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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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BGCO board praises God for positive ministry reports
May21

BGCO board praises God for positive ministry reports

Reports of progress and positive occurrences highlighted the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Board of Directors meeting, May 16.  Board members heard updates on construction at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Centers and with Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM), and representatives of BGCO affiliates and ministry committees shared how God is blessing the work of Oklahoma Baptists. ///Falls Creek to introduce Centennial...

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Turning lemonade into love: OBHC honors giving 7-year-old
May18

Turning lemonade into love: OBHC honors giving 7-year-old

SULPHUR—A’Layah Robinson is no ordinary 7-year-old—she’s a giver. After growing up in foster care, she and her brothers personally know the struggles of going from one house to the next. One Saturday afternoon, A’Layah saw a group of teenagers at a lemonade stand, and something sparked in heart. She decided to start her own stand to help foster kids. What started out as a small idea turned into Lemonade for Love: an in-depth ministry...

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Oklahoma Bible Conference studies 1 Peter, offers refreshment time for pastors
May17

Oklahoma Bible Conference studies 1 Peter, offers refreshment time for pastors

DAVIS—“When it comes to preaching and teaching 1 Peter, knowing those resources, the ‘well’ in which Peter drew, is going to really help you as work through it. 1 Peter is a dynamite book,” Heath Thomas said during his opening lecture at the Oklahoma Bible Conference, May 8-10, at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. Approximately 50 pastors and church leaders met in Falls Creek’s Mathena Family Event Center for the annual...

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Bethany ‘bag ladies’ bless Oklahoma City homeless
May15

Bethany ‘bag ladies’ bless Oklahoma City homeless

BETHANY—It started with a magazine article that Eileen Atkins read about church members making mats out of plastic bags and giving them to the homeless. She thought this sounded like something the women in her church would enjoy doing, so she told them about it, thinking someone else would take charge of the group. To Atkin’s surprise, the women asked her when she was going to start this ministry. “I didn’t want to do it because my...

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