Baptists still helping Haitians

Michael Akinboro of African Evangelical Baptist Church in Grand Prairie treated hundeds of patients at a clinic sponsored by Siloé Baptist Church in Grand-Goave, Haiti.  The congregation's building was ruined by an earthquake, but its ministry continues.

Barefoot School full of happy souls, thanks to new computer lab

Gerald Davis, director of community development for the BGCT, helped set up a summer computer lab at the TLC Barefoot School  in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, as part of a continuing Texas Baptist disaster response effort.Video Included

Experiencing God transformed TBM over last two decades

Principles from Experiencing God published 20 years ago transformed Texas Baptist Men from a missions program to a broad-based ministry with global outreach.

Prayers answered as conference draws more than 5,000 youth

More than 5,000 students and youth leaders filled the Garland Special Events Center and about 450 made professions of faith in Christ at the 2010 Youth Evangelism Conference.

Summer camp produces blankets for children in need

Preteen student campers at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Encampment in Cedar Hill take one hour out of their week at camp to make blankets for children in need this summer.



Texas Baptist Men build home, faith in Chile

Volunteers from Texas Baptist Men traveled by truck through foggy mountains for hours to reach Nipas, a small town almost 300 miles south of Santiago. There, they worked more than two weeks to help a local pastor get back on his feet.

Hunger takes no summer vacation, report says

A new national report on child nutrition shows Texas has made progress expanding the reach of publicly funded summer food programs in 2009. But more work is needed to ensure that low-income children have access to nutritious food during the summer, according to the Texas Food Policy Roundtable.

MercyMe encourages listeners to share gospel by loving others well

For the Texas-based band MercyMe, "The Generous Mr. Lovewell" is more than just the title of their latest CD. It’s a call to action and a reminder of the need to share the gospel by loving others well.Video Included

On the Move

Lucas Biggs to First Church in Canadian as youth minister from Myrtle Springs Church in Hooks, where he was minister of education and youth.

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Art and the Musick Alumni Center and Museum have joined to present “People and Places in UMHB History,” an exhibition featuring historical paintings and photographs on display in Arla Ray Tyson Art Gallery in the Townsend Memorial Library through Aug. 13.

Texas Tidbits

Jessica Acklen, a senior at Baylor University, and Lauren Hollon, a Baylor University graduate student, are serving as Texas Baptist communications interns 10 weeks this summer in a cooperative venture involving the Baptist Standard and the Baptist General Convention of Texas communications office.

Teens seek to change the world by improving homes of poor families

Manual labor in the Texas heat isn’t the typical summer activity many teen-agers would choose. However, 254 Christian students volunteered to minister to low-income North Texas residents by renovating their homes free of charge.

Convencion president to be nominated for BGCT presidency

Minutes after Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas President Victor Rodriguez adjourned the Convencion’s centennial meeting, Ellis Orozco announced his intention to nominate Rodriguez for president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas at the Nov. 8-9 annual meeting in McAllen.

Convencion celebrates God's faithfulness

Participants remembered how God has been faithful in working through Convencion for a century, celebrated how he continues to use it today and anticipated how he will use it in the future.

TBM activated in preparation for arrival of gulf storm

Texas Baptist Men’s state disaster relief feeding unit will leave the organization’s headquarters June 29 and head toward South Texas where it will be ready to provide as many as 20,000 meals a day to 22 shelters in the wake of Tropical Storm Alex.
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