Delayed by swine flu scare, Bible Drill finals still draw 81 participants

Even though Texas Baptists’ state Bible Drill finals had to be rescheduled because of a swine flu outbreak, only one student out of 82 possible participants was unable to attend because of the change in date.

Changing the world begins at home for South Texas youth group

A dozen teenagers from Tilden Baptist Church who want to help change the world this summer decided to start close to home by rebuilding an elderly neighbor’s front porch.

Corsicana congregation builds trust one meal at a time

Good News Café, a ministry of First Baptist Church in Corsicana, offers a warm, weekly meal for anyone in the community.

Pastor proposes SBC resolution celebrating Obama's election

A prominent African-American pastor is urging the Southern Baptist Convention to adopt a resolution celebrating the election of President Obama when it meets June 23-24 in Louisville, Ky.

Texas Baptist team discovers ongoing needs in Armenia

Three Texas Baptists on a fact-finding mission to Armenia discovered a country lacking resources and medical attention.

Around the State

Howard Payne University will hold its Young Scholars and Summer Scholars programs June 15-19.

Baylor engineering students form national nonprofit

Baylor University’s Engineers with a Mission has expanded to Global Appropriate Technology Ministries. The organization will serve as a nonprofit engineering consulting agency for foreign mission projects around the world.

Online micro-loan program for Third World business inspires student loan program

Inspired by an Internet program that allows donors to provide small loans to entrepreneurs in developing nations, a South Texas school launched a similar pilot program to help ministerial students complete their education without an oppressive debt load.

New Haven Ministries provides tons of hope

New Haven Ministries in Mineral Wells goes through a ton of food each week. Actually, it’s more than two tons.

On the Move

Danny Becknell to Clearfork Church in Luling as pastor.

Arlington church and its partners seek to restore hope to Sierra Leone

Cindy Wiles and three other members of First Baptist Church in Arlington, Tx., recently returned from a visit to war-ravaged West Africa in preparation for Project Restore Hope: Sierra Leone.

Tallowood team helps build church in Mexico

Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston joined with members of Fork Hill Baptist Church in Heath Springs, S.C., and Carmel Baptist in Charlotte, N.C., to build Primera Iglesia Bautista in Tetula del Vulcan, Mexico.

Texas Hope project to blanket Georgetown neighborhood with scripture

As part of Texas Hope 2010, the youth group at First Baptist Church in Georgetown is raising money to put Scripture in the 1,000 homes within a mile of the church’s facilities.

Scripture distribution campaign– 19 counties still lack leaders

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is looking for individuals who are willing to take the lead in distributing Scripture in the remaining 19 Texas counties, some of which have no BGCT-affiliated church in them.

Rock band’s gritty gospel, spiritual depth touch hearts

U2 released its 12th album this year, and while many see the group as a strictly secular phenomenon, what fans connect with is actually the band’s “honest quest for spiritual meaning in a world that pays lip service to the spiritual while chasing after the transient,” said Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor University.
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