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Much of this month has been focused on reaching out to the forgotten ones, to the elderly among us. But there is another group that is closely related to the elderly who also need love, encouragement and a helping hand – the caregivers.

During the Fellowship Hall podcast for this month, Amy Hanson, a gerontologist and passionate Christ follower focused on helping the church reach out to older adults, mentioned that caregivers often need just as much love and support as the elderly they are attending. Full Story »

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Only a few church members can say they’ve studied God’s word while airborne! And that includes a few church members from First Baptist Church of Huntsville, Ala. Full Story »

CHILDREN

CHURCH/STATE

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

EDUCATION

ENERGY RATE CASE

ENVIRONMENT

GAMBLING

HEALTH

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

HUNGER & POVERTY

IMMIGRATION

PAYDAY LENDING

REDISTRICTING

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The Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger provides funds to purchase food for the hungry and to help people escape from poverty. The Offering functions as a network of care connecting resources from individuals, churches and organizations with ministries that provide critical hunger and poverty relief and development services.  The following post is a reflection from an individual impacted by a ministry funded by this Offering. To search for similar mission opportunities to get involved in go to texasbaptists.org/beonmission.

The Midland Baptist CRISIS Center is a cooperative ministry whose mission is to consider and address the needs of the marginalized and poor of Midland.  Full Story »

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For the elderly, they often feel forgotten, feel excluded from the world. But A Time to Share, a ministry started by Jerry and Nancy Haning and their daughter Ashley Shadbolt, is bringing Christmas cheer and a loving touch to senior adults in need in the Amarillo area. Full Story »

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For three years on each Friday, Judy* went to visit a sweet, homebound lady who was in her early 90s. Sometimes the two women would have lunch together. Other times Judy would just visit with the lady or take on a few errands she needed to run. Full Story »

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To be involved in ministry for the elderly and homebound, you first have to find them. So how do you make that happen? Here are a few ideas to get you connected to the elderly in your community. Full Story »