gem,” Skeen said. “My hope is that as people move in and about the land they will be reminded of God’s love for them and His purpose for their life.” The Planning and Building

Area Multisport Association. It

Committee’s vision of Williams Lake

was free; however, donations

is simple: to be a place where people

were collected for a Bike for Kids

can have gospel conversations and

program that provides bikes to kids

lead others into a life-changing,

through Buckner International’s local

ever-growing relationship with Jesus

ministry,” Hagle said.

Christ. As Mobberly continues to

Events such as these serve to build a strong rapport with community members that may otherwise never set foot on church property. The land has already been used for Upward Sports, Mobberly En Español fellowships, Remember Me Day for families who have suffered miscarriages or infant loss and the occasional outdoor Holy Yoga, among other ministry events. These all serve as opportunities to

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quickly once summer begins. The

amazing link to our community. Will

of a community trail run hosted at

-JIMMY SKEEN

Due to a very wet winter and

an active part of developing these

The bike trails have created an

MY HOPE IS THAT AS PEOPLE MOVE IN AND ABOUT THE LAND THEY WILL BE REMINDED OF GOD’S LOVE FOR THEM AND HIS PURPOSE FOR THEIR LIFE.

FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

invite the community to come and enjoy the beauty of Williams Lake and the land surrounding it, we can trust that the Holy Spirit will continue to do his work of revealing himself through creation and his people.


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PARTNERSHIP

A BETWEEN NEW NEIGHBORS BY: MARY KAY TILLER PHOTOS BY: DEBBIE STEVENS

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s the school bell rings, the sound of hundreds of little

culture from the ground up. “I think the students and the staff

1 the community with Christ’s love in practical ways,” Sharon Brooks,

feet fill the halls. Laughter,

have done a good job embracing

Mobberly’s Marshall campus minister

singing and silliness abounds

that this is Travis now,” Assistant

to children, said. “So, we have

as William B. Travis Elementary

Principal Zachary Venebal said. “We

partnered with different schools

students fan out and cover the brand

have not had any issues being stuck

within the community each year we

new playground equipment. After

in the past. This is a new start for

have been in Marshall, just biting off

almost two semesters under their

everyone, and everyone has been

whatever we could chew. But as soon

belt, the fresh paint, gleaming floors

going strong. It has been nice for

as we were looking at the Bel Air

and bright classrooms still proudly

the kids to get something new; it

Baptist Church property and saw that

exude the newness of a recently

has been interesting to watch them

Travis Elementary was right across

constructed building.

adapt to that and see them enjoy the

the way, it was clear – this is our part

newness.”

of the community to partner with.”

Travis Elementary opened the doors of their new school on Sept. 11, 2017. The new campus is a mixture of backgrounds and cultures, integrating the original 400 students with a layer of bilingual students who had previously attended David Crockett Elementary; bringing the current student population up to 680. The staff is also new for the most part, and in the minds of the administration, it has been an exciting year for them, creating a new school 1 6 | M O B B E R LY M A G A Z I N E

Reaching Out Across The Street While Travis Elementary was gearing up for their grand opening, our Marshall campus was just beginning work on their new building, directly across from the school on West Carolanne Blvd. “We have always felt like we were sent to Marshall to impact

Brooks wasted no time establishing a connection with the school administrators. One day in early August, she and Geoffrey Davis, the Mobberly’s Marshall campus pastor, took the short walk across West Carolanne Blvd. and introduced themselves to Principal Loyed Jones. “We were here one day working when Sharon and Geoffrey just came a’knockin.’ They were here before students or teachers ever showed up.


1. across from Mobberly’s marshall campus sits the new william b. travis elementary school. the school serves kindergarten through 5th grade students. 2. students jump in a bounce house during an attendance reward day. The reward day in november was held on the Marshall campus sports field.

