Notes from all over


Today I’m getting a chance to catch up on my mail. As I was looking through the newsletters I receive, it struck many how many different ways God is using Texas Baptists to advance His kingdom. Here’s a sampling from today’s batch of envelopes.

Mission Waco’s medical clinic tripled in size and added a complete health care staff Nov. 1. “This is a win-win situation for the poor in Waco,” said Allen Patterson, coo of the Family Health Center. “For a simple donation around $5 per doctor visit, anyone can get great medical care with lots of compassion.” God has used and continues to use Jimmy Dorrell, his wife and the staff of Mission Waco in amazing ways.

This summer, 26 people from the Bi-Fork Baptist Area joined with 80 others in a country-wide evangelistic effort in Belize. In eight days, more than 2,200 people prayed to receive Jesus as Lord.

In November, the Singing Men of South Texas traveled to Moldova where the group sang 13 concerts, ministered in two orphanages and provided a variety of supplies to help the ministries.

Fifty-one members from First Baptist Church in Burleson recently heped rebuild First Baptist Church in Chalmette, La. after it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. They were able to get a roof on the church’s new facility, hold a VBS and assist residents with rebuilding their homes.

This summer three teams from First Baptist Church in Waxahachie went to Guatemala. The first built 13 homes. The second ministered in an orphanage. The third worked on community development possibilities.

The Texas Baptist Offering for Hunger is supporting an effort called “The Future of the Family” in Skopje. The school provides children with the opportunity to be with other children in a class setting for the first time. These preschoolers are often undernourished and some have never even held a pencil or crayon in their hands.

Praise God for all He is doing through Texas Baptists. But we know there is much more He wants to do through us. For additional missions opportunities in Texas and abroad, visit or contact the BGCT at 888-244-9400.

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