Breckenridge residents deliver warmth to Eastern Europe orphans

Three Breckenridge Village of Tyler residents recently delivered 175 knitted caps to Children’s Emergency Relief International to be given to orphans in Eastern Europe during the organization’s Operation Cross the River Christmas mission.

Former SBC leader says NAMB is obsolete

An elder statesman who led three Southern Baptist Convention entities for a total of 40 years says the denomination's North American Mission Board is an obsolete bureaucracy that will likely have a diminished role or disappear altogether in the 21st century.

BWA leader highlights priorities at DBU gathering

CallumIn the early years of the 21st century, Baptists worldwide have made significant contributions in areas such as relief and development, missions and evangelism and human rights, but they have far to go in the area of unity, a Baptist World Alliance leader told a group at Dallas Baptist University.


City Reach Houston prayer event planned

cityreachChristians across the Houston area will join together at Discovery Green on Nov. 1 to seek the face of God to bring spiritual and physical healing to Houston during the City Reach Houston Prayer Gathering for Transformation.

Proposed committee will study annual meeting participation

Messengers to the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting in Houston, Nov. 16-17, will be asked to create a committee to study why their numbers have been diminishing in recent years—and what can be done to reverse the trend.

Texas WMU interim leader advises caution, prayer in search for director

The Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas board of directors must step forward and be guided by prayer in their search for a director, Nelda Seal, interim executive director-treasurer for the WMU of Texas, told the board’s October meeting.

Cuban Baptists released from jail

Two Cuban Baptist leaders held two weeks while authorities investigated what they regarded suspicious economic activity have reportedly been released from jail.

Around the State

 Hardin-Simmons University presented awards to several alumni during homecoming activities Oct. 15-16. Joe Sharp received the John J. Keeter Jr.

On the Move

Jason Anderson to Trinity Church in Sherman as pastor, where he was youth minister.

Texas Tidbits

Baptist University of the Americas will host a breakfast during the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting to celebrate BGCT’s role in Hispanic education, Nov. 17.

Baptist Briefs: IMB dips into contingency funds

International Mission Board Treasurer David Steverson told trustees of the agency the mission board faces a budget shortfall “crisis.”
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