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2018 Vacation Bible School Scrapbook
Jul08

2018 Vacation Bible School Scrapbook

As summer continues, the Baptist Messenger plans to feature additional photos from Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) from across the state of Oklahoma.  To send in your VBS pictures, please follow these simple steps: Capture Capture high quality photos, with permission. Email Email your photos to us at baptistmessenger@okbaptist.net.  Include a...

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CrossTimbers has makeover as campers come to Christ
Jul03

CrossTimbers has makeover as campers come to Christ

DAVIS—CrossTimbers Children’s Mission Adventure Camp sees improvements to its campsite almost every year, but camp participants this summer may see even more of a makeover when they visit the encampment near Davis. CrossTimbers camp manger Clay Young has spruced up the campgrounds for this summer. He said there are many improvements to the camp’s facilities, including the expansion and remodeling of the camp office.   “The main office...

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Caleb Freeman continues road to recovery
Jun29

Caleb Freeman continues road to recovery

OMAHA—Caleb Freeman is no stranger to overcoming circumstances that might quickly discourage the average person. Since his life changed due to injuries he sustained in a car wreck on Dec. 19, 2017, Caleb has overcome obstacle aft er obstacle, citing God’s healing hand for all victories along the way. The Baptist Messenger first printed a story about Caleb and his miraculous healing in the Jan. 25 print edition. On Jan. 15, Caleb was...

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Oklahoma voters approve ‘medical marijuana’ (SQ 788)
Jun27

Oklahoma voters approve ‘medical marijuana’ (SQ 788)

On June 26, Oklahoma primary voters approved State Question 788, which was promoted as “medical marijuana,” by a 57-43 percent margin. Leading up to the vote, the measure drew widespread opposition and criticism from leaders in the faith community, business world and medical community. Among Southern Baptists warning against SQ 788 were U.S. Sen. James Lankford, Hance Dilbeck and Russell Moore. Baptist Messenger Editor Brian Hobbs...

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Salvation stories from the Creek: Camp pastors of Falls Creek share encouraging reports
Jun27

Salvation stories from the Creek: Camp pastors of Falls Creek share encouraging reports

With three weeks completed and another five to go, the Lord has already moved in mighty ways in campers’ lives. Each year, as speakers and bands prepare themselves for camp, Andy Harrison, program director at Falls Creek and student ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, challenges each pastor and worship group to get out among the campers and invest in their lives. “When they take that to heart and go...

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Native American spiritual needs weigh on FoNAC
Jun21

Native American spiritual needs weigh on FoNAC

DALLAS (BP) — Native Americans balance life in both the Native and white culture and too often lose to both, Gary Hawkins said in his executive director’s report during the Fellowship of Native American Christians sixth annual gathering in Dallas. “Spiritual needs are tremendous among Native people,” Hawkins said during FoNAC’s June 10-11 meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s...

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