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‘Chaplain on aisle 3’: Dedicated chaplain fulfills God’s calling in Canada
Jul22

‘Chaplain on aisle 3’: Dedicated chaplain fulfills God’s calling in Canada

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, Canada—Attention, Walmart shoppers! Chaplains are available on aisle three! Well, that wasn’t exactly the announcement shoppers at the Walmart in this wildfire-devastated city in the far northern reaches of Alberta heard a few weeks ago, but the open arms, hearts and just as important—listening and empathetic ears—of chaplains from Oklahoma roamed the aisles of the store for a few days recently. And one with a...

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Final musings from SCW trip to Latvia
Jun27

Final musings from SCW trip to Latvia

RIGA, Latvia—Long after the words of “You Are God,”—the finale of each Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma’s (SCW) concert—had faded into the Latvian twilight for the last time, director Randy Lind had a special message for the 110 singers, their orchestra and traveling companions at a farewell dinner June 7. Gathered at the Kalku Varti Restaurant, Lind said, “From the very beginning, it was evident that God had His hand in all of this....

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Latvia: ‘Beautiful’
Jun21

Latvia: ‘Beautiful’

RIGA, Latvia—It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that most people probably don’t have Latvia on their “Bucket List” of places to visit before they die, but you can’t convince almost 150 Oklahomans that the Baltic country isn’t one of the most beautiful places on Earth after they spent six days there as part of the Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma’s (SCW) mission trip to Northern Europe, May 30-June 9. In fact, “Latvia is a beautiful...

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SCW pour hearts into Northern Europe
Jun14

SCW pour hearts into Northern Europe

RIGA, Latvia—With sparkling eyes, vibrant voices and energetic hearts, the Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma (SCW) swept across Northern Europe June 1-9, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to thousands of people in churches, concert halls, nursing homes, an orphanage, a Christian school and through the streets themselves. The group, more than 100 strong, and accompanied by some 30 more traveling companions, visited numerous famous...

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Mission: Walters Ministering at home
May17

Mission: Walters Ministering at home

WALTERS—Richard Stillwell, pastor of Walters, First has been on many mission trips—most notably to Nicaragua and Brazil—but he is most excited about an upcoming mission trip in September, one he’ll only have to cross the street to participate in. Mission: Walters, Sept. 16-18, culminates months of planning and will involve not only members of Walters, First, but also the congregations of Bartlesville, First; Claremore, First; Edmond,...

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