It is always so wonderful to see more than 250 people gathered to be trained and inspired to do the work God asks them to do in their own communities.

On July 18, the Hispanic churches from around the state, came to Oklahoma City, Exchange Ave. to celebrate the Union Femenil Misionera Annual Meeting. There was a great turnout.

Amparo Medina, who was the speaker for the Women’s Conference, challenged them to stand up and do what the Lord is asking them to do. “It is time ‘To Stand Up,’” which was the theme of the conference, empowering the attendees to act on what they already know.

“The Lord commands us to go and make disciples to all nations,” she said. “Now is the time to look around us, and make an impact in this lost world. Enlarge the place of your tent. Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.”

The presence of Edna McMillan, and the Cooperative Program impersonations, brought an informative and educative piece to the conference.

God willing, there will be an awakening call among some of the Hispanic congregations that still are not participating, in giving to and through the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering and the Cooperative Program.

In the name of the Hispanic Congregations I want to thank you, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), for investing in the Ethnic congregations, and in this way, accomplishing The Great Commission: “Therefore, go and make disciples…” A special thanks to Kelly King, BGCO women’s ministries specialist, for investing in Hispanic women. This means the world to them! In Jesus, we are one to serve him.

To the churches that, in one way or another, were present at this event, may the Lord bless your ministries. “For we are God’s Fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building” (1 Cor. 3:9).