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Oklahoma Baptist volunteers helping in Moore, Okla.
May20

Oklahoma Baptist volunteers helping in Moore, Okla.

At least 80 volunteers on-the-ground already helping MOORE, Okla. – With Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief teams already responding to severe weather from Sunday, May 19 in several locations, including Shawnee, Edmond and Little Axe, Oklahoma Baptists are today assisting with recovery efforts from the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Okla. “Within moments of hearing of the destruction in Moore, we put together a rapid response...

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Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers Spring to Action
May20

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers Spring to Action

OKLAHOMA CITY–Within moments of damage from severe storms, Oklahoma Baptist disaster relief volunteers were in the field offering help. “I actually was in a volunteer missions meeting in Enid when the first storms started to hit,” said Sam Porter, Disaster Relief Director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Porter put “rapid response” volunteer teams on the ground in every area affected by the storm. “We are assessing each...

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May 3, 1999, My ‘baptism by fire’
Apr30

May 3, 1999, My ‘baptism by fire’

Where were you 10 years ago on May 3, 1999? Most people in Oklahoma can tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing on that day about 6 p.m. I was getting ready to preach in a revival service at Carter Church near Lake Tenkiller. I was staying with my in-laws who live in the area. My mother-in-law said, “Sam, you need to come watch the news.” I replied from the bedroom, “I can’t. I’m almost...

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