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Bhutanese refugees hear for first time about birth of Jesus

Bhutan DancersBhadra Rai, an emerging Bhutanese Christian leader in Houston, along with the Baptist General Convention of Texas intercultural ministries office, Houston Baptist University and several churches in the area, planned an assembly of cultural performances and presentations to share the Christmas story with more than 250 Bhutanese who arrived in Texas this year.
       

East Texas church takes a shot at raising missions money

Aiming to raise money for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions, one rural East Texas church set its sights on a unique way to do it.
       

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will feature Kelly Cherry and Andrew McKnight during its writers’ festival set for Jan. 6-9.
       

On the Move

Billy Burchfield to Williams Creek Church in Axtell as pastor
       

Bedford church gives needy children reason to jump for joy

BedfordFirst Baptist Church in Bedford hopes the Jump for Joy Festival—its collaborative project with the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district—causes needy children to do just that.
       

Funding changed for two Texas Baptist Student Ministries

Due to changes in associational strategy and approach, two Texas Baptist associations are changing their funding structure for Baptist Student Ministries on local campuses.
       

Good News Goods market helps church members reconsider

Within the last month, several congregations held fair-trade shopping markets produced by Good News Goods, the fair-trade initiative of the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.
       

Perryton churches give Christmas gift that shares hope

This Christmas season, three Perryton Baptist churches are sharing hope with Ochiltree County as they pray for local needs and go door-to-door delivering gift bags to their neighbors.
       

Singing Men make plans for Ukraine mission in 2010

The Singing Men of North Central Texas 2010 mission trip to Ukraine will mark two firsts for the musical group—travel by boat rather than bus through the Eastern European nation and an invitation for “mission partners” to join the musicians in ministry.
       

For five decades, Houston couple has brightened children’s Christmas

Over the years, about 4,000 children have received more than 40,000 gifts from George and Novice Bruner of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston.
       

Commerce church providing hot Christmas meal for needy

First Baptist Church in Commerce plans to provide a hot meal and hope for 700 needy people this Christmas.
       

Texas Tidbits: Buckner, Baptist Memorials to affiliate

Leaders of Dallas-based Buckner Retirement Services and Baptist Memorials Ministries in San Angelo have signed an affiliation agreement.
       

East Texas church offers hot chocolate and hope

Members of First Baptist Church in Lufkin brought hope, hospitality and hot chocolate to go along with the twinkling lights and festive floats of the city’s Christmas parade.
       

Baptists provide corn, noodles for hungry Koreans

North Koreans suffering from a longstanding food shortage in their nation received $25,000 worth of food and grain provided by Texas Baptist Men, CBF and Baptist churches and individuals.
       

Samaritan House shows compassion to people with HIV/AIDS

When a group from Alsbury Baptist Church in Burleson regularly offer a "supper club" for residents of Samaritan House, a home on Fort Worth’s south side for people living with HIV/AIDS or other special needs. the hugs are more important than the cuisine.
       
 
 
 
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