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Baptist pastor and wife fail to reunite with kidnapped children

A Baptist pastor and his wife returned from California to their Georgia home after failing to reunite with their two children who vanished along with their maternal grandparents 20 years ago.

Hispanic Baptist leader Rudy Sanchez dies at age 72

Rudy Sanchez, a key Hispanic leader in the Baptist General Convention of Texas for decades, died Feb. 7 in Dallas. He served as the first Hispanic chairman of the BGCT Executive Board.

Around the State

East Texas Baptist University will hold “Shadow Days” for high school seniors and college transfer students Feb 12-13.

On the Move

Vernon Andrews to Friendship Church in Beeville as pastor from First Church in Pettus, where he was interim pastor.

Texas Tidbits: BaptistWay offers free adult Bible study material

BaptistWay Press is offering to churches Good News in the New Testament, a 13-session New Testament survey, for only the cost of shipping.

Texas Hope: Prayer for Big Spring households

First Baptist Church in Big Spring has pledged to pray for the 2,500 households within a one-mile radius of its facilities.

No fourth term for Hispanic Baptist president

The Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas will pass the torch of leadership at its annual meeting this summer, President Baldemar Borrego said, announcing he will not seek an unprecedented fourth term.

Baptist Briefs: GuideStone downsizes

GuideStone Financial Resources announced a workforce downsizing of 10 percent through projected attrition and a hiring freeze as part of a reduction of its 2009 budget.

Canadian courts to test the boundaries between polygamous & same-sex unions

A landmark court case will test whether Canada’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage also justifies the practice of polygamy.

CLC, Baylor School of Social Work partner for Texas Hunger Initiative

The Baylor Center for Family & Community Ministries has partnered with the Baptist General Convention of Texas Christian Life Commission to create the Texas Hunger Initiative, a project to alleviate hunger across the state by strengthening church food ministries.

Baptists in Congo seek help for ministry to refugees

A Baptist group in the Democratic Republic of Congo has appealed for help in its ministry to refugees, and an expatriate pastor in Texas wants to answer the call.

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