Mentoring in Midlothian changes high school students’ lives

Movement Towards a Future, a mentoring program at Midlothian High School, involves more than 60 mentors committed to meet with their assigned student for an hour during a school day for 28 weeks. The initiative was started through First Baptist Church and a partnership with Texas Baptists made possible through the Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions.

Plenty of work for Texas Baptists in Haiti

Robert Shehane, a retired SBC International Mission Board missionary, returned from a four-week stint in Haiti seeking missions opportunities and potential Church2Church partnerships on behalf of Texas Baptists in the first of what will be several trips to the region.

Texas Tidbits

Buckner International has dispatched four shipments of emergency aid to Haiti since an earthquake hit the country in January, and a fifth shipment will arrive this summer.

On the Move

Pam Click to Pioneer Drive Church in Abilene as preschool minister.

Around the State

Volunteers are needed to help rebuild Dover Church near Tyler. It is one of several churches burned by arsonists in February. The rebuild will begin June 21. Hookups for RVs and meals will be provided. For more information, call (903) 571-5345.

Minister discovers mission field in his own neighborhood

John Wills, executive pastor of The Heights Church in Richardson, has been spending more time ministering in his neighborhood community than at the church building.

Children’s home extends ministry from South Texas to Haiti

South Texas Children’s Home Ministries sent 100 boxes of food and provisions for children and families affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

Students commissioned for short-term missions

About 300 college students were commissioned during Go Now Missions orientation weekend in preparation for serving in summer missions, short-term summer impact teams or as fall semester or campus missionaries.

Texas Baptist-endorsed chaplains now number greater than 600

The Baptist General Convention of Texas has endorsed more than 600 chaplains, as of the most recent meeting of the endorsement council, said Bobby Smith, chaplaincy relations specialist.

Church transitions from roping events to skateboarding

Transitions lassoA church that had been geared toward western culture has transitioned to try to reach skateboarders downtown. The change involved more than a name change.Video Included

God’s provision encourages Howard Payne graduate

Cara Brewer, recent Howard Payne University graduate, was thrilled recently to learn she will receive a full-tuition scholarship to Texas Tech University School of Law this fall. She gratefully acknowledges, however, this is not the first time she has experienced God’s provision for her education.

Learning takes place on life’s edges, author insists

Calvin MillerPeople who remain safely in the middle of life, far from the edges, have little to say, author Calvin Miller told the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute summer colloquy.

McKissic calls on SBC to adopt zero-tolerance of racism

A prominent African-American pastor has announced plans to ask the Southern Baptist Convention to amend its constitution to ban churches that condone racism.

Amarillo boy begins relationship with Christ because of CD effort

Whats Missing CDWhen members of Iglesia Bautista Fuente Viva in Amarillo delivered a multimedia compact disc containing Scripture to homes near their church in early May, they wanted to bring encouragement to their neighbors and share the hope of Christ. Little did they know that only a few hours later, 10-year-old Manuel Gonzalez’s life would be changed forever from the message he heard on the Texas Hope 2010 CD.


Cultural festival provides churches in Valley occasion to share the gospel

The main streets of Matamoros, Mexico, and Brownsville filled with more than 20,000 people, flavorful food, festive music and brightly-colored floats during Charro Days, a weeklong festival celebrating the heritage between the sister cities. And a group of 55 church members gathered to share the hope of Christ with those they encountered that day.
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