2014 Calendar

The Heart of Texas Foundation

Calendar of Events for 2014

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JANUARY, 2014

January 9, 2014 (Thursday) — Speak to Houston Rotary Club

January 12, 2014 (Sunday) — Sunday Morning Service at Simonton Community Church, Grove will preach.

January 14, 2014 (Tuesday) – Field Ministry Planning Meeting for Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

January 15, 2014 (Wednesday) — College of Biblical Studies Meeting for Restorative Justice, 8:30 a.m.

January 17-18, 2014 (Friday-Saturday) — One Day with God, Torres Unit.

January 31-February 2, 2014 (Friday-Sunday) — Simonton Community Church’s Annual Men’s Retreat, Grove will attend

 

FEBRUARY, 2014

February 18, 2014 (Tuesday) — Visit to the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington with David and Karen Shaw, Missions Pastor and Missions Committee Member of United Methodist Church of Sugar Land

February 20, 2014 (Thursday) — Rotary meeting, all club meeting with International President of Rotary, Crowne Plaza, Houston

February 21, 2014 (Friday) — Speak to Oyster Creek Rotary Club in Missouri City, Texas

February 23, 2014 (Sunday) — Visit to Carol S. Vance Unit with David and Karen Shaw, 10 a.m.

February 26-28, 2014 (Wednesday-Friday) — Trip to Angola, Special trip for invited Texas Christian leaders and Pastors to go to Angola Penitentiary with Grove, to see the effects of the Seminary on “America’s Bloodiest Prison.”  It is the 17-year-old Angola Seminary we used as our model for the first Texas Seminary in a Maximum Security Prison, located in Darrington Penitentiary, Rosharon, Texas called the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington.

MARCH, 2014

March 6, 2014 (Thursday) — Visit to the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington to meet with the Seminary Men and for interviews with Houston Chronicle veteran reporter Allan Turner

March 12, 2014 (Wednesday) — Lunch with Mr. John Painter, leader in Houston area Rotary, to discuss the Darrington Seminary building project

March 13-16 (Thursday-Sunday) — Grove and Brenna head to Knippa to work on various administrative items as well as for Grove to speak at the Concan Baptist Mission in Concan, Texas

March 15, 2014 (Saturday) — Front page article about the Foundation released in the Houston Chronicle!  “Following path to faith while still behind bars:  Seminary gives inmates chance to earn degrees, help chaplains” by Alan Turner. We are grateful for this favorable publicity on our work; and grateful that the Austin-American Statesman published a similar story on their front page, “above the fold,” in color, on August 23, 2013.

March 16, 2014 (Sunday) — Speak at Concan Baptist Mission, dear friends and church family at the Concan Baptist Mission, specifically Brother John Wade and his wife Glenda, have invited Grove to share the story of The Heart of Texas Foundation with their church

March 17, 2014 (Monday) — The Heart of Texas Foundation regularly scheduled Board Meeting

March 22, 2014 (Saturday) — Dinner with David and Karen Shaw and Texas State Representative

March 23, 2014 (Sunday) — Trip to Youth Detention Center Church Service, George Dyson preaching

March 25, 2014 (Tuesday) — Malachi Dads Meeting with Pastors Gary Hill and Tracy Baskin, 9:30 a.m.

March 28, 2014 (Friday) — Restorative Justice Reunion Meeting, Huntsville, Texas

March 28, 2014 (Friday) — Field Ministry Meeting, RPD Conference Room, West Hills Mall, Huntsville, Texas, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

March 28, 2014 (Friday) — Lunch with Frank Graham, Huntsville, Texas

March 29, 2014 (Saturday) — Restorative Justice Reunion continued

 

APRIL, 2014

April 2-4, 2014 (Wednesday-Friday) — Malachi Dads Orientation Meeting at Coffield Unit, Palestine, Texas, Awana Lifeline Director, Mike Broyles and two guests fly in from California for the visit.

April 4, 2014 (Friday) — George Dyson preaches at Darrington today, 12 p.m.

April 7, 2014 (Monday) — Call in to Edd Hendee’s final radio show on KSEV, 7-8 a.m.

April 8, 2014 (Tuesday) — Lunch with special friends of The Heart of Texas Foundation to discuss the Darrington Seminary Building Project, 12 p.m.