2 I don’t know that we even had the certificate of occupancy yet,” Jones said laughing. “But they brought us snacks and treats for when the teachers came back.” “One thing that really stuck with

Don’t be tardy for the Party JaDana Hygh is the Community in Schools for East Texas representative at Travis Elementary. One of the

schools to partner with local churches, in fact there has been a long history of support from the Body of Christ for Travis Elementary in the form or mentoring and reading programs. But Mobberly’s interaction with Travis has been different for three

me,” Assistant Principal Venebal

challenges she grapples with in her

said. “was how Geoffrey said in that

role, is ways in which she could

first meeting with us, ‘Our goal is

bolster attendance. The solution came

that when y’all think of a need, that

to her one day while she was relaxing

a reward party for her students, and

Mobberly is your go-to,’ and that has

at home.

she set the bar extremely high: “It’s

definitely been the case. Mobberly is always ready to help.” Since that first meeting in August,

“I was watching something on television and the song ‘Don’t be Tardy for the Party’ came on. I

reasons: scale, quality and proximity. Hygh knew she wanted to create

basically perfect attendance. They have to be here every day, all day, no tardies and no early releases.”

the Marshall campus was able to

thought, ‘That’s a great idea! Don’t

minister to the families of Travis

be tardy for the party!’ Hygh said.

Elementary by writing individualized

“So we did it last year when I was at

notes to each of the teachers, helping

Washington Carver Elementary, and

out at the school’s open house and

I wanted to do something similar this

even opening doors for the students

year at Travis. That’s when Principal

on their first day of school. But,

Jones told me about Mobberly.

perhaps the most exciting way in

Sharon and I got together and

standards, nearly 350 students

which the campus has been able

decided to keep the party going.”

qualified for the Christmas reward day

to interact with Travis is by hosting student reward days.

It is not uncommon for Marshall

Mobberly is always ready to help. - Zachary venebal Even with these stringent

last December. M O B B E R LY M A G A Z I N E | 1 7


“With our increased size, execution was a huge challenge,” Principal Jones explained. “With 680 students, we had no idea how we were going to do it. Then Mobberly showed up and made it immediately doable. We could probably have done it on our own, but not to this scale.” “Mobberly goes above and beyond, they really do.” Hygh said, “Everyone is so kind and friendly and that goes a long way when you are dealing with so many kids. Everyone is just so calm and so pleasant.”

we have always felt like we were sent to marshall to impact the community with Christ’s love in practical ways.

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- sharon brooks Principal Jones agreed and added, “It seems like they know how to deal with children. A lot of times volunteers are not quite equipped to deal with that many kids, but Mobberly volunteers seem to understand kids.”

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The first reward day was a bounce house play day. Around 11 a.m. the first group of students walked across West Carolanne Blvd. and onto the sports field behind the Marshall campus. College students from East Texas Baptist University were there to help the children in and out of the bounce houses, and even began a game of frisbee with them. Brooks has included older students from the National Junior Honor Society as well as the Marshall High School Student Council to help run the reward days. She hopes to invite athletes from Marshall High School for the spring reward days later this year. “I love to involve older students on these reward days,”

1. STUDENTS WAIT IN LINE AS SHARON BROOKS DRAWS A NAME FOR A SPECIAL DOOR PRIZE. A MOBBERLY MEMBER DONATED FIDGET SPINNERS FOR THE REWARD DAY PRIZES. 2. MOBBERLY MEMBER SALLY STRONG SERVES SNACKS TO A TRAVIS ELEMENTARY STUDENT. MOBBERLY HOSTS A REWARD DAY AT THE SCHOOL EVERY SIX WEEKS. 3. STUDENTS PLAY CHRISTMAS BINGO FOR THE SECOND SIX-WEEKS REWARD DAY. OVER 100 STUDENTS HAVE ATTENDED EACH REWARD DAY AT MOBBERLY. 4. JUDY HOGBERG, A MOBBERLY MEMBER, READS THE NATIVITY STORY TO STUDENTS. HOGBERG SERVED AS PRINCIPAL OF TRAVIS ELEMNTARY FOR NINE YEARS, FROM 1999-2008. 1 8 | M O B B E R LY M A G A Z I N E

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Brooks said. “My hope is that as

honored that I was able to play a small

future, he recognizes

these younger kids play with the older

part of such a wonderful event. It was

the importance of

students, they can imagine that one

a pleasure.”

relationships like the one

day they could be honors and college

Hogberg set up several props at

formed between Travis and Mobberly:

students, too. So, in a way, the older

the front stage of the Marshall Worship

students become mentors to the

Center and proceeded to engage the

younger students.”

children’s hearts and imaginations

becomes successful because of

A Christmas Story

while she unfolded the story of Christ’s

student, parent and community

birth.

