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Oklahoma Baptists spring to action in wake of Woodward, Norman tornadoes
Apr23

Oklahoma Baptists spring to action in wake of Woodward, Norman tornadoes

In Oklahoma, springtime signifies the time of year for many uplifting events, such as Easter Sunday and graduation ceremonies for students. This time of year also is renowned for bringing dangerous storms and tornadoes. The spring of 2012 has proven no different. On Friday, April 13, a powerful storm containing a tornado that left damage in its wake ripped through portions of Norman. On the following day, a devastating storm hit the...

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PERSPECTIVE: God’s army in times of disaster
Apr23

PERSPECTIVE: God’s army in times of disaster

Once again, an Oklahoma community has faced the ravages and fury of a tornado. Woodward took a direct hit,  leaving six dead, many injured and a tremendous loss of property. Only those who have been through the experience can know the depth of loss that comes in losing the majority of your worldly possessions. Deeper still is the pain of losing loved ones and friends. In times like these, to whom do you turn? When life throws you to...

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Oklahoma Baptists Lead Disaster Relief in Woodward, Norman
Apr17

Oklahoma Baptists Lead Disaster Relief in Woodward, Norman

OKLAHOMA CITY—Within hours of the powerful storms that devastated communities in the state, Oklahoma Baptists’ disaster relief teams were on the field. “By Saturday afternoon, April 14, in Norman, disaster relief teams had assessed 15 chainsaw jobs and teams were on the ground assisting homeowners,” said Sam Porter, Disaster Relief director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). The BGCO volunteer force was quick...

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