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Pillars: A Celebration of Seniors, the first conference and retreat for senior adults sponsored by Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, will feature keynote speaker Grant Teaff, Baylor’s former head football coach, and workshops on missions, grandparenting, estate planning and overcoming anxiety in personal evangelism.
       

Our House, BCFS work together to serve homeless, at-risk youth

Our House and Baptist Child & Family Services have announced plans to work together to provide much needed transitional services to struggling young adults in Abilene.
       

'NanoKnife' in use at Valley Baptist Medical Center

A new treatment for cancer patients that kills cancer cells with electricity while not harming surrounding healthy tissue was performed for the first time in Texas at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen.
       

USDA offers churches free food for summer feeding programs

In communities where more than 50 percent of children or youth are eligible for free or reduced lunch programs at school, the USDA and Texas Department of Agriculture are offering to provide free food for congregations willing to serve as distribution or feeding points.
       

Students compete in Bible drill, speakers’ competitions

Several hundred junior high and high school students participated in the Texas Bill Drive state finals May 1, drilling against each other in the areas of finding Scripture and reciting Scripture.
       

Northeast Texas church shows love for its community

First Baptist Church in Bogata loves its town and every person in it—all 1,300 of them. The congregation is in a campaign called “First loves Bogata,” an effort to share the gospel with every person in the city.
       

Hospital, clinic partner to bring hope to working poor in Garland

Steven Arze, a member of Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, serves as medical director of Hope Clinic, a Christian health care provider for the working poor in Garland, and works as director of the emergency department at Baylor Medical Center at Garland.Video Included
       

Katrina evacuee graduates with honors from ETBU

Despite the loss of her home in New Orleans to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Lynn Wartberg refused to allow a hurricane to stop her from achieving a life-long goal—earning a college degree.
       

Church uncovers, serves hidden hungry

Many would see an elementary school student stealing food off a teacher’s desk as a behavioral problem. But there was a bigger problem, and First Baptist Church in Whitehouse stepped up to help resolve the issue.
       

Bike Out Hunger cyclists ride 415 miles, raise $9,400 for hunger efforts

bike outFor Job Gonzalez, cycling 415 miles during the Bike Out Hunger tour April 19-24 wasn’t just a test of his own strength and competition. It was a personal journey driven by the hungry children and families he sees daily as he rides through the colonias near his home in McAllen—areas that lack clean running water and adequate sewer systems.Video Included

       

Changes underscore Baylor’s commitment to ministry of healing

Commitment to Christian healing ministry has guided Baylor Health Care System since its founding, but creation of an office of mission and ministry has given renewed emphasis to that defining sense of purpose, hospital officials said.
       

Drawings draw children into Bible stories


New BaptistWay Press Vacation Bible School materials are featuring illustrations by Scott Byers, a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin. He produced the images as a way to use his design abilities to share the gospel.
       

Adopted daughter a ‘perfect fit’ for Hamilton pastor’s family

When Maya Sitota arrived at Buckner International’s baby home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in June 2008, she was starving. Now she's part of Keith and Sharon Felton's family.
       

Port Neches drama yields 32 professions of faith in Christ

By the time First Baptist Church in Port Neches completed three days of performances of the evangelistic play Last Chance, the church saw 32 people make decisions to follow Christ and 65 renew their commitments to him. 
       

Church in Alvin restored 18 months after Hurricane Ike

After a long and trying renovation, South Park Baptist Church in Alvin has emerged from the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike 18 months later to stand restored. And members testify they are more dedicated than ever before to reaching their community for Christ.
       
 
 
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