ument Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma by liaoqinmei


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Other Special Guests: Dr.Tom Elliff, pastor, First Southern Baptist Church, Del City, and former SBC presi-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rep. Claunch has served
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  District 101 since 1994 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  casino gambling in 1995.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the campaigns to defeat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Representatives. He led
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Oklahoma House of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the lottery in 1994 and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rep. Forrest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In Oregon since video lottery terminals were installed, Gambler s Anonymous reportsi weekly meetings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Thirty-four percent of Texans entering publicly funded treatment centers said the lottery was their most

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dent. Music by Jill Justice, renowned harpist and member of Baptist Temple, Oklahoma City.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In Chicago, persons living in the wealthiest neighborhoods spent an average of $76 per year on
                   Blessed is he who considers the poor; the Lord will deliver him in the time of trouble.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Forty-nine percent of lottery players never finished high school. (Source: Heartland Institute)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               problematic gaming activity. (Source: Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse)
                                                                                                                            l t e y t c e while persons living in the poorest areas spent an average of $221 per year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Come and get the facts you need to know
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Thursday,April 10, 2003

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ethics & Religious Liberty Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Lottery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Lottery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Issues on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Issues on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Capita B p i t Association
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     about the proposed lottery!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Two identical sessions to fit your schedule

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8601 S. Penn, OKC - North Auditorium

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 have increased from three statewide to more than 30.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          O klahoma B aptists W                       el
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     eky   N ewsjournal         b pit
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Southern Hills Baptist Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This event is free of charge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (one mile south of I-240)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rome: a city of legend,                                                                                                                              Australian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Did you know?

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                                                         Psalm 41:1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         intrigue, art and beauty ripe                                                                                                                        Baptists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              eagerly await

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ROME, Italy Its beginnings lost in legend, its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         development shrouded in intrigue and struggle,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         modern Rome is the Eternal City of the West. Wih    t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ts churches, ancient palaces and monuments s
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          , pa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         cious parks, tree-lined boulevards, founta n , o t-                                                                                                  by Oklahomans
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         door cafes and elegant shops i i o e o t e                                                                                                           by Bob Nigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ot trcie iis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         world s m s a t a t v c t e . The masterpieces of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 S Y D N E Y,Australia Alan Soden, general sec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Donato d Agnolo Bramante, Correggio, Leonardo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rtary of the Baptist Union of New South Wales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian and other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        l r i o y, i e a l i h
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and the Australian Capita Te r t r l v s d i y w t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ats provide inspiration and beauty for artist and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the reality of the geographic remoteness of his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         admirer alike.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  President of the Southern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Commission (ERLC). Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   spokesman for Southern

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  P H O TO: DANA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              homeland. But, as the calendar turns toward the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dr. Richard Land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Baptists on moral and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It is into this city which traces humanity s steps

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Land is a frequent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Baptist Ethics and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Religious Liberty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fall season in the Southern Hemisphere, he is

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       social concerns.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         from ancient times through the peleo-Christian,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              reminded that while Australian Baptists may be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         imperial, medieval and Renaissance eras that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              isolated physically from believers in the United
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Oklahoma Baptist mission teams come to minis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ae, hi er
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              St t s t e r h a ts are united with a single pur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ter not to the citizens, but to refugees who are                          Mission volunteer Sara plays with Ruha, 2. Ruha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pose sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         coming by the hundreds each day, seeking free-                            and her mother, from Sudan, live at the Porta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lost around them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         dom and a new beginning. It is a gigantic mission                         Maggorie House for refugees in Rome.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Two hundred members of the Singing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         field with a reported 750,000 refugees in Italy; most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One missionary in Rome said many of the                                 Churchmen of Oklahoma and 111 traveling com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of them in Rome. They have come seeking free-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   refugees have walked to get to Rome because                                               r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              panions depat April 28 for a two-week mission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         dom from political, economic, religious and social
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   things were so bad in their countries.                                     trip to the land down under. Lest one think the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         oppression, or because of civil war in their home-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I have met people from Afghanistan who have                                                                  h ru il
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              upcoming trip is just a choir tour, t e g o p w l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lands. Few are able to get jobs, although the goal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   literally seen their families skinned alive or behead-                     be involved in much more engaged almost con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for most is to earn enough money to move on to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ed, he said. I met a doctor who was not allowed                            tantly in evangelistic outreach, leadership devel-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         other countries and send for family members they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to touch women, and was tired of seeing them die.                                       ff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              opment, sta encouragement and other ministry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         have left at home. Most come from the Middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   He said he could not stay in his country, e e i i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               vn f t                             The upcoming visit of the Singing Churchmen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         East, northern Africa and Asia, and few are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Christians.                                                                                                                                                               See Australian Baptists,page 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         See Rome: a city of legend, intrigue, art,page 5
                                                                                                             led the congregation in a special time of prayer for U.S. and coalition troops involved
                                                                                                             years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve. During the service, pastor Craig Etheredge
                                                                                                             Oklahoma City, Northwest. Clayton, who retired as a master sergeant, served a 37
                                                                                                             as the choir leads the congregation in the St Spangled Banner March 23 at
                                                                                                             VETERAN S SALUTE. W orld War II veteran Milford J. Clayton salutes the U.S. flag

