In a world of hurting people, every Christ follower is called to be on mission with God each day. As a Texan on Mission, you can deliver help, hope and healing to people who desperately need it.

In an hour, a day or few days, you can have a tangilble impact by using your gifts and talents for God's purpose. Every person has a role in God's kingdom, and TBM wants to help you find it today. Will you join God in:


Serve after disasters.

By volunteering for a day, you are directly delivering help, hope and healing to people after disasters. Whether you're clearing debris, cleaning out a house or praying with a homeowner, you will transform a life. Click here to learn more.


Provide First Step Kits for people in crisis.

Every journey out of dark days starts with a first step. By putting together First Step Kits – hygiene kits for people in crisis – you can meet basic needs for people who don't know where to turn for help or hope. When TBM volunteers distribute First Step Kits, they provide a place for both. Click here to learn more.


Send Messages of Hope to people who have been through disasters.

When a disaster strikes, people don't know where to turn for help. They don't know who to trust. When a TBM volunteer connects with them for the first time with a Message of Hope crafted by you, hope sprouts fresh. Find out how you can radically change a life with a simple piece of paper. Click here to learn more.


Learn about and engage in God's mission around the world through a TBM Interactive Missions Lab.

Perfect for people of all ages, the Escape Room-style event teaches students about God's work around the globe and how they can be involved in it as they work through puzzles and clues. Click here to learn more.


Donate supplies for people to use after disasters.

When a disaster strikes, people have often lost everything, including items they'd typically have to begin cleaning up. You can jump start the recovery process for someone by providing these items through TBM Disaster Relief. Click here to learn more.


 

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Georgetown man keeps alive late wife’s giving spirit

A woman in a colonia near Donna, Texas, proudly holds up a blanket she received for Christmas through TBM. It was one of four crocheted by the late Doris Denton of Crestview Baptist Church in Georgetown.

Gifts of love find new homes in Rio Grande Valley

GEORGETOWN – Christmas is the gift-giving season, and some gifts have a rich story behind them. Such is the case with a gift given by a Georgetown man for Texas Baptist Men’s Christmas mission effort.

Don Denton and others at Crestview Baptist Church in Georgetown learned that people in the Rio Grande Valley needed blankets to help them keep warm this winter. Denton had extras, so he gave four of them for the TBM project.

Jim Kneale, a TBM Disaster Relief chaplain, said Denton asked if crocheted blankets were acceptable. Kneale responded that such a gift would be great and much appreciated.

Kneale did not know at the time, but Denton’s wife had passed away two years earlier.

Denton, 91, still has some of the blankets made by his wife, Doris, who died two days before her 82nd birthday.

“My wife passed away a couple of years ago, and she did all kinds of crocheting,” Denton said. “I got to looking around the house, and there were several of those blankets. I thought there could be no better use” if they can “keep people warm.”

Kneale said: “Here is a man who recently lost his wife and is willing to donate blankets she hand-crocheted to keep others warm. In my family, those types of items usually are handed down from generation to generation, you know, kept in the family.”

Kim Rose, the Dentons’ daughter, said: “Dad is a wonderful and generous man, both with his time and energy. Mom would have been thrilled to know ‘those old blankets’ would be of use to someone. She was always making things to give to others. They are a beautiful example of Christ's love in action.”

The largest blanket would fit a queen size bed, and the others varied in size down to one about 5 by 3 feet, Denton said.

Crocheting was something Doris did “all her life. She usually kept a bag of yarn by her chair” to crochet whenever she had an opportunity, he said. “She would give them to whoever wanted them.”

Don Denton simply continued the giving pattern by giving four more away for people in the Rio Grande Valley.

“I still have some blankets left,” he said. “They’re just part of the household around here.”

Denton said his wife loved the Lord. She also was a former schoolteacher, teaching high school “just off the edge of the Apache nation reservation” in Arizona. About 85% percent of her students lived on the reservation.

Now, the work of her hands will provide warmth for some residents in the Valley.

Denton became a TBM Disaster Relief volunteer after his wife died. “When she passed away I really had a hard time and went to a grief share program,” Denton said. “They said to get up and do things”

Crestview “has a lot of options of things to do,” he added, noting he has worked in both rebuild and box unit TBM Disaster Relief teams.

He learned about the Valley needs in his Sunday school class. Charles Baker, who coordinates Crestview’s TBM involvement, also is in the class taught by Marty Krueger and said the group gave about 20 blankets for the Christmas project.

Baker described the 91-year-old Denton as the “Energizer bunny for some of our projects.” Baker tells others in their 70s or 60s: “If Don can do this, you can do this.” And laughs.

When Baker conveys a need to the church’s TBM volunteers, it’s usually only a matter of seconds before Denton responds, Baker said. “Don can work us under the table.”

Denton simply said, “My age is a big laughing point.”

Still, after all these years, he works and he gives.

Photo above: Don Denton holds one of the blankets crocheted by his wife, Doris.

Photo below: A Rio Grande Valley family poses with one of the blankets crocheted by Doris Denton.