Hardin-Simmons University took a significant step toward blanketing its campus with the gospel Oct. 13.
The HSU Baptist Student Ministries distributed roughly 500 Texas Hope 2010 multimedia compact discs, an initial step in putting a gospel CD in the hands of each of its roughly 2,300 students.
The CDs are part of Texas Hope 2010, an initiative designed to challenge Texas Baptists to share the gospel with every person in the state by Easter 2010. The CDs are being produced as a resource for churches by the Baptist General Convention of Texas. In addition to testimonies of hope found in the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, the CDs also include a link to download the New Testament in more than 300 languages.
Students received the CDs during a special chapel service October 13 as part of HSU’s celebration of 400 years of Baptist history. George Mason, senior pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, offered a sermon entitled “The Baptist Witness: Making All Things New.” The service was part of the two-day “Baptists@400: Celebrating the Past…Imagining the Future” event.
“Tuesday’s chapel service was the perfect time to distribute these resources to students,” said James Stone, HSU’s director of church relations. “What better way to celebrate our Baptist identity than to help share the gospel message.” Read more …