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   First GO STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Commander Doyle W. Dunn, com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mand chaplain for the aircraft c r i r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) over-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           are                                                                                     team returns from Leon,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Three students who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sees a sta of three junior chaplains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   were commissioned for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and 15 lay leaders through the ship s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   trip to Leon, Mexico at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         religious ministries department for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   GO STUDENTS mission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         5,000 sailors and Marines assigned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   conference at Oklahoma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          o h i c a are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         t t e a r r ft c r i r. Dunn is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    i y,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   C t Quail Springs March

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             P H O TO: JIM VENE-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Southern Baptist and graduate of
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   14-15, have returned from
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               P H O TO: BOB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       youth and young adults        Cone s son Michael and Ashlie Livingston pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         atmosphere tingles with anticipation. Ordinance crews on the flight deck of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   that lasted until midnight.   pare to go door-to-door with the Gospel in

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            am ir                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dozens of aircraft, including F/A-18 Hornets and F-14 Tomcats. Hours from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              re st                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                week, they prayerwalked in leader Susie Fender and Ashley Henderson walk
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rn O                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   destinations t  argets located somewhere in western Iraq. The drills and prac-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pa s f STU                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tice sessions are over. Operation Iraqi Freedom has begun.                                                                                                         an interactive English-Spanish service
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          eo S                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sailors walk quickly through the various passages and hatches of the ship,                                                                                                                  i.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tending to the specific jobs and duties they ve been trained to do. Along the                                                                                          I preached and the kids and Susie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Gospels of John, and invited people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         way, many of them greet a familiar and often comforting figure aboard ship,                                                                                        gave their testimonies at the drug
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to attend Bible studies conducted by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Commander Doyle W. Dunn, command chaplain for the aircraft c r i r.    are
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             Australian Baptists eagerly await visit by Singing Churchmen
             Continued from page 1                                                                                                                                                         Financial peace:
             is a wonderful reminder to Australian                                                                                               Australian Baptist leaders, Soden         by Dave Ramsey                                                                       CHURCH POSITIONS                               Church office open 8am-1pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monday through Thursday. John W. Burns, pastor.
             Baptists that we have brothers and                                                                                                  said. While there are obvious cultur-        This week s question: What            value of your home, not the pur-              ORDAINED PASTOR: Small country Southern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Baptist church is looking for an ordained pastor.        FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTER: Seeking individ-
             sisters in Christ in the United St ates                                                                                              li
                                                                                                                                                 a dfferences between Australia and        should we look for in homeown-           chase price. What they ve done is                                                                   ual with God-given call to Christian service.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vimy Ridge Baptist Church, ATTN: Pastor Search
             who are committed partners in the                                                                                                    m r c , i l ii
                                                                                                                                                 A e i a B l s v s ts have under-           r
                                                                                                                                                                                           e s insurance?                           placed a kicker at roughly 20 per-          Committee, PO Box 190, Rush Springs, OK 73082.          Seminary degree and /or bachelor s degree with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        experience leading students preferred. Church
             Gospel, Soden said. The geograph-                                                                                                   scored that there also are many sim-         Dear Dave,                            cent above the original purchase              PASTOR: Calvary Baptist Church, Sulphur,i  s          averages 1,000 in Sunday School attendance.
             ic remoteness of Australia from the                                                                                                 ilarities. People need the Lord, no                                                                                            accepting resumes for pastor. Send to Search            Salary D.O.E. Direct resumes to Youth Pastor
                                                                                                                                                                                              My wife and I are purchasing a         rc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    p i e This means that if your home          Committee, 1000 W. 12th, Sulphur, OK 73086.             Search Committee , 211 South Market St e t re,
             rest of the world means that we                                                                                                     matter what the color of their skin,      home and closing on it in three          goes up in value more than 20 per-            F U L L TIME PASTOR: Keota First Baptist Church       Benton, A R 72015. (501) 778-2271.
             sometimes miss out on opportunities                                                                                                 what language they speak or what          weeks. We know we need home-             cent, you will only get paid the 120        located in Eastern OK is seeking a full time pastor.     MINISTER TO SINGLE A D U LTS:
             to work alongside Christians from                                                                                                   cultural background they come                                                                                                  Send Resumes to Search Committee, Keota F r t  is       Lexington/Midlands of South Carolina. Send
                                                                                                                                                                                           owner s insurance. What character-       percent of the insured amount. The          Baptist Church, P.O. Box 128, Keota, OK 74941.
             other countries, and the coming visit                                                                                               from.                                                                                                                                                                                  resume to Search Committee, Lexington Baptist