involvement,” Jones said. “Travis is a

Perhaps one of the most successful reward days was during the second six-week celebration, close to Christmas. Over 300 children filtered through the Marshall campus to play a few rounds of Christmas Bingo (complete with prizes) and to listen to a dramatic telling of the Nativity Story by Mobberly member, Judy Hogberg. Hogberg currently works at East

“My prayer is that they received

“This year’s vision is that Travis

community school and it only exists

the message that Jesus is, was and

and is only successful because of

always will be their absolute best gift

those elements involved. If you take

- given freely and given as much as

away parental involvement, or if you

we want to involve Him in our daily

take away Mobberly, it would not be as

living,” Hogberg said. “He was born in

successful. Being brand new, it is the

a stable made from a tree and died on

right time. It has a bright future, but it

the cross fashioned from a tree...and

is only because of all these elements

my heart is tender for their own ‘tree of

working together.”

life’ as they grow up. The choices they

Playing an active role in the

Texas Baptist University as an adjunct

make at the elementary school age

community is precisely the hope of

professor in their School of Education,

play an instrumental part in how well

Mobberly’s Marshall campus. A strong

but previously served as the principal

they are prepared for their future.”

foundation for relationships has been

of Travis Elementary from 1999-2008. During her time at Travis, Hogberg often prayed with students and took advantage of any opportunity she had to share the gospel with them. She was thrilled to hear about Mobberly’s involvement with Travis and jumped at the chance to participate. “Being a former principal there, I know about the mix and background of the families who attend Travis. Many are single moms working two jobs to put food on their tables. Many of the children do not have a dad, do not

know where their dad is, or their dad

After an hour of fun and

formed with the teachers and families

entertainment, the students were

at Travis Elementary, and a way has

taken back to Travis. However, before

been paved for them to continue

leaving, one small boy ran up to

listening to and serving the community.

Brooks and gave her a hug. Before

“We genuinely love and care for

letting go he said, “I really like this

Travis,” Brooks said. “Teachers and

place!”

administrators have such a hard job

“You know, that’s a good indication

these days, and we want to be there to

that we have met our goal to show

encourage them and make sure they

them what the Body of Christ is

know that God loves them.”

like,” Brooks said, smiling as she

Future plans for serving the

remembered the moment. “It is not

people of Marshall prayerfully include

about rejection, but about acceptance

marriage and parenting conferences,

and truth, in a loving environment.”

Generation M events for Mothers and

plans and hope for the future

Upward Sports, all of which will be

Considering the incredible

is in prison - hence there are not a

partnership with Travis Elementary,

whole lot of positive male role models

it’s easy to believe that God planted

in their life,” Hogberg said. “That is why

Mobberly’s Marshall campus on West

I was more than eager to share the

Carolanne Blvd. for such a time as

Christmas story with the children. I was

this. As Principal Jones looks to the

open to families of Travis Elementary and the community at large. The dreams and opportunities are endless when the local Body of Christ looks beyond the church walls and into their neighborhoods and begins to engage those whom God has placed around them with his gospel. M O B B E R LY M A G A Z I N E | 1 9


Paula Ellis was raised in a Godhonoring, Bibleloving home and accepted Christ at an early age. As a 13-year-old girl, she began praying for the man God would one day lead her to marry. She met and married Tommy Ellis in 1976. Together, they were blessed with three children, two girls and a boy. Today her children are grown and married, and between her three children, she now has seven grandchildren. Tommy was a railroad engineer by trade, but had always dreamed of owning big trucks. He loved trucking so much that even while he was running a train, he would call in as “Toot-Toot Tommy” to WBAP Dallas, entertaining truckers who were listening. The birth of the Ellis’ son in 1983 gave Tommy the motivation to begin their family trucking business. In 1984, Tommy and Paula purchased their first semi truck and Tommy Ellis trucking was born. During the early years, Tommy primarily ran the business while Paula focused on raising their children. This all changed February 1, 2009, when her husband suffered a massive stroke. “In an instant, I went from the submissive wife to the head of our family and our business,” Paula said.

FAITH TESTED Tommy’s declining health tested Paula’s faith more than anything ever had before. “It was hard for me to accept that God was going to take away my husband. The one he had given me after I had prayed for all those years,” Paula said.

