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Behind the Creek: Unsung heroes

by Mason Phillips DAVIS—I’d like to tell you that I drove to Falls Creek and met every one of the many staffers hired from universities, colleges and small towns across our state and even outside the border. But that would be nearly impossible. If I had the time, I would write volumes so you could learn every name and every face of that camp and understand how much they really do. They are all the unsung heroes. They hand you your...

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Frederick, Bethel: small church gives big

FREDERICK—It’s the only rural church in Tillman County. Its building, although well-maintained, is old and not well-insulated. Heating bills in January and February amount to around $1,100 a month. The church is being hassled by the Department of Environmental Quality to tie onto the Frederick water supply. That will cost somewhere between $10,000-12,000. With 63 members, Sunday School attendance averages 32 with around 35-45 in...

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Behind the Creek: Lights, camera, action

by Mason Phillips DAVIS—My trip to Falls Creek was different this time. In the past, I’ve gone to the Creek to meet with an individual and find out how they contribute to the operations of the camp. This time around, I wanted to see what it was like inside the booth. How does a camp run a multi-media service five days a week like Falls Creek does? It takes more than one person, so I got to meet the team. I once saw a documentary of a...

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Small town church makes large impact

by Brian Hobbs PRUE—Compared to their mega church counterparts, smaller-in-attendance churches do not always grab the attention they often deserve. That could be doubly said for rural, smaller-in-attendance churches like Prue, First. Situated near Keystone Lake in Osage County, Prue, First ministers in a town of about 500 people. Averaging 75 people on Sunday, this body of believers is making an impact for the Kingdom of God. “We have...

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Accident reflects God’s glory

by Dana Williamson Associate Editor As they were driving north, Tim Green reached over and took his wife Denise’s hand, and together they prayed: “Lord, if this the day our son is to die, we will still love You and trust You.” Their only son, Matt, 30, was in a Wichita, Kan. hospital following a private plane crash in Ponca City. Doctors had just told his parents they would try to keep him alive until they got there, but didn’t think...

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Sand Creek continues missionary tradition

by Bob Nigh Managing Editor ANADARKO—Jackie Jackson has gone on several mission trips with her church, Wetumka, Sand Creek, including Pine Ridge, S.D. last year. This summer, she was happy to come to a place much closer to her heart—Rock Spring church, four miles north of this county seat town in Caddo County, the home of the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians, the Southern Plains Indian Museum and the Apache, Delaware...

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