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                                                                                                                                                                                           itc sol Ilo fri trso                      et s ot ht i!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    r s i l s . W a a j p You need to             PASTOR: Please send resume to Beverly Hills           Church, 308 E Main St, Lexington, SC 29072.
             will be a huge encouragement to our                                                                                                    And, while the traveling group         this insurance?                          find an independent insurance               Baptist Church, 400 SE 59th, Oklahoma City, OK           FULL-TIME YOUTH PASTOR: Send resume to
             people.                                                                                                                                                , h
                                                                                                                                                 numbers only 311 t e Australians             Sam in Portland, Maine                agent that will shop around for you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                73129.                                                  Youth Ministry Search Team, Spring Valley Baptist
                Soden said the enthusiasm by                                                                                                     are aware that thousands of                                                                                                     GOD S MAN SOUGHT: Rural Colorado Southern              Church, 3135 S. Rainbow, Las Vegas, NV 89146.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Dear Sam,                             and find an agency willing to give                                               so o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Baptist church seeks God s man as pa t r f r
             Australian Baptists has grown expo-                                                                                                 Oklahoma Baptists in general are             The most important thing to look      you full replacement cost insurance         active, caring congregation. Resume to Search
             nnilya teti nas
              etal s h rp er.                                                                                                                    supporting the trip, both by providing                                                                                         Committee, Mountain Baptist Church, PO Box 46,          MINISTRY O P P O RTUNITIES
                                                                                                                                                                                           for is replacement cost insurance.       in the event that your house is             Laveta, CO 81055.                                         DIRECTOR OF MISSIONS: North Canadian
                 As with any opportunity, n to                                                                                                   monetary support and through                ate         l ate
                                                                                                                                                                                           St Farm, A l St and other                destroyed.                                                                                          Baptist Association seeks a director of missions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FT PASTOR: Small Panhandle Association
             everyone is able to immediately rec-                                                                                                prayer.                                   major insurance providers have                                                       church seeks full-time pastor. Send resume to           Send resume to North Canadian Baptist
             ognize it for what it is, but the num-                                                                                                   We are very conscious that                                                                                                Chris Dearmin, Search Committee Chairman, Balko         Association, 811 W. Main, Henryetta, OK 74437.
                                                                                                                                                                                           done away with replacement cost              Dave Ramsey hosts a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nationally syndicated radio                 Baptist Church, Route 1, Box 40, Balko, OK 73931.         C A M P MANAGER: Green Country Baptist
             ber of churches wanting to seize the                                                                                                                      ef s ag,
                                                                                                                                                 although the choir its l i l r e          insurance, which by definition                                                                                                               Assembly, Disney, OK is seeking a full-time on-site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    talke show dealing with per-                 FULL-TIME PASTOR: First Baptist Church,
             moment grows with each passing                                                                                                      back in Oklahoma there are many           replaces the cost of your home no                                                    Kingston is accepting resumes. Send to Pastor           camp manager/facility caretaker. Salary, house and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sonal finance issues, and is
             day, he said. The enthusiasm is                                                                                                     more people who are supporting the                                                                                             Search Committee, First Baptist Church, PO Box          utilities provided. Send resume to: CAMP M A N A G-
                                                                                                                                                                                           matter what. It replaces the full                               eln
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the author of the bests l i g                                                                                                               pi 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ER, P.O. Box 184, Pryor, OK 74362 by A r l 1 ,
             building as the time of the visit draws                                                                                             trip by interceding in prayer, Soden                                               book Financial Peace.                       159, Kingston, OK 73439.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FULL-TIME PASTOR: First Baptist Church,
             closer.The concerts in the Sydney                                                                                                    ad t s u im eif ht o
                                                                                                                                                 si. I i orfr ble ta Gd                                                                                                         Chouteau, seeks a full-time pastor.Accepting              EXPERIENCED BLOCK LAYER NEEDED: For
             Opera House and in Newcastle are                                                                                                     il s h hi
                                                                                                                                                 wl ue te cor svstt rahii o ec                                                                                                                                                                                   ff                   al
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mission project in Flagsta , AZ this summer. C l
             shaping up to be spectacular.                                                                                                       Australians for Christ and to
                                                                                                                                                                                          Pastor, wife to celebrate 50th wedding                                                resumes along with any audio/video tapes. PH:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                918-476-5211. Mail to: Pastor Search Committee,         Bro. Lonnie, FBC, Cushing, at 918-225-4790.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chouteau First Baptist Church, PO Box 580,
                 It is our prayer that these events                                                                                              strengthen His Church here.                 A reception honoring the 50th          but a money                                 Chouteau, OK 74337.                                     AVAILABLE FOR MINISTRY
             will not only be a special time of         Alan Soden, general secretary of the Baptist Churches of New South Wales                    Soden concluded by expressing         wedding anniversary of Bill and Edna       re il e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    te wl b                                      FULL-TIME PASTOR: Small, rural community                FT OR PT MINISTRY:Pastor moving to OKC
