August 2020


Devotional: School Days, School Days


I have a prayer reminder for the beginning of each school year that encourages me to  P.A.S.S.—Pray Always for Students and Staff. Whenever you see a school, a bus, or even school supplies, let those become prayer prompts as a reminder to pray...

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TBM Disaster Relief meets Hurricane Laura needs


As of Friday, Aug. 28, a TBM Chainsaw Unit from Orange is working locally cutting and removing broken limbs and fallen trees from the storm. They will be joined by a TBM feeding team and a TBM shower/laundry unit from Belton, which was en route on Aug. 28. ...

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Texas Baptists pray and prepare a response for Hurricane Laura


On Wed., Aug. 26, Texas Baptist leaders encouraged churches and individuals to join together in prayer for those in the path of Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 hurricane expected to make landfall along the Texas-Louisiana border Wednesday night or early Thursday morning...

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MAP Stories: Carlos and Amanda


Who would have thought that in 2020 we would be learning a different way to communicate with people every day?...

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Mary Hill Davis Offering helps Intercultural Ministries reach every tribe, tongue and nation


With funding from the Mary Hill Davis Offering® for Texas Missions, Texas Baptists Intercultural Ministries has created four unique opportunities for outreach...

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2020 B.E.S.T. Award recipients chosen


On August 17, Texas Baptists announced the winners of the 2020 Baptist Educators Serving Texans (B.E.S.T.). The award celebrates Christian educators who are living out their faith daily among their students and the Texas Baptists institutions that taught them. ...

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Devotional: In Uncertain Times, What Do I Do?


While reading my Bible this week, I camped in Psalms 61-63. With so much uncertainty around us, I could identify with David and how he was feeling when he said, “Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer” (Psalm 61:1). ...

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Ready or Not, Here We Go: Praying over our kids, parents and teachers this new school year


Let’s join together in prayer over these 6 ‘P’s for our children, parents, and teachers...

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TBM on alert to serve following storms in the Midwest


TBM Disaster Relief has placed feeding, chainsaw, shower/laundry, chaplain and incident management teams on alert to serve in the aftermath of a derecho that affected millions in the Midwest...

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Devotional: Praying The News


Instead of avoiding the news, let us use new stories as prayer prompts to pray through the news. ...

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Roy Cotton, Director of African American Ministries, retires after 21 years with Texas Baptists


Roy Cotton, director of African American Ministries, has announced his retirement after 21 years of serving with Texas Baptists and 42 years of serving in Baptist ministry...

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Ellis CWJC Rose Awards includes new award in honor of Becky Ellison


On August 7, 2020, Ellis CWJC recognized four women for their service to the Ellis County community...

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A guide to praying for college students this fall


When students leave for college, we are sometimes at a loss as to how to pray for them. ...

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Aid for Beirut: caring for our Texas Baptists family overseas


Texas Baptists has partnered with Health Outreach to the Middle East (HOME) to provide relief for Lebanese citizens affected by the August 4 explosion in Beirut...

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Alto Frio Encampment celebrates 100 years of changing lives for Christ


In 1920, a late-night meeting between the two men of God birthed the dream of an encampment where future lives would be changed for the cause of Christ...

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CLC welcomes David Sanchez as new Ethics and Justice Director


The Christian Life Commission (CLC) is pleased to announce that David Earl Sanchez has joined the team as the new Ethics and Justice Director...

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Devotional: A Lesson from the Zinnias


The Lord is the source of all our hope. As we look to Him, He will give us hope. Even as we age or feel worn out, we can still have hope! ...

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Texas Baptists River Missionary Requests Prayers and Donations


On June 16,  Hildalgo County residents experienced another setback with COVID-19 related curfews and regulations limiting non-essential travel across the Texas-Mexico border. Vanessa Quintanilla-Lerma, a WMU of Texas Board Member and Texas Baptists River Missionary feels the brunt of these new measures each day as she serves families and churches in Texas and Mexico. ...

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TBM Disaster Relief responds to needs after Hurricane Hanna


TBM Disaster Relief teams are meeting needs across the lower Rio Grande Valley in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna...

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Texas Baptists support camps amidst pandemic challenges


“It's as if 2 Corinthians 9:12 is being lived out as Texas Baptists are 'supplying the needs of God's people...

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Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb


"Our God is bigger...

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Texas Baptists welcomes Ray Malone as new Human Resources director


On August 3, Ray Malone joined the Texas Baptists staff as the new Human Resources Director, following the retirement of Rollie Richmond who served as the HR Director for eight years. ...

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