September 2020


MAP stories: Bringing light to a dark city


“The gifts received on both ends of the partnership advance the Kingdom…They don’t just sponsor us, we really do partner together, and both sides benefit.”...

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Serving in a season of need: CMBC of Desoto provides food and hope for their community


“People cannot hear the Gospel message when they are hungry...

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Executive Board approves 2021 recommended budget among other business


The September meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board was held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Mary Hill Davis Offering helps minority students receive Christ-centered education


“I received the scholarship myself when I was in school. I remember that that experience was when I was first connected with Mary Hill Davis Offering, and that scholarship absolutely helped me when I went to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS). It helped a lot with the tuition,” Lorenzo Pena, director of Texas Baptists Cultural Engagement, said. 

Pena received the Mary Hill Davis Ethnic/Minority Scholarship from 1977-1979, while he was receiving his master’s degree at SWBTS in Fort Worth. He remembers being interviewed by Joy Fenner, former executive director-treasurer of WMU of Texas, and being grateful for...

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Texas Baptists assist Orange County churches impacted by Hurricane Laura


“God is taking care of us, meeting all of our needs.” ...

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Encouraging generosity in times of uncertainty


“At first I wanted to stop them and say, ‘no, no, we don’t need your money,’ but they wanted to give and be a part of it”...

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Devotional: Deep in the Heart of Texas


Texas is a BIG state, but our God is BIGGER and there is room for everyone in His family. It is exciting and challenging to be a part of God’s plan for Texas. We can join together to pray, give, and get involved in reaching our state for Christ. ...

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The Women's Build Project has been revised for 2020


WMU of Texas family, it is with mixed feelings that I must announce the revision of our annual Women’s Build in the Penitas area of our South Texas border communities. ...

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Hurricane Laura relief: ‘We see God moving’


“When we talked to the family about this tree and its role in their son’s life, she broke down, I broke down, the whole team broke down...

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Devotional: Give of Your Best to the Master


There is a great hymn I remember singing in church growing up, “Give of Your Best to the Master.” I have missed singing that in recent years, and wonder why it disappeared from our hymnal...

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Texas Baptists launch 2020 Annual Meeting Workshops in September


Beginning Sept. 8, 2020, Texas Baptists Annual Meeting workshops will be offered in a weekly online format Tuesdays at 2 p.m...

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Hurricane Laura devastation: ‘It hurts you emotionally’


Ryan Chandler has a long road ahead of him. He may have been more than 300 miles away when Hurricane Laura hit, but he sees its impact daily...

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2020 Texas Baptists Legacy Awards to honor Charles R. Dooley and D.L. Lowrie


On Sunday, Oct. 11, Texas Baptists will present the 2020 Legacy Award to Charles R. “Chuck” Dooley, former church planter for Texas Baptists, and D.L. Lowrie, pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Lubbock...

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