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‘Chance’ encounter leads to thousands of missionaries

It was a chance encounter, but one that led to thousands coming to know Christ as their Savior. In the early 1980s, a couple from Anadarko, First, Leslie and Roberta Pain, traveled with a group on a tour of China. At the end of a day of touring, as their bus stopped in front of their hotel, the couple was approached by a young Chinese man asking if he could practice his English with them. Bill* asked several questions about democracy...

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Falls Creek: Uncommon

DAVIS—There are a myriad of Christian summer camps for youth. Each has its own unique qualities, facilities, activities and programming. But no other camp is quite as unique as Falls Creek. Falls Creek hosts more than 5,000 students and leaders a week—and in eight weeks of camp will total more than 50,000 visitors, making it one of the largest youth camps in the world. The camp provides access to missionaries, global mission...

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REWIRED’s reach expanding

“REWIRED,” the annual Oklahoma men’s retreat, is quickly growing into a regional conference, and is drawing registrations from as far away as New Mexico and Houston, said organizer Keith Burkhart, family and men’s ministries specialist with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. This year’s annual gathering—scheduled April 29-30 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center near Davis—could attract between 3,000 and 4,000 registrants,...

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Missional Ministry Conference focuses on Gospel-centered church

SHAWNEE—More than 200 pastors, staff and lay leaders were led to focus on “The Gospel Centered Church” at the Missional Ministry Conference (MMC), March 24-25 at Oklahoma Baptist University. Speakers, including keynote guest Micah Fries, senior pastor of St. Joseph, Mo., Frederick Boulevard, drew from the theme Scripture of 2 Tim. 1: 8-12: “So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me His prisoner. Rather, join with...

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Women’s session features mothers with diverse stories

MOORE—Women attending the Women’s Session of the State Evangelism Conference heard from two mothers with compellingly diverse stories. Cheri Fuller, Edmond resident and prolific author of 42 books, including her latest, Mother-Daughter Duet: Getting to the Relationship You Want With Your Adult Daughter, told the women how to make connections that will lead to sharing their faith. At the other end of the spectrum, Carol Kent, longtime...

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Cattle carrying MY316 message across state and beyond

MY316 is traveling. And not only on wheels, but on four legs. The MY316 car was introduced to Oklahoma Baptists at the annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma in Shawnee in November. It will be traveling across the state promoting the witnessing program, which combines probably the most well-known Bible verse, John 3:16, with a person’s testimony of meeting Christ. And now, thanks to the ingenuity of some cattle...

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