“The Bell Baptist Association of Churches is committed to empowering, enabling,
and assisting member churches to accomplish their Great Commission.”

 

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Bearing One Another’s Burdens Galatians 6:2

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Missions being supported by the  Bell Association

Journey Church a new church that is being planted in Killeen, Mark Hoover, Pastor.

Disciples Church a new church that has begun in Harker Heights.

Watershed Church a new church that has begun to meet in Copperas Cove, Kyle Black, Pastor.  

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Churches in Bell Association that have open staff positions.
Pray for our
Bell Association churches that are seeking pastors and other staff positions
Click here for a complete list of churches:

July 27-31          Heights VBS

July 28-Aug 1    First Mexican (Belton) VBS

July 28-Aug 1    Willow Grove VBS

Aug 4-8              ImmanuelMusic Camp

Aug 14               First Belton Backyard Bible Club

Click on each church to be directed to their website.

Click on each church to be directed to their website.

 

Our Texas borders are being flooded with unaccompanied children and family units crossing our Texas Borders from Central America.  Many have endured extreme violence, trafficking and exploitation. The large influx has overloaded the system and has been labeled a "humanitarian crisis."  The majority of the children are from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

 

Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery has been task with discovering volunteer and involvement opportunities.  Below are the current specific areas where assistance is needed.  This list will be updated periodically.  

Texas Border Volunteer Opportunities:

MCALLEN:  Small volunteer teams (including Nurses and LVN's) are needed to assist the Food Bank of Rio Grande Valley, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Calvary Baptist Church.  These groups are ministering to families, mostly Mothers with small children.  The following items are needed:   

· Women's Bras (32-34 cups, A, B, C) 

· New Women's Cotton Underwear (sizes 7 and under)

· New Children's Cotton Underwear

· New Women's Walking Shoes Size 5-7

· New Children's Walking Shoes

· Backpacks

· Sweaters/hoodies (small/medium sizes for adults and children)

· Women's Clothing (sizes 0-8)

· Women's Deodorant

· Sippy Cups

· Pedialyte

· Newborn Nido (zero) (powered milk)

· Hairnets

· Soup Bowls

· Disposable Spoons

· Clorox

· Mops

· Lysol

· Large Trash bags

· Ziploc Bags (various sizes)

Groups may collect these items and deliver them to the designated drop off or donate funds and the items will be purchased in the area.  Contact Vanessa Quintanilla at 956-279-5515 for donation drop off location.  If you are interested in sending a volunteer team to McAllen contact Marla Bearden at 214-537-7358.

 

 

LAREDO:  Assistance is needed in the form of donated items.   Specifically they are requesting the following items:

· Diapers 

· Travel size hygiene items - soap, shampoo, combs, tooth paste, tooth brushes, etc

· Grocery size tote bags, light backpacks and or drawstring bags - big enough for a 3 day supply of water, snacks, etc.

· Minor first aide items 

· Bottled water 

· Wipes 

· Children's size underwear

· Clothes - especially smaller sized women's clothes, new underwear (around size 5), socks, kids clothes, kids shoes & shoelaces.

· New Women's Walking Shoes Size 5-8

· Packable snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, & crackers

Money is needed to establish a Benevolence fund to support families to help them get to their final destination and in funding emergency medical situation.   Laredo Baptist Association will begin feeding evening meals to families at Primera Iglesia Bautista, Laredo, funds are needed to support this ministry.

 

Contact Gerald Davis at 214-924-6401 or Maria Garcia at 956-693-1136 for more information on where to deliver the items.  Donate to the "For the Children" fund to help with the Benevolence Fund.

BUCKNER SHOES FOR ORPHAN SOULSBuckner is collecting shoes that will go to McAllen and Laredo for the refugee families.  The current need is for small shoes girls and boys ages 3 to 6 years old. Sizes would include Children size 7-13 and Youth size 1-3.  The shoes need to be lace up or slip on and closed toed, no flip flops (velcro straps ok) 

Buckner will make an initial donation of 8,000 shoes to McAllen and Laredo working with our Disaster Recovery Coordinators.  To donate shoes to Buckner you can drop off or send shoes to Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid, 5405 Shoe Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149.  Drop-off hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm M-F, For information: 214-939-7179  Click here for a flyer to help you promote this need in your church or organization

SPANISH LANGUAGE NIV BIBLES: Lackland AFB, San Antonio Shelter Pastor Needs BiblesPastor, Dan Trevino, Associate Pastor at Baptist Temple Church, San Antonio, leads four  Worship services at Lackland Air Force Base on Sunday mornings for the unaccompanied children living in that temporary shelter.  Around 1,000 children per week attend the services.  

Spanish Language Paperback Bibles in the New International version are needed.   They need to be the whole Bible, Old and New Testament.   

Make a donation to the "For the Children Fund" for Bibles,

Click Here for a flyer to help you promote this need in your church or organization.
  

RIO GRANDE VALLEY BAPTIST ASSOCIATION: Spanish language paperback New Testaments are needed for a new Triage/Transition Shelter opening in the Weslaco area for the Unaccompanied Minors.  Pastors will lead worship services and provide these New Testaments to the children.  Contact Director of Missions, Robert Cepeda at 956-371-8516 for more information.

SPANISH LANGUAGE NIV BIBLES: Lackland AFB, San Antonio Shelter Pastor Needs Bibles:  Pastor, Dan Trevino, Associate Pastor at Baptist Temple Church, San Antonio, leads four  Worship services at Lackland Air Force Base on Sunday mornings for the unaccompanied children living in that temporary shelter.  Around 1,000 children per week attend the services.  

Spanish Language Paperback Bibles in the New International version are needed.   They need to be the whole Bible, Old and New Testament.   Make a donation to the "For the Children Fund" for Bibles,

 Click Here for a flyer to help you promote this need in your church or organization.

 

 

DALLAS SHELTERS:  The Dallas Shelters have not been identified.   As opportunities are discovered we will update this document and our web site at www.texasbaptists.org/disaster "For the Children"

 

Make donations to the FOR THE CHILDREN FUND by going to www.texasbaptists.org/give

Checks can be sent to the following address.

c/o Finance & Accounting
Baptist General Convention of Texas
333 North Washington Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246
(Please make checks out to "Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery" and memo them "For the Children Fund ")

 

Go to www.texasbaptists.org/disaster and click on FOR THE CHILDREN for more details information.

 

Please contact Marla Bearden at 214-537-7358 or at marla.bearden@texasbaptists.org or Gerald Davis at 214-924-6401 or Gerald.davis@texasbaptists.org if you have questions.

 

  

Note:  Directors of Missions, Association offices and Missions Leaders please forward information to missions/disaster recovery leadership, pastors and churches.  

 

Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery is made possible by designated gifts to this ministry. Click here to give and help those who are hurting.