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Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief helping Houston
Sep07

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief helping Houston

As Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast of Texas on Aug. 25, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) prepared to serve their neighbors in need. “We had to be cautious and respectful of the boundaries that the National Guard set in the interest of public safety,” Oklahoma Baptist DR Director Don Williams said. “Once we were allowed in, we set up incident command centers and got to work right...

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Oklahoma Baptists celebrate Summer Evangelism Team’s success
Aug31

Oklahoma Baptists celebrate Summer Evangelism Team’s success

A team consisting of three college students, Graeson Griffin, Erica Reed and Cody Tooley, began this summer slightly nervous, but expectant, of what the Lord would do through the Summer Evangelism Team. An eight-week partnering program between the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) and Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) helped equip and mobilize the team, which visited eight communities. They worked side-by-side with...

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Clements, Mission OKC, offer food & hope
Aug23

Clements, Mission OKC, offer food & hope

Roughly 20 percent of the population in Oklahoma is affected by food insecurity. What does that mean? “Food insecurity” is a term used to describe a situation in which a person does not know from where their next meal will come. Through the Edna McMillan Oklahoma State Missions Offering (SMO) Hunger Fund, however, churches like Oklahoma City, Mission OKC are doing their best to change that number, one meal at a time. Chad Clement,...

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Churches host summer outreach sports camps
Aug12

Churches host summer outreach sports camps

For families involved in sports, Oklahoma summertime can often be associated with one sports camp after another, late nights at the ball fields and loads upon loads of laundry, washing the dirt off children’s sports uniforms. Churches across the state have taken notice to the importance of sports and now offer summer sports camps to children of all ages. At Ardmore, First; Marlow, First; Midwest City, First and Oklahoma City, Trinity,...

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Disaster Relief responds to rare, late-summer tornado in Tulsa
Aug10

Disaster Relief responds to rare, late-summer tornado in Tulsa

TULSA—Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief (DR) dispatched chainsaw teams in Tulsa, following an EF2 tornado that hit the 4100 block of Yale Avenue at 1:19 a.m. Sun., Aug. 6. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that the 550-yard wide tornado with winds from 120-130 mph was on the ground for more than six miles before dissipating at 1:25 a.m. Minutes later at 1:37 a.m., an EF-1 with winds of 90 to 100...

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