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Disaster Relief serving across Oklahoma following tornadoes, floods
May30

Disaster Relief serving across Oklahoma following tornadoes, floods

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) is deployed across the state of Oklahoma following a record-breaking month for severe weather in May. DR completed mud-out and flood relief in Nebraska on May 11, in time to return to Oklahoma, which needed help of trained and equipped DR volunteers. On Thurs., May 23 a tornado caused devastation in El Reno, according to Don Williams, state director of Oklahoma Baptist DR. “We (DR) were in El Reno...

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ACC provides clear Gospel message to children
May30

ACC provides clear Gospel message to children

DAVIS—For almost 40 years, Associational Children’s Camp (ACC) has provided a spiritual emphasis for children who have finished 3rd through 6th grades. Offering two four-day sessions, May 26-29 and May 29-June 1, ACC also kicks off the summer camp season at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. “All of our children’s camps all over the state at all the different campgrounds are important. They fill an important role in the work of...

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IMB trustees approve 26 missionaries, Oklahoman elected as IMB trustee officer
May28

IMB trustees approve 26 missionaries, Oklahoman elected as IMB trustee officer

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — International Mission Board trustees approved the appointment of 26 new missionaries to take the Gospel to the nations during their May 22-23 meeting near Richmond, Va. Trustees also considered pivotal changes in ministry advancement and prayer strategies; welcomed a report from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Adam Greenway; heard recommendations related to IMB’s handling of past...

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Hope-givers reaching lives on the brink of despair
May26

Hope-givers reaching lives on the brink of despair

“There’s no hope! There’s no life! We have no hope!” With tears streaming down her face, an elderly woman stood before me half way across the Simon Bolivar International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela. She was one of thousands to cross the bridge on foot that day. Most carried food, medicine, and other essential items. They came to Colombia to secure whatever they could carry in their hands or on their backs before making the...

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10 ways to identify and develop missionaries from your student ministry
May24

10 ways to identify and develop missionaries from your student ministry

Student pastors have a unique opportunity to raise up missionaries from within their student ministries. During the 2019 Student Pastor Summit at Midwestern Seminary, I had the opportunity to address a room chock-full of student pastors on the topic of how to help students take their first steps toward missions. Student pastors must be intentionally taking steps to identify and develop prospective missionaries. If we don’t, then we...

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Refugees ‘people that need help,’ simulation shows
May24

Refugees ‘people that need help,’ simulation shows

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — Imagine having to either flee with the one child in your arms or run amid gunfire in search of your other children perhaps already killed by terrorists attacking your community. Brian Moore was one of about 100 others who encountered such a decision May 15 at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. — but that experience was only a simulated exercise of loss. “For people in...

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