Small-church leaders urged to answer the Hope 1:8 challenge

Small-membership churches and their leaders have a key role to play in spreading the gospel—beginning at home and extending around the globe, speakers told a statewide gathering.

African-American Baptists urged to be living testimony in languishing world

Jerry DaileyPreachers at the annual African American Fellowship Conference challenged their peers to be a “living testimony in a languishing world” by accepting the challenge to share the hope of Christ with people who are spiritually lost without it.


Baylor students learn about new models for orphan care in Africa

Faith-based organizations working in Africa are turning to the unselfish arms of family as an alternative to orphanages, believing families offer a more effective way to aid the millions of orphans on the continent, many of whom have lost parents to AIDS.



Experience as Sudanese refugee shapes life of Acteens panelist

MajokAman Majok, child of refugees from Sudan who emigrated to the United States 10 years ago, graduated from high school in Amarillo as No. 9 in her class of 490 and has been chosen as a National Acteens Panelist.


‘Love your neighbor’ more than a memory verse for children’s home residents

Residents and staff at South Texas Children’s Home Ministries helped repair homes of three widows and two families-- as well as a local ministry building that needed painting-- in six small communities near the campus during a summer project called Mission North Bee County.

Evangelicals pray for people economically affected by Gulf oil spill

The National Association of Evangelicals and Evangelical Environmental Network set aside Sunday, July 18, as a "National Day of Prayer for the Gulf."

ABP celebrates 20th birthday marked by growing pains

July 17 marked the 20th birthday of Associated Baptist Press, an independent news service created by and for Baptists interested in a free press during a tumultuous time within the Southern Baptist Convention.

Around the State

East Texas Baptist University will be a host site for the Global Leadership Summit 2010 Aug. 5-6.

On the Move

Javier Alamanza to Flatonia Church in Flatonia as student minister.

Texas Tidbits

A best-selling college guide for college-bound students and their parents has named Baylor University a “Best Buy” for the fifth consecutive year.

Baptist Briefs: Crumpler honored

Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler, former executive director of Woman’s Missionary Union and a past moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, received the annual Courage Award from the William H. Whitsitt Baptist Heritage Society during the CBF general assembly in Charlotte, N.C.

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