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The story of Yana: Abandoned, rescued, and now victorious
by Willie Gendke on January 29, 2015 in bible drill and speakers tournament
When Leroy and Willie Gendke signed up to deliver containers of humanitarian aid to Ukraine with Texas Baptist Men, they did not realize God would have a child with a cleft palate waiting for them. Willie shares the remarkable journey that has taken place over the last 18 years as she has learned to care for her daughter, Yana, and watched her defy odds and become a victor at the 2014 National Speakers' Tournament.
Yana was born in Latugeno, Ukraine and abandoned in the hospital. She had a severe cleft palate and lip. When I found her, she was 6-weeks-old and had lost more than half her birth weight.
The nurses did not...
State Youth Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament Winners Named
by Kalie Lowrie on May 15, 2014 in bible drill and speakers tournament
The 2014 Texas Baptist State Youth Bible Drill and Speakers Tournament was held at the Baptist Building on May 2 and 3. There were 82 participants from 29 churches who competed over the weekend.
Overall, for 2014, there were 991 participants in Texas Baptist Bible Drill and Speakers Tournaments from 130 churches competing in six regional events. The highest-scoring youth from each region traveled to Dallas for the annual state competition.
State Winners included:
Youth Bible Drill (7-9th grades) 1st Place - Zachary Gray, First Baptist Church, Allen 2nd Place (tie) - Megan Shipman, First Baptist Church, Allen 2nd Place (tie)...