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>> by Alan Carlton,  Member, Tulsa, Parkview Recently, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief Teams have been in the news. Their bright yellow shirts and caps are everywhere being the hands of Jesus to communities in need. You may not be aware that this year marks the 40th anniversary for Oklahoma Disaster Relief Teams, which has teams that have worked in Moore, Edmond, Little Axe, Shawnee, Wagoner County and New Jersey. In the past,...

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DR gifts surpass $3 million mark
Jun25

DR gifts surpass $3 million mark

The outpouring of love and support for Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (OKSBDR) efforts continues more than a month after devastating storms tore through central Oklahoma May 19-20. As prayers, calls, notes and letters of well-wishes have poured in, a more tangible evidence of the nation’s support evidenced itself Tue., June 18 when donations to OKSBDR surpassed the $3 million mark. Total gifts to the DR fund were...

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The Big Impact of Small: Jenks, First experiences explosive growth through small groups
Jun03

The Big Impact of Small: Jenks, First experiences explosive growth through small groups

JENKS—In a society that attempts to “super-size” almost everything—from retail stores to fast-food meals—it is easy to forget the power of “small.” One church in Jenks, however, has experienced the large power of small groups. Jenks, First, under the leadership of Pastor Rick Frie, has experienced explosive growth in the last seven years because of God’s favor and the church’s emphasis on Sunday School. “It’s a ‘God thing,’” said...

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Houston Texans donate $100K to Oklahoma Baptists’ Disaster Relief operation

MOORE, Okla.—Houston Texan owner Robert McNair announced Thur., May 23, his foundation, the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, has donated $100,000 to the Oklahoma Disaster Relief mission of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). “We are humbled by the generosity of our neighbors from south of the border,” said Sam Porter, BGCO disaster relief director. “All of these funds will be used to assist in relief of the...

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Statewide road trip ‘ReConnects’ Sunday School
May13

Statewide road trip ‘ReConnects’ Sunday School

From “Red Carpet Country” in the Northwest and Panhandle to “Green Country” in the Northeast, and from “Kiamichi Country” in the Southeast to “Great Plains Country” in the Southwest, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) ”ReConnect Sunday School Task Force” has covered every area of the state on its recent 60-day “Road Trip.” The series of events provided information, encouragement and a challenge to Oklahoma churches to...

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Trip reveals continued impact of Oklahoma Baptists on Mexico
Apr29

Trip reveals continued impact of Oklahoma Baptists on Mexico

Guerrero, one of the 31 states of Mexico, is home to some of the most scenic places on Earth. The beaches of Acapulco have attracted millions of tourists, for example, for decades. However, there is something more beautiful to behold than white beaches and the blue sea. God is at work in Guerrero. More than seven years ago, in a vision meeting of Baptist convention leaders in the state, Hilario Rojas, then a professor at the Seminario...

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