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UNPLANNED, BUT

UNDAUNTED Paula cherished the moments she had with Tommy during his final days. “While he was still here, we were able to share together,” Paula said. “The night he passed away, we said goodbye, both knowing that we would see each other again.” Without her husband, Paula learned to trust God in a new way. “I realized I had been depending on my husband for things when I should have been depending on the Lord,” she said. In dealing with her grief, Paula had to be honest when things triggered painful feelings. “For a long time, Wednesdays bothered me because that was the day Tom passed away,” she said. “Through trusting God I could overcome my pain. He is my Confidant. He is my Comforter.” Tommy’s passing changed Paula’s relationship with God – making it tremendously stronger. “Because Tom went to heaven before me, I know I am a stronger Christian now,” Paula said. “I look to the Lord for guidance in my daily life, not just when things are difficult.” Despite her growing relationship with the Lord, Paula found worship and going to church difficult. “God led me to Mobberly in 2012,” Paula said.

“I found people there who loved me for me, not just because I was Tommy’s wife.”

A NEW ROLE With Tommy’s passing, Paula stepped into her new role as the leader of their growing family and as the boss of an expanding trucking company. Many people told Paula that she should just sell the business – that it was too much for a woman to handle. Nevertheless, Paula trusted that God had a plan. “I had to do it,” Paula said. “We had employees who counted on our business so they could take care of their own families. It was hard, of course. My husband was the decision maker of the family, and the business manager. Even as I learned my new roles, God was faithful.” “There is a fine line between being a strong woman and being a strong woman who draws her strength from Christ,” Paula said. “That is my main goal: to trust God and believe his Word to be true, even when things don’t work out the way I think they should.” Paula and her three children picked up where Tommy left off. When he passed away in 2011, the Ellis’ had been running seven to 10 trucks out of their home. Since then, with God’s wisdom and blessing, the business has expanded. They believe Tommy would be proud of the company’s growth. On the Tommy Ellis Trucking website, it says that

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Tommy expected his business to be based on a Christian

Her Bible is on her desk, which is covered with scripture

foundation.

verses scribbled on sticky notes.

“He would be proud that even with our company’s

“God is just so good at giving me a verse of scripture

growth we are still known for having integrity and

when I need to encourage someone who is going

prioritizing customer service, the two things he

through a rough time,” Paula said.

demanded as a businessman,” Paula said.

She goes on to describe a particular day when an

Like Proverbs 20:7 says, “The just man walks in his

employee walked into her office who expressed he was

integrity; his children are blessed after him.” Tommy set

feeling worthless. Without hesitation, she shared about

the example and now Paula has made this her goal as

God’s love for us and that through him we find value

well.

and know that he has a plan for our lives. She read

“Integrity is who you are when no one else is around,

Psalm 139:14 and shared with him that God created

and I think that is essential as an individual and in

us to be “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Through that

business,” Paula said. “Integrity is such a God-honoring

conversation, her employee came to know the Lord,

thing.”

beginning a life-changing, ever-growing relationship with

SHARING THE GOSPEL Paula recognizes the need to share the gospel in

Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. “I am very open about my faith in Christ,” Paula said. “Because of that, I think people feel like they can come

East Texas. She is actively involved with Engage10K at

to me and ask hard questions.”

Mobberly, sharing the love of Jesus in all aspects of her

WHAT’S NEXT?

life. “We assume that just because we live in the Bible

Recently, Paula welcomed a healthy and beautiful

Belt of East Texas, people know Jesus, but they don’t,”

grandson into her growing family, her seventh grandchild.

Paula said. “I think it is important that we share the

Being a grandmother was important for her in

message of Christ with our neighbors and people we

overcoming her grief after Tommy’s passing.

come in contact with everyday.” Paula’s greatest challenge in running the business is the culture of the industry. Trucking is not traditionally Christ-centered, but she openly shares her faith and the love of Christ in the workplace. Christ has always been at the center of Paula’s

“I love being a grandmother,” Paula said. “Loving on my grandbabies helped me make the transition from being a wife to a widow.” Although Tommy Ellis Trucking has expanded, the family atmosphere that Tommy valued has not changed. “We are not the usual family-owned business. A

life. When she took over the trucking company she

lot of families can’t work together, but my children are

wanted to make sure Christ was also at the center of the

very close to each other,” Paula said. “It is absolutely

business.

wonderful; it is such a blessing.”

When there is a company meeting, heads are bowed

Paula’s goal in life was to be a wife and mother, not

and eyes are closed for prayer. When there is a meal,

a widow and a business owner. God had a different idea.

