A tongue-twisting celebration: independence, interdependence, dependence

A tongue-twisting celebration: independence, interdependence, dependence

Almost 30 years ago, I was riding through Wyoming with John Thomason, the founding executive director of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention....
Team George: Lifetime member

Team George: Lifetime member

Early on a hot August morning in 2018, a local farmer was driving down Hwy 73 near Port Arthur when he spotted cars in front of him swerving to avoid...
Buckner responds to worsening crisis in Peru

Buckner responds to worsening crisis in Peru

With more than 67,000 reported cases last week and almost 2,000 deaths, the COVID-19 crisis continues to worsen in Peru. And Buckner Peru continues...
Buckner joins Latin American 'Movement' to minister to families during pandemic

Buckner joins Latin American 'Movement' to minister to families during pandemic

Buckner International has joined the Latin American Baptist Union and several other Christian organizations and denominations to minister to families...
Coronavirus: Buckner Peru uses resources, advocacy to help desperate families

Coronavirus: Buckner Peru uses resources, advocacy to help desperate families

Buckner Peru marshalled its resources this week to help two communities desperate for aid in the wake of shortages brought on by the COVID-19...
Chaplains adopt creative ways to share hope in shadow of the coronavirus

Chaplains adopt creative ways to share hope in shadow of the coronavirus

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. ...
Finish well

Finish well

"Remember this?" asked my brother. ...
Following night of terror, Buckner families uncertain about future

Following night of terror, Buckner families uncertain about future

Like many families who endured the effects of an EF3 tornado that hit North Dallas Sunday night, the family of Martha Vega huddled together as the...
Faith Focus: The God who renews

Faith Focus: The God who renews

As contradictory as it may seem, I like older, traditional things – fixer-upper homes, history museums, classic roast coffee – but I tend to also...
Faith Focus: Find your strength, forget your fear

Faith Focus: Find your strength, forget your fear

The Prophet Daniel found himself in a desperate situation (Daniel 2): Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, had experienced a recurring dream that...
Beaumont Foundation presents second half of $136,500 donation providing new clothes for children in foster care

Beaumont Foundation presents second half of $136,500 donation providing new clothes for children in foster care

On July 16 the Beaumont Foundation of America delivered the second installment of its 2019 donation totaling $136,500. Since 2007, BFA has contributed...
Hey Metroplex! Join Texas Rangers Nomar Mazara to collect shoes Aug. 17

Hey Metroplex! Join Texas Rangers Nomar Mazara to collect shoes Aug. 17

Texas Rangers player Nomar Mazara is hosting a one-day shoe drive with Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls®. The Dominican Republic-born player is...
Faith Focus: Can you beat the odds?

Faith Focus: Can you beat the odds?

Success is hard to find, particularly when you’re striking out on your own. That’s why Buckner has increased efforts to help families take that...
Home grown: Buckner Family Hope Centers focus on keeping families together through opportunity

Home grown: Buckner Family Hope Centers focus on keeping families together through opportunity

It’s late September and the immigration debate on both sides of the Mexico/United States border has started to reheat prior to the U.S. mid-term...
Mexico teenager receives first bed

Mexico teenager receives first bed

By all accounts, 18-year-old Azucena Lopez is a happy girl. Always quick to smile, she makes friends easily. When she plays her recorder in her...
Friday photo: Buckner Mexico celebrates 10th Anniversary

Friday photo: Buckner Mexico celebrates 10th Anniversary

Albert Reyes, president and CEO of Buckner International, praised Buckner Mexico for its 10 years of service to vulnerable children and their...
Friday photo: GreenRidge at Buckner Villas cuts ribbon on $29 million expansion

Friday photo: GreenRidge at Buckner Villas cuts ribbon on $29 million expansion

Buckner Villas, one of Austin’s largest providers of senior living, hosted a ribbon cutting today on a $29 million expansion of its GreenRidge...
Loving with 'Jesus in my heart'

Loving with 'Jesus in my heart'

Meet Maria Lucila Valentino de Cabezas: Animated. Bubbly. Expressive. Energetic. Devout. Joyous.
“God has given me the gift of being joyful,”...
Hope is just out the front door

Hope is just out the front door

In Pamplona, Peru, Alicia Bravo Salinas leans over the giant aluminum cooking pot simmering on her stove, stirring the ingredients slowly before...
Teen entrepreneurs honored, share successes at luncheon

Teen entrepreneurs honored, share successes at luncheon

Teen entrepreneurs presented the outcomes of the businesses they developed and implemented this summer at a luncheon Aug. 8 at the Houston Hilton...
One in a million

One in a million

Last year, Buckner gift officer Rhandi Bobo volunteered three times at the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid in Dallas to sort, prepare and pack...
Buckner provides children in Aldine, Conroe with school supplies

Buckner provides children in Aldine, Conroe with school supplies

The Buckner Family Hope Center at Houston/Aldine and the Buckner Foster Care and Adoption and Family Pathways programs in Conroe recently provided...
Houston community selects Family Hope Center at Aldine as a Halliburton Hometown Hero

Houston community selects Family Hope Center at Aldine as a Halliburton Hometown Hero

The Buckner Family Hope Center at Aldine was recently honored as a 2017 Halliburton Hometown Hero. Through the Halliburton Hometown Hero Program,...
Buckner receives funds from Touchdown Houston: Like it on social media!

Buckner receives funds from Touchdown Houston: Like it on social media!

According to Touchdown Houston, “Super Bowl LI may have been the greatest Super Bowl of all time, but the collaboration with the 78 nonprofits that...
Friday photo: Family Hope Center ‘empowers’ Aldine teens for job readiness

Friday photo: Family Hope Center ‘empowers’ Aldine teens for job readiness

The Bucker Family Hope Center at Aldine recently celebrated its spring class of graduates of “Empower 2 Employ,” a self-paced, nine-to-12-month...
Buckner Family Hope Center at Aldine celebrates 27 years

Buckner Family Hope Center at Aldine celebrates 27 years

A group of supporters, community residents, leaders and members of the Buckner family celebrated the Buckner Family Hope Center at Aldine as it...
Buckner joins ministry partners to change future of Houston

Buckner joins ministry partners to change future of Houston

Concrete, steel, brick and glass are rising up out of a 48-acre pasture just south of the Astrodome in Houston. But this is not just another...
Friday photo: Family event

Friday photo: Family event

Presley Osborn, a nursing student at Baylor University’s Louise Harrington School of Nursing, takes a blood pressure reading from a local mother...

Family Hope Center Houston/Aldine Series: The Supporters

It’s no secret the Buckner Family Hope Center Houston/Aldine supports its community, but does the community support the center? Absolutely, said...

Family Hope Center Houston/Aldine Series: The Children

Brandy Marsh is self-motivated to succeed. The McArthur High School senior loves music and friends -- and business. She has completed three cycles at...

Family Hope Center Houston/Aldine Series: The Families

Sharon Kayode would do anything for her sons, Raimone and Raimi, but the best thing she could have done was push them into Family Hope Center...

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