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Pins with a purpose: Popularity of pin trading grows in 10th summer at Falls Creek
Jul01

Pins with a purpose: Popularity of pin trading grows in 10th summer at Falls Creek

DAVIS—If visitors to Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center were to stop by the 1917 Café during daily breaks, or the Missions Village on Wednesday afternoon, they would see a large group of people huddled around books and different collections of trading pins. These trading pins are in their 10th year at Falls Creek, after Andy Harrison, conference centers director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), saw the idea at...

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Medical missionary credits MedAdvance  to calling, equipping
Jun27

Medical missionary credits MedAdvance to calling, equipping

Medical missions are a unique way to carry out the Great Commission through meeting both physical and spiritual needs. On July 18-20 at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, MedAdvance, an International Mission Board (IMB) training event, will equip medical professionals in evangelism strategy and mission work. Lucy* is a missionary who felt the Lord calling her to missions as a senior in high school after hearing a group who had just...

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MedAdvance: ‘Uniquely impactful’ medical missions conference coming to Oklahoma City
Jun06

MedAdvance: ‘Uniquely impactful’ medical missions conference coming to Oklahoma City

Rebekah Naylor, a decorated surgeon and medical missionary to India, didn’t always know that she was going to be a surgeon, or even a missionary. Naylor first felt the Lord calling her to the mission field as a teenager when missionaries visited her church in Arkansas, where her dad was a pastor. Fast forward to the 1960s when Naylor first felt called to become a surgeon. Her journey was not an easy one. Naylor wanted to be a surgeon...

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WMU street ministry shines light in prostitution zone
May31

WMU street ministry shines light in prostitution zone

RICHMOND, Va.(BP) — A small group of volunteers gathers two nights a month in south Richmond, Va., to walk a mile-long strip of the city and minister to prostitutes and others they cross paths with along the way. The volunteers meet in the parking lot of a nearby fast-food restaurant about 11 p.m. for a brief time of orientation and prayer before heading out two by two along a street dotted with aging motels, used car lots and...

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Disaster Relief serving across Oklahoma following tornadoes, floods
May30

Disaster Relief serving across Oklahoma following tornadoes, floods

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) is deployed across the state of Oklahoma following a record-breaking month for severe weather in May. DR completed mud-out and flood relief in Nebraska on May 11, in time to return to Oklahoma, which needed help of trained and equipped DR volunteers. On Thurs., May 23 a tornado caused devastation in El Reno, according to Don Williams, state director of Oklahoma Baptist DR. “We (DR) were in El Reno...

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