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Houmphanh Vongsurith: A former prisoner of the Communists returns to feed orphans, heal the sick

Never did I dream I would come to America, but God himself has a plan for my life. He freed me from a brainwashing camp in Southeast Asia, where I was imprisoned for five and a half years after the Communists invaded the country.

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In Touch: Easter at First Baptist in Georgetown

I spent Easter Sunday at First Baptist Church of Georgetown.

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Kathy Hillman: What happens in Austin doesn’t stay in Austin

Sometimes, questions have more than one answer. A friend asked why I attended the Christian Life Commission Advocacy Day at the Texas capitol. Partly, I registered because of those who encouraged me. But mostly I wanted to know what happens in Austin.

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Richard Ray: Plan to attend the WMU and bivocational/ small-church meetings

The Bivocational/Small Church Association has a long history of support from the Texas Woman’s Missionary Union. We always are grateful for the support WMU has provided to those serving on the small-church mission field.

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Kathy Hillman: #LoveMomEndHunger one action at a time

How do we teach our children about hunger? How can they grasp the disparity between themselves and nearly 12.5 million hungry children in America or 805 million chronically undernourished worldwide?

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In Touch: Visiting three great churches

I visited three great churches last week - Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving,  First Baptist Church of Decatur and Cedar Cross Country Church in Alvarado.

Kathy Hillman: Unlimited Possibilities

Kathy Hillman: Unlimited Possibilities

As a child, books stretched my world. When I was sick and lost my perfect Sunday school attendance, Mother stopped the tears with Little Women. I’ve celebrated National Library Week as long as I can remember.

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Kathy Hillman: ‘Hallelujah! Christ arose!’

On Palm Sunday, our church provides palm fronds for each child. After the story, we walk around the room, waving the branches, chanting, “Hosanna! Hail King Jesus!”


Richard Ray: Pray for Danny and Donna Rogers

The Bivocational/Small Church Association has many servant leaders who give of their time, energy and resources to this group.

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In Touch: Presiding over prayer in the Texas Senate

I have had the privilege of preaching at two wonderful churches recently: Christian Family Baptist Church in San Antonio and First Baptist Church of Carrollton.

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Kathy Hillman: Dos hermanos en Cristo, living the difference

Dos hermanos en Cristo. Two ordinary men extraordinarily used by God. God called Robert to Christian ministry. He called Archímedes to ministry as a Christian.


Kathy Hillman: Deep roots … living legacy

I am not part of the Baptist family today because of my roots. I choose to be Baptist because I have prayed, studied and determined I am Baptist by belief.

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In Touch: Hosting Texas Baptists Camp managers

It was our pleasure to host the Texas Baptists Camp managers in your Baptist Building.

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Richard Ray: Snapshot visit can evaluate church’s strengths and weaknesses

One of the ways the Bivocational/Small Church Association serves churches is to make a snapshot visit to a church to see and hear the needs within that congregation.

Kathy Hillman: Breaking down defenses during spring break

Kathy Hillman: Breaking down defenses during spring break

During spring break, nearly 1,500 teens and young adults will serve through Texas Baptists’ Collegiate Ministries or Disaster Recovery.

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