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Partnership missions:  Why Edmonton?
Aug06

Partnership missions: Why Edmonton?

Danny Ringer serves as the Director of Missions for Beckham-Mills Association and serves as a member of the North American Mission Board. I remember last summer when the North American Mission Board (NAMB) decided that I needed to serve on the Canada Region team for NAMB trustees at our orientation. The thought of Canada never crossed my mind. As a matter of fact, I thought of the Chaplaincy Commission for my area of service. The...

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Bible Q&A: Translations, which one should I read?
Aug04

Bible Q&A: Translations, which one should I read?

Bobby Kelly is the Ruth Dickinson Professor of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University You are probably aware that the Old Testament was written almost exclusively in Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek. This fact justifies the “why” of Bible translation. First, few English speakers are able to read Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek. So, it must be translated. The reason it matters so much that people have the opportunity to read the Bible...

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83-year-old goes on first mission trip
Aug04

83-year-old goes on first mission trip

>> by Kathryn Spurgeon Guest Writer SHAWNEE—Margaret Akin is not your typical octogenarian. She works at least 20 hours a week as secretary at Shawnee, Temple, leads a weekly women’s Bible study, cooks for funeral dinners, and is the beloved matriarch to a 68-member family, including another great-grandchild on the way. But, mission work is not new to Margaret. Her own mother and grandmother led Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU),...

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‘Weakened witness’ stayed  on mission to the end
Jul26

‘Weakened witness’ stayed on mission to the end

>> by Brian Koonce, Missouri Pathway Paul Koonce was weak and exhausted. Barely able to stand, it took two assistants to get him from the truck and into Avant Baptist Church at Chifunga in Malawi, Africa. Unable stand on his own, he sat up straighter and grew stronger as he began to preach. Through Charles Malekano, his favorite Chichewa interpreter, he began to tell the people gathered the story of Job. As the director of...

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McLoud family fosters football player
Jul11

McLoud family fosters football player

>> by Kristi Prince, Correspondent MCLOUD—Aaron Smith is a young man of few words, but he has a story that needs to be told. This sophomore at Rose State College is well on his way to success in life, thanks to foster parents who love him as their own. Aaron entered the Department of Human Services (DHS) system at the age of 6, and was placed in nine different homes before he found the love and security of Val and Traci Gokey. ...

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