By Abby Hopkins
“Mommy, you did it.”
A woman who had been struggling to get her GED heard these words at graduation coming from her daughter. Now, she is taking college classes and will occasionally visit the ministry that helped her get there – Mineral Wells Center of Life.
Mineral Wells Center of Life, a Texas Baptist Hunger Offering partner ministry, began in 2011 to reach its community. Since opening, the ministry has been able to offer a variety of services from GED (high school equivalency) classes to food distribution to job training programs and more.
Executive Director Cindy Maness said the center’s ministries have recently expanded.
“You never know what the need is going to be,” Maness said.
Texas Baptists partnered with the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas (Convencion Bautista Hispana de Texas) in several key ways during the Annual Meeting held at the McAllen Convention Center from June 23-25.
On Saturday, June 22, over 220 women gathered together from across Texas to celebrate the Singing Women of Texas (SWOT) 25th anniversary with a special concert in front of a full crowd at the Sue and Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center on University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s campus.
“This trip changed my life. I met strangers who turned out to be [like] my family, and I learned so much more about myself,”
Another year of work began, and within the first month, God had already given us several reasons to thank the Lord.
Everyone called by God to Christian leadership will sooner or later be confronted with the reality of his or her own inadequacy.
Seeing the value of helping people get back into their homes brings the everyday work of the Gospel into a new realm of understanding.
Sunday, June 9 began TBM’s Disaster Relief efforts in the Dallas area after strong storms caused thousands of trees to fall on homes, property and across power lines disrupting electricity for hundreds of thousands of people.