April 10, 2014 (Thursday) — Book Delivery from David and Karen Shaw’s Book Drive at Sugar Land First United Methodist Church, 3,771 books delivered by six church members of Sugar Land FUMC

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April 16-18, 2014 (Wednesday-Friday) — Trip to Angola, Special trip for invited Texas Christian leaders and Pastors to go to Angola Penitentiary with Grove, to see the effects of the Seminary on “America’s Bloodiest Prison.”  It is the 17-year-old Angola Seminary we used as our model for the first Texas Seminary in a Maximum Security Prison, located in Darrington Penitentiary, Rosharon, Texas called the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington.

April 17, 2014 (Thursday) — Texas Department of Criminal Justice Board Meeting, Austin, TX

April 21, 2014 (Monday) — Heart of Texas Foundation Board Meeting

April 22, 2014 (Tuesday) — Meeting with Dr. Steve Harris and Mr. Will Perry of the Perry Foundation, Sugar Land, TX

April 25, 2014 (Friday) — Meeting with TDCJ officials
to discuss the Texas Field Ministry Program, Huntsville, TX

April 25, 2014 (Friday) — Lunch with Vernon Pittman, Huntsville, TX

April 27-28, 2014 (Sunday-Monday) — Meetings with Random House and New York Times best-selling author, Tommy Spaulding to discuss the work of the Foundation and visit the men at the Darrington Seminary.

April 28, 2014 (Monday) — Lunch Meeting with author and president of Spaulding Companies, Tommy Spaulding, as well as Rotary International District Governor, Bob Gebhard, lunch and trip to Darrington

April 29, 2014 (Tuesday) — Lunch meeting with Gary Hill

April 30, 2014 (Wednesday) — Two tapings for Darrington Seminary Building Renovation project fly-through video at Sugar Creek Baptist Church

 

MAY, 2014

May 1-5, 2014 (Thursday-Monday) — Grove to be guest speaker at the Annual Regional Rotary Club Conference

May 8, 2014 (Thursday) — Darrington Book Delivery and Town Hall Meeting with the men of the Seminary

May 9, 2014 (Friday) — Meeting with Kyle Stringer to plan move of 10,000 books from Tennessee to Texas for the Darrington Seminary Library

May 12, 2014 (Monday) — Visit to Darrington with Edd Hendee, Gerald Harvey Jones, and Mr. J.R. Smith

May 14, 2014 (Wednesday) — Pastor’s Restorative Justice Event at the College of Biblical Studies

May 16, 2014 (Friday) — Dinner with Gary and Barbara Hill and trip to Darrington to attend a play written by one of the Darrington Seminarians

May 19, 2014 (Monday) — The Heart of Texas Foundation Board Meeting

May 21-23, 2014 (Wednesday-Friday) — Trip to Angola, Special trip for invited Texas Christian leaders and Pastors to go to Angola Penitentiary with Grove, to see the effects of the Seminary on “America’s Bloodiest Prison.”  It is the 17-year-old Angola Seminary we used as our model for the first Texas Seminary in a Maximum Security Prison, located in Darrington Penitentiary, Rosharon, Texas called the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington.

May 23-24, 2014 (Saturday-Sunday) — Book Run to Clinton, Mississippi, take trailer to pick up theological books for Darrington library from David Glaze

May 27, 2014 (Tuesday) — Meeting with Pat King and David Shaw to discuss Capital Campaign for the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington Building Renovation Project

May 28-June 2, 2014 (Wednesday-Monday) — Wedding Anniversary Trip!

 

JUNE, 2014

June 4-6 (Wednesday-Friday) — The Heart of Texas Foundation to Edinburgh at the Segovia and Lopez Units

June 5, 2014 (Thursday) — Texas Department of Criminal Justice Board Meeting, Austin, TX

June 8, 2014 (Sunday) — Introduction of Malachi Dads to Texas! We will attend the first Malachi Dads course begins in Texas at the Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony — the largest men’s maximum security unit in Texas. Volunteer Chaplain Bobby Collins and Chaplain Dan Rose have bravely and faithfully done the work to make this dream a reality in the Coffield Unit.

