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God directs chaplain ministry to the hurting in Houston
Oct08

God directs chaplain ministry to the hurting in Houston

HOUSTON—Lisa slumped down into a welcomed chair after a five-mile walk to Spring, Texas, First. Her legs quivered as she sat after the long trek, and her feet throbbed in the Harley Davidson boots she was wearing. Little did she know that, in a few minutes, God would send relief for both her hurting feet and her hurting heart in the form of a slender angel of mercy wearing a bright yellow T-shirt. Larry J. Moore, Oklahoma Disaster...

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Women’s Leadership Forum encourages leaders to serve their cities
Oct06

Women’s Leadership Forum encourages leaders to serve their cities

“Build houses and live in them, plant Gardens and eat their produce, find wives for yourself, have sons and daughters, create your family, multiply, find wives for your sons, and give your daughters to men in marriage so that they may bear sons and daughters, multiply there, do not decrease, pursue the well-being of the city I have deported you to. Pray to the Lord on its behalf, for when it thrives you will thrive” (Jer. 29:5-7). The...

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See You At The Pole: One nation of youth under God
Oct05

See You At The Pole: One nation of youth under God

On the morning of Sept. 27, students across America and the globe lifted their voices in prayer, just as students before them have done in observance of previous events since 1990, known as See You At The Pole (SYATP). Students across Oklahoma gathered alongside their peers to observe prayer and build community. In Sayre, approximately 65 students met despite weather complications. At Empire Public Schools in Duncan, approximately 100...

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Las Vegas mass shooting: ‘act of pure evil’
Oct02

Las Vegas mass shooting: ‘act of pure evil’

LAS VEGAS (BP) — A lone gunman with a bird’s eye view fired an automatic weapon into a crowd of 22,000 Las Vegas concertgoers, killing at least 58 and injuring more than 500 before killing himself in his hotel room Sunday night (Oct. 1). Las Vegas police identified the suspected shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock of Mesquite, Nev., and said he acted alone when he fired into the Route 91 Harvest Festival of...

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Altus shows neighborly love: Three churches unite for revival, outreach
Sep28

Altus shows neighborly love: Three churches unite for revival, outreach

ALTUS—If the events of August were any indication, the Gospel message of Jesus is on the advance in Jackson County, Oklahoma. Three area Southern Baptist churches—Altus, Friendship; Altus, Martha Road; and Blair, First—combined for a series of revival events, community outreach and evangelism efforts that yielded much fruit. Called “Love My Neighbor 2017,” God gave the idea first to Kevin Baker, pastor of Altus, Martha Road. “It was...

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Crimson & dream: OU BCM announces $4.2M gift pledge
Sep25

Crimson & dream: OU BCM announces $4.2M gift pledge

NORMAN—The public announcement of a major gift to the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) capital campaign was so significant, it was met with responses ranging from “Hallelujah!” to “Boomer Sooner!” The $4.2 million gift toward the OU BCM capital campaign was announced on Sept. 14, to hundreds of OU BSU/BCM alumni and supporters gathered for a celebration dinner at the Oklahoma City Civic Center’s...

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