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Half a year after an earthquake, Haiti has a long way to go

Haiti rubbleA mission team coordinated by Texas Baptists helping reconstruction in Haiti found the effects of the January earthquake still evident. Scenes of vibrant life and color give way to piles of dust-covered concrete and tangled rebar in a country of conspicuous contrasts.

       

Baptists still helping Haitians

Michael Akinboro of African Evangelical Baptist Church in Grand Prairie treated hundeds of patients at a clinic sponsored by Siloé Baptist Church in Grand-Goave, Haiti.  The congregation's building was ruined by an earthquake, but its ministry continues.
       

Barefoot School full of happy souls, thanks to new computer lab

Gerald Davis, director of community development for the BGCT, helped set up a summer computer lab at the TLC Barefoot School  in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, as part of a continuing Texas Baptist disaster response effort.Video Included
       

Experiencing God transformed TBM over last two decades

Principles from Experiencing God published 20 years ago transformed Texas Baptist Men from a missions program to a broad-based ministry with global outreach.
       

BJC files brief opposing sectarian prayer at government meetings

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty filed legal papers July 6 arguing that inviting religious leaders to invoke sectarian prayers a North Carolina county's board of commissioners meetings is unconstitutional.
       

Evangelical churches do better job of retaining youth, researcher says

Evangelical churches do a better job than mainline churches in keeping their young people in the faith, probably because they invest more money in youth ministry, says a Duke University professor who studies characteristics of American congregations.
       

Prayers answered as conference draws more than 5,000 youth

More than 5,000 students and youth leaders filled the Garland Special Events Center and about 450 made professions of faith in Christ at the 2010 Youth Evangelism Conference.
       

Summer camp produces blankets for children in need

Preteen student campers at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Encampment in Cedar Hill take one hour out of their week at camp to make blankets for children in need this summer.

 

       

Texas Baptist Men build home, faith in Chile

Volunteers from Texas Baptist Men traveled by truck through foggy mountains for hours to reach Nipas, a small town almost 300 miles south of Santiago. There, they worked more than two weeks to help a local pastor get back on his feet.
       

Hunger takes no summer vacation, report says

A new national report on child nutrition shows Texas has made progress expanding the reach of publicly funded summer food programs in 2009. But more work is needed to ensure that low-income children have access to nutritious food during the summer, according to the Texas Food Policy Roundtable.
       

MercyMe encourages listeners to share gospel by loving others well

For the Texas-based band MercyMe, "The Generous Mr. Lovewell" is more than just the title of their latest CD. It’s a call to action and a reminder of the need to share the gospel by loving others well.Video Included
       
 
 
 
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