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CrossTimbers is on mission

MCALESTER—When campers arrive at CrossTimbers Mission Adventure Camp, they know they are in for an exciting week. This year, campers were greeted by camp staffers dressed as “mad scientists” cheering for them, giving high fives and even climbing on top of the campers’ vehicles to show enthusiasm. The campers then are immediately introduced to their small group leader—their Tribe Leader—and escorted to lunch. Each day, campers are...

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Sept. 11: A strategic call for united prayer

In light of various conditions in the nation, it is doubtful that believers could ever choose to pray too much. Amidst many troubling signs in our land, surely one positive is today’s ever increasing calls for events of prayer. As well as periodic special calls for prayer in Oklahoma, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Office of Prayer also encourages Oklahomans to participate in the various national calls that are biblically...

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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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