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Churches observe Church Renewal
Aug18

Churches observe Church Renewal

Church Renewal weekends, sometimes known as Lay Renewal, are not common in Oklahoma like they used to be. However, several churches have held this type of event of prayer, revival and fellowship in recent years, thanks to the organization and strategy of Walter Prichard. Steve Dennis, pastor of Checotah, First, was introduced to Church Renewal by Prichard at Moore, First. Checotah, First hosted a Spirit-filled weekend Aug. 8-10, that...

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OKC, Kentucky Ave. blessed by nonagenarians
Aug11

OKC, Kentucky Ave. blessed by nonagenarians

While many nonagenarians have either passed on to Glory, or have greatly slowed down their activity, Ed Courtney (93), Zeilah Harlin (91) and Harley King (93) are still going strong in their service for the Lord at Oklahoma City, Kentucky Ave. Courtney, Sunday School director, said he has served in that position for “At least 60 years,” adding, “That’s a long time, isn’t it?” with a twinkle in his eye. He said...

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More than Conquerors
Aug11

More than Conquerors

DAVIS—Since its beginning in 1947, Indian Falls Creek (IFC) has come a long way. With so many historic years behind, this year was one to be remembered. IFC is recognized as the largest gathering of Indian Christians in the United States, and hosts campers representing between 25-40 tribes and more than 250 churches each year, as well as non-Native people. During the camp, held July 27-31, more than 800 children participated in...

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CrossTimbers connects kids to Christ
Aug04

CrossTimbers connects kids to Christ

DAVIS—CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp, for children in grades 3 through 6, experienced its second summer at the new campgrounds near Davis. The new location allowed for more churches to participate as 122 churches brought 3,720 campers during the 10 summer sessions. “Every session went very well. It just seemed to get better and better,” said Glenn Barber, BGCO childhood ministries specialist. “During...

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Kingdom-Sized Numbers
Aug04

Kingdom-Sized Numbers

“Powerful prayer, strong preaching, effective multimedia storytelling and the faithfulness of God led to the Lord blessing the eight weeks of youth encampments in a mighty way this summer at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center,” said Andy Harrison, Falls Creek Program Director and Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) student ministry group leader and specialist. Youth camps’ total registration this year was...

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Go together to grow together!
Jul28

Go together to grow together!

DAVIS—Sending children off to camp brings to mind the early morning bus departure time, when sponsors and kids wave good-bye to their parents for a week. The Hill family is an exception to this image. Since 2012, parents Zeke and Lindsey, along with their youngest daughter, Jerica, have attended CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp as a family. “My husband, Zeke, and I first decided to take off work to be CrossTimbers...

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