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Proposed committee will study annual meeting participation

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Houston, Nov. 16-17, will be asked to create a committee to study why their numbers have been diminishing in recent years—and what can be done to reverse the trend.
       

Texas WMU interim leader advises caution, prayer in search for director

The Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas board of directors must step forward and be guided by prayer in their search for a director, Nelda Seal, interim executive director-treasurer for the WMU of Texas, told the board’s October meeting.
       

Around the State

 Hardin-Simmons University presented awards to several alumni during homecoming activities Oct. 15-16. Joe Sharp received the John J. Keeter Jr.
       

On the Move

Jason Anderson to Trinity Church in Sherman as pastor, where he was youth minister.
       

Texas Tidbits

Baptist University of the Americas will host a breakfast during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting to celebrate BGCT’s role in Hispanic education, Nov. 17.
       

Texas Hope at Children at Heart Ministries

Children at Heart Ministries is encouraging those it helps to use Texas-shaped banks to fund care for others in need.
       

Harvest Day puts Tyler church on sound footing

Harvest Day high attendance and giving emphasis at First Baptist Church in Tyler put the church back in the black financially—and then some.
       

Texas Baptist Men offer relief and hope after Philippines flooding

When two typhoons inundated the Philippines, 10 Texas Baptist men volunteers packed up and journeyed to the disaster zone to offer help.

 

       

Texas Baptists offer well water, living water in Peru

Gifts through the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger are supplying the necessary funds for Villa Milagro—a ministry that's drilling a well for a school and its surrounding community in Peru.
       

Updated: Corsicana pastor Edwards killed in auto accident

David Edwards, 51, pastor of Corsicana’s First Baptist Church, died Friday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Hubbard. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at First Baptist Church, Corsicana.
       

Churches show love to poor children through shoebox gifts

Glinda Harbison of Immanuel Baptist Church in Temple has been passionate about Operation Christmas Child since she first heard about it, and that passion has only grown stronger over the years.
       

One woman’s enthusiasm for shoebox project becomes contagious

OCC LogoNettie Hyde of First Baptist Church in Rosebud, has inspired her town to donate 2,098 Operation Christmas Child boxes --more than its population of about 1,500.
       

Camp introduces at-risk youth to a world of opportunity

Opportunity Camp, a weeklong camp Golden Triangle Baptist Association has sponsored more than four decades for at-risk youth, drew 21 boys and 16 girls.
       

Texans plant one-of-a-kind church in Pacific Northwest

Leaders of Resonate Church in Pullman, Wash., believe church planters should never underestimate the power of genuine relationships, prayer, creativity—and good coffee.
       

Venezuelan spends three months in church-planting effort in Laredo

Since Venezuelan Baptist Patrick Weller began serving as a missionary eight years ago, he’s taught at a mission school in Venezuela, ministered in Germany and planted churches in Argentina. But he never thought the next step in his journey would take him to South Texas.
       
 
 
 
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