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40 Years of Disaster Relief
Nov14

40 Years of Disaster Relief

In November of 2013, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief celebrates it’s 40th anniversary. We sat down with Laddie Adams (former Brotherhood Director for the BGCO) and Sam Porter (current Disaster Relief Director for the BGCO) and had them take us through the last 40 years. This is the story. Notated archival footage licensed through NBC Universal Archives. Disaster Relief...

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First Person: The moment of truth is coming
Sep05

First Person: The moment of truth is coming

>> by Kelly Boggs, Editor, La. Baptist Message ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)—A moment of truth is rapidly approaching for those who believe homosexuality is an immoral, aberrant behavior. The choice will be whether to capitulate to a culture that asserts, without evidence, homosexuality is natural, normal and healthy, or to insist it is sinful and suffer consequences. The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Aug. 22 against a wedding...

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DR gifts surpass $3 million mark
Jun25

DR gifts surpass $3 million mark

The outpouring of love and support for Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (OKSBDR) efforts continues more than a month after devastating storms tore through central Oklahoma May 19-20. As prayers, calls, notes and letters of well-wishes have poured in, a more tangible evidence of the nation’s support evidenced itself Tue., June 18 when donations to OKSBDR surpassed the $3 million mark. Total gifts to the DR fund were...

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Is homosexuality the worst sin?

>>by Rob Phillips, Director of Corporate Communications, LifeWay Christian Resources A few years ago I joined leaders of LifeWay Christian Resources in a meeting with executives of a Nashville TV station. They were preparing to launch a new program catering to gays and lesbians. We asked them to reconsider. Among the TV executives was a lesbian. She wanted to know why Christians couldn’t just accept her for who she is. It was...

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Oklahoma City, Southern Hills Expands VBS for Tornado Victims

Oklahoma City, Southern Hills will be offering a special expanded Vacation Bible School June 3-7 for victims of the recent tornado. Children, babies through 8thgrade, will be invited to stay for a free lunch and enjoy age-appropriate planned afternoon activities until 6 p.m., each day during VBS week. All persons caring for children have gone through security background checks. At the conclusion of each day, families of victims will...

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Disaster Strikes – God’s people shine
May27

Disaster Strikes – God’s people shine

>> from wire and staff reports MOORE—With Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief teams already responding May 20 to severe weather from Sun., May 19 in several locations, including Shawnee, Edmond and Little Axe, Oklahoma Baptists are assisting with recovery efforts from the devastating tornado that hit Moore. ”Within moments of hearing of the destruction in Moore, we put together a rapid response volunteer team to help with the...

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