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Seasons of Waiting: What to do when God’s call and reality don’t seem to line up
Jun22

Seasons of Waiting: What to do when God’s call and reality don’t seem to line up

You’re preparing to move your life and family overseas in obedience to the Great Commission. Your house is sold, tickets are booked, and bags are packed. Then, out of nowhere, you get the unsettling news that you’re not going. This would be a hard pill to swallow for anyone, and this is the pill that my family had to swallow just this past year. We were making all the arrangements to serve in Africa, but God had other plans. We went...

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Relief rally serves El Reno tornado victims
Jun21

Relief rally serves El Reno tornado victims

EL RENO—On Wednesday evening May 29, a rally was held to help the El Reno tornado victims. This was a joint effort among the churches of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Association and Feed the Multitudes ministry. Approximately 40 tribal members were displaced due to the tornado in El Reno. Many lived in the Skyview mobile home park. The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe have provided temporarily lodging for the tribal members at a local hotel. In...

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Native Americans utilizing print & video for ministry
Jun21

Native Americans utilizing print & video for ministry

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — Ledtkey “Lit” McIntosh, one of the stalwarts who helped develop the Fellowship of Native American Christians, retired as FoNAC’s chairman during its seventh annual meeting June 10. Reflecting the group’s interest in reaching younger Native Americans, Jordan Kanuho of the Pawnee and Navajo nations was named FoNAC’s new chairman. He is pastor of Belvin Baptist Church in...

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Double Duty, Double Blessing:  Sponsor takes time to serve at CrossTimbers, Falls Creek
Jun20

Double Duty, Double Blessing: Sponsor takes time to serve at CrossTimbers, Falls Creek

Growing up as an Oklahoma Baptist, Jon Doyle is no stranger to Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, having attended the summer youth weeks in the 1980s. Years later, as a married father of two students who will be attending Falls Creek this summer, Doyle wants to give back and serve as a sponsor. The civil engineer and his wife Lisa reside in Edmond and are active members of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs, for whom Doyle will be a...

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Sword & trowel: On freedom
Jun20

Sword & trowel: On freedom

With the Fourth of July drawing near, Americans will soon be recognizing and celebrating the freedom we enjoy in this great land. We should, though, remind ourselves more often than one day a year at what a high price that freedom was won, and what we can do with it. Like many of you, I cannot express enough appreciation or admiration for the men and women who have served in uniform. We the people of the United States are truly...

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Broken crayons still color
Jun19

Broken crayons still color

There was a quote on social media that caught my attention. The phrase, “Broken crayons still color” is a truth that I have embraced and shared on many occasions through my own testimony. We have heard and will continue to hear throughout our state convention, “Embracing brokenness as opportunity for the Gospel.” Each of us have had our fair share of brokenness in our lives where we have experienced deaths, discouragements and...

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