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OBU women’s soccer serves CA after wildfires
Sep08

OBU women’s soccer serves CA after wildfires

  SHAWNEE—The Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) women’s soccer team took a preseason trip to California, where they served the local community and assisted with cleanup from the wildfires in the area. The Lady Bison headed west with the intention of performing service projects while also training for the upcoming season. Due to the poor air quality from the wildfires that have ravaged the state this summer, training times were...

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SMO helps MVPs lead Okla. Baptist churches
Sep06

SMO helps MVPs lead Okla. Baptist churches

  TULSA—A church sanctuary appears with scenes focused on the pews, stained glass windows, piano and a hymnal opened to “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” At first, LeRon West, pastor of Tulsa, Gilcrease Heights, speaks as a voiceover, and then he appears in the video promoting the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering (SMO). “The call on your life, first as a Christian and then as a minister, has precedence over everything,” West said. He...

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Messenger Insight 314 – Praying for Pastors
Sep05

Messenger Insight 314 – Praying for Pastors

  Pastor Teron V. Gaddis talks about the vital importance of praying for pastors. Visit pastorgministries.com to learn more. https://media.blubrry.com/messengerinsight/p/cdn.baptistmessenger.com/2018/08/28151245/Messenger-Insight-314-Teron-Gaddis.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (31.1MB) Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn |...

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Encourage: Reaching broken people
Sep05

Encourage: Reaching broken people

We all work together to advance the Gospel. When Baptists in Indian Territory first began to work together in 1883, they declared their desire to “give the Gospel to destitute places.” They opened their eyes to the fields of Indian Territory and saw people and places that were dark and waiting for the Gospel light. If we open our eyes, we would still see people who are dark and destitute. Think in terms of sociology instead of...

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Conventional Thinking: A springboard for ministry
Aug31

Conventional Thinking: A springboard for ministry

According to the Oklahoma Fosters website, there are presently 8,498 children in DHS custody, presenting a massive unmet foster care need in Oklahoma. In this edition of the Baptist Messenger (see page 6), we see how one association stepped up to meet the need in a unique way. To be specific, LeFlore Association hosted a Foster Family Retreat at which families who are fostering could have a safe, fun environment for their foster...

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Foster Family Retreat in LeFlore Association shows Christ’s love
Aug30

Foster Family Retreat in LeFlore Association shows Christ’s love

  TALIHINA—While the foster care needs in Oklahoma remain great, Oklahoma Baptists are finding creative ways to minister and meet the needs of foster families. One such example comes from southeast Oklahoma, in LeFlore Association, where the Foster Family Retreat at Kiamichi Baptist Assembly took place, July 28-29. “Through our contact with DHS, we discovered one of the needs of foster parents is the ability to get their 12 hours of...

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