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Oklahoma City bombing survivor shares testimony of forgiveness, 23 years later
Apr19

Oklahoma City bombing survivor shares testimony of forgiveness, 23 years later

Arlene Blanchard woke up on a beautiful spring day on April 19, 1995, just nine days away from being out of the military and beginning her civilian life. She was making plans to attend college and begin a new career. Blanchard had recently moved to Oklahoma from Alaska, where she was previously stationed with the Army. “I knew absolutely nothing about Oklahoma, I just thought cowboys and Indians,” Blanchard joked. She got married and...

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Nicoma Park, First’s ‘A-Team’ gets things done at CrossTimbers
Apr03

Nicoma Park, First’s ‘A-Team’ gets things done at CrossTimbers

DAVIS—CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp continues to see improvements at its current location, since moving six years ago. A big reason for the improvements and renovations comes from a group of church members from Nicoma Park, First visiting the campgrounds every Spring Break to help any way they can. They call themselves the “A-Team,” a group of men and women who have taken on major projects every year and accomplish so...

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BVC leads the way in LeadingAge honors
Apr01

BVC leads the way in LeadingAge honors

Baptist Village Communities (BVC) is a regular award recipient of LeadingAge Oklahoma, the Oklahoma state association of not-for-profit senior living organizations. This year was no different, as BVC took home three awards, more than any other organization in Oklahoma. Baptist Village of Hugo’s Annie Wickson was named environmental employee of the year. Baptist Village of Oklahoma City boasted two honorees. Ben Lacy was named resident...

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GoStudents reaching Oklahoma
Mar22

GoStudents reaching Oklahoma

Mission trips can play a vital role in spiritual formation in young individuals. GoStudents is just one way the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) supports churches in making missions a priority in students’ lives throughout Oklahoma. GoStudents is an organization founded on the belief that God is raising up a generation to complete the task of sharing Christ with a lost world. GoStudents is a tool used to help students...

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Oklahoma Baptists plan for meals pending potential teacher walkout
Mar16

Oklahoma Baptists plan for meals pending potential teacher walkout

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) and other Baptist leaders are discussing plans of how to serve children in need of meal assistance, in the event of a teacher walk-out in April. Don Williams, State DR Director, and Jim Lehew, associate pastor of Oklahoma City, Emmaus, have outlined three possible avenues to help children and communities. 1. The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief...

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‘I Can Only Imagine’ a ‘leap forward’ from previous films, director Jon Erwin says
Mar14

‘I Can Only Imagine’ a ‘leap forward’ from previous films, director Jon Erwin says

The same filmmakers behind Woodlawn, Mom’s Night Out and October Baby are set to release their next film in just a few days – and director Jon Erwin believes it might be their best one yet. I Can Only Imagine (PG) will debut in theaters March 16, telling the story behind one of the most popular songs in the history of Christian contemporary music. The film follows the life of MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard, who grew up in a home...

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