             music and praise for the building up       and the Australian Capita Te r t r lft, discusses plans for the upcoming
                                                                                l r i o y, e                                                     his thanks to Oklahoma Baptists f r o    Carol Robinson will be April 12, from     presented to                                seeks full-time Pastor. Parsonage available. Send                       albe o ultm r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        area in May. Av i a l f r f l - i e o part-time min-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                resume to: Wi d l Vanlandingham, chairman of             sr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ity. Interim, supply, seminars or consulting.
             of God s people, but also a time           visit of the Singing Churchmen with his manager of administrative support,               making the trip possible.                2-4 p.m. at Durant, Calvary.              the couple to                               deacons, c/o First Baptist Church, PO Box 175,           i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        G fted teacher. For information, call 405-204-1462.
             when men and women will be con-            Greg Gough.                                                                                  At a personal level, over the           In nearly 50 years of being a pas-     send them to                                Gould, OK 73544.
             victed of their need for a relationship                                                                                             years, my family has been privileged      o
                                                                                                                                                                                          tr, Robinson has served West Lake,         aiona o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Clfri t                                       B I V O C ATIONAL PASTOR SOUGHT: First Indian         SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Baptist Church, Espanola, NM request your prayers
             with God through Christ. Our church        will provide a wonderful opportunity             through which together we can pre-      to share in the lives of Christian       Utica, Carter and Platter Churches in     vstwt Ms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ii ih r.                                   as we seek a pastor. Bivocational resumes sought         CHRISTIAN LONG DISTANCE: STO P
             leaders are pa t c l r y l o i g f r-
                            riual okn o                                                                                                          young people from America as they        Bryan Association; Durant, Lee            Robinson s                                  at First Indian Baptist Church, PO Box 607,             Supporting Abortion, Pornography,& ACLU with
                                                        for sharing the Gospel through music             sent the Gospel to young people, he                                                                                                                                                                                            your phone company! Support Righteousness A N D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Espanola, NM 87532; attn: Pastor Search
             ward to the sharing of ministry expe-      and song.                                        stressed. Stt s i a l most people
                                                                                                                      a i t c l y,               have stayed in our home and minis-       Heights, and Bay Point Mission in         aging sister.                               Committee.                                              slash your bills with Blessed Hope
             riences and the exchange of ideas             Greive said, God s presence in                make a decision to follow Christ        tered in our local church, he said.      Johnston-Marshall Association, as         For more                                      B I V O C ATIONAL PASTOR: Oak Street Baptist          Communications.Sign up online--www.savingmy-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               800-934-4105. Agents needed!
             t a w l take place during the trip.
              ht il                                     the planning of this venture is clearly          before they reach their early 20s.       These kids have often made consid-      well as churches in Texas.                information,                                Church, Kingfisher. Send resume to: Pastor Search
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Committee, PO Box 46, Kingfisher, OK 73750.
                The churches ownership in the                                        hs a
                                                        seen in the arrangements t u f r.                 Back to Basics w l t u y b a
                                                                                                                            il rl e              erable personal sacrifices to come          The Robinson s daughter, Susan         cl Hl a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     al il t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Robinsons         B I V O C ATIONAL PASTOR: First Baptist Church,        CHURCH EVENTS
             mission trip is evidenced by the           The University of Queensland                       ars
                                                                                                          K i o moment of opportunity for        and serve with us in Australia. On       Hill, said the family requests n g ft,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          o i s     580/434-                                    W yandotte, OK. Send resume to: Search                   100TH ANNIVERSARY: In preparation for our
             growing number of Sydney area              Auditorium, a brand new facility                 many young people. Pray that they       many occasions, my wife, Janne,                                                                                                Committee, Wyandotte Baptist Church, PO Box
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        100th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, June 29,
             churches which have requested
             preachers and chorale groups t    o
                                                        opened last December, was made
                                                        available to us at a very reasonable
                                                                                                         will come in droves and that the
                                                                                                         organizers will be sensitive to God s
                                                                                                                                                 and I have seen God honor their ser-
                                                                                                                                                 vant attitudes by using them to bless
                                                                                                                                                                                          Friends, family members                                                               216, Wyandotte, OK 74370.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B I V O C ATIONAL PASTOR: Carbondale Baptist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Church seeks bivocational pastor. Send resume to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        First Baptist Church, Prague, asks former sta and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        members to contact us so we can include them in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        our activities. Please call 405-567-4977.
             minister in their churches on May 4.
             As of March 25, 38 churches in
                                                           He added that tickets to the May
                                                                                                         leading as they finalize the program.
                                                                                                            And, it has been God s leading
                                                                                                                                                 His Church.
                                                                                                                                                      We thank God for the generosity
                                                                                                                                                                                          believe                                                                               Pastor Search Committee, Carbondale Baptist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Church, 2909 W. 48th St Tulsa, 74107.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FULL-TIME EDUCATION MINISTER: Canaan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          O K L A H O M A FOUNDERS CONFERENCE: A r l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10-12, 2003 The Perfections of God: His

