June 8, 2016
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend . . .

Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
--Groucho Marx 
We appreciate Groucho's insight!

With or without a dog, we think inside a house is a great place to read. In fact, we wish every child had the opportunity to do so. One way you can help is to share the books on your shelves with kids in your church or neighborhood who may not have any in their own homes.

Another way you can help is to accept our summer mission challenge:

The Build 5 challenge is simple:  Build five bookcases for kids this summer, using the easy instructions on our website. It's a fun project you can do as a family or with any group of kids or adults.

A hammer or drill in-hand can help kids learn practical skills and experience the satisfaction of working for the benefit of others. At the same time, the project creates the opportunity to promote reading and to encourage participants to keep at it all summer.

But it's not just for kids. Build five with fellow adults in your church or neighborhood, and beyond the immediate results, men and women may just catch the vision to serve in other areas of literacy ministry, like helping adults learn to read or teaching ESL.

Why five? Any number is appreciated, but five bookcases can be built from one sheet of plywood using the cutting guide on our website, so it just makes sense. Many lumber and home stores will cut the pieces for you; take a copy of the cutting guide when you go to purchase your materials. Once the pieces are prepped, bookcase assembly is a snap.

The complete Lumber Cut Sheet is included
in the Bookcase Building Directions 
Take the Build 5 challenge and be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on, answer your questions, and share some ideas for getting the bookcases to families who need them. You'll be top-dog in our book! 
Fall TEX Training Lineup . . .

These workshops are for anyone who wants to learn to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) or brush up on their existing skills.

Aug. 19-20
Aug. 19-20
Marble Falls
Aug. 26-27
San Antonio
Aug. 26-27
Cross Cultural
Sept. 9
San Antonio
Basic Pronunciation
Sept. 10
San Antonio
Teaching Higher
Sept. 10
San Antonio
Sept. 16-17
Cedar Park
Sept. 23-24
El Paso
Sept. 23-24

And One More Opportunity . . .

Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) presents ESL teacher training as one strategy to equip churches in developing effective volunteer missions teams.

Where:  North Richland Hills Baptist Church
             North Richland Hills, TX

When:   Aug. 11-12


Don't forget to submit your nominations for:

Adult Learner of the Year

The deadline for nominations is June 15th. 
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
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Trivia Challenge
1.Tavuk göğsü
is a type of pudding and one of the most popular desserts in Turkey. The key ingredient is:

a) chicken breast

b) vinegar

c) beetroot

d) red beans

Resettlement to a country like the U.S. presents a life-saving alternative for about how many of the world's refugees:

a) less than one percent

b) five percent

c) 10 percent

d) 20 percent

Shakespeare used about 24,000 different words in his complete works. About how many words did he invent?

a) 170

b) 710

c) 1,007

d) 1,700 

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