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Family breathes easier

Family breathes easier thanks to Gonzales church

Pastor Chris Irving and his family—particularly twin daughters Katie and Kylie—will breathe easier this Christmas, thanks to the generosity of First Baptist Church in Gonzales.

       
TBM volunteers respond

TBM volunteers respond to disasters in East Texas and Oklahoma

Texas Baptist Men disaster relief crews responded to needs in Lindale after tornadoes swept through parts of East Texas, and in Yukon, Okla., when an ice storm laid havoc to homes.

       
Baylor offers prayers for Muslim students

Baylor offers prayers for Muslim students

More than 400 students, faculty, staff, plus a few Waco residents, participated in a ceremony of prayer and support for Muslim students on the Baylor University campus.

       
Buckner brings hope

Buckner brings hope to at-risk East Texas families

Despite bleak circumstances, Buckner International offers a ray of hope to at-risk families in the Longview area.

       
Wayland business students help Kenyan women

Wayland business students help Kenyan women

Wayland Baptist University business students sell handmade jewelry from Kenya to raise funds for trips to Africa and provide income for women who produce the inventory.

       
Texas Tidbits: BCFS dedicates Hill Country Resource Center

Texas Tidbits: BCFS dedicates Hill Country Resource Center

BCFS—formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services—dedicated its Hill Country Resource Center and honored Babs Baugh, who was named BCFS board chair emeritus.

       

Obituaries: Wally Christian, Esther Flores, Richard Knapton

Wally Christian, 88, a religion professor at Baylor University for 40 years, died Nov. 30 in Waco. Esther Flores, 67, wife of the pastor of Mision Bautista Gethsemani in Carrizo Springs, died Dec. 4 in Pearsall. Richard Knapton, 78, father of Kurt Knapton, a Baptist Standard board member, died Dec. 9 in San Antonio.

       
Richardson layman pens song

Richardson layman pens song ‘For the Refugee’

Rick Brown wrote the words and music to “For the Refugee” both as a petition to God and as a challenge to Christians.

       
CommonCall: Escaping a nightmare, embracing a dream

CommonCall: Escaping a nightmare, embracing a dream

Carolyne Gachibi left Kenya to escape a nightmare. But Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler is making her dreams come true—to help other girls attain an education and avoid female genital mutilation. (An excerpt from the December CommonCall magazine)

       
Jamie’s Place helps children cope with grief

Jamie’s Place helps children cope with grief

Jamie’s Place at Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center in Waco is named for Jamie Hilton, who was diagnosed in 1993 with a brain tumor. Before he died, he asked his family to establish a grief-support program for children and their families.

       

Obituaries: Bob Norris, John Lacy

Bob Norris, 82, founder of the Hospitality House ministry in Huntsville, died Nov. 21 in McKinney. John Lacy, 70, pastor of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in San Angelo, died Nov. 22 in San Angelo.

       
Baugh Foundation helps Texas Baptists provide refugee relief in Serbia

Baugh Foundation helps Texas Baptists provide refugee relief in Serbia

A gift from the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation to the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering enabled Texas Baptists to send $15,000 to Serbia to respond to the needs of Syrian refugees flooding into that country.

       
Foundation honors teacher

Foundation honors teacher who donated kidney to student

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio honored Lindsey Painter, a teacher who donated one of her kidneys to a student in her first-grade class.

       
Freeman focuses on transforming systems

Freeman focuses on transforming systems, shaping policies

As a child, the daydreams of Kathryn Freeman, future attorney and public policy director for Texas Baptists’ Christian Life Commission, never centered on courtroom drama or legislative power plays. She wanted to be another Oprah Winfrey.

       
Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio will grant more than $1 million to the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for a new Alzheimer’s institute, part of award of more than $6.65 million to 86 nonprofit organizations to improve the health and well-being of communities in eight South Texas counties.

Texas Tidbits: Foundation issues record grant for Alzheimer’s institute

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio will grant more than $1 million to the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for a new Alzheimer’s institute, part of award of more than $6.65 million to 86 nonprofit organizations to improve the health and well-being of communities in eight South Texas counties.

       
 
 
 
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