Hospital serving up hope

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Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas is serving hope to people who eat in its facilities.

As part of its participation in Texas Hope 2010, the hospital is using 15,000 tray liners that encourage Christians to pray for people around them, care for those in need and share the gospel – the three pillars of the Baptist General Convention of Texas initiative aimed at sharing the hope of Christ with every Texan by Easter 2010.

David Cross, director of the hospital’s chaplaincy department, said he hopes the liners inspire believers, but also catch the eye of non-believers, creating avenues through which the gospel can be shared or lowering barriers so others can share the hope of Christ.

“This is a way to emphasize the concepts of praying, caring and sharing,” he said. “We intend for it to heighten the curiosity of patients or family members who might be standing there feeding a patient so when they are exposed to other materials such as a CD passed out in their neighborhood a light bulb might go on that we are loving them by serving them.”

The hospital is the latest BGCT-affiliated institution to participate in Texas Hope 2010. For more information about the initiative, visit www.texashope2010.com.

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