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Reflections: Bombing attacked Poes’ marriage
Apr14

Reflections: Bombing attacked Poes’ marriage

Oklahoma City Police chaplains Jack and Phyllis Poe weren’t inside the Alfred P. Murrah federal Building when a truck bomb exploded outside at 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995, but the after-effects of that explosion nearly tore their marriage apart. “One of the things we really didn’t understand is, as caregivers, we want to make a difference, but we didn’t realize that you can give yourselves away. And, Phyllis and I gave ourselves...

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Springing into action!
Apr07

Springing into action!

Early spring storms’ response includes new DR volunteers, units Recently-trained volunteers and two new recovery and repair trailers were among Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) disaster relief responders when early spring storms spawning tornadoes slashed across the state’s central and northeastern sections March 25. Clean-up and feeding efforts by BGCO disaster relief volunteers in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro...

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Gov. Fallin attends Oil Patch Chaplaincies’ job fair
Apr07

Gov. Fallin attends Oil Patch Chaplaincies’ job fair

ELK CITY—Tom Beddow has a compassion for those who work in the oil industry. As coordinator for Oil Patch Chaplaincies for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), he has been burdened for those who recently have lost their jobs due to the downward turn in the oil and gas industry. With the help of Mike Terry, president of Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Beddow was able to connect with Gov. Mary Fallin’s office...

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Hispanic Falls Creek well attended, many decisions were made
Apr07

Hispanic Falls Creek well attended, many decisions were made

DAVIS—Hispanic Baptist Churches of Oklahoma hosted a family retreat at Falls Creek Conference Center, March 18-21. With 500 people in attendance, 19 professions of faith were made as well as 40 rededications. “The Hispanic retreat was successful,” said Daniel Caceres, Hispanic ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, who explained there were opportunities for age-specific meetings and worship times. As...

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Pierce honored at Native American ministries conference
Mar31

Pierce honored at Native American ministries conference

A three-day conference was observed with the emphasis on Native American ministries in honor of its founder. Oklahoma City, Glorieta hosted the Willene Pierce Memorial Conference, March 19-21, as approximately 150 people met, representing 67 churches and 29 tribes, for the purpose of enhancing the work of evangelizing Native Americans. Augusta “Gus” Smith, executive director of The Native American LINK (Living in Neighborly Kindness),...

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Conventional Thinking: Under the dome
Mar24

Conventional Thinking: Under the dome

Will Rogers was reported to say, “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” While many proposed laws across this country can and should create a chuckle, there are several pieces of key legislation at the Oklahoma State Capitol under consideration, that are no laughing matter. Earlier this month, the Legislature moved beyond a major deadline by which bills had to pass either the House or Senate to stay...

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