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Perspective: ‘Eternity’
Aug24

Perspective: ‘Eternity’

“Eternity.” That is a powerful word about a profound truth. Apart from Jesus Christ and the salvation and new life found only in Him, each of us would spend eternity separated from God. This truth should motivate us like never before to share the Gospel with every person in this state. The truth of eternity is why every year, Oklahoma Baptists give together through the Oklahoma State Missions Offering, which is advancing the light of...

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Proclaim! features ‘family reunion’ retreat
Aug23

Proclaim! features ‘family reunion’ retreat

EDMOND—Randy Lind had much praise about this year’s Proclaim! The worship and music ministries specialist of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma said those who attended the statewide worship choir and orchestra retreat enjoyed the fellowship and the opportunity to learn new music. “It was a great time with the instrumentalists and the choir members,” said Lind. “One of the great things about it is it’s like a big family...

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Olympics: Triple jumper ready for big leap
Aug23

Olympics: Triple jumper ready for big leap

>> by Tim Ellsworth Baptist Press RIO DE JANEIRO (BP)—Will Claye’s journey to the Rio Olympics began with heartbreak. He thought he had qualified in the long jump during the Olympic team trials in July. He even took a victory lap. But he was wrong. “It took a lot of prayers and a lot of my family, my agent, old coaches just uplifting me and letting me know that this is in God’s plan,” Claye told Baptist Press. “It was something...

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DR volunteers respond to La. flooding
Aug23

DR volunteers respond to La. flooding

>>  from Staff and Wire Reports Oklahoma Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers headed to Baton Rouge, La. early Wednesday morning, Aug. 17 in response to heavy flooding which hit southern Louisiana after slow-moving storms began dumping rain on the area almost a week earlier. Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma DR Director Sam Porter dispatched the convention’s “Strike Force,” to set up its large feeding unit...

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SMO supports Haskins School students
Aug22

SMO supports Haskins School students

Djogan Huang is one of the church leaders of Norman, Southern Oklahoma Chinese. He shares in one of the videos promoting the 2016 Oklahoma State Missions Offering (SMO) that, because of the busy schedules of the church leadership, it is hard for them to find the education and mentorship that is needed to effectively shepherd their flock. SMO supports the Robert Haskins School of Christian Ministry, which provides the proper education...

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Widow’s trust in the Lord shown in Mission:Dignity
Aug22

Widow’s trust in the Lord shown in Mission:Dignity

>> by John Ambra Director of development for GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention DALLAS (BP)—Sandra McGill never dreamed she’d be a pastor’s wife. When she and Joe married in 1954, he hadn’t told her about his call to preach while operating a plow on his family’s farm. His revelation several years later would be the beginning of more than three decades cultivating fields of a different kind. Sandra...

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