GALVESTON – In the wake of Hurricane Ike, several Texas Baptist churches are stepping up to help First Baptist Church of South Houston through the recovery process. On Nov. 23, the congregation did the same for a church here. Full Story »

BaptistWay Press is offering a free devotional for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Full Story »

DALLAS –National Woman’s Missionary Union Foundation gave Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas $10,000 Nov. 19 to be used for the continuing relief and recovery effort following Hurricane Ike. Full Story »

BROWNWOOD – This deer season, hunters are taking aim at hunger thanks to a local ministry.

Through a new initiative called The Deer Project, hunters can donate processed deer meat to Good Samaritan Ministries to feed the hungry. Since the Nov. 1 start of deer season, more than 1,600 pounds of deer meat have been donated to the ministry, which is partially supported by the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger. Full Story »

SAN ANTONIO – Baptist Child & Family Services’ Preparation for Adult Living program was recently awarded a new contract through the Department of Family and Protective Services to expand its transitional living program to include all of South Texas. Full Story »

FORT WORTH — Including mentally-challenged children and adults in church ministry presents unique difficulties and opportunities. At the Baptist General Convention of Texas 2008 annual meeting, pastors and church members gathered for a workshop called, “Reaching the Most Neglected Group of Texans: The Mentally Challenged” to learn how their churches could respond effectively to this need in ministry. Full Story »

FORT WORTH – Rather than plead for people to get involved in mission work, Mary Carpenter, assistant professor of Christian studies at Howard Payne University, believes churches would better benefit by listening, equipping and releasing. Full Story »