Dillon International is seeking families willing to host seven Colombian orphans when they travel to Dallas for a three-week visit Dec. 5-26 as Angels from Abroad participants. The program brings older orphans who are available for international adoption to the United States to learn about American culture, share their culture and experience what it is like to live in a family. The children are ages 8 to 15 and include a sibling group of two and a sibling group of three. E-mail them for more information here.
Baptist Child & Family Services’ Health and Human Services’ Lubbock Transition Center presented 19 local foster youth who graduated high school and college with a “hope chest” to equip them for their next steps toward adulthood. The four college graduates each received a $1,000 gift card and the 15 high school graduates received $550 in store credit to stock up on necessities like household items, towels and kitchenware. After the “Hope Chest” luncheon where the awards were distributed, a staff member or volunteer guided the high school graduates on their shopping sprees.
Dallas Baptist University honored Dennis Linam, director of denominational and governmental relations, for 25 years of service to the university. An endowed scholarship created in his name will provide financial aid to needy students. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Arlington, where he serves as a deacon.