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Embracing Moldova

Moldova teamDuring the amazing 11 days our mission team spent in Moldova this summer, God showed me how to build relationships with my community to show the love of Christ with others.

       

Remember and pray

This summer has been tough on Colorado. The experienced some of the most destructive forest fires in this nation’s history. And then to top it off, we witnessed one of the most senseless acts of violence this country has ever seen.
       

No satisfaction?

Every year, 55 million people travel to Orlando. Let me translate that into missionary talk: Every year, 55 million people from around the world step on our back porch for one to three weeks. They come for Disney, Universal and all of the other attractions Orlando has to offer.
       

Faithfulness through patience

One Saturday, my partner Jacey and I decided to get something to eat. While we were at the fast-food restaurant, Jacey pointed out a couple. The man was signing to his wife about what to get for dinner. I couldn’t take my eyes away.
       

Meeting needs in San Angelo

Serving with Kids Eat Free in San Angelo, I was away from home 10 long, wonderful and fun weeks. There was stress, loneliness and some frustration, but I think that has to be part of every great adventure.

       

Three life-changing hours

For three weeks, we worked on a preview for The Pursuit Church's All Star kids games.
       

Texas Baptist Forum

Allow the law-abiding citizens to be armed, and the massacres will stop, along with a lot of other crimes.
       

Quotes in the News

"If there are people who reject God or the church, Christianity or religiously inspired moral values, because of what conservative evangelical political activists do, this is disastrous from a Christian point of view." --David Gushee
       

God at work in England

LondonMy team came to help three churches with community outreach. The neighborhood where we worked was predominantly Muslim and Sikh.

       

IN TOUCH: College Station, Amarillo & Houston

Texas Baptist Executive Director David Hardage has been speaking with and listening to Texas Baptist ministers and laypeople across the state.
       

RIGHT or WRONG? Gas prices

Big oil companies are drilling, creating more jobs. But the price of gas still is rising—as are property values in areas near huge petroleum exploration. What gives?
       

DOWN HOME: Drought, sprinklers & Christian living

This is the time of year when my obsessive-compulsive and conscientious natures collide. I'm referring, of course, to my parched ponderosa, my scorched spread, my dehydrated homestead.
       

EDITORIAL: Faith: Compartmental or consistent?

Paul Ryan, Joe BidenThe candidates for vice president of the United States provide case studies in how Christians compartmentalize their faith. When they—and we—allow this to happen, expediency engulfs ethics; pragmatism pummels principle.
       

Three gold-medal days

Three days made my stay in Mexico totally worth it.
       

International ministry in Tennessee

When I arrived in Gatlinburg, Tenn., earlier this summer, I was surprised to discover it is one of the major tourist destinations of America.
       
 
 

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