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Texas Baptists set record in giving to world hunger offering

Hunger OfferingTexas Baptists gave a record $901,401 to help the hungry through the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger in 2009.

       

Religious Right spokesman on Texas school board unseated by challenger

The Religious Right suffered a surprise setback in Texas when incumbent Don McLeroy—a creationist and critic of church-state separation—narrowly lost his re-election bid for the powerful State Board of Education to challenger Thomas Ratliff in the March 2 Republican primary.
       

Church unity vital, Panhandle-Plains conference speakers stress

Churches need to practice more unity both inside their congregations and in relationship with other Christians, speakers stressed at the Panhandle-Plains Pastors’ and Laymen’s Conference.
       

On the Move

Corey Bearden has resigned as minister to students at First Church in San Marcos.
       

Texas Tidbits

Dillon International has received approval from Nepal’s Ministry of Women, Children & Social Welfare to place children from Nepal with adoptive families in the United States.
       

Around the State

Dillon International will present a free adoption information meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 18 at the Buckner Children’s Home campus in Dallas.
       

New ministry at UT-Brownsville brings hope to students

When Osvaldo Lerma, pastor of Iglesia Bautista Filadelfia, prayerwalked the University of Texas at Brownsville campus months ago, he asked God to open doors for a Baptist Student Ministry to begin there.
       

Christians challenged to change methods to share gospel relationally

The message of hope found in Christ hasn’t changed, but Christians must change their method of delivery and their methods of evangelism to share the gospel relationally if they are going to reach the lost in society today, David Dykes, pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, told the recent Engage evangelism conference in Georgetown.
       

Decisions about adoption should not be made during crisis, experts insist

Adoption is not an option in the immediate wake of a disaster. according to Deniese Dillon, Dillon International’s co-founder.
       

Bosque Association churches catch hold of New Testament distribution

The churches of Bosque Baptist Association are distributing 2,500 New Testaments as part of Texas Hope 2010, an initiative to share the gospel with every Texan by Easter 2010.
       

Houston Baptist family receives extreme home makeover

Thousands of volunteers helped the team from the TV program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build a new home for a Baptist couple and their 13  children who had been living in FEMA trailers.
       

HSU community offers health and hope to Haiti

Six pairs of crutches and a cane are among the items Hardin-Simmons University students, faculty and staff donated to a Haiti relief effort. Donations were so numerous, they covered every table in one of the labs of the Sid Richardson Science Center as they were spread out for sorting.
       

Kerens church sees fire as a new start

Members of First Baptist Church in Kerens are seeing a fire that burned the congregation’s facilities to the ground as a new beginning.
       

For victims of family violence, hope returns when healing begins

Viviana Triana sometimes hears stories of unspeakable suffering in her role as a bilingual counselor at the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims & Children in Waco.
       

Texas Baptists urged to build on Texas Hope 2010 momentum

texas hope 2010As the Texas Hope 2010 effort to share the gospel with every person in the state by Easter Sunday enters its final weeks, Texas Baptists should see April 4 as a stepping stone, not a finish line, speakers told the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board.
       
 
 
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