Around the State: TBM volunteers serve during Dempsey Fire

Firefighters battling the Dempsey Fire in Palo Pinto County pick up meals prepared by Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers. (TBM Facebook Photo)

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TBM disaster relief volunteers prepare meals for firefighters battling the Dempsey Fire. (TBM Facebook Photo)

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers responded to the Dempsey Fire—a wildfire in Palo Pinto County that consumed nearly 11,600 acres—offering meals to firefighters who battled the blaze and to other emergency personnel. TBM volunteers donated more than 2,000 hours between their deployment on June 26 and when the wildfire was contained on July 4. They prepared 2,330 meals, washed 58 loads of laundry and provided access to 75 showers.

Landin Brown, student success specialist at East Texas Baptist University, and Kassi Freeman, admissions counselor, work on Scripture readings as part of the Summer Scripture Steep emphasis at ETBU. (ETBU Photo)

To encourage individuals to abide in Scripture, East Texas Baptist University has launched its Summer Scripture Steep emphasis and a Memorized Reading initiative. The goal is “soaking in Scripture so that when circumstances squeeze and wring our thoughts and emotions, the overflowing outcome is love and light and a peaceful, joy-filled life,” said Cari D. Johnson, director of the intercessory prayer ministry at ETBU. Participants are encouraged to read through the Epistles of John, one chapter per day each week—from 1 John 1 on Sunday to 3 John on Saturday—repeatedly throughout the summer. They also are urged to memorize a selected passage from 1 John each week. For more information, including memorization aids, email [email protected].

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5th for Larry Tarver as director of missions for Abilene Callahan Baptist Association.


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