19 Texas counties still need Scripture distribution leaders


Texas Baptists across the state have stepped forward to lead efforts to place Scripture in every home in their respective counties. They’re gathering teams and generating strategies to bring the gospel to every person around them.

But right now, some families won’t have the same opportunity to respond to the presentation their neighbors will receive. No one has volunteered to give it to them.

Leaders have stepped forward in 235 or Texas’s 254 counties, meaning at this point 19 counties will not be covered with Scripture. Through an initiative called Texas Hope 2010, Texas Baptists are attempting to place Scripture in every Texas home by Easter 2010.

The Baptist General Convention of Texas is looking for individuals who are willing to take the lead in distributing Scripture in the remaining 19 counties, some of which have no BGCT-affiliated church in them.

“While we rejoice for the 235 counties that have an organized plan to distribute the multimedia gospel CDs, hopefully to each home in their county, we are concerned for the 19 counties that yet have had a county leader step forward,” said Ron Herring, director of the BGCT Congregational Leadership Team.

“Some of these counties are small enough that a church, Sunday School class or concerned Baptist layperson in another area of the state could step forward and provide the funds to cover that county with the gospel message. We are running out of time. The CDs have to be ordered on Sept. 1 for January 2010 delivery. We are asking everyone who reads this to pray about what the Lord would have them to do. We are so close, we hate to see portions of our state left out of this great evangelistic opportunity.”

To learn more about taking the lead in a county, e-mail Herring at Ron.Herring@bgct.org or call him at 888-244-9400. Individuals also can donate to purchase multimedia CDs that will be distributed in a designated county by visiting www.texashope2010.com.

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