September 6th, 2012 at 2:53 pm
Would you like to put a missionary on a college campus? Buy food for hungry Texas children? Start a church that will share the gospel with those who have yet to embrace a relationship with Christ?
You can do just that – and your gift will go even further than it typically does. On Sept. 13, a portion of every gift over $25 given through Donor Bridge will be matched by a charitable foundation. All you have to do is visit the site between 7 a.m. and midnight, search for “Baptist General Convention of Texas,” click on the first search result and “Donate Now.”
That means your money will take the good news of Christ to even more people. More hearts will turn to the Lord. More people will be saved. More lives will be changed.
Will you help share the gospel across this state?
DALLAS – During their Feb. 25 meeting, the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board voted to adopt Engage24, challenging every Texas Baptist to share the gospel with at least one person on Oct. 14, 2014. Full Story »
Bread for the World has announced its 2014 Offering of Letters to United States senators and representatives. Bread does not send these letters; Bread encourages and empowers individual Christians to conduct this annual letter-writing campaign, and this often occurs through churches.
This year’s effort asks lawmakers to reform United States food aid in times of crisis and to foster long-term solutions to hunger. Specifically, it asks for legislation to pursue three goals:
1) Improve efficiency in international crisis aid by allowing more food to be bought in or near the country where it is needed and by reducing sales of American-grown food in developing countries and instead funding local projects that can provide more sustainable anti-hunger efforts.
2) Enhance the nutritional quality of food aid and better target it to vulnerable people, such as women and children in the first 1,000 days of life.
3) Protect funding for emergency and development food aid.
Bread, which is supported by the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, provides a wide variety of helpful resources to help people understand the issues related to U.S. aid and to help churches organize letter-writing campaigns. It’s a great way to lay a foundation of concern for hunger and poverty in the world, and this concern is firmly rooted in the gospel message of Jesus.
DALLAS – Texas Baptists gave more than $953,000 to the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering in 2013 to help address hunger and poverty issues around the world. Full Story »