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Church implodes buildings to make way for project

First Baptist Church in Dallas officially has embarked—with four simultaneous Oct. 30 building implosions—on what it is calling the biggest church renovation-and-expansion project in modern history.
       

Church, hospital, nonprofits join forces to provide care for community in Mexico

The people of El Arenal, in the state of Jalisco, have to drive three hours to Guadalajara for medical care. When that information came to Pastor Juvel Garcia and his wife, Silvia, of Primera Iglesia Bautista in Gainesville, they decided something needed to be done.
       

Michael W. Smith reflects on the wonder of worship

For almost 30 years, Michael W. Smith has been taking listeners on a musical journey into the heart of worship. His newest album, Wonder, chronicles songs about life’s most heart-wrenching moments, as well as the unexpected joys.
       

Photographers capture infants’ brief lives on film

A Colorado-based group, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, sends professional photographers—if the families request them—to record the heartbreaking moments after a baby has died, preserving images sacred with the weight of life and loss. Video Included
       

‘Love makes a difference’ for children who need homes, musician insists

While performing concerts around the country, Dove Award-winning recording artist Mark Schultz often shares his testimony and personal story of adoption in hopes of raising awareness for orphan care and helping young families recognize this desperate need.
       

Small dedicated following keeps shape-note singing alive

Throughout the 1800s, the mournful harmonious sounds of a capella shape-note singing reverberated in churches throughout the South. It’s now experiencing a renaissance of sorts in Sacred Harp songbooks and conventions.
       

Resort ministry chaplains trained at Chaplain University

Thirty-one students who completed Chaplain University, a training program offered by Christian Resort Ministries International, have been endorsed and qualified for service in RV parks and other recreational settings throughout the United States.
       

Sharing faith close to home

Evangelism opportunities may not be right under every Christian’s nose, but they’re probably not much further than that—possibly even in the house next door.
       

Adoptive mother of three says not to call her a hero

STARRYMost people who meet Angela Richardson have trouble connecting her up-beat, breezy attitude to her role as a foster mother-turned-adoptive mother who cares for three emotionally wounded children. Richardson welcomes the challenge, but she resists any suggestion she’s special.

       

Singing Men of Texas touch hearts, share gospel in Ukraine


The Singing Men of North Central Texas  have returned from a concert tour of Ukraine, Oct. 17-30. The trip was not without its challenges.
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UMHB students participate in poverty simulation

In the course of 28 hours, a group of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students begged for food, dug through trashcans looking for aluminum cans and spent a night outdoors when temperatures hovered in the 40s as they participated in a poverty simulation on the Belton campus.
       
 
 
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