Around the State: HPU students to Slovakia

Around the State: HPU students to Slovakia

A group of students from Howard Payne University travelled to Vazec, Slovakia, for a weeklong mission experience as a part of their international missions practicum course. The students led ministry activities among the Roma and Slovak people and learned missiology from Shane and Dianne McNary, missionaries serving there. The students spent the spring semester studying about the people of the region and the customs and culture. After the trip, students wrote papers describing what they learned. Melody Maxwell, HPU assistant professor of Christian studies, led the group. Cross-cultural experiences remind students and faculty God’s kingdom is much bigger than the university, Texas and the United States, she said.

sarah pullin126Sarah PullinSarah Pullin has been named director of student activities at East Texas Baptist University. Pullin comes to ETBU from Baylor University, where for the past two years she served as a graduate apprentice for student productions.

Paisano Baptist Encampment will hold its 94th consecutive cowboy camp meeting July 20-25. Preachers this year are Randel Everett, pastor of First Baptist Church in Midland, and David Lowrie, pastor of First Baptist Church in El Paso. Todd Still from Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary will teach the Bible study. Bible study begins daily at 9:45 a.m., with morning worship at 11 a.m. and the evening service at 8 p.m. Afternoon recreation and other activities also are planned. Nursery, preschool, children’s day camp and youth programs occupy the mornings while adults have their own experiences. For more information, click here. Paisano Baptist Encampment is located in Paisano Pass, between Alpine and Marfa, in far West Texas.


Aaron Hill was ordained to the ministry at First Baptist Church in Seagraves, where he serves as minister of music and education.

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