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Movie’s themes experienced by church that produced it

Posted: 12/29/06
Facing the Giants, a film made by Sherwood Baptist Church of Albany, Ga., has played to audiences in more than a million people in 650 theaters and is now available on DVD.

Movie’s themes experienced
by church that produced it

By George Henson

Staff Writer

ALBANY, Ga.—“Nothing is impossible with God” is a recurring theme throughout Facing the Giants, a feature-length independent movie created by Sherwood Baptist Church.

Now the same theme is evident in the life of the church, where leaders plan to use proceeds from the movie’s upcoming release on DVD to fund a sports outreach facility.

       

Texas Baptist Men seek to provide pure Water of Life

Posted: 12/29/06

Texas Baptist Men seek
to provide pure Water of Life

By Barbara Bedrick

Texas Baptist Communications

ZACATECAS, Mexico—Many children in villages throughout much of the Mexican state of Zacatecas cannot drink water without swallowing arsenic and heavy metals. But Texas Baptist Men volunteers are seeking to correct that problem, one community at a time through their Agua de Vida—Water of Life—project.

Texas Baptist Men volunteers test and purify water in Zacatecas, Mexico. The men’s work in Mexico is saving the lives of people whose only source of drinking water was contaminated.

Much of the water supply in central Mexico contains heavy levels of arsenic. Thousands of indigenous people live with this danger, but children are the most vulnerable because their immune systems are not fully developed. Toxins in the water can cause skin lesions, cancer, neurological damage and even death.

       

UMHB student adds German flavor to Texas Christmas

Posted: 12/29/06
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor international student Kim Jobke stands between her American mother and sister decorating their Christmas tree while her host father looks on.

UMHB student adds German
flavor to Texas Christmas

By Jennifer Sicking

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

TEMPLE—Kim Jobke knows about celebrating Christmas with her American host family. She should. The German native, an international student at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, has celebrated with them for five years.

In Berlin, where her parents live, they open presents on Christmas Eve.

       

Volunteer builders ramp up efforts to assist the disabled

Posted: 12/29/06

Volunteer builders ramp up
efforts to assist the disabled

By George Henson

Staff Writer

PARIS—Mike Bradley and his band of volunteers enjoy building wheelchair ramps to help homebound people escape houses in which they feel imprisoned due to disability. And the builders hope the ramps become highways to heaven for some people.

Immanuel Baptist Church’s ramp-building ministry first came to mind through a study of the New Testament story of a man lowered through the roof by his friends so he might meet Jesus, Bradley noted.

Volunteers from Immanuel Baptist Church in Paris seek to offer homebound local residents freedom by building wheelchair ramps for their houses.
       

Bible Studies for Life Series for January 7: Why am I here?

Posted: 12/29/06

Bible Studies for Life Series for January 7

Why am I here?

Genesis 1:1-30

By Kenneth Lyle

       
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