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WMU Foundation awards $163,445 for missions support

The Birmingham, Ala., -based WMU Foundation board of trustees recently awarded $163,445 to boost missions work in North America and around the world.
       

CERI volunteers meet medical, dental needs in rural Nigeria

Volunteer health care professionals treated about 1,200 orphaned children and needy families in Nigeria during a trip with Children’s Emergency Relief International.
       

Anglo church responds to ‘mission field across the street’

For 10 years, Buckner International has partnered with Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas to serve the Spanish-speaking children and families in a community near the church through the Amigos de Dios mission.
       

Gregory inducted into MLK International College of Preachers

Morehouse College President Robert Franklin recently inducted Joel Gregory, professor at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, into the Martin Luther King Jr. International College of Preachers.
       

Small-town students make big impact on children’s home campus

Volunteers from the East Texas town of Garrison traveled to Round Rock to deliver much-needed food items and provide some hard labor at Texas Baptist Children's Home.
       

Student ministries intern touches the world—from Plainview

A year-long outreach effort with international students at Wayland Baptist University culminated recently in a trip to Austin and San Antonio.
       

Southern Seminary closing School of Church Music

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is closing its 65-year-old School of Church Music and Worship, combining it with the School of Leadership and Church Ministry into a new School of Church Ministries.
       

Texas WMU elects new president, challenged to ‘walk victoriously’ through rubble

Joy Fenner
For the first time in Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas history, the organization elected a president who was nominated from the floor. Continuing the change that has characterized the organization in recent months, Texas WMU at it annual meeting in Dallas elected as president Texas WMU Executive Director Emeritus Joy Fenner of Gaston Oaks Baptist Church in Dallas.
       

On the Move

Scott Arant has resigned as pastor of First Church in Bloomington.
       

Texas Tidbits: UNT to offer Hebrew

The University of North Texas in Denton has broadened its Hebrew language program to include biblical Hebrew.
       

Former SBC president 'concerned' about Rick Warren's comments on gay marriage

A former president of the Southern Baptist Convention said he is "deeply concerned" about comments by Purpose Driven Life author Rick Warren that a recent court decision allowing gay marriage is not part of his agenda.
       
 
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