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Partnership missions:  Latvia projects prioritized
Mar01

Partnership missions: Latvia projects prioritized

Oklahoma Baptists’ partners in Latvia have listed their Top 5 priority projects so members of Oklahoma churches can begin praying how they can participate in the new partnership: 1. Soccer & sports field in the church yard for the needs of local children and youth at Liepaja Ciana Baptist Church. Reaching the local children, and also their parents through them. Increasing the number of Sunday School pupils. Involving the youth of...

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Partnership missions:  Latvia partnership formed; Guerrero partnership extended
Nov20

Partnership missions: Latvia partnership formed; Guerrero partnership extended

During the 109th annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Nov. 9-10, Oklahoma Baptists forged a three-year missions partnership with Latvia and extended their current partnership with Guerrero, Mexico through 2017. Anthony L. Jordan, BGCO executive director-treasurer, said “a door wide open for ministry” is available in Latvia. The country, which is still recovering from 50 years of Soviet occupation, has a...

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Idabel, First follows God’s prompting, baptizes 28
Oct29

Idabel, First follows God’s prompting, baptizes 28

By Andy Bowman IDABEL—On the final night of a recent Crusade with Ronnie Hill of Ft.Worth Idabel, First made plans for a baptismal celebration. Children’s Director Jana Hughes went into town to purchase extra shorts and shirts in case they might be needed for the service. One man who had been saved the week before had invited friends and family to attend the service. During the evangelistic message, Hill told folks that somebody would...

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Partnership missions:  Prayer quilts headed to Russia
Sep24

Partnership missions: Prayer quilts headed to Russia

It can get really cold in Russia, and a good quilt can help stave off the chill of a long winter’s night. But, 45 wives of Russian Baptist Union pastors soon will find their hearts warmed even more than their chilled bones, thanks to members of Oklahoma City, Southern Hills. The congregation gathered the evening of Aug. 30 to “commission” 45 colorful quilts made by the Southern Hills Prayer Quilt Ministry. The quilts will make their...

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Partnership missions:  A journey ‘Off the Map’
Aug13

Partnership missions: A journey ‘Off the Map’

Members of Oklahoma City, Quail Springs (QSBC) recently took the Vacation Bible School (VBS) “Journey Off the Map” theme literally. A group of 11 flew from Oklahoma City to journey off the map of the North American continent to land in the European city of Krakow, Poland. The first family mission trip of its kind at QSBC consisted of a mixed group of adults, teens, and children from four different families. As missionaries for a week,...

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Partnership missions: Biker ministry requires ‘heart calling’
Jul28

Partnership missions: Biker ministry requires ‘heart calling’

In the past decade, Don Hunter has had two open-heart surgeries, 35 heart catheterizations and 13 stents inserted into his arteries. Still, that hasn’t prevented him from having a God-called heart for ministry to one of America’s most misunderstood and feared sub-cultures—biker clubs. Hunter is the senior chaplain with Oklahoma Chaplains for Bikers, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary of ministry to biker clubs across the...

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