Newsletter
 Mar. 2, 2016
Children on Mission . . .

Children at Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth are learning missions and doing missions when they gather on Wednesday evenings. Currently, they're collecting books for kids in the border community of Eagle Pass, to be delivered by Baylor University students over spring break.

Lester visited Broadway Baptist last week to encourage and thank the kindergarten-through-sixth-graders. He talked about the struggles of kids who don't have books in their homes and explained how important it is to give everyone the opportunity to learn to read; how owning just a few books can make a big difference.

It turns out one person had heard it all before and taken it to heart.

Margo Allen helps with the kids on Wednesday nights. When she was 12 years old, Margo attended a literacy workshop at Gambrell Street Baptist Church in Fort Worth, taught by Lester Meriwether himself. "I was very excited at 12 to get to go with the adults to learn to teach people to read," she said.
Margo applied her new skills immediately in junior high, working with Laotian and Cambodian refugees in her church. Later, she taught ESL and literacy classes to college students in Russia and the Czech Republic. Through college and seminary, and as a social worker, missionary, and nurse, Margo has seen how struggles with language and literacy affect every aspect of people's lives.

"Literacy is such an amazing gift," she said. "I always knew I wanted to be the one to teach my own kids to read." Those particular readers are ages 14 and 16 now.

Thanks to Margo's passion and example, children at Broadway Baptist are learning to appreciate the gift of reading, too, and the joy of sharing that gift with others.

Micah 6:8 Conference . . .
March 31 - April 1, 2016  
San Antonio

A conference for everyone, focusing on equipping attendees to impact their communities for the Kingdom.
 
Featured speaker Jen Hatmaker is a New York Times best-selling author, mother, and justice advocate. Maybe you've seen Jen and her family on HGTV's My Big Family Renovation.

Workshops include:
  • Biblical Justice and the Problem of Everyday Violence
  • Responding to Same Sex Issues with Truth and Grace
  • Christians and Public Schools - Together for the Common Good
  • And many more . . .


Panhandle Literacy Symposium . . .
April 9, 2016  
Amarillo   

This event is free and and open to anyone working with Adult Literacy. Workshops include: Using the Bible to Teach Literacy, Teaching ESL, Working with Refugees, High School Equivalency, Recruiting and Maintaining Volunteers, and more.
 
Lester Meriwether, Executive Director 
Offices at Henderson Hall - Agape Baptist Church
3954 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth, TX  76116
 
Mailing/shipping address:
3020 S. Cherry Lane, #123168
Fort Worth, TX  76121
817-696-9898 www.literacyconnexus.org
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Trivia Challenge
1. Sheffield Wednesday in England is a:

a) small dog

b) detective television series

c) football (soccer) club

d) literary club


2. In Turkey, a hand gesture of placing all of the fingers together signifies that something is beautiful or well. In Egypt, the same sign indicates:

a) the number eight

b) "Get lost."

c) anger

d) I'll only be a minute."


3. A country's own name for itself is called an endonym. Greenland, in the native language West Greenlandic, is:

a) Tok Pisin

b) Kalaallit Nunaat

c) Suomen Tasa Valta

d) Grunland


 
 
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