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Puerto Rico DR response requiring rigorous logistics
Oct14

Puerto Rico DR response requiring rigorous logistics

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (BP) — Three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Sam Porter estimates that one-third of the island has yet to receive much care or help. Porter, the North American Mission Board’s national director for disaster relief, has been in Puerto Rico since Sunday, Oct. 8. He is working there with Jack Noble, a retired disaster relief director from the SBC of Virginia, and David Melber, NAMB’s...

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Disciple! BGCO Annual Meeting, Nov. 13-14, to focus on discipleship, evangelism
Oct12

Disciple! BGCO Annual Meeting, Nov. 13-14, to focus on discipleship, evangelism

The theme for the 2017 BGCO Annual Meeting is “Disciple!” based on Matt. 28:19-20, in which Jesus said, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” A sermon will be delivered on Monday evening by BGCO Executive Director-Treasurer...

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Las Vegas mass shooting: ‘act of pure evil’
Oct02

Las Vegas mass shooting: ‘act of pure evil’

LAS VEGAS (BP) — A lone gunman with a bird’s eye view fired an automatic weapon into a crowd of 22,000 Las Vegas concertgoers, killing at least 58 and injuring more than 500 before killing himself in his hotel room Sunday night (Oct. 1). Las Vegas police identified the suspected shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock of Mesquite, Nev., and said he acted alone when he fired into the Route 91 Harvest Festival of...

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Wilson added to BGCO staff
Sep25

Wilson added to BGCO staff

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Executive Director-Treasurer Anthony Jordan announced Sept. 20 that Walter Wilson, pastor of Lawton, Friendship, has been named BGCO African American Ministry Consultant. “Dr. Wilson is a great pastor and an accomplished leader,” Jordan said. “I believe that Walter will help Oklahoma Baptists expand our reach across the state. Our heart’s desire is to grow the number of African American...

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Crimson & dream: OU BCM announces $4.2M gift pledge
Sep25

Crimson & dream: OU BCM announces $4.2M gift pledge

NORMAN—The public announcement of a major gift to the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) capital campaign was so significant, it was met with responses ranging from “Hallelujah!” to “Boomer Sooner!” The $4.2 million gift toward the OU BCM capital campaign was announced on Sept. 14, to hundreds of OU BSU/BCM alumni and supporters gathered for a celebration dinner at the Oklahoma City Civic Center’s...

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God directs chaplain ministry to the hurting in Houston
Sep21

God directs chaplain ministry to the hurting in Houston

HOUSTON—Lisa slumped down into a welcomed chair after a five-mile walk to Spring, Texas, First. Her legs quivered as she sat after the long trek, and her feet throbbed in the Harley Davidson boots she was wearing. Little did she know that, in a few minutes, God would send relief for both her hurting feet and her hurting heart in the form of a slender angel of mercy wearing a bright yellow T-shirt. Larry J. Moore, Oklahoma Disaster...

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