When Angel Food ministries ceased operations in September, leaving thousands of client families around the country without access to affordable food, Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio decided to launch its own Bountiful Blessings ministry to meet that need locally.
Long deployments during wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have taken a toll on vets and military families. Some return with physical wounds. Others need different kinds of healing. Some churches are exploring ways to offer comfort to wounded warriors and their families.
The Missouri Baptist Children's Home provides services to care for troubled children and youth and to help stabilize at-risk families. Through its Children and Family Ministries division, MBCH delivered 249,986 days of service in 2010 and saw 26 professions of faith among children and youth.
Updated: Residents of the Mary E. Trew Home at Buckner Retirement Village in East Dallas and their families learned in mid-October the facility will close Dec. 1 because the facility fails to meet state regulations.
In 2004, Baylor University researchers polled more than 3,000 members of churches in 12 states affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship or both. While not statistically representative of all Baptists, researchers Diana Garland and Jo Edmonds said findings shed light on the