Around the State: Deadline approaches to apply for scholarship

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July 1 is the deadline for students to apply for the Strickland-Davis Scholarship from the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each academic year to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctorate in a field of student related to the commands of Micah 6:8—to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. To be eligible, a student must be part of a church affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas that contributes to the Cooperative Program and the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and are required to submit an essay explaining how they will use their degree to answer the mission and charge of Micah 6:8. To apply, click here.

Student athletes from East Texas Baptist University worked on a service project in Edinburgh, Scotland, with Bethany Christian Mission. (ETBU Photo)

The East Texas Baptist University golf team left June 3 on the 13th Tiger Athletic Mission Experience, partnering with International Sports Federation. Twenty student athletes, coaches and staff traveled to St. Andrews, Scotland, for an eight-day mission trip. TAME was created to give ETBU Tiger student-athletes the opportunity to use their God-given talents and abilities to share their faith to people across the globe, as they strive to transform the world for Christ. Since 2016, ETBU athletics has sponsored trips to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Serbia, Israel, Jamaica, Slovakia, France, Japan and Greece. During a day of service in Edinburgh, five groups worked in varied areas of ministry alongside Bethany Christian Mission.  Group activities included gardening, painting, assisting in a homeless shelter, cleaning, cooking, sorting clothes and evangelism.

Alexis Delagarza from Vernon participates in New Patriot Orientation at Dallas Baptist University. Each new student was given an opportunity to ring the Liberty Bell at the Mahler Student Center, officially marking the beginning of their time as a DBU Patriot. (DBU Photo)

Dallas Baptist University recently held the first of eight New Patriot Orientation sessions. Orientation offers incoming DBU freshman the opportunity to meet other students and faculty in their area of study, meet one-on-one with their academic adviser, register for classes and worship together in Pilgrim Chapel. “We look forward to watching the Lord work in the lives of these new Patriots in the years to come as he faithfully guides their steps, grows them spiritually and intellectually, and molds them into the servant leaders he has called them to be,” DBU President Adam C. Wrightsaid.



The Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and Jubilee Food Market, a project of Mission Waco, are teaming up to test a new program called “Add Milk!” It provides an incentive for participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase healthy milk. The pilot project of the United States Department of Agriculture has been operating for a year in West Texas. It expanded June 3 to Jubilee Food Market in Waco, where SNAP participants who purchase eligible milk products will receive a dollar-for-dollar coupon that can be spent like cash for any SNAP-eligible product in the store. The program is coming at an opportune time, said John Calaway, Mission Waco’s executive director. He noted that “with rising costs hitting grocery stores, it is becoming more difficult for families to budget for healthy food options.” Calaway added the partnership with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty will help provide “affordable and healthy food in an area that was once a food desert.” Jeremy Everett, executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, praised Mission Waco’s commitment to ending hunger in North Waco. “Mission Waco has, for a long time, been an innovator in finding solutions to the challenges of hunger and poverty. Jubilee Food Market is a perfect example of their team working alongside their neighbors in ensuring that everyone has the resources they need to thrive,” he said.

Anniversaries

150th for First Baptist Church in Dripping Springs. Clay Barton is pastor.

150th for First Baptist Church in Winnsboro. David Rose is pastor.




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