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Oklahoma Baptists give $500k to Moore Public Schools for 1,600-person storm shelter at Central Elementary/Junior High
Apr23

Oklahoma Baptists give $500k to Moore Public Schools for 1,600-person storm shelter at Central Elementary/Junior High

MOORE, Okla.–The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief organization presented a $500,000 donation on Wednesday to the Moore Public Schools to build a 1,600-person storm shelter at a school in Moore. The BGCO, which has an ongoing involvement in the response and rebuilding after the May 2013 Oklahoma tornadoes, is designating the gift for Central Elementary School and Central Junior High School in Moore, both...

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Disaster Relief: Now Recruiting
Oct31

Disaster Relief: Now Recruiting

>> by Staff Sam Porter, Disaster Relief State Director for the BGCO, has traveled all over the world helping people and sharing the Gospel.  On Oct. 13, Porter was the keynote speaker at the Cherokee Strip Baptist Association Annual Meeting held at Ringwood, First. He spoke about the importance of Disaster Relief and how impressed he was with the Association’s mission vision.  He left right after his message to catch a flight to...

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Freeman opens BGCO Board meeting on emotional note
Oct03

Freeman opens BGCO Board meeting on emotional note

The September meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Board of Directors began on an emotional note Sept. 24 as board member Jeremy Freeman, pastor of Newcastle, First, delivered a heartbreaking, but uplifting testimony—his first public speaking appearance since the loss of his 7-year-old son, Trey, Sept. 1 to a rare form of leukemia. Fighting back tears, Freeman, speaking three weeks after Trey’s funeral was held...

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Friendships soar at Camp Perfect Wings
Aug27

Friendships soar at Camp Perfect Wings

DAVIS—For the past seven summers, Tyler Price has been a buddy at Camp Perfect Wings. For the last six summers, he has been Peter’s buddy. “My first year I had a different buddy, but I got to know Peter that year. He’s a character,” said Price, who will be a junior this fall at University of Central Oklahoma. “The second year, I requested Peter because I thought he was a challenge, and I wanted to challenge my own self. Since then we...

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Beyond the camp gates
Jun18

Beyond the camp gates

>> by Annie Scheffe,  Messenger Intern DAVIS—Since it was created in 2008 by combining the programs of the former boys’ Camp Hudgens and girls’ Camp Nunny-Cha-ha, CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp has provided opportunities for children to interact with missionaries. This summer, the camp opened in a new location near Davis. The relocation of CrossTimbers includes many changes, but the mission mindset and Gospel...

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Gruesome: Videos describe late-term abortions

PHOENIX (BP) — Two new undercover videos by the pro-life group Live Action reveal details of late-terms abortions that rarely are discussed publicly — such as the tearing apart of an unborn baby at 23 weeks limb by limb to avoid a live birth or the killing of a baby at 26 weeks with a needle injection to stop its beating heart. The gruesome details of the death of babies still in the womb are part of Live Action’s...

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