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Texas Tidbits: Baylor heart patients fare best

A new Medicare analysis reveals Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas has the lowest heart failure readmission rate of any hospital in the nation at 15.9 percent.

Baptist newspaper apologizes for misusing governor's signature

A Baptist newspaper in Oklahoma has apologized for publishing a graphic illustration digitally edited to make it appear a controversial proclamation declaring America a Christian nation was endorsed by the state's Baptist governor.

Youth minister hurt in bus wreck released from hospital

A Baptist church youth minister is recovering at home from injuries he received July 12 when a bus carrying his youth group to a church camp rolled over on a Mississippi interstate injuring 23 passengers, one fatally.

Bible helped set captives free, sheriff says

An Alabama woman used the spine of a Bible to conceal several hacksaw blades that helped her husband and three other inmates escape a maximum-security prison.

Sri Lankan young woman aided by CERI bound for college

CERI, the overseas arm of Baptist Child & Family Services, established the foster care system in Sri Lanka at the government’s request after a devastating tsunami swept across the island five years ago, leaving thousands of children orphaned. Since then, CERI caseworkers have found permanent homes for the children in their care.

Church loses everything, gains ministry opportunities

Last fall, Hurricane Ike left Primera Iglesia Bautista in Hitchcock with nothing. Since then, the church has recovered and continues to reach out to its neighbors.

Parents of missionaries given safe place to talk

Parents of missionaries support their children’s ministry, but they also need support from other missionary parents who understand the hardship of being apart from their children, according to Susan Kilcoyne, state coordinator for the Missionary Parents’ Fellowship.

Truett grad with cerebral palsy needs missionary companion in India

HerschapJust like the Apostle Paul needed Luke the physician as his traveling companion on missionary journeys, Heather Herschap, a wheelchair-bound young woman who feels called to India, needs someone to serve alongside her.

Bivocational minister’s conference celebrates family, friends & Christ

Bivocational ministers and their spouses gathered at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor to discuss “Simple Solutions for Tough Times: Living By Faith” during the annual Bivocational Smaller Church Ministers and Spouses Statewide Conference.

BCFS enables teens to embark on ‘road to independence’

More than 125 San Antonio teenagers took their first steps toward a college degree and brighter future by participating in “The Road to Independence”—a self-sufficiency conference and job fair sponsored by Baptist Child & Family Services.

Jimmy Carter says religion used to subjugate women

Former President Jimmy Carter has urged religious leaders to repudiate teachings that he says justify cruelty to women.
 
 
 
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