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Texas Tidbits: Baylor Philanthropy Lab benefits Waco nonprofits

Texas Tidbits: Baylor Philanthropy Lab benefits Waco nonprofits

Students in Baylor University’s inaugural “Philanthropy and the Public Good” class directed $100,000 to Waco nonprofit organizations.

Pastors urge Congress to support payday loan reform

Pastors urge Congress to support payday loan reform

Pastors from several Texas Baptist churches delivered a simple but forceful message to members of Congress during a recent trip to Washington, D.C.: “Stop the payday loan debt trap.”

Wayland professor inspires Hispanic first-generation college students

Wayland prof inspires Hispanic first-generation college students

Joshua Mora experienced hardship growing up in a migrant worker family. But he was able to move out of the fields and into the classroom. He tells that story of hard work, faith and family to his students as he teaches Spanish at Wayland Baptist University.

Facing Christmas with ‘the empty chair at the holiday table’

Facing Christmas with ‘the empty chair at the holiday table’

For many, this Christmas will be the first without a special loved one. For those who have the opportunity to interact with a bereaved person, often there are questions: What do I do? What do I say?

For Syrian refugees, ’tis the season to survive

For Syrian refugees, ’tis the season to survive

For many Americans, ’tis the season to snuggle by the fireplace with family and friends. But for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, it’s time to fight brutal winter temperatures in houses made of plywood or tarps and struggle to find food each day.

San Antonio church works with military volunteers to feed hungry families

San Antonio church, military volunteers help feed hungry families

Last year, Pastor Rob Johnson asked two senior adults at Christian Family Baptist Church to pray with him about starting a community action team. Their answered prayers can be seen in 1,485 needy families in northwest San Antonio who received 110,000 pounds of food this year.

Texas Tidbits: Four Texas Baptist schools honored for community service

Texas Tidbits: Four Texas Baptist schools honored for community service

Baylor University, Dallas Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University and Hardin-Simmons University were named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for achieving meaningful, measurable outcomes through service.

Texas cities counter national trend in requests for food assistance

Texas cities counter national trend in food assistance requests

Mayors in seven out of 10 cities in the United States reported increased requests for food assistance in the past year. But three Texas cities whose mayors participated in the survey bucked the national trend.

Obituary: Julio Aldape

Retired pastor Julio Aldape, 86, died Oct. 25 in Corpus Christi.

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TBM Military Fellowship serves Christmas dinner to soldiers and families

For a second consecutive year, members of Texas Baptist Men’s Military Fellowship donated time to melt butter, roast turkeys and serve a Christmas dinner to soldiers and their families.

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Children At Heart Ministries families get early Christmas present

One hundred and seventy-five clients and staff from Children at Heart Ministries experienced an early Texas-style Christmas extravaganza at the Santa’s Wonderland holiday park.

Texas Tidbits: Wayland designated an All-Steinway School

Texas Tidbits: Wayland designated an All-Steinway School

Wayland Baptist University joined the ranks of 170 institutions around the world designated an All-Steinway School by Steinway & Sons.

Obituaries: Gregorio Gomez, James Tatum

Pastor and missionary Gregorio Gomez, 85, died Nov. 3 in Yorktown. James Tatum, pastor of First Baptist Church in Owentown, 64, died Nov. 10 in Tyler.

Devine couple want to see more than diapers changed

Devine couple want to see more than diapers changed

Johnny and Bonny Davis want to change more than diapers. They hope their diaper-changing station becomes a life-changing encounter for people who need Christ to clean up their lives.

TBM team seeks to provide compassion care for children in path of lava flow

TBM team offers compassion care to children in lava's path

A Texas Baptist Men crisis response team journeyed to Hawaii’s Big Island to provide what they call “compassion care”—what some others term “psychological first aid”—to children and families in the expected path of a lava flow from the Kilauea volcano.

 
 
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