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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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Partnership missions:  DR spring storm cleanup effort crosses 70-day, 620-job mark
Jul09

Partnership missions: DR spring storm cleanup effort crosses 70-day, 620-job mark

After almost 70 days of directing the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) response to spring storms and heavy rains,  (BGCO) Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter said he has hopes of closing the books on the effort by the third week of this month and giving his volunteer base some rest. “I hope to have it wrapped up in a couple of weeks,” he said recently, but we still have 37 (mud out) jobs yet to do.” And, that was after...

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Humility, intimacy urged at Pastors’ Conference
Jun16

Humility, intimacy urged at Pastors’ Conference

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP)—Pastors and churches must humble themselves and pursue a closer walk with God if they want to experience His peace, joy and purpose, speakers said at the 2015 Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference, June 14-15. The conference, focusing on the theme “He Must Increase” from John the Baptist’s statement in John 3:30, preceded the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting at the Greater Columbus Convention...

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Partnership missions: Falls: FoNAC needs churches to reach Native Americans
Jun16

Partnership missions: Falls: FoNAC needs churches to reach Native Americans

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Emerson Falls, Native American specialist for Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, made it clear in the annual meeting for the Fellowship of Native American Christians (FoNAC) what is needed to reach Native Americans for Christ. From the beginning to the end of the meeting, Falls, who is serving as FoNAC president, stressed that churches are needed. “We have a tremendous challenge in Native American work,” said Falls...

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