The mission of the Church in an ever-changing world
by Gerald Davis on April 27, 2015 in great commandment
God continues His mission of redeeming, restoring and reconciling the world unto Himself. His ultimate goal is to transform the world to what He originally intended. Can you imagine a community, a place where nothing is missing, nothing is broken and everything is as it should be? God is in the process of bringing His Shalom (His wholeness) to broken communities and into individual lives. God is very aware that His creation is in a fallen and broken state, and He is at work to heal and restore His creation.
God is an unchanging God, although his creation continues to evolve and change. A changing world should then cause God's...
Live the Difference: in disaster recovery
by Gerald Davis on November 10, 2014 in
This year's Annual Meeting theme is "Live the Difference." We asked several individuals what it looks like to live the difference in their day-to-day lives. Here's what Gerald Davis, Disaster Recovery and development specialist, had to say:
Being the Dallas Cowboy fan that I am, I appreciate the complement which is usually made by a player to a coach or the coaching staff, which is generally made after a win, that says "the coach(es) had an excellent game plan which put us in the right position to make the play(s) and allowed us to win the game." Living the difference, for me is like that. I'm so grateful to God for allowing me to...
Congratulations to Texas Baptists Shalom Builders
by Gerald Davis on October 3, 2014 in great commandment
Thank You Texas Baptists Shalom Builders. Several of the homes in West that were adopted by the Shalom Builders are almost done and are in the final stages of being completed. Homes located at 1506 Regan, 409 College, and 1341 Marable are in the home stretch. The families are anxious, excited and almost ready to move in. Home dedications are being planned. Final inspections are taking place and move-in dates are being scheduled.
Some of these families are still in need of appliances and furniture and can be adopted by contacting the TBDR office via the contact information below. Thanks to the Hope Plantation Turf Company which is...
CCDA vision trip to McAllen
by Gerald Davis on August 28, 2014 in for the children
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things. Romans 10:15
Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery hosted a leadership group of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) on a vision trip to the border which allowed the group to see first-hand the crisis plaguing the unaccompanied minors and family units along the U.S. Border in McAllen, Texas. The group witnessed how God is at work in the midst of the crisis along the border.
Although the situation appears to be bleak and many children, youth and adults suffer through the journey, the hand of God is obviously at work as He carries hundreds of lives to...
Loving Eagle Pass is well underway
by Gerald Davis on June 26, 2014 in disaster
On Sunday, June 22, 75 pairs of hands and feet descended upon Eagle Pass, Texas to tackle 16 projects representing families recovering from the June 2013 flooding.
Eager and willing volunteers from Lawn Baptist Church (Abilene), First Baptist Church Pasadena and Oak Ridge Baptist Church - Grace House Ministry (Corpus Christi) responded to the call and are here. Outstanding work is being done in repairing roofs, hanging sheet-rock, painting, mud/muck-out, Vacation Bible School, and more as they are being the presence of Christ across Eagle Pass. Texas Baptist Disaster Recovery is partnering with Iglesia Bautista Peniel Church...
Needs from disaster area apparent as school starts
by Gerald Davis on August 5, 2013 in great commandment
The pastors in Eagle Pass are intent on helping families recover from the recent flooding in Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras. Their immediate need is to supply families with needed items like household goods, furniture, bedding, school supplies & back packs to replace items that were lost in the flood. Eagle Pass is also in need of volunteers to help replace sheet rock and reconstruct homes that were damaged by the flooding.
Donated supplies should be sent to: Iglesia Bautista Peniel Pastor - Felipe Garcia 1595 Juanita Drive Eagle Pass, Texas 78852
Pastor Garcia is identifying families in his community that need the help so that...