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SCW end concert year; prep for Latvia
May16

SCW end concert year; prep for Latvia

DEL CITY—The Singing ChurchWomen (SCW) of Oklahoma closed out their 2015-2016 season with a concert at Del City, First Southern the evening of May 5, and then 100 of them set their sights on May 30, the date they and 41 traveling companions depart for a 10-day mission trip to Northern Europe. Led by director Randy Lind, the SCW will share the love of Christ in Finland, Estonia, Sweden and Latvia—the Baltic country that bills itself as...

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Rewired Men’s Retreat
May13

Rewired Men’s Retreat

DAVIS—Stories of men rescued from the pit of despair after the death of his wife, plucked from the expanse of the ocean after accidentally being thrown overboard into a raging sea, having joy in the face of immense suffering of a young son dying of cancer, and being a curse breaker of generational sin inspired more than 3,000 men who attended the 2016 Rewired Men’s Retreat at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center April 29-30. And...

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Guthrie, Faith lives up to its name; eliminates debt
Apr29

Guthrie, Faith lives up to its name; eliminates debt

GUTHRIE—Charlie Loper, pastor of Guthrie, Faith, believes that the power of Christ as expressed by the Apostle Paul in Eph. 3:20-21 holds true for even the smallest of churches, and he can point to his congregation as an example. On April 3, the members of this church located at 11901 S. Midwest Blvd. in rural Logan County reaped the benefits of their faithfulness at the conclusion of a 77-day challenge put before them by their pastor...

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Planters focus on prayer; refreshed at retreat
Apr12

Planters focus on prayer; refreshed at retreat

DAVIS—Oklahoma church planters recharged their personal batteries and refueled their passion for prayer during the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO)annual Church Planting Conference April 1-2 at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. Convened at the Mathena Family Event Center and housed at the new Thompson Family Lodge in the camp nestled in the Arbuckle Mountains, 13 funded church planters and their families—a total of...

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Partnership missions:  DR flood response continues
Mar28

Partnership missions: DR flood response continues

>> by Jim Burton and Bob Nigh  Atlanta Photojournalist, Messenger Managing Editor HAMMOND, La. (BP)—When flood victim Lynell Davis walked into the Southern Baptist Incident Command Center at Woodlawn Park Church, long-time Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteer Marlene Thompson could see that he was distraught. “He looked like he hadn’t slept in days,” said Thompson of Colyell, La. “He sat down and was shaking, said...

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