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When Terrell O’Brien was just a young boy growing up on a farm in the Texas Panhandle, art became a major part of his life. He loved to sketch the scenes that unfolded before his eyes each day on his family farm, but little did he know then that his talent and love of art would allow him to share the gospel with a people states away years later. Full Story »

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On May 22nd, an EF5 tornado struck Joplin, Missouri resulting in widespread death and destruction. In response, Texas Baptists is sending a team of about 160 volunteers to meet the needs of residents there. Follow the team by reading field reports from Elizabeth Biedrzycki on texasbaptists.org/shareFacebook, and Twitter. This mission opportunity is the first in a series of projects soon to be available at beonmission.org, Texas Baptists’ online global missions locator.

Every Joplin resident has a story to tell.  Some stories are hopeful, but some are extremely gruesome and full of pain.  Many residents described their experience on the evening of the tornado as a terrible nightmare.  A family losing their home, a woman losing her most prized possession, a father losing his son, there is story after story of loss.  However, hope is just as present.  With as many painful stories that were shared, there were just as many hopeful outlooks on this harsh reality. Full Story »

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The 2011 BGCT Annual Meeting housing block opened at 8:30 AM on Monday, July 25. For more information go to texasbaptists.org/annualmeeting and click on “Hotels”. Please make reservations directly with the hotel, and remember to request the “BGCT” block when you call. Full Story »

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On May 22nd, an EF5 tornado struck Joplin, Missouri resulting in widespread death and destruction. In response, Texas Baptists is sending a team of about 160 volunteers to meet the needs of residents there. Follow the team by reading field reports from Elizabeth Biedrzycki on texasbaptists.org/share, Facebook, and Twitter. This mission opportunity is the first in a series of projects soon to be available at beonmission.org, Texas Baptists’ online global missions locator.

Yesterday was eye opening. As our volunteers sorted through the rubble of an almost destroyed low-income apartment complex, they uncovered children’s toys, jewelry, bill folds, legal documents, high school class rings and many other personal things of the previous residents. It was an emotional experience to see these uncovered treasured objects of these families. As the teams of volunteers found these items they placed them on the curb in front of the complex, so that they could be collected and given to those to whom they belong. Full Story »

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On May 22nd, an EF5 tornado struck Joplin, Missouri resulting in widespread death and destruction. In response, Texas Baptists is sending a team of about 160 volunteers to meet the needs of residents there. Follow the team by reading field reports from Elizabeth Biedrzycki on texasbaptists.org/share, Facebook, and Twitter. This mission opportunity is the first in a series of projects soon to be available at beonmission.org, Texas Baptists’ online global missions locator.

On Monday night Christians from all around Texas gathered together at Galena Assembly of God to gear up for a full week of service.  Each team leader was given an opportunity to talk about why they decided to join our disaster relief team and introduce each of their volunteers.  It was a humbling moment to listen to each of their hearts for serving others and eagerness to get out there and start working.  God has obviously begun a work in the hearts of these volunteers. Full Story »

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To create, to participate in art is an act of “mingling with God,” according to Justin Nygren, former pastor and co-founder of Dallas-based Art Love Magic. Creating, at its essence, is a way for faith to meet real life.

“If I don’t create, I die inside. I find myself going crazy. I find myself losing touch with my relationship with God. I find myself slipping. It’s bread in a sense to me, almost on a level of the discipline of studying the scriptures. It’s an act of co-creation and mingling with God.” Full Story »

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AUSTIN – Ken Hall, chief executive officer of Buckner International since 1994, announced his retirement from the Dallas-based organization during a July 22 meeting of the board of trustees. His retirement is effective April 30, when President Albert Reyes will become CEO. Full Story »