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Through rain & snow, cowboy church pastor demonstrates a caring heart

The pastor of King’s Trail Cowboy Church in Van Alstyne is fasting 25 days while living out of a tent to raise awareness about people in need.
       

Children clothed in blessings when others discover joy of giving

Children at Texas Baptist Children’s Home are wearing blessings provided by an 8-year-old girl whose birthday wish was to make a difference and a mother who knows how important it is to feel loved.
       

Christmas in the Village benefits Breckenridge residents

About 1,200 friends of Breckenridge Village of Tyler, a faith-based residential community for adults with mild to moderate cognitive or developmental disorders, joined residents for the fourth annual Christmas in the Village celebration.
       

Christians need ‘theology of power,’ sociologist insists

Michael LindsayChristians need to develop “a theology of power,” sociologist Michael Lindsay concluded after interviewing 360 evangelicals who hold influential positions in politics, business, entertainment and academia.

       

Around the State

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor winter commencement will be held Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Mayborn Campus Center.
       

On the Move

Barry Donham to College Heights Church in Plainview as minister of youth.
       

Texas Tidbits: Baylor entrepreneurs receive grant

Entrepreneurs from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and School of Engineering and Computer Science won a $200,000 grant that will accelerate their work in bringing electricity to rural villages in the developing world.
       

University offers model for transforming a neighborhood

Hardin-Simmons University's Friendship House in Abilene’s Northpark neighborhood offers a place where children can play safely and where the door almost always is open.
       

Volunteers repair Hope House Houston while the ministry repairs lives

Hope House Houston is transforming 13 dilapidated homes to help people recovering from addictions get back on their feet.
       

Volunteers share gospel with fans of life in the fast lane

Brightly colored cars whiz by at speeds nearing 200 mph in front of 200,000 cheering fans at the Texas Motor Speedway. And since the speedway opened in 1997, more than 100 volunteers with Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries have ministered to those race fans, sharing the love of Christ with them.
       

Cedar Hill church gives apartment residents Thanksgiving food

Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill gave an apartment complex a reason to be a little more thankful this Thanksgiving season.
       

Texas Hope 2010 effort must be based on prayer, bathed in prayer

Texas Hope 2010 is possible, but not without God’s people spending ample time on their knees, said Paul Powell, dean emeritus of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, during a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.
       

Fort Worth church helps foster teens’ transition to adulthood

University Baptist Church in Fort Worth is providing 18- to 21-year-old young adults who have aged out of the foster-care system much-needed support as they begin life on their own.
       

Leaders seek to end Texas hunger by 2015

Federal, state and local leaders in the fight against hunger gathered for a hunger summit at Baylor University to begin a discussion they hope will spark actions to end food insecurity in Texas by 2015.
       

Baptist agency offers training for Moldova’s foster parents

Foster parents in Moldova recently received parenting training, thanks to Children’s Emergency Relief International, the overseas division of Baptist Child & Family Services.
       
 
 
 
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