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North Texas Giving Day

Baptist Student Ministry in north Texas sometimes takes on unique forms. The BSM at Eastfield College is a prime example. BSM operates through a partnership between Texas BSM, Dallas Baptist Association, and Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church. Shiloh’s Youth Minister Andrew Simmons volunteers as the BSM Director. Funding for a BSM like the one at Eastfield is extremely lean and there are 5 other campuses in Dallas County with a BSM just like the one at Eastfield. These schools don’t have an alumni base to draw support from.

There is an opportunity today to make a differenceon one of these campuses. Gifts made through “North Texas Giving Day” will help us share the Gospel with students on local college campuses. You can find out more about this “get up & give” opportunity by:
  1. Going to NorthTexasGivingday.org
  2. Selecting Baptist General Convention of Texas
  3. Designate your gift for Dallas/Collin Metro BSM or enter the name of a college or university in our area.
The BSM at The University of North Texas is still operating out of a building that was built in 1960 to serve 6500 students. It has served its purpose with great distinction. However, the building is old and needs extensive repair. It is now time for a new building. One that will provide opportunities of ministry for a work that is uniquely positioned on a growing campus mission field of 36,000 students, which includes the privileged opportunity to present the story of Jesus to thousands of students from around the world.

The BSMs at The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas at Dallas have a few things in common. They are both poised to impact a large number of students and they both have a high percentage of International students. 23% of the total enrollment at UTD are international students. During the first week of classes several BSM students at UTD met Lucy and Yorick, who recently arrived in Texas from China. These students have taken Lucy and Yorik out to lunch and are building a Christ-sharing relationship with them.

Pausing & Praying with you,

Texas BSM

Ways to Pray

Eastfield Prayers: Please PRAY that God would move potential donors to see the harvest fields on these types of campuses.

UNT Prayers: Here are three things you can do.

  1. Pray! Pray that the remainder of the funds needed is donated and students are reached with the Gospel.
  2. Give! You can give individually or corporately as a church.
  3. Tell! Tell others about this worthy God-sized effort.

UTA & UTD Prayers: PRAY that these conversations will continue among American college students and international college students studying alongside one another
on our campuses.

PRAY for Andrew and the other Dallas and Collin County BSM workers like him: Marty Earls, Jonathan Galvan, Kyle Essary, Ellyn Favors, and Cody andKasey Mahan.