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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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Preaching conference powerful
Mar10

Preaching conference powerful

More than 130 pastors and others dedicated to preaching the Word of God received heartfelt instruction from a trio of experienced teachers and practitioners Feb. 29-March 1 during the Priority of Preaching Conference at Oklahoma City, Southern Hills. The conference was sponsored by the Pastoral Leadership Office of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), and featured Bryan Chapell, author of the book Christ-Centered...

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Fostering hope
Feb19

Fostering hope

SAPULPA—Jim and TeAta Gattis have gone well beyond the second mile when it comes to caring for children—theirs and others—during their lifetimes. In fact, it might be said they are approaching running a marathon in that regard. Jim, 92, and TeAta, 70, have been fostering children together since soon after they were married more than 15 years ago in a ceremony in the assisted living center at Baptist Village of Oklahoma City. TeAta...

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Oklahoma Baptists respond to fire near Elk City

ELK CITY–Beckham-Mills Southern Baptist Disaster relief volunteers Jim and Estelline Coffey and Dennis Friesen from Elk City responded to a grass fire about five miles north of Elk City Monday afternoon, providing snacks and drinks to firefighters from more than 10 rural fire departments battling the blaze which threatened gas wells in the area. No homes were damaged in the fire, which began around 2:30 p.m., and was under...

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