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Bethany, Council Road helps ‘The Gift Go On’
Dec05

Bethany, Council Road helps ‘The Gift Go On’

BETHANY—On Tuesday, Nov. 19, vendors and shoppers alike filled the CUBE activity building on Bethany, Council Road’s campus. The “shopping with a purpose” event, The Gift Goes On, celebrated its 10th year. All proceeds from the event go directly toward financially assisting Christian families going through the process of adopting a child. The financial scholarships are distributed through the Karis Adoption Fund. One adoption can cost...

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Meet Oklahoma Baptists’ Church Relations Group
Dec05

Meet Oklahoma Baptists’ Church Relations Group

Oklahoma Baptists will see a new way convention leaders are helping churches through direct relations. During the Annual Meeting at Oklahoma City, Quail Springs on Nov. 12, James Swain introduced the Church Relations Group, which consists of Affinity Group Ministry partners and Regional Ministry partners. “A lot of the work of our group is going to be working to encourage and support pastors and their wives and their children,” said...

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Immerse: Oklahoma Baptists’ Advance Conference (Jan. 27-28) to spotlight baptism
Dec05

Immerse: Oklahoma Baptists’ Advance Conference (Jan. 27-28) to spotlight baptism

DEL CITY—Oklahoma Baptists will gather on Jan. 27-28, 2020, for the Advance Conference (formerly known as the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference) at Del City, First Southern. The two-day event, which is free to attend and does not require registration, will feature a wide array of speakers, breakout sessions and more. “This (evangelism) conference has been a major part of Oklahoma Baptist life for many years,” said Alan Quigley,...

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WEEK OF PRAYER: Prayer requests from Paul Chitwood
Dec02

WEEK OF PRAYER: Prayer requests from Paul Chitwood

EDITOR’S NOTE: This year’s Week of Prayer for International Missions in the Southern Baptist Convention is Dec. 1-8, focusing on Rev. 7:9 (“I saw a great multitude from every nation and all tribes ….”) The theme undergirds the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. The offering, in tandem with Cooperative Program gifts from Southern Baptist churches, supports international workers in seeking...

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She tells her thief a story
Dec01

She tells her thief a story

One of the street children in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a boy of about 14 years, ran by Maman Charite* and tried to snatch her purse. He missed, but after a few steps, he turned around to run back and try again. Maman Charite stopped him and told him she would give him three thousand francs — just under two dollars — if he would listen to a story from God’s Word. The boy, Isa,* agreed. Maman Charite began telling him...

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Maasai in Tanzania touched by Kansas teens’ testimonies
Nov30

Maasai in Tanzania touched by Kansas teens’ testimonies

TANZANIA (BP)—The Kansas youth wiped away tears and looked out over the church congregation. Men wrapped in red blankets leaned forward on the roughly hewn boards that served as pews, listening intently to the teenager. Women adorned with bright jewelry nodded their heads and encouraged them to continue talking. “My parents left my life when I was young,” Izzy D. told the small group. “I’ve had a lot of...

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