BGCT recruiting people to pray for lost, hungry

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is trying to recruit at least 100,000 people to pray daily at noon for non-Christians and people who are hungry.

Hurricane Ike draws together Children at Heart Ministries family

Volunteers, staff and residents of Children at Heart Ministries facilities testified they learned important lessons from Hurricane Ike: Disasters can draw families closer together and bring them closer to God.

Orphan shoe ministry gets Christians’ foot in the door

As Buckner International expands its ministry into new areas, Shoes for Orphan Souls usually is the first program to tread on new soil.

Wayland employee does double duty during hurricane relief

Bobby Morris, a retired Army colonel who works at Wayland Baptist University's San Antonio campus, was part of the logistics and operations team for the city’s efforts to care for the evacuees from South Texas driven inland by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

Texas Baptists seek to transform Rio Grande into River of Hope

Texas Baptists from El Paso to Brownsville reached out to their communities during the Rio de Esperanza—River of Hope—event along the Texas-Mexico border. 

Effective ministers foster 13 habits

Effective ministers develop habits that shape their motivation, manners, morals and methods, retired Baptist pastor Jack Ridlehoover believes.

Galveston residents clean up after Ike

Three weeks after Hurricane Ike ravaged Galveston Island, residents are just now in the beginning stages of cleanup.

Two weeks in Ghana village makes lasting difference

When Shirley Walker, a social work professor at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, participated in a mission trip to a small village outside of Kotoku, Ghana, she hoped to contribute any way she could.

Ruth Denison dies at age 80

Ruth Denison, mother of two Baptist General Convention of Texas pastors, died Sept. 28 at age 80. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 at Park Cities Baptist Church.

BGCT Executive Board recommends reduced budget for 2009

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in November will consider a budget about 8 percent less than the one approved at the previous annual meeting and down slightly from the current adjusted budget.

Texas volunteers help prepare 14,000 meals in Georgia Republic

As Russian tanks pulled back from a ridge just three miles away, Texas Baptist volunteers moved into Gori, a key city in the Black Sea country of Georgia, to set up a feeding operation for thousands of families displaced from their homes by fighting.

HPU Students Gather at the Flagpole to Pray

Forty-three Howard Payne University students gathered Sept. 24 around a flagpole on the HPU campus to pray as part of the nationwide See You at the Pole initiative.

Wrap-up: After Ike, slow recovery process begins

Ike cleanupHurricane Ike swept through the eastern one-third of Texas, prompting a massive evacuation, leveling much of Galveston and leaving huge areas of Southeast Texas in the dark.

But glimmers of hope began to emerge as Texas Baptists aided relief and recovery efforts.

Strickland to be nominated for BGCT VP

Citing her deep concern for children and passion to promote the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger, Pastor George Mason of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas has announced his intention to nominate Carolyn Strickland for first vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Texas Tidbits: Fund to help Ike victims

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio is providing $50,000 to assist victims of Hurricane Ike.
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