             Sydney and Newcastle had sched-            10 ladies breakfast in the Grand                 that has paved the way for the          of both the individuals in the choir                                                                                                                                                   Attributes, Our Response. Featured speakers:
                                                                                                                                                                                             VALLEY CENTER, Kan.                         We prayed for Patrick and his          Baptist Church, a conservative SBC church located       W ade Burleson, President of the Baptist General
                                            o hi
             uled preachers and groups f r t e r        Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in                Churchmen to go, Soden said.            and of their supporters in the Baptist   (BP) Friends and family members           family, f r t e f l e s l i r s f m l e ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             o h aln ode             aiis       in the south county area of St. Louis, MO is seek-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Convention of Oklahoma; Tom Ascol, Executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ing a full-time Minister of Education. Can-didates
             Sunday services morning, aftr-    e        Brisbane already have sold out.                      Bill Green has visited with us      churches of Oklahoma. Please pray        of Patrick Miller are expressing confi-    o h ro , o h edr, o h
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    f r t e t o ps f r t e l a e s f r t e      must be self motivated, a team player, and commit-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Director of Founders Ministries; Sam Tu l c ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Wyi, TX;
             noon and evening in some                      I know many women are bringing                                        rto o h
                                                                                                         twice already in prepa a i n f r t e    that more of our churches will come      dence that the American POW will          people of Iraq, Bobby Massey,pas-                                                      i.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ted to excellence with an attention to detal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        James Galyon, Founder of Great Awakenings
              n tances.                                                                                                                          to understand what God can do                                                                                                  Resumes will be accepted through May 2, 2003.
                                                        unsaved friends to this pa t c l r               coming of the Singing Churchmen,                                                 make it home safely.                      t r o Valley Center Assembly of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     o f                                        Some of his responsibilities will include aggressive-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ministries. Contact Providence Baptist Church,
                In addition, Oklahoma Baptists wl  il    ucin
                                                        f n t o , Greive said. I hope to see             and we have seen God s hand at          through this growing partnership in                                                                                            ly managing a growing Sunday school and out-            Ponca City, for more information. 1-580-762-2762.
                                                                                                                                                                                              i l r,
                                                                                                                                                                                             M l e 23, and four others became       God, told Baptist Press March 25.
             minister during worship services at        an excellence in music and song and              work in the relationship that has       the Gospel, that the promotion of                                                                                              reach program as well as shepherding a new day-
                                                                                                                                                                                          America s first prisoners of war when         i l r i t r,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       M l e s s s e Kimberly, believes
             28 churches in Brisbane, May 11     ,      a positive response by people to the             developed between Bill and                                         i l e ff c-
                                                                                                                                                 special outreach events w l b e e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                care ministry. Send resumes to: Jim Bone, Canaan        MISCELLANEOUS
                                                                                                                                                                                          they were captured by Iraqi soldiers.     she ll see her brother again.                                                            . oi,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Baptist Church, 5409 Baumgart-ner Rd., St L u s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         RISOGRAPH RA4200 DUPLICATOR: W ih           t
             just prior to the group returning to       Gospel as it is presented.                                                                                                        Soon thereaftr, they were seen
                                                                                                                                                                                                        e                               Anytime you look at him on the          MO 63129 or personnel@canaanbaptists l o gt.r.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rs ie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        black and red drums and storage cart. Wo k l k
             the United St ates May 12.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FULL-TIME MINISTER OF MUSIC: First Baptist
                Alan Greive, pastor of Stff r
                                           a od
                                                           Soden said many of the events
                                                        planned during the trip provide a                Oklahoma Baptists remain                                                         answering questions on Iraqi televi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     eeiin e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    t l v s o h s holding his head up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ih h od
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    h g , s e t l The Kansas City Str.    a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Church, Santa Fe, NM, seeks full-time Minister of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Music. Send resume to church at 1605 Old Pesos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        new. Outstanding for bulletins and newsletters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Only $1,300. Call Glenna at FBC Rolling Hills, 918-
             Heights Church in Brisbane, said he        unique opportunity for churches in
             is extremely excited about the                            ls
                                                        New South Wa e .                                  atfl
                                                                                                         fihu                                                                                The four men and one woman are
                                                                                                                                                                                          members of the Army s 507th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     He s g i g t s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            o n o tand strong, and his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    family is on his side. He s a f g t r,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tr i , S n Fe, NM 87505, or call 505-983-9141.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a l a ta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Deadline June 30, 2003.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FT MUSIC MINISTER: Send resume to South
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           WALNUT PEWS FOR SALE: Twenty-six 13-ft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        walnut pews with blue removable cushions, also

