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Hispanic Rally focuses on salvation and its effects on family

International evangelist Alberto Mottesi condemned adultery, pornography and family violence, telling Hispanic Texas Baptists a relationship with Jesus was the way out of family problems caused by sin.
       

Combined TBM, WMU rally celebrates 100 years of missions education for boys

A joint meeting of Texas Baptist Men and the Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas, prior to the Baptist General Convention annual meeting, 100 years in the making—a celebration for both entities marking the centennial anniversary of the Royal Ambassadors program for boys.
       

Texas Baptists elect Lowrie, Strickland

Messengers to the BGCT annual meeting elected as president David Lowrie, pastor of First Baptist Church in Canyon, and as first vice president, Carolyn Strickland, a deacon at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.

 

       

New BGCT president sees 100 percent mandate for positive change

David Lowrie won the Baptist General Convention of Texas president’s race with 53 percent of the votes cast, but he believes messengers to the annual meeting issued a unanimous mandate for change.
       

Slightly reduced BGCT budget approved for 2009

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting approved a $45,755,295 budget—about 8 percent less than the one approved at the previous annual meeting and down slightly from the current adjusted budget.
       

Around the State

Howard Payne University will host a graduate school and seminary fair Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
       

Baylor regents take no action on presidential search committee

At their pre-homecoming meeting in Waco, Baylor University’s board of regents took no action regarding the appointment of a presidential search committee.
       

Buckner, CBF expect to top 100,000 served along the border by year’s end

Buckner International and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship are celebrating their seven-year anniversary of sending mission groups to the United States/Mexico border.
       

Buckner to aid flood victims in Honduras

Buckner International will ship $7,000 in humanitarian aid and a 40-foot container filled with shoes, socks, clothes, blankets and food to families affected by severe flooding and mudslides in Honduras.
       

HPU employee, cancer survivor walks for awareness

Cancer survivor Cynthia Givan, administrative assistant at Howard Payne University’s Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom, joined about 160 other participants in the third annual Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness at Howard Payne.
       

Texas Baptists reach out to Fort Worth with hope

More than 30 Tarrant Baptist Association congregations worked together in a focused evangelism effort called City Reach to share the hope of Christ in Fort Worth leading up to the BGCT's annual meeting.
       

E3 Standard to deliver future of Baptist news

The Baptist Standard will preview E3—its enhanced electronic edition—at its booth during Fort Worth meeting. Baptist Standard E3 will be the nation’s first enhanced electronic religious newsjournal.
       

Hispanic Baptists urged to reject idols of wealth

The church in the United States is not reaching the younger generation in the same numbers as previous generations because churches are busy chasing the idols of extravagant buildings and political power, speakers warned at the annual convocation of the Hispanic Baptist Laity at Camp Buckner.
       

Pastor couldn’t bear to send storm victims home without beds

A trailer full of beds came in handy for victims of Hurricane Ike.
       

BGCT plans to help churches provide Christmas gifts for children of inmates

The BGCT is offering a $250 grant to any BGCT-affiliated church that wants to be a part of the Angel Tree ministry that buys gifts for children of prisoners on behalf of their parents.
       
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