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Around the State

Paisano Baptist Encampment will hold its 89th consecutive general encampment beginning July 26 and running through lunch July 31.

Baptist Briefs

Delegates to the American Baptist Churches USA biennial meeting in Pasadena, Calif., torpedoed a major restructuring backed by denominational officials but criticized by some leaders and churches.

Highest freedom is freely giving self to God, Baptist historian says

Baptists must aspire to the kind of freedom that leads them to relinquish their autonomy to God, historian Walter Shurden told participants at the William H. Whitsitt Baptist Heritage Society’s annual meeting.

Handful of Ethiopian Christians grow into denomination

Lauralee Lindholm and husband Ray Windsor Park Baptist Church in DeSoto returned to Ethiopia after 20 years to find a growing Baptist population.

Del Rio congregation uses recreation to reach community

Ruben Chairez, pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista in Del Rio, wants to meet his community’s spiritual needs through recreation.

Jazz Messengers bring music to ‘forgotten’ people

A musical group from Tyler used their talents to show a community in Peru continuing to recover from an earthquake two years ago that Christians still care for them.

Obsolete sound equipment finds new home on mission field

While the digitization of television signals June 12 garnered wide publicity, many churches were left unaware their wireless microphone systems also were affected.

On the Move

Abbey Allison to First Church in Amarillo as summer children’s intern.

At 95, instrumentalist still offering musical gift to God’s service

organistGod gave Ilene Robertson a gift, and she’s given it back Sunday after Sunday for 70 years at First Baptist Church in Paducah. Robertson, now 95, has been the church’s organist since the day the organ arrived in 1955, and before that, she was the pianist.

Hispanic Baptist church collaborates with multiple agencies to meet children’s needs

Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana is working with multiple community agencies to provide free summer programming for children in northwest Dallas in collaboration with Buckner International.

Children lead Sanger church in caring for hungry people

Children at First Baptist Church in Sanger traversed the town collecting and earning coins to put in 75 Texas-shaped banks. The money will help feed the hungry through the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger.
 
 
 
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