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Wayland graduate beginning year of ministry in Kenya

When Wayland Baptist University graduate Jessica Young walked across the stage last month to accept her college diploma, she already had her future mapped out—at least for the next year--in Mombasa, Kenya.

Fire destroys parsonage in Kennard

A morning fire claimed the parsonage of First Baptist Church in Kennard Jan. 14. The house totally was consumed in about half an hour as the fire raged through the attic.

Donation leads Levelland student to ministry in Moldova

A college student’s $10 donation  resulted in her traveling to Moldova to deliver a pair of winter boots to an orphan.

Churches commit to fulfill goal of Texas Hope 2010

First Baptist Church of Garland joined churches around the state that participated in the Texas Hope 2010 commitment day.

San Antonio woman believes God prepared place of service in China

chinaFive years ago, after a 23-year career in environmental management, Cyndi Levesque of San Antonio began thinking about retiring early and pursuing a new vocation. She enrolled in a Christian ministry degree program at Wayland Baptist University’s San Antonio campus and now teaches English writing and speaking classes to students on the campus of Guangxi University in China.

ETBU mourns student killed in automobile crash

A student at East Texas Baptist University was killed in a two-vehicle wreck just east of Hallsville on U.S. Highway 80 Jan. 15. Senior Jessica Teutsch, age 21, of Haughton, La., was traveling to her student teaching assignment at Hallsville Junior High when the fatal crash occurred.

Experience in England helped student clarify calling

Matt Johnston, a student at Wayland Baptist University, recently returned from service in England as a Go Now Missions volunteer.

Around the State: DBU opens new center

Dallas Baptist University will open the Herman and Patsy Smith Center at the school’s Hurst-Colleyville campus Jan. 20.

On the Move

Christy Butler has resigned as children’s minister at First Church in Denton.

Texas Tidbits: Baylor plans Big Idea conference

Baylor University will host the Next Big Idea Conference Feb. 9-11. The conference will explore faith-based community ministries that are fully engaged with local and global concerns.

Seminaries, national WMU cut budgets for ‘09

The economic downturn is taking its toll on Southern Baptist entities, with at least two seminaries and national Woman’s Missionary Union cutting their 2009 budgets.

Churches set countywide goal: Distribute Scripture to every home

So far, enough Texas Baptist churches have stepped forward to ensure that each household in a dozen Texas counties has a Scripture presentation. Organizers of Texas Hope 2010 want to find enough leaders to head Bible distribution efforts in 242 more counties.

Houston church, Hooters waitresses help hurricane victims

Rice Temple Baptist Church in Houston and the staff of a local Hooters restaurant helped victims of Hurricane Ike.

Faith anchors Tech student who wins contest, gains spot on football team

williamsWhen 21-year-old Matt Williams transferred to Texas Tech University last August, he was just excited about making new friends and getting involved at First Baptist Church. But after winning a Lynnwood Townhomes kick-for-rent contest at the Tech football game against Massachusetts on Sept. 20, Williams’ life changed, and he gained a spot on the Tech football team. 

Resort chaplains serve as modern circuit-riding preachers

As the 21st century heirs to the circuit riders’ mantle, resort ministry chaplains likewise travel light and cover plenty of ground.
 
 
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