Trip to Myanmar prompts launch of Karen refugee church in Austin

More than 1,000 Karen refugees from Myanmar—formerly called Burma—moved to Austin in recent years. Now  Baptists in the area have started a church focused on reaching them.



CERI completes decade delivering hope to orphans in Eastern Europe

For a decade, volunteers from throughout the United States have spent their Christmas vacations in Eastern Europe making the harsh winter a little warmer for orphans.

Around the State

Dillon International will present a free adoption information meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Buckner Children’s Home Campus in Dallas.

On the Move

Bill Anderson has completed an interim pastorate at First Church in Sulphur Springs.

Economic impact tops list of 2009 Texas Baptist news stories

Ministries impacted by recession. Texas Hope 2010. A shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Those were just some of the key news events involving Texas Baptists in 2009.

Breckenridge Village residents teach nursing students

For the third consecutive year, residents from Breckenridge Village of Tyler have served as subject matter experts for nearly 100 nursing students each semester at the University of Texas at Tyler.

Texas Baptists engage in partnerships at global meetings in Colombia

A handful of Texas Baptists traveled to Colombia to participate in Ethnê, a tri-annual meeting that brings together Christian mission organizations and churches from across the world to testify about God’s activity, discuss methods of spreading the gospel among unreached people groups and rally continued global advancement of the gospel.

David Crowder and his band stay true to their first love in Waco

The David Crowder Band released their fifth album, Church Music, and made the album available on a vinyl record, which includes a code to provide owners the ability to download a digital version of the record.

Mesquite church blesses community

Mimosa Lane Baptist Church in Mesquite spent 40 days intentionally blessing its community this fall.

Use the Quran to share Christ with Muslim, veteran missionary suggests

Winning Muslim converts to Christianity is difficult, but veteran missionary Kevin Greeson knows a way—start with the Quran.

Midland holiday outreach touches 400 families

First Baptist Church in Midland handed out hope and cared for more than 400 families through the church’s annual Christmas store.

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
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