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Obituary: Lee Walker

Lee Walker, 83, longtime director of missions for San Jacinto Baptist Association, died Sept. 5 in Baytown.

       
Texas Baptist Men provide relief in wake of fire and rain

Texas Baptist Men provide relief in wake of fire and rain

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief volunteers have seen the devastating impact of fire and rain in the Pacific Northwest and on a Pacific island, and they provided ministry to people affected by the disasters.

       
Yirga to be nominated for BGCT 1st vice president

Yirga to be nominated for BGCT 1st vice president

Bedilu Yirga, the Baptist General Convention of Texas’ second vice president, will be nominated for first vice president when the BGCT conducts its annual meeting in Frisco Nov. 8-10.

       
Maston Chair of Christian Ethics selected at Logsdon Seminary

Maston Chair of Christian Ethics selected at Logsdon Seminary

Hardin-Simmons University named Myles Werntz—a graduate of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary—as the next T.B. Maston Chair of Christian Ethics at Logsdon Seminary.

       
BGCT board recommends budget

BGCT board recommends $35.4 million budget

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board unanimously approved a slightly increased 2016 budget, which messengers to the BGCT annual meeting will consider Nov. 8-10 in Frisco.

       
TBM could provide pure water for up to 10,000 villagers in Peru

TBM could provide pure water for up to 10,000 villagers in Peru

Texas Baptist Men’s water ministry—working in cooperation with Water4, an Oklahoma-based nonprofit organization—is seeking partner churches and volunteers for a project that could provide pure water for between 7,000 and 10,000 people in remote areas of Peru.

       
Logsdon professor to chair Parliament of World Religions

Logsdon professor to chair Parliament of World Religions

A missions professor at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary will chair an international organization dedicated to cultivating harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities.

       

Diana Garland, social work educator & bridge builder, dies

Diana Richmond Garland, founding dean of Baylor University’s school of social work that now bears her name, died September 21.

       

Merger discussions regarding Baptist Standard and Baptist News Global suspended

Baptist Standard Publishing’s board of directors voted to suspend merger discussions with Baptist News Global until at least next summer.

       
Texas Tidbits: Gregory named to endowed chair at Truett Seminary

Texas Tidbits: Gregory named to endowed chair at Truett Seminary

Joel Gregory was installed Sept. 1 as holder of the George W. Truett Endowed Chair in Preaching and Evangelism at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

       
‘Silent sorrow’ of stillbirth or miscarriage can take spiritual toll, Baylor research says

Stillbirth or miscarriage can take spiritual toll, Baylor research says

Employers—and society in general—must become more empathetic to families grieving the death of a baby through stillbirth or miscarriage and, in many cases, facing a crisis of faith, a Baylor University researcher said.

       

Obituaries: Amelia Bishop, W.L. “Wimpy” Smith

Updated: Amelia Bishop, 94, a former president of the Texas WMU and recipient of the Texas Baptist Elder Statesman award, died Sept. 12 in Austin.  W.L. “Wimpy” Smith, 89, former missionary, denominational worker and executive secretary-treasurer of Texas Baptist Men, died in Dallas.

       
‘No limits’ for Texas youth who journey to BCFS camp in Rockies

‘No limits’ for Texas youth who journey to BCFS camp in Rockies

“The Leader in You: No Limits” was the camp theme for 34 Texas youth primarily from foster care at Silver Cliff Ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The camp was organized and underwritten by BCFS, formerly Baptist Child & Family Services.

       
Texas Tidbits: Clay shoot

Texas Tidbits: Clay shoot raises money for disaster relief

Shooting event raises money for disaster relief. Wayland named a top college for adult students. TBM cooperates with Salvation Army to provide pure water.

       

Obituaries: Lewis Zailer, Paul McClung, Rudy Camacho

Deaths of Lewis Zailer, 84; Paul McClung, 89; and Rudy Camacho, 79.

       
 
 
 
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