TBM collects biblical reference books for Nigeria. Texas Baptist Men is collecting concordances, Bible dictionaries, commentaries and other biblical reference books for the Eku Baptist Seminary in Nigeria. Large-print study Bibles particularly are needed, because many students suffer from poor vision due to the equatorial sun. Books should be delivered or mailed to the TBM Missions Equipping Center at 5351 Catron Dr., Dallas 75227 by April 15 to be included in a shipment of other supplies TBM is providing Walking in Love Ministries in Nigeria.
Scholarship at HSU honors legacy of West Texas pastor. An anonymous donor established a scholarship at Hardin-Simmons University in memory of G.W. Parks, longtime Baptist pastor in West Texas. Parks served 11 years as pastor of First Baptist Church in Roscoe. He also was pastor of churches in Scranton, Ovalo, Nimrod, Clyde, Baird, Gorman, Pleasant Hill, Eastland, Carbon, Spade, Paynes Chapel and Hermleigh. One of his grandsons, Elwin L. Skiles, served as president of Hardin-Simmons University from 1966 to 1977. The G.W. Parks Memorial Scholarship may be given to full-time students majoring in any field of study with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average and may be re-awarded as long as criteria can be maintained. Recipients will be selected based on good character, motivation and a student’s desire to make a contribution to his or her community. The scholarship will be awarded for the first time to students in the fall 2014 semester.