On April 21, roughly 24 Hispanic Baptist leaders gathered in Austin to speak with legislators about steps that could be taken to help Hispanic students attain their educational goals. The effort was the first action of the BGCT’s Hispanic Education Initiative, which is led by Gus Reyes. Gus shared the other day that the time in Austin was outstanding:
I believe that this group gave the Christian Life Commission help providing legislators with information and an understanding of the priority placed on Hispanic Education as a priority for our Executive Board. I believe that the voices of these Texas Baptists regarding their concern for education was heard by our legislators. Baptist church leaders from across the spectrum of the 5,600 BGCT churches came to Austin. The group included laity and clergy from five regions of the state, from Anglo and Hispanic churches and from urban and rural congregations.
While the effort focused on the needs of Hispanic students, I am pleased to say that progress made on the bills supported will help African American, Hispanic and all students needing academic opportunities.
If you’d like more information about the BGCT Hispanic Education Initiative, call Reyes at 888-244-9400.