KidsHeart volunteers build homes, share Christ along Rio Grande

Texas churches joined forces from El Paso to the Lower Rio Grande Valley during spring break to build homes and share Christ through KidsHeart, a combined effort of Buckner International and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas.

Mission Jackson County provides extreme makeover for more than 50 homes

First Baptist Church in Edna tackled 53 missions projects in 10 days during its Mission Jackson County emphasis.

Volunteers help storm victims rebuild lives out of the rubble

bricksDuring spring break, hundreds of volunteers from across the state and around the country descended on southeast Texas to continue clean-up efforts left over from Hurricane Ike.


Texas Hope: Port Lavaca Baptists will prayerwalk their city

The congregations of Port Lavaca are coming together to prayerwalk their entire city following Easter.

Students experience church planting in Canada

Bell Baptist Association’s Mission Director Tom Henderson, an adjunct instructor at UMHB, organized a class field trip to the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary. There, UMHB students shadowed church planters and received insight about Christianity in the region.

Howard Payne University names presidential search committee

Howard Payne University has appointed a committee that includes trustees, along with faculty, staff, student body and alumni representatives to search for the school’s next president.

Evolution foes score split decision in State Board of Education

After a 7-7 vote allowed expiration of a requirement that Texas high school students evaluate the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution, the State Board of Education passed new standards calling on biology students to “analyze, evaluate and critique” scientific theories.

Students get international experience close to home

Sixteen Howard Payne University students spent spring break in Fort Worth, working with refugees from Bhutan, Burma, Iraq and Somalia.

UMHB alum fulfills calling by making friends for Christ in China

Brittany PhillipsLast fall, UMHB alum Brittany Phillips went back to college. This time, it’s in another language and in China—a country whose people grabbed her heart years ago and wouldn’t let go until she returned to stay longer and make a difference.

Sense of calling characterizes church's commitment to Boy Scouts

Adult leaders of the Scouting program at First Baptist Church in Texarkana view it as a ministry.

UMHB students offer helping hands to Helping Hands

More than 200 students from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor recently pitched in to collectively offer more than 600 hours of community service at the Helping Hands community ministry center.

Wayland student finds calling as military chaplain

Wayland student Erick Kirby's desire to be a chaplain got a jump start when his Army Reserve unit was sent to Iraq. 

Avoid Juarez, but most border missions safe, officials advise

Thinking about a mission trip to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico?  Don’t. That’s the advice River Ministry and Border Missions leaders of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Buckner International are offering volunteers, in light of violence related to drug cartels.

'Bring your umbrella' when Texans meet at Capitol to pray for rain

A San Marcos pastor is calling on Christians from around the state to pray for rain.

Arabic church helps refugees start over in a new land

Pastor Jalil Dawood has been here before—no clothes, nowhere to live, no way to get around and no friends to help. Starting life in another country can be like living on a deserted island—lonely, isolated and helpless. If he can help it, no one else will have to fight through that alone.
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