One woman’s enthusiasm for shoebox project becomes contagious

OCC LogoNettie Hyde of First Baptist Church in Rosebud, has inspired her town to donate 2,098 Operation Christmas Child boxes --more than its population of about 1,500.

Camp introduces at-risk youth to a world of opportunity

Opportunity Camp, a weeklong camp Golden Triangle Baptist Association has sponsored more than four decades for at-risk youth, drew 21 boys and 16 girls.

Texans plant one-of-a-kind church in Pacific Northwest

Leaders of Resonate Church in Pullman, Wash., believe church planters should never underestimate the power of genuine relationships, prayer, creativity—and good coffee.

Venezuelan spends three months in church-planting effort in Laredo

Since Venezuelan Baptist Patrick Weller began serving as a missionary eight years ago, he’s taught at a mission school in Venezuela, ministered in Germany and planted churches in Argentina. But he never thought the next step in his journey would take him to South Texas.

Linked by breast cancer battle, Wayland employees forge bond

If you ask Wayland Baptist University employees Beverly Steed or Debbie Parker who has been one of their biggest help during their ongoing struggles with breast cancer and they would likely name each other.

Intercultural Christians in Texas have passion to reach people in homelands

Many intercultural Christians in Texas have a passion to reach their own people back in their native lands. The BGCT Intercultural Ministries is helping to make that possible through a new Intercultural Strategic Partners initiative.

City Reach 2009 offers hope to Houston

city reachHouston churches are partnering with the Texas Baptist Convention for City Reach, a series of evangelistic events geared toward sharing the hope of Christ with the people of Houston through prayer, care and share efforts in preparation for the BGCT anual meeting there in November.

Juarez violence points to continuing need for prayer by Texas Baptists

Unabated violence in the border city of Juarez underscores the continuing need for prayer by Texas Baptists, said a Tyler physician who is seeking to mobilize a statewide response. He reports nine young people from three Juarez Baptist churches were killed in recent days.

Houston pastor to be nominated for BGCT 2nd vice president

ogletreeJohn Ogletree, founding pastor of First Metropolitan Baptist Church in Houston and former chairman of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board, will allow his nomination for BGCT second vice president.

Texas Baptist Men sending relief team to the Philippines

Texas Baptist Men will deploy 10 men to the Philippines Oct. 7 to spend 10 days helping with relief work and teaching local people how to clean up the area in the aftermath of the flooding and landslides that took place in the last week.

Wayland pair make discovery in cancer research

Early findings indicate a pair of Wayland Baptist University summer researchers may have isolated an herbal compound that appears to kill cancer cells.

Around the State

Wayne Shuffield, director of the Evangelism/Missions Center for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, will speak on “Go, Speak and Deliver Hope” for Texas 2010 at the 9th annual Hispanic Baptist Convocation of the Laity, Oct. 9-10, at Camp Buckner Hill Country Retreat near Burnet.

On the Move

Jack Bodenhamer has resigned as minister of youth/education at Trinity Church in Sweetwater.

Students transform communities through Focus Hope weekends

Baptist Student Ministries across the state are meeting needs in their own communities during Focus Hope weekends.

Austin ministry to internationals marks 40 years

Friendship International, an Austin ministry to Internationals, recently celebrated 40 years of service to women from all over the world—and making friends for Jesus.
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