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DR volunteers respond to La. flooding
Aug18

DR volunteers respond to La. flooding

Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers headed to Baton Rouge, La. early Wednesday morning, Aug. 17 in response to heavy flooding which hit southern Louisiana after slow-moving storms began dumping rain on the area almost a week earlier. Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma DR Director Sam Porter dispatched the convention’s “Strike Force,” to set up its large feeding unit capable of producing 30,000...

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OKC, Trinity returns to Falls Creek Outdoor amphitheater dedicated in historic church’s honor
Jul25

OKC, Trinity returns to Falls Creek Outdoor amphitheater dedicated in historic church’s honor

DAVIS—For most of those strolling on Downing Way toward the R.A. Young Tabernacle to attend the evening worship service at Falls Creek July 19, the small group gathered alongside the small structure to their left went unnoticed. But, to the youth, staff, sponsors and members of Oklahoma City, Trinity who met with officials of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) for a short ceremony of special significance, it marked a...

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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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