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OU BCM & Okla. Baptist DR provide relief during Christmas break
Jan19

OU BCM & Okla. Baptist DR provide relief during Christmas break

PANAMA CITY, Fla.—Over the winter break from school, 40 students and leaders representing the University of Oklahoma (OU) Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) traveled to Panama City, Fla. to serve alongside Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) trained and equipped volunteers. Since Hurricane Michael hit the east coast last October, DR has served homeowners by clearing downed trees and assisting with post-hurricane damage. Denny...

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Baptist Singing, Symphony groups highlight new Okla. Governor’s prayer service
Jan15

Baptist Singing, Symphony groups highlight new Okla. Governor’s prayer service

MOORE—On Tuesday morning, Jan. 15 at Moore, First, the Singing Churchmen (SCM) of Oklahoma, Singing ChurchWomen (SCW) of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Baptist Symphony (OBS) performed at the prayer service for Oklahoma’s newly inaugurated Governor Kevin Stitt. Among the three music groups, there were an estimated 450 people performing popular songs the groups have sang in the past like “Lion and the Lamb,” “The Majesty...

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Foster care students receive finals week care packages
Jan14

Foster care students receive finals week care packages

  At the end of 2019, Oklahoma Baptists were presented with a unique opportunity to serve adults, who used to be children in foster care. There are, reportedly, more than 100 college students who have aged out of the foster care system in Oklahoma. These students were never adopted or reunited with their birth families. In the summer of 2018, Oklahoma Successful Adulthood Program contacted the Department of Human Safety about...

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Missions & ministry: OKC, Quail Springs to host ‘MedAdvance’ medical missions training conference in 2019
Dec22

Missions & ministry: OKC, Quail Springs to host ‘MedAdvance’ medical missions training conference in 2019

  MedAdvance is coming to Oklahoma City, Quail Springs July 18-20, 2019. MedAdvance is an event that the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board (IMB) conducts yearly to equip medical professionals with evangelism strategy for mission work. Rebekah Naylor, a decorated surgeon and longtime IMB missionary, is the physician in charge of organizing the conference. Last year, Hance Dilbeck, Baptist General Convention of...

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Caleb Freeman, 365 days later
Dec19

Caleb Freeman, 365 days later

  NEWCASTLE—It has been a year since Caleb Freeman’s life was changed after being in a car accident with his younger brother, Clayton. The two were on their way to a University of Oklahoma basketball game on Dec. 19, 2017 when they were hit by a semi-truck, injuring Caleb to the point where doctors were calling for a miracle. Now, 365 days later, Caleb is a walking and talking miracle. He spent the first half of the year in multiple...

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