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On the Move

James Anaya to Bethel Church in Ingleside as pastor, where he had been interim.

Texas Tidbits: Intercultural specialist joins BGCT staff

Mark Heavener has joined the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff as intercultural specialist to help start and develop ethnic churches, particularly in the Houston area.

Parents of adopted child seek to help him learn his blended heritage

Eighteen-month-old Milo is one-half Hispanic, one-fourth Anglo and one-fourth African-American. His adoptive parents, Jaime and Renee Baeza of Leander, are Hispanic. They want to ensure he learns about his blended heritage.

Historic Anabaptist writings to be available online

Writings of Balthasar Hubmaier, one of the most well-known and respected Anabaptist theologians of the Reformation, soon will be available for online research, thanks to a project of European Baptist scholars.

Family completed through foster-to-adopt program

The long journey of Timothy and Karen LeRoy of San Antonio to adoptive parenthood  was finalized this month through Baptist Child & Family Services’ foster-to-adopt program.

Baptist Briefs: Chick-fil-A founder honored

Baptist layman Truett Cathy, founder of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, was named the 2008 winner of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.

Adoption: A calling or command?

The church is being challenged with questions of duty when it comes to orphan care and adoption. Do Christians have a responsibility to adopt?

HOME AT LAST: Adoptive parents and child are united


David McDurham, young adult minister at First Baptist Church in Arlington, and his wife, Amy, a mediation facilitator and  therapist in the church’s counseling center, found that the illogical became logical on the journey to international adoption.

President Bush awarded for fight against AIDS

President Bush was recognized on the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day for his international efforts to fight the spread of AIDS.

Baptist Health Foundation uses ‘God’s money’ to meet healthcare needs

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio began with a clear sense of mission—make grants to meet healthcare needs in eight South Texas counties. Four years and more than $15.8 million later, 236 organizations in the region have benefited.

Texas Hope 2010 commitment day set for January 11

On Jan. 11--Texas Hope 2010 commitment day-- the BGCT is asking every Texas Baptist congregation to commit to continue praying for their neighborhoods, caring for the people there and sharing the hope of Christ with the people they know.

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