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ETBU students make impact from upper Midwest to South Texas

Two teams of East Texas Baptist University students spent spring break at sites 1,400 miles apart—building with a Habitat for Humanity project in Laredo and ministering in inner-city Chicago.

HBU students offer clean water, Living Water

HBU students helped drill a water well for the city of Telica, near Leon, Nicaragua, in cooperation with Living Water International.

KidsHeart volunteers build homes, share Christ along Rio Grande

Texas churches joined forces from El Paso to the Lower Rio Grande Valley during spring break to build homes and share Christ through KidsHeart, a combined effort of Buckner International and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas.

SBC ethics head lobbies in favor of coal, against cap and trade

Coal-fired power plants have received the blessing of the Southern Baptist Convention’s top lobbyist for social and moral concerns, who is urging opposition to a market-based attempt to limit greenhouse-gas emissions.

Mission Jackson County provides extreme makeover for more than 50 homes

First Baptist Church in Edna tackled 53 missions projects in 10 days during its Mission Jackson County emphasis.

Volunteers help storm victims rebuild lives out of the rubble

bricksDuring spring break, hundreds of volunteers from across the state and around the country descended on southeast Texas to continue clean-up efforts left over from Hurricane Ike.

Texas Hope: Port Lavaca Baptists will prayerwalk their city

The congregations of Port Lavaca are coming together to prayerwalk their entire city following Easter.

Students experience church planting in Canada

Bell Baptist Association’s Mission Director Tom Henderson, an adjunct instructor at UMHB, organized a class field trip to the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary. There, UMHB students shadowed church planters and received insight about Christianity in the region.

Howard Payne University names presidential search committee

Howard Payne University has appointed a committee that includes trustees, along with faculty, staff, student body and alumni representatives to search for the school’s next president.

Evolution foes score split decision in State Board of Education

After a 7-7 vote allowed expiration of a requirement that Texas high school students evaluate the “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution, the State Board of Education passed new standards calling on biology students to “analyze, evaluate and critique” scientific theories.

N.C. church, pastor minister after nursing home shooting

shootingFirst Baptist Church in Carthage, N.C., designed its fellowship hall to be used in a disaster. But church leaders expected it would be a hurricane or a flood -- not a mass shooting at a local nursing home. Officials used the hall March 29 to talk to about 300 people who had relatives at the nearby Pinelake Health and Rehab facility, where a gunman killed eight and wounded two others earlier in the day.

 
 
 
 
 
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