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Texas Hope 2010 effort must be based on prayer, bathed in prayer

Texas Hope 2010 is possible, but not without God’s people spending ample time on their knees, said Paul Powell, dean emeritus of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, during a workshop at the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.
       

Fort Worth church helps foster teens’ transition to adulthood

University Baptist Church in Fort Worth is providing 18- to 21-year-old young adults who have aged out of the foster-care system much-needed support as they begin life on their own.
       

Judge in Tajikistan orders Baptist church to close

A judge in Tajikistan has ordered a Baptist church in the capital city, Dushanbe, to cease meetings in a private home, saying that housing codes and a new religion law require houses of worship to register with the government.
       

Grand jury to review police shooting of Georgia minister

A north Georgia prosecutor says he will let a grand jury decide whether to bring criminal charges against undercover police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Baptist minister during a botched drug sting.
       

Baptist state conventions feeling effects of economy

Feeling the effects of a bad economy, several Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated state and regional conventions reduced budgets in annual meetings held in recent weeks across the nation.
       

Leaders seek to end Texas hunger by 2015

Federal, state and local leaders in the fight against hunger gathered for a hunger summit at Baylor University to begin a discussion they hope will spark actions to end food insecurity in Texas by 2015.
       

Baptist agency offers training for Moldova’s foster parents

Foster parents in Moldova recently received parenting training, thanks to Children’s Emergency Relief International, the overseas division of Baptist Child & Family Services.
       

Wayland student perseveres after accident to pursue degree

After a devastating car crash followed by years of relearning all the basic functions of self-sufficiency, Beau Bishop is a senior at Wayland Baptist University and on track for a degree.
       

Chaplains lead service for parents whose children died in infancy

Each fall, chaplains in Baylor’s pastoral care and counseling department lead a memorial service for the benefit of parents whose children died in infancy.
       

Holidays hurt, but grieving Christians can find solace in God

Loss of a loved one through death creates trauma, but emotions surrounding that loss can be particularly close to the surface during the holidays.

       

Goal set at Baylor summit: End food insecurity in Texas by 2015

Federal, state and local leaders in the fight against hunger gathered for a hunger summit at Baylor University to begin a discussion they hope will spark actions to end food insecurity in Texas by 2015.
       
 
 

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