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Charles Scheffe plants in Phoenix
Sep17

Charles Scheffe plants in Phoenix

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an expanded article based on the 2020 Cooperative Program Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. For more information, please visit www.oklahomabaptists.org/cp. Charles Scheffe had been in children’s ministry for 10 years in the Edmond area when he sensed God leading him to start a church. He learned the North American Mission Board had done the hard work of narrowing down potential cities by identifying...

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OBU student serves her home with DR
Sep17

OBU student serves her home with DR

LAKE CHARLES, La.—Hurricane Laura had a major effect on many people earlier this month, including those who were not directly in the hurricane’s path. Kiana Wray from Sulphur, La. is beginning her freshman year at Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU). She was in Shawnee a couple of weeks before the hurricane reached landfall. Though she was miles away, her heart was with her family and friends in Louisiana. Through OBU connections, Wray...

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Oklahoma Baptists’ Board approves abbreviated annual meeting, conducts other business
Sep16

Oklahoma Baptists’ Board approves abbreviated annual meeting, conducts other business

Members of Oklahoma Baptists’ state convention board of directors gathered on Sept. 15 at the Baptist Building in Oklahoma City, to meet, pray, hear ministry and financial reports, as well as finalize plans for the upcoming annual meeting in November. 2020 Annual Meeting set for Nov. 10 in Broken Arrow In a unanimous decision, board members approved a plan to change the 114th annual meeting from a two-day meeting to an abbreviated,...

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Rite of Passage: The hawk and the hummingbird
Sep16

Rite of Passage: The hawk and the hummingbird

Since retiring, my wife and I have enjoyed going outside in the morning, sitting in our patio chairs and drinking a cup of coffee together. We have spent most of our married life taking teams to the mission field during the summer, so for us to stay home and enjoy our backyard has been a real treat. Our backyard is a fairly good size for a city lot. We have trees, a garden, flower beds and lots of grass. I sit there enjoying the birds...

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Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief helping Laura victims, monitoring Sally
Sep14

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief helping Laura victims, monitoring Sally

LAKE CHARLES, La.—Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) remains active in supporting areas that are recovering from Hurricane Laura, while being aware of Hurricane Sally expecting to make landfall on the gulf coast. Don Williams, state DR director, is overseeing the work DR volunteers are doing through Lake Charles, La., Moss Bluff, providing meals, taking work requests and dispatching recovery teams. Williams also is aware of current...

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Sword & trowel: Drive-by critics
Sep14

Sword & trowel: Drive-by critics

The other day, I was enjoying some caffeine and conversation at a local coffee shop with some buddies. I must have been talking too loudly and got on a soap box, talking about Christians and morality, when it happened. Another person suddenly burst into our conversation and said, “Hey, I want to challenge what you just said. I know many atheists, and they are some really moral people, too.” Surprised by the sudden comment, I thanked...

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