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Oklahoma Baptists continue wildfire response in west
Jul16

Oklahoma Baptists continue wildfire response in west

When wildfires began to devastate Colorado, New Mexico and other parts of the West, Oklahoma’s Southern Baptists were quick to respond. More than 40 volunteers from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s (BGCO) Disaster Relief team have traveled great distances to assist in fire response. Most recently, the BGCO sent volunteers to Ruidoso, N. M. “Our volunteers have worked tirelessly in connection with others to assist in...

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States’ partnership extends into disaster relief
Jul09

States’ partnership extends into disaster relief

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bill Winter, acting state disaster relief director for the Colorado Baptist General Convention, responded immediately when asked how valuable Oklahoma Baptists’ partnership with his state convention was proving to be as his team of disaster relief volunteers began to ramp up their ministry to those affected by wildfires raging across the Centennial State. “We could not have done it without them, plain and...

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Colorado wildfires: Oklahoma Baptists offer relief, assistance
Jul09

Colorado wildfires: Oklahoma Baptists offer relief, assistance

COLORADO SPRINGS—During an on, off, on again operation that finally kicked into high gear July 1, Colorado Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers launched an extended ministry of aid to victims of the worst spate of wildfires in the Centennial State’s history. And, walking alongside them were experienced DR leaders and trainers from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, including Sam Porter, BGCO disaster relief director...

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Oklahomans participate in Crossover
Jun25
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Baptists prep for Olympics ministry

LONDON (IMB)—At times, when Doug Shaw stands on the hill just outside Olympic Park in London, he can barely hear himself think. Construction buzzes and roars in preparation for the Summer Olympic Games, which start July 27. The work’s been going strong for years. Shaw can relate. He hasn’t stopped in ages either. As Olympics volunteer coordinator for Southern Baptists, he’s been in motion for months preparing Baptists to meet the tens...

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OKC, Northwest ministers to state champion Knights, coach

Two years ago, Daniel De Souza resigned his job as soccer coach at a community college in Bristol, England, crossed over the “pond” and took over the reins as soccer coach at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City,  a school that hadn’t won a state championship in any sport for 26 years. A native of Ghana, De Souza brought  years of “futbol” experience with him—he had played semi-pro soccer in both Europe and Africa before a...

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