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IMB appoints 16 Texans

Nine couples with Texas ties were among missionaries appointed by the International Mission Board during a Nov. 14 ceremony at First Church in Houston.

       

Youth from foster system enjoy Thanksgiving meal with 'PALs'

Young adults who recently aged out of the foster care system—or will soon—celebrated a Thanksgiving meal at Trinity Baptist Church with peers and mentors from the Baptist Child & Family Services’ Preparation for Adult Living program.
       

One storm-damaged church provides turkey dinner for another

In the wake of Hurricane Ike, several Texas Baptist churches are stepping up to help First Baptist Church of South Houston through the recovery process. On Nov. 23, the congregation did the same for a church in Galveston.
       

Economy putting pressure on Thanksgiving food ministries

Economic hard times are putting pressure on charities scrambling to meet rising need this Thanksgiving.
       

Fair trade fights poverty, allows gift giving with a clear conscience

fair tradeNathan George, a child of missionaries, came to the conclusion God created human beings for meaningful work. So he started  a fair-trade organization called Trade as One that helps poor and marginalized workers by bringing together markets and missions.

       

Bivocational pastor uses technology to reach community

Patrick Moses has a long commute from his home in Mansfield to his job with Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. But that hasn’t stopped Moses from starting and growing Antioch Baptist Church.
       

Buckner expands adoption services through affiliation with Dillon International

Buckner Children & Family Services will affiliate with the Oklahoma-based Dillon International child placement agency effective Jan. 1, dramatically increasing Buckner’s capability to offer international adoption services.
       

Brownwood hunters help ‘meat’ needs of hungry neighbors

This deer season, hunters are taking aim at hunger and helping a Brownwood ministry save quite a few bucks.
       

Grace, Mercy mark Galveston church’s outreach to storm victims

First Baptist Church of Galveston is giving away clothes, house supplies, toys, food and furniture at its "Grace Mart" to people affected by Hurricane Ike.
       

On the Move

Jose Allen to Ridgemont Church in Abilene as youth minister.
       

Around the State: DBU honors Drayton McLane

Dallas Baptist Univeristy will name Drayton McLane the recipient of the 2008 Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award during the annual award dinner to be held Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.
       

Baylor investigation sheds light on Election Day on-campus incidents

Baylor University’s continuing investigations into three Election Day incidents on campus revealed two apparently were not racially motivated as originally suspected, university officials have reported.
       

Ministers likely to dismiss or deny needs of mentally ill, Baylor study reveals

With research consistently showing that clergy—not psychologists or other mental health experts—are the most common source of help sought in times of psychological distress, a recent Baylor University study has found ministers often deny or dismiss the existence of the mental illness.
       

African-American worship rally challenges Texas Baptists to cooperate, take courage

With frequent allusions to the recent presidential election, worshippers at an African American Fellowship of Texas worship event celebrated changes in racial attitudes throughout the country as well as among Texas Baptist churches.
       

BGCT workshop explores the doctrine of God

Sharing the gospel in a world of many religions and beliefs requires Christians to have a firm grasp on who God is and what makes him unique from the many other gods in the world, said James Semple, author of the new Bible study book Bible Truths About God.
       
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