Paula prays for God’s blessing on the food. She is very

His plan is not always easy or understandable, but he is

transparent with who she is in the Lord.

always trustworthy.

As a leader, Paula is compassionate and a good

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’” declares the

listener. She deeply cares for her employees, even the

Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans

“hard-headed men.” Most days you will find Paula in the

to give you hope and a future.’” Jeremiah 29:11

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MERGEMOMENT [ FAMILY FAITH TALK ] 1 PETER 3:15

SPIRITUAL OWNERSHIP • GROWTH • APOLOGETICS

1 Create INTEREST in the subject: “What are we going to talk about?” First, ask your student, “Do you hope to graduate high school? How do you know that you will?” Challenge them to give you specific reasons ( e.g. making good grades, going to school every day, doing homework, etc.). Tell them, “What you just told me is your apologetic, or ‘defense,’ of what you believe to be true. You have pointed to facts that prove a certain reality.” Ask: “What if someone asked you to give a defense of the faith you have in Christ? How would you respond?”

INVESTIGATE 2 God’s Word: “What does the Bible say about it?” “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” 1 Peter 3:15 Ask: “Why do you think God expects this of you?” When we live with Christ as Lord of our hearts there will be an obvious difference between us and those who do not have faith in Christ. People will notice when we make godly choices rather than popular choices 2 4 | M O B B E R LY M A G A Z I N E

(see verses 8-11). This kind of life can bring many different reactions from non-believers, all leading to opportunities for us to influence them by giving a defense of the hope that we have in Christ. We will spend our entire lives discovering answers to some of the harder questions about our faith. Our basic defense, however, should always be our personal testimony of forgiveness by grace which we have received through Jesus Christ.

Discuss personal 3 IMPACT: “What difference will it make in my life?” Tell your student about a time when you needed to give a defense for your faith in Christ. Ask: “After reading this Scripture, how might you respond if the opportunity came up to give a reason for the faith you have in Christ?”

4 PRAY with your children related to this discussion. Thank God for the hope that you have in Jesus Christ. Ask God for opportunities to give a reason for your hope in Christ.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING MORE FAITH TALKS LIKE THE ONE ON THIS PAGE, VISIT

MOBBERLY.ORG /MERGE


WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH JESUS? Would you like to know how to receive a new life through Jesus? ADMIT YOU ARE A SINNER IN NEED OF A SAVIOR. “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 “…the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 The Bible teaches that each of us has willfully rebelled against our Creator. The Bible calls this rebellion sin. God is holy and must judge all sin. However, God loves us each so much that he offered his own sinless Son, Jesus, as a sacrifice for our sins.

BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS. “What must I do to be saved? They answered, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.’” Acts 16:30b-31 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 Jesus Christ was sent to earth by the Father in the form of a virgin-born baby. He lived a completely sinless life and willingly died on the cross so that he could take the punishment that we deserved. The Bible teaches that all who turn away from their sinful lifestyle and place their trust in him will be saved and will have eternal life. We can’t earn eternal life – it is a gift of God that we receive by faith.

CONFESS THAT JESUS IS LORD. “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9 Those who have found new life and purpose in Jesus cannot keep it to themselves; they must tell others! One way that believers show their commitment to the Lord is through baptism. Baptism symbolizes that we’ve been cleansed of our sins and given a new life through Jesus.

SOME CALL HIM A MYTH. OTHERS CLAIM HE WAS A PROPHET, A WISE TEACHER OR A RELIGIOUS RADICAL. THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT JESUS CHRIST IS GOD’S OWN SON WHO IS ALIVE TODAY AND OFFERS SPIRITUAL LIFE TO ALL WHO BELIEVE IN HIM.


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The worship team for Mobberly En Español sings at a night of prayer and worship in January. The night of worship capped off the ministry’s annual week of prayer, Alzad Vuestro Ojos (Lift Up Your Eyes).

Mobberly Magazine, Spring 2018  

Spring 2018 issue of Mobberly Magazine, an official publication of Mobberly Baptist Church, which has campuses in Longview and Marshall, Tex...

Mobberly Magazine, Spring 2018  

Spring 2018 issue of Mobberly Magazine, an official publication of Mobberly Baptist Church, which has campuses in Longview and Marshall, Tex...

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