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Hymn, "How Shall They Hear, Who Have Not Heard"


The hymn, "How Shall They Hear, Who Have Not Heard", from the Lutheran Service Book, number 831, has taken significant meaning for me, as I work to gather resources for our missionaries and new church starts around the Texas District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Based, in part, on Romans 10:14-15, this hymn puts to music the mission of the Texas District: strengthening congregations to reach the lost, disciple the saved, and care for people -locally and globally.

Performed and recorded by Dr. Michael Johnson, Music Director at Trinity Lutheran Church, Amarillo Texas, I hope you will enjoy listening, and be blessed by its music and message.

As you listen to this hymn, remember the words of the Romans text, and pray for those who have been sent to preach the Good News! "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

I pray that the resources here in this website will prove a blessing to all who visit it!

Lanny Moore
Director of Development
Texas Partners in Mission


Our New Logo

Logo

After much work by the Communications Director, Lisa Candido, I am happy to present the new logo for Texas Partners in Mission.

Here is a brief description of the elements incorporated in the new logo:

  1. TEXAS: The outline of the State of Texas indicates the area of concentration for mission and ministry in the Texas District, LCMS. With the anticipated growth in population of the state, Texas becomes a prime mission field. The goal of 200 new word and sacrament stations around the state is a large undertaking. However, by the grace of God, the goal can be reached. As stated in Luke 10:2, "the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few". Indeed, Texas is a large harvest field!
  2. PARTNERS: The pair of hands clasped together shows the partnership between the Texas District and those who graciously support the work of the missionaries, the "harvest workers", sent to establish those new word and sacrament stations. Through generous support of donors, congregations and others, these men and women have resources available to assist them in their call to service. Romans 10:14-15 tells us that those who have not heard the Gospel message need someone to preach it to them. How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the Good News!
  3. MISSION The cross at the top of the state, and the dove at the bottom, indicate Christ crucified, the forgiving and saving grace given us through his death and resurrection; and the peace that passes all understanding from the Holy Spirit. Together, the mission effort in the state assumes the Great Commission: go and make disciples (Matthew 28:19). The three colors in the logo, red, green and gold, represent Pentecost, the season of the Trinity, and the royalty of Jesus Christ. Pentecost (red) is the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit, a significant event for the disciples in the early church.

The season of Trinity (green) recognizes the doctrine of the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The gold color of the cross indicates the royalty and kingship of Jesus Christ.

The mission of TPIM continues to be: reaching the lost in Texas, one mission at a time. I hope this brief explanation of the updated logo for Texas Partners in Mission brings understanding, joy and fulfillment to the reader.

Lanny Moore
Director of Development
Texas Partners in Mission



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