June 10, 2014 (Tuesday) — Transfer of 1,000 Donated Books from Office in Houston to Storage for processing to the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington Library

June 11, 20114 (Wednesday) — Visit the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington

June 18-20, 2014 (Wednesday-Friday) — Trip to Angola, Special trip for invited Texas Christian leaders and Pastors to go to Angola Penitentiary with Grove, to see the effects of the Seminary on “America’s Bloodiest Prison.”  It is the 17-year-old Angola Seminary we used as our model for the first Texas Seminary in a Maximum Security Prison, located in Darrington Penitentiary, Rosharon, Texas called the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington.

June 23, 2014 (Monday) — Banquet Planning Meetings with Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Pappas, and Nan Donahoe

June 27, 2014 (Friday) — Meet with Pat King and David Shaw to discuss capital campaign for the Darrington Seminary Renovation Project, Sugar Land, TX

June 27, 2014 (Friday) — Visit the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington

June 27, 2014 (Friday) — Dinner at the Home of Frank and Jeanie Catano with their Pastor, Darren Frank and his wife of The Church of Living Waters in Rosenberg, TX

June 28, 2014 (Saturday) — Informal Interview of Sara Oussar as possible grant writer for The Heart of Texas Foundation at the recommendation of Capital Campaign Co-Charimen, Pat King and David Shaw

June 28-July 6 (Saturday-Sunday) — Trip to Knippa, TX where Grove will work on multiple administrative items, especially writing and sending the quarterly report to covenant partners, as well as, producing the next newsletter. We will visit and worship with ministry supporters and church family of the Concan Baptist Mission in Concan, TX.

JULY, 2014

July 11, 2014 (Friday) — Visit to Darrington with grant writer, Sara Oussar, Pat King, David Shaw and Brenna

July 11, 2014 (Friday) — First Ever Training of the Darrington Unit’s Class of New Employees about the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington, this will become a regular part of Grove’s work to every new class of employees at the Darrington Unit as long as we are permitted to do so.  Telling Darrington Unit New Employees of the how the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington was birthed and its purpose helps new guards understand they are part of something historic at the Darrington Unit.

July 17, 2014 (Thursday) — Visit to the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington with members of Lakewood Church who are interested in the Lord’s work at Darrington

July 19, 2014 (Saturday) — Toyiaa Baskin’s 50th Birthday Party, we love you Tracy and Toyiaa!

July 21, 2014 (Monday) — The Heart of Texas Foundation Board Meeting

July 22, 2014 (Tuesday) — Conference Call with Mrs. Scottie Barnes of Forgiven Ministry in North Carolina

July 29, 2014 (Tuesday) — Lunch with Robert Arendale

July 30, 2014 (Wednesday) — Trip to the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington with Bob Collins, Richard DeLeon, and Dan Rose, leaders of the Malachi Dads movement in Texas at the Coffield Unit

July 31, 2014 (Thursday) — Lunch with Gary Hill

 

AUGUST, 2014

August 10-14, 2014 (Sunday-Thursday) — College Graduation Trip with Graham

August 15, 2014 (Friday) — Trip to the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington, guests include HOTF Board Member and Co-chair of the Capital Campaign David Shaw, his wife Karen, as well as, the widely and highly regarded Dee Koch and Ray Auburn who are learning about the work of The Heart of Texas Foundation and offering their consultation and help.

August 18, 2014 (Monday) — Heart of Texas Foundation Board Meeting

August 20-22, 2014 (Wednesday-Friday) — Trip to Angola, Special trip for invited Texas Christian leaders and Pastors to go to Angola Penitentiary with Grove, to see the effects of the Seminary on “America’s Bloodiest Prison.” It is the 17-year-old Angold Seminary we used as our model for the first Texas Seminary in a Maximum Security Prison, located in Darrington Penitentiary, Rosharon, Texas called the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington.

August 25, 2014 (Monday) — Convocation at the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington, this chapel service kicks off the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, the fourth year of the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington.

August 27-28, 2014 (Wednesday-Thursday) — Meeting with Evangelical Leaders and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Fly to Baton Rouge, LA with Edd Hendee, Nina and Brenna to meeting with Evangelical Leaders and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. The evening dinner will follow with a group trip to the Louisiana State Penitentiary the following day.

