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Israel’s Messianic Jews wary of stepped-up persecution

A decades-old harassment of Messianic Jews by anti-missionary zealots in Isreal has intensified in recent years, as ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups dedicated to stopping missionary activity have grown stronger and more confident.
       

Trip to Myanmar prompts launch of Karen refugee church in Austin

More than 1,000 Karen refugees from Myanmar—formerly called Burma—moved to Austin in recent years. Now  Baptists in the area have started a church focused on reaching them.

 

       

CERI completes decade delivering hope to orphans in Eastern Europe

For a decade, volunteers from throughout the United States have spent their Christmas vacations in Eastern Europe making the harsh winter a little warmer for orphans.
       

In 2010 predictions, Pat Robertson says America under God's wrath

Pat RobertsonReligious broadcaster Pat Robertson said God's wrath is looming over a nation headed for economic ruin in his annual predictions for the coming year Jan. 4 on "The 700 Club."

       

Around the State

Dillon International will present a free adoption information meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Buckner Children’s Home Campus in Dallas.
       

On the Move

Bill Anderson has completed an interim pastorate at First Church in Sulphur Springs.
       

Economic impact tops list of 2009 Texas Baptist news stories

Ministries impacted by recession. Texas Hope 2010. A shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Those were just some of the key news events involving Texas Baptists in 2009.
       

Baptist deaths in 2009

A number of widely known Baptists passed away in 2009. Here are some of the most newsworthy.
       

Breckenridge Village residents teach nursing students

For the third consecutive year, residents from Breckenridge Village of Tyler have served as subject matter experts for nearly 100 nursing students each semester at the University of Texas at Tyler.
       

Texas Baptists engage in partnerships at global meetings in Colombia

A handful of Texas Baptists traveled to Colombia to participate in Ethnê, a tri-annual meeting that brings together Christian mission organizations and churches from across the world to testify about God’s activity, discuss methods of spreading the gospel among unreached people groups and rally continued global advancement of the gospel.
       

David Crowder and his band stay true to their first love in Waco

The David Crowder Band released their fifth album, Church Music, and made the album available on a vinyl record, which includes a code to provide owners the ability to download a digital version of the record.
       
 
 

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