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BGCO Women’s Retreat a ‘Home’ run
May03

BGCO Women’s Retreat a ‘Home’ run

DAVIS–In spite of rainy conditions, an attendance record-breaking 3,650 women gathered at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center April 20-21 for the annual Women’s Retreat, hosted by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). Women spent two days filled with fellowship, powerful messages, Bible-studies and prayers in order to focus on reaching those within their city. The theme of the 2018 retreat was “Home”, drawing from...

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Faith Focus: Re-engaging on the road to recovery
Jul19

Faith Focus: Re-engaging on the road to recovery

EDMOND–Every Christian struggles with sin, and Bryan Evans is no exception. Born and raised in a Christian family, Evans was a preacher’s kid and made a profession of faith at the age of 9. His teenage years were spent working in his family’s Christian bookstore in Quail Springs Mall, where he quickly developed a passion for the music side of the business. However, through hurts, trials and eventually divorce, Bryan ran from God....

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Students take flight at Camp Perfect Wings
Jun11

Students take flight at Camp Perfect Wings

DAVIS—Many Oklahoma Baptists come together every summer for Camp Perfect Wings (CPW), a three-day camp for ages 8 and up for those who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, hosted by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). The 2017 CPW took place at CrossTimbers Mission Adventure Camp in Davis on June 1-3. This year’s camp theme was “Unshakeable”, drawing from Isaiah 28:16, “Therefore the Lord God said: ‘Look, I...

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Faith Focus: A place to call home
Jun05

Faith Focus: A place to call home

EDMOND—Retirement was six years away for the Embry family, but Sandy and Sherry knew they wanted to spend those six years investing in something that had an eternal impact. Sandy worked in insurance, and Sherry was a school teacher when they began searching online in hopes of one day becoming houseparents. “We’ve always had a soft spot for children’s homes,” said Sherry. After their youngest child graduated high school, Sandy and...

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Oklahoma Baptist DR rebuilding the heartland
May22

Oklahoma Baptist DR rebuilding the heartland

KNOWLES–Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) is continuing efforts to rebuild in western Oklahoma after the worst wildfire in the history of statehood. The fires swept over 1,200 square miles in Beaver County alone in early March DR Crews have been serving in and around the area, assisting ranchers that lost thousands of heads of cattle and more than 10,000 hogs in wildfires that swept the Panhandle. The fire started on March 6, in...

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