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East Texas Baptist University will hold “Shadow Days” for high school seniors and college transfer students Feb 12-13.
       

On the Move

Vernon Andrews to Friendship Church in Beeville as pastor from First Church in Pettus, where he was interim pastor.
       

Texas Tidbits: BaptistWay offers free adult Bible study material

BaptistWay Press is offering to churches Good News in the New Testament, a 13-session New Testament survey, for only the cost of shipping.
       

Texas Hope: Prayer for Big Spring households

First Baptist Church in Big Spring has pledged to pray for the 2,500 households within a one-mile radius of its facilities.
       

No fourth term for Hispanic Baptist president

The Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas will pass the torch of leadership at its annual meeting this summer, President Baldemar Borrego said, announcing he will not seek an unprecedented fourth term.
       

CLC, Baylor School of Social Work partner for Texas Hunger Initiative

The Baylor Center for Family & Community Ministries has partnered with the Baptist General Convention of Texas Christian Life Commission to create the Texas Hunger Initiative, a project to alleviate hunger across the state by strengthening church food ministries.
       

Baptists in Congo seek help for ministry to refugees

A Baptist group in the Democratic Republic of Congo has appealed for help in its ministry to refugees, and an expatriate pastor in Texas wants to answer the call.
       

Environmental damage hurts children and elderly most

Environmental degradation presents the greatest danger to the most vulnerable people—particularly children and the elderly, a Houston pediatrician told the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission’s annual conference.
       

Human trafficking is all too real, filmmaker discovers

Justin Dillon, a San Francisco musician moved by the plight of women searching for a better life who fall into prostitution, told participants at the CLC conference about Call and Response,  a musical documentary film he directed on human trafficking.
       

Lockney church opens facility to students, faculty of burned school

After Lockney High School burned, by 10 a.m. the next day, a plan was in place to get students back in the classroom—the Sunday school classrooms of the local churches.
       

God using Texas Baptists to draw state to himself, speakers say

God is calling Texas to himself, and Texas Baptists are one of the tools he can use to bring the state closer, according to the featured speaker during the Baptist General Convention of Texas-sponsored Hispanic Evangelism Conference.
       

Predatory gambling preys on weakness for profit, activist insists

Public revulsion over recent abuses in the financial sector could give new impetus to efforts to outlaw the most pernicious forms of gambling, an anti-gambling activist told the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission’s annual conference.
       

Search for answers creates opportunities to share gospel

engageWhen the things of the world crumble, people search for answers from beyond, creating an opportunity for Christians to share the hope of Christ with them, presenters told participants at Engage, a Baptist General Convention of Texas-sponsored evangelism conference.

       

To fulfill the Great Commission, lives must change

In order to fulfill the Great Commission, Christians must live their lives differently, according to featured Radical Engage speakers.
       

Texas WMU changing staffing approach

Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas is moving to a staffing approach that will involve several contract consultants rather than paid full-time program staff, at least during the interim executive leadership of Nelda Seal.
       
 
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