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Obituary: Travis Blaisdell

Travis LeRoy Blaisdell, a Texas native and Southern Baptist chaplain in the U.S. Air Force, died in Hopewell, Va. He was 88.

       

Obituary: Carl Elder

Carl A. Elder, retired pastor and denominational worker, died Nov. 21. He was 85.

       

On the Move: Butler and Park

Staff changes noted at churches in Denton and San Angelo.

       
Around the State: UMHB music students compete; TBM ministers along Rio Grande

Around the State: UMHB music students compete; TBM volunteers meet needs along Rio Grande

Nineteen music students from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor participated in the Texoma Region National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference. Texas Baptist Men volunteers worked in McAllen, helping the Rio Grande Valley Baptist Association minister to refugees from Latin America. 

       
TBM offers pure water and Living Water to Sierra Leone

TBM offers pure water and Living Water to Sierra Leone

Hundreds of people in two villages in Sierra Leone gained access to clean water, and at least 75 accepted the gift of Living Water, thanks to three Texas Baptist Men volunteers.

       
Family serves together in East Texas helping flood victims rebuild

Family serves together in East Texas helping flood victims rebuild

When the Managan family took up residence in Deweyville for the summer to coordinate disaster recovery, each member played a valuable role in helping families rebuild their homes after a devastating flood.

       
‘Modern-day Livingstone’ ministers along the Zambezi River

‘Modern-day Livingstone’ ministers along the Zambezi River

Elephants, antelope, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and the occasional lion number among missionary Kenny Vines’ travel companions as he moves about his ministry in the African nation of Zambia.

       
Trump urged to appoint ambassador-at-large for global religious freedom

Trump urged to appoint ambassador-at-large for global religious freedom

The 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to appoint an ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom in his first 100 days in office.

       
Muslim voters don’t show up in the exit polls—yet

Muslim voters don’t show up in the exit polls—yet

Pollsters and other students of politics say the day has not arrived when the Muslim vote makes a significant imprint on national elections. But that doesn’t mean politicians can safely ignore this demographic.

       
Castro death unlikely to halt revival or spur increased liberty, observers predict

Castro death unlikely to halt revival or spur increased liberty, observers predict

Cubans and Christians familiar with the church in Cuba remember Fidel Castro, who died Nov. 25 at age 90, as both an unwitting catalyst of revival and an opponent of religious liberty.

       
Trump education pick worries church-state separationists

Trump education pick worries church-state separationists

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he turned down an offer to become Donald Trump’s education secretary before the president-elect offered the job to school voucher advocate Betsy DeVos.

       
 
 

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