Baylor students help bring pure water to Rwandan children

Thirty-five Baylor University business, social work and engineering students—along with six faculty members—served two weeks in Rwanda in partnership with Bridge2Rwanda, an organization seeking to advance Rwandan technological and enhance education with specialized training from outside agencies.

San Antonio adoptive family grows two by two

Soon after William and Dana Ryann married, he battled cancer and underwent radiation, making natural conception unlikely. Since the couple wanted children, and she had been adopted herself, it didn’t take them long to decide to adopt.

Around the State

Paisano Baptist Encampment will hold its 89th consecutive general encampment beginning July 26 and running through lunch July 31.

Handful of Ethiopian Christians grow into denomination

Lauralee Lindholm and husband Ray Windsor Park Baptist Church in DeSoto returned to Ethiopia after 20 years to find a growing Baptist population.

Del Rio congregation uses recreation to reach community

Ruben Chairez, pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista in Del Rio, wants to meet his community’s spiritual needs through recreation.

Jazz Messengers bring music to ‘forgotten’ people

A musical group from Tyler used their talents to show a community in Peru continuing to recover from an earthquake two years ago that Christians still care for them.

Obsolete sound equipment finds new home on mission field

While the digitization of television signals June 12 garnered wide publicity, many churches were left unaware their wireless microphone systems also were affected.

On the Move

Abbey Allison to First Church in Amarillo as summer children’s intern.

At 95, instrumentalist still offering musical gift to God’s service

organistGod gave Ilene Robertson a gift, and she’s given it back Sunday after Sunday for 70 years at First Baptist Church in Paducah. Robertson, now 95, has been the church’s organist since the day the organ arrived in 1955, and before that, she was the pianist.

Hispanic Baptist church collaborates with multiple agencies to meet children’s needs

Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana is working with multiple community agencies to provide free summer programming for children in northwest Dallas in collaboration with Buckner International.

Children lead Sanger church in caring for hungry people

Children at First Baptist Church in Sanger traversed the town collecting and earning coins to put in 75 Texas-shaped banks. The money will help feed the hungry through the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger.

Texas Tidbits

Baptist Health System President Trip Pilgrim has been named senior vice president and chief development officer for Vanguard Health Systems, parent company of Baptist Health System in San Antonio.

Students at Youth Evangelism Conference respond to call to service

Teenagers reacted differently to hearing the gospel during the Youth Evangelism Conference, but whether they showed an outpouring of emotion or stood in stoic reflection, they were affected.

Broadway Baptist Church youth choir detours through Nashville

Fernia Harris of Nashville, Tenn., got a special surprise on her birthday July 8. A group of teenagers from Broadway Baptist Church in Forth Worth volunteered three days to scrape and paint the exterior of the 1920s-era house where Harris and her husband live and care for their disabled daughter.

'Helping Hand' ministry shows God’s love to West Dallas

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand  in West Dallas teams up with multiple agencies to provide resources to more than 900 families each year.
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