Archive for August, 2008

Missions Photo Contest: From early to late

August 31, 2008

BCFS-Bird-Mexico-09-150

Originally uploaded by cabird

American are still rare visitors to Currachitos, Mexico so the village children hung around from early to late–and helped stack the bricks that resulted from the join labor of the villagers and the CERI volunteers.

Baptist Child and Family Services

To see the entire submission group to this point, you may click this link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/missionsphotocontest/pool/show/.

We’d love to have you submit some photos from your involvement in missions over the last year. Deadline is September 1. Contest details are here: http://www.bgct.org/texasbaptists/Page.aspx?pid=5092.

Bawcom to step down as UMHB president

August 31, 2008

Before I get too far into disaster relief coverage, I want to note that late Friday Dr. Bawcom announced he will be stepping down as UMHM president. For all the details, click here.

Disaster relief update

August 30, 2008

In what will probably be the first of many disaster relief updates, Texas Baptist Men has four feeding units active and serving, one each in Marshall, Longview, Lufkin and Bryan. It has eight shower units spread across the state to support shelters and relief workers. Churches across East Texas are making their facilities available for use.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Buckner is evacuating people from its retirement home in Beaumont. I don’t have an update on patients at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

As Texas Baptists are known to do, they are putting reaching to people in need of help. Please be in prayer for the people evacuating the coastline and for the volunteers who seek to help them.

I’ll try to make this blog the most up to date site as far as Texas Baptist activities related to Gustav response. It’s going to be tough as I’ll be running in several different directions, but I’ll do the best I can.

At this point, it appears this is going to require a sizable relief effort for some time. To do this requires some significant resources. Please prayerfully consider giving to disaster response through the BGCT by clicking here or through TBM by clicking here.

Missions Photo Contest: Like Little Children

August 30, 2008

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Originally uploaded by cnewby89

You find that when students start to let down there guard a change begins to happen with the children. The chaos or should I say play time began when Elliott was wrestled to the ground by a couple of the kids. To know that someone cares enough to open themselves up and share the love of God to a child makes a huge impact on one of these little ones.

Matthew 18:2-5
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.

March 17, 2008
Reynosa Mexico
UNT BSM

To see the entire submission group to this point, you may click this link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/missionsphotocontest/pool/show/.

We’d love to have you submit some photos from your involvement in missions over the last year. Deadline is September 1. Contest details are here: http://www.bgct.org/texasbaptists/Page.aspx?pid=5092.

Missions Photo Contest: Praying Outside the Big Blue Tent

August 29, 2008

Praying Outside the Big Blue Tent

Originally uploaded by webecreekin

Ryan Arnold, a sponsor for the UMHB mission trip to England, prays for the 4-5,000 people that will fill the tent later that night. May 5-17, 2008.

To see the entire submission group to this point, you may click this link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/missionsphotocontest/pool/show/.

We’d love to have you submit some photos from your involvement in missions over the last year. Deadline is September 1. Contest details are here: http://www.bgct.org/texasbaptists/Page.aspx?pid=5092.

Engage conference dates set

August 28, 2008

The web folks just showed me the new web sites for the Engage, Radical Engage and Engage XP evangelism conferences. Pretty cool stuff. Check it out at www.bgct.org/engage. The site includes all the featured speakers and conference dates.

Right now conferences are planned in Grapevine, Belton, Harlingen, Beaumont/Orange, Amarillo, Lubbock, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston and Midland/Odessa. Plenty of good stuff there. Mark your calendars now.

Steve Vernon nominated to be associate executive director

August 28, 2008

This afternoon the BGCT Executive Board was told Steve Vernon will be nominated to serve as BGCT associate executive director/missions coordinator. I can’t claim to be Steve’s best friend, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard say a bad word about him. He’s just a pleasant guy to be around.

I think everyone who reads this blog knows who Steve is, but here’s a link to a story with some background information.

Missions Photo Contest: Mission Waco

August 28, 2008

Waco6

Originally uploaded by richlandbsm

Mission Waco
May ’08
UTD BSM

To see the entire submission group to this point, you may click this link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/missionsphotocontest/pool/show/.

We’d love to have you submit some photos from your involvement in missions over the last year. Deadline is September 1. Contest details are here: http://www.bgct.org/texasbaptists/Page.aspx?pid=5092.

Missions Photo Contest: Team Roping

August 27, 2008

BSCC 6 Team Roping

Originally uploaded by bootsnsaddle

Boots-N-Saddle Cowboy Church Arena Grand Opening-Team Roping.
Arena Events are a way to share God’s word with the Western Hertiage individual. April 2008

To see the entire submission group to this point, you may click this link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/missionsphotocontest/pool/show/.

We’d love to have you submit some photos from your involvement in missions over the last year. Deadline is September 1. Contest details are here: http://www.bgct.org/texasbaptists/Page.aspx?pid=5092.

TBM going to Republic of Georgia

August 27, 2008

DALLAS – A seven-person Texas Baptist Men team is headed to the Republic of Georgia to feed people affected by the fighting there.

The team will help set up a kitchen and feed people in Gori, Georgia. Russian troops have pulled back to a position six miles outside Gori and continue to control access to Georgia’s key port at Poti, according to the AFP news service. Russians also are manning positions in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, two provinces that have sought independence from Georgia. The Russians also have left “peacekeepers” in a buffer zone they created inside Georgia.

To support this effort, send checks designated “disaster relief” to Texas Baptist Men at 5351 Catron, Dallas 75227.

With additional reporting by Mark Kelly, assistant editor for Baptist Press.


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