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2017 IFC ‘simply amazing,’ says Cope
Aug14

2017 IFC ‘simply amazing,’ says Cope

DAVIS—More than 3,000 people gathered at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center on July 30-Aug. 3 for the 2017 Indian Falls Creek (IFC) camp, which was called “an amazing week for everyone who attended” by Victor Cope, executive director of the IFC board. “IFC 2017 was the most publicized camp ever because email, IFC Facebook Page, Indian Falls Creek website, live streaming and a video showing what our camp is all about. Indian Falls...

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Disaster Relief responds to Aug. 6 Tulsa tornado
Aug07

Disaster Relief responds to Aug. 6 Tulsa tornado

TULSA— Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief (DR) has chainsaw teams on the ground in Tulsa, following an EF2 tornado that hit the 4100 block of Yale Avenue at 1:19 a.m. Sunday, August. 6. The National Weather Service 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. “We had 24 DR people on the ground...

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Falls Creek celebrates Centennial birthday
Jun26

Falls Creek celebrates Centennial birthday

DAVIS—Ice cold ICEEs fly out of service windows as fast as employees can make them. Frappuccino’s meet the lips of expectant, sleep-deprived campers. Music and free T-shirts fill the air on the Centennial Plaza. All in celebration and a part of 100 years of Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. Each Wednesday night at Falls Creek, a celebration takes place in honor of the 100th birthday of Oklahoma Baptists’ favorite encampment. Like...

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Oklahoma Baptists spring to action in Elk City
May25

Oklahoma Baptists spring to action in Elk City

ELK CITY—On May 16, mere hours after a devastating tornado near Elk City damaged some 100 houses and killed one person, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers were responding to the crisis. National news stories interviewed Beckham-Mills Director of Missions Danny RInger, who serves as Elk City fire department chaplain. Ringer was among the first responders on the scene. Sam Porter, DR director for the Baptist General...

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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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Shining light on Lawton’s Asian ‘Hidden Harvest’
Apr18

Shining light on Lawton’s Asian ‘Hidden Harvest’

LAWTON—It’s 6:30 a.m., Monday. Chunhai Li is loading up his car with Bibles, Christian literature, song sheets and heading out with a few faithful members of Oklahoma City-area Chinese churches toward Lawton. Chunhai is a worker in Oklahoma’s Chinese Hidden Harvest, one among several of Oklahoma’s under-served, overlooked people groups or population segments. Li is pastor of the Oklahoma City, Northwest Mandarin, but every other week...

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