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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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Former missionaries loved on at Falls Creek
Mar18

Former missionaries loved on at Falls Creek

DAVIS—More than 30 former International Mission Board (IMB) appointees who have settled in Oklahoma received “royal” treatment March 4-5 during a special retreat held in their honor at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. The retirees, who are among 983 missionaries who accepted a Voluntary Retirement Incentive, are fluent in more than a dozen languages. But the words spoken at the retreat were in the language of love, and no...

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SCW Latvia trip excitement building
Mar17

SCW Latvia trip excitement building

MOORE—Packing a repertoire of more than 20 songs, along with a couple of handbell pieces and, most importantly, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, more than 130 of the Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma (SCW) will depart in 10 weeks for a May 30-June 9 mission trip to Northern Europe under the theme of “Pray+Love+Latvia.” “This is a mission endeavor that we pray will be a rich blessing to the people of Latvia and beyond,” said director Randy...

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