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Faith Focus: It takes a good man
Jun12

Faith Focus: It takes a good man

As a 16-year-old, Larry Goodman never found himself thinking of God, let alone attending church. But one certain Sunday was different. One of Goodman’s high school friends invited him to come to church with him. It was that Sunday that Goodman felt the Lord’s presence during the sermon. Down the aisle with his buddy in tow, he gave his life to the Lord. “It was the best day of my life. From then on, I just wanted to get involved with...

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ACC illuminates: Associational Children’s Camp tells campers to shine the Gospel light
Jun08

ACC illuminates: Associational Children’s Camp tells campers to shine the Gospel light

“Camp has gone extremely well,” said Tim Green, director of missions in South Canadian Association, who serves as ACC business manager. “I have gone around and spoken to most churches from my association that are here. Everyone has said they wouldn’t change a thing.” Green has been involved in 19 ACCs, and he is encouraged with the turnout, especially since ACC has gone to two sessions. Session one went May 28-31 and registered 3,472...

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Faith Focus: A place to call home
Jun05

Faith Focus: A place to call home

EDMOND—Retirement was six years away for the Embry family, but Sandy and Sherry knew they wanted to spend those six years investing in something that had an eternal impact. Sandy worked in insurance, and Sherry was a school teacher when they began searching online in hopes of one day becoming houseparents. “We’ve always had a soft spot for children’s homes,” said Sherry. After their youngest child graduated high school, Sandy and...

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Falls Creek Line-Up Summer 2017
Jun01

Falls Creek Line-Up Summer 2017

Messenger previews speakers, worship bands for the summer youth weeks The summer youth weeks at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center begin this month with Week 1 starting June 5. The Baptist Messenger previews each speaker and worship band that will be at Falls Creek this summer with Andy Harrison, Falls Creek program director, offering his comments on each speaker and band. Speakers Speaker: Anthony Jordan Week: Week 1, June 5-9...

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Faith Focus: Seldom do we see the flowers
May29

Faith Focus: Seldom do we see the flowers

“When we first came, the Holy Spirit just kept saying over and over again, ‘This is your home’. It still feels like home to this day. This is where God wants us to be,” said Lieschen Saale as she rocks back and forth in her living room. It will be 14 years in November that Lieschen and her husband, David, left their ministry and home in New Mexico to begin a new season with Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) in south Oklahoma...

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Singing Churchmen, ChurchWomen record CD
May28

Singing Churchmen, ChurchWomen record CD

Eleven songs are to be release on a CD through LifeWay Worship performed by the Singing Churchmen and Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma. Together, the Singing Churhcmen and Singing ChurchWomen recorded the CD at Moore, First on May 18. It was a day long process of directing and singing, featuring the Oklahoma Baptist Children’s Chorus the following day. “The Singing Churchmen and Singing ChurchWomen have done three projects together. A...

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