Obama election not the Promised Land, but getting closer, black ministers say

Barack Obama’s election as the first African-American president of the United States does not mean Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of racial justice has been fully realized—but it’s a lot closer to reality than ever before, some black religious leaders said.

On the Move

Christopher Cook to First Church in North Zulch as pastor.

Five Peruvian villagers stayed, kneeled & prayed

The Peruvian village of Huancané is an easy place to do all the right ministry things, but it is a very difficult place to see results.

Nontraditional ministry opportunities abound in Europe

Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, led a group of pastors to Krakow, Poland, to explore how nontraditional churches can put their faith into action alongside International Mission Board workers in the region.

Baptist agency continues ministry to Sri Lanka’s orphans

Four years after thw tsunami, Baptist Child & Family Services' Children’s Emergency Relief International has been asked by the government of Sri Lanka to establish the country’s first foster care system.

TBM, CBF provide hunger relief for North Korea

North Koreans suffering from a food shortage in their nation have received $30,000 worth of food and grain provided by Texas Baptist Men and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Texas Tidbits: BCFS coffeehouse receives funds for expansion

Guadalupe Street Coffee, part of the Baptist Child & Family Services community ministries program, will receive nearly $200,000 in economic development funding from San Antonio’s Avenida Guadalupe Association to invest in expansion and improvements to the building that houses the west side coffeehouse.

One-time acquaintances are friends for life–literally

A bone marrow transplant saved the life of Bob Hogberg, mechanical maintenance manager at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

UHMB students ‘Reaching Out’ in service

Students from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor spent a recent Saturday clearing out storage rooms, washing dishes, moving heavy boxes and generally cleaning the facilities of service agencies throughout Bell County as part of the university’s Reaching Out community initiative.

UMHB students help Vidor residents recover from Hurricane Ike

A junior economics student at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor recently rallied support to help clean up areas devastated by Hurricane Ike.

Veteran recalls ‘divine appointments’ in waning days of WWII

BarkerMoody Barker of Mesquite was transferred to the Pacific in the final days of World War II, where he experienced what he considers two “divine appointments.”

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