 

SEPTEMBER, 2014

September 2, 2014 (Tuesday) — Meeting with Pastor Gary Hill of Sugar Creek Baptist Church and Pastor Tracy Baskin of Freedom Center Church to discuss implementing Malachi Dads at Darrington.

September 7, 2014 (Sunday) — Meeting with Katie Thomas and Brenna to discuss The Heart of Texas Foundation

September 14, 2014 (Sunday) — Malachi Dads Meeting at Coffield

September 8, 2014 (Monday) — Banquet Walkthrough Meeting with Even Staff of Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Brenna, and Stephanie

September 15, 2014 (Monday) — The Heart of Texas Foundation Board Meeting

September 15, 2014 (Monday) — Speak at the Houston Rotary Club board meeting

September 23, 2014 (Tuesday) — Meet with Jordan Miller of Sugar Creek Baptist Church for banquet media walkthrough

September 24-26, 2014 (Wednesday-Friday)– Trip to Angola, Special trip for invited Texas Christian leaders and Pastors to go to Angola Penitentiary with Grove, to see the effects of the Seminary on “America’s Bloodiest Prison.” It is the 17-year-old Angola Seminary we used as our model for the first Texas Seminary in a Maximum Security Prison, located in Darrington Penitentiary, Rosharon, Texas called the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington.

September 29, 2014 (Monday) — Convocation at Appalachian Bible College at Mt. Olive Correctional Facility, The state of West Virginia is implementing a seminary modeled after the Angola/Louisiana and Darrington/Texas model. We are thrilled at the beginning of this new school. All we need is one in every state! Congratulations to Calvin Sutphin and Catalyst Ministries as well as Appalachian Bible College President Daniel Anderson and West Virginia Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein and your representative teams! We are privileged to have witnessed this coming together.

OCTOBER, 2014

October 3, 2014 (Friday)– The Heart of Texas Foundation Banquet, Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 6-9 p.m.

October 25, 2014 (Saturday) — Malachi Dads Training at Freedom Center Church to train local churchmen to bring Christ into the Darrington Unit via the Malachi Dad’s curriculum.  Tracy Baskin will lead this meeting.

October 29, 2014 (Wednesday) — Speak at University Area Rotary Club

NOVEMBER, 2014

November 7-8, 2014 (Friday-Saturday) — Day with Dad at Darrington, we will bring pre-approved children into the prison to spend Saturday with their Dads. All day on Friday the men will be preparing for their children on Saturday by taking discipleship classes from local pastors learning what it means to be a godly father and being equipped with tools for how to be a godly father regardless of their circumstances. The Dads will also be preparing for the day with their children by preparing age-appropriate gift bags and personal mementos.

November 15, 2014 (Saturday) — First Training Session at Sugar Creek Baptist Church for Malachi Dads at Darrington

November 18-19, 2014 (Tuesday-Wednesday) — Trip to the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women with Dr. Kristi Miller and Linda Strom of Discipleship Unlimited. The purpose of this trip is to visit with the author of Hannah’s Gift, Dr. Kristi Miller, to become more familiar with the Awana curriculum for incarcerated mothers that is the equivalent to Malachi Dads for the men.  Linda Strom and her team are prayerfully considering being those who will introduce Hannah’s Gift to the women of Texas. We are so prayerful and excited about this trip. Linda Strom and her volunteers will then join us for the trip to Angola through Friday.

November 19-21, 2014 (Wednesday-Friday) — Trip to Angola, Special trip for invited Texas Christian leaders and Pastors to go to Angola Penitentiary with Grove, to see the effects of the Seminary on “America’s Bloodiest Prison.” It is the 17-year-old Angola Seminary we used as our model for the first Texas Seminary in a Maximum Security Prison, located in Darrington Penitentiary, Rosharon, Texas called the Southwestern Seminary at Darrington.

November 14-15, 2014 (Friday-Saturday) — Speak at Concordia University’s Missions Conference, Austin, TX

November 27, 2014 (Thursday) — Happy Thanksgiving!

 

DECEMBER, 2014

December 6, 2014 (Saturday) — Second Malachi Dads Training at Freedom Center Church for Darrington

December 25, 2014 (Thursday) — Merry Christmas!