              oeta hs rp a ee n
             ptnilti ti hshr i                              The special youth events being                                                                                                Maintenance Company, w i h i pat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     hc s r         and he s going to make it.                  Side Baptist Church, 2400 Dodson Ave., Ft. Smith,       matching communion table. Call 918-446-5343,
             Brisbane. The two evening concerts                                                             Oklahoma Baptists gave a record amount to missions and ministries                                                                                                                                                                                        la
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        View Acres Baptist Church, Tu s .
                                                        planned which we have called Back                                                                                                 o t e 111 h Air Defense A t l e y
                                                                                                                                                                                           f h       t               rilr               He s a good man. That s what            AR 72901.
                                                                                                         through the Cooperative Program in 2002. A ttal of $21,681,061.48 was
                                                                                                                                                        o                                                                                                                                                                                 P O R TABLE SOUND SYSTEM: Cookson Baptist
             and the Saturday matinee concert           t B s c , represent a window
                                                         o ais                                                                                                                            Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas.           everybody needs to know.That sal     l       PT MUSIC MINISTER: Berry Road Baptist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Church, is in need of a sound system to be used in
                                                                                                         given, despite a down economy and uncertain world circumstances.                                                                                                       Church seeks part-time music minister. Send
                                                                                                                                                                                             The news has brought the approx-       everybody needs to know.                    resume to Music Search Committee, 500 N. Berry,                                                       c
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pioneer Mission work in Montana. Please conta t

             U S S Harry S. Truman chaplain                                                                                                                                         s f
                                                                                                            Listed below are figures reflecting the faithful Cooperative Program gift o
                                                                                                         Oklahoma churches this past year:
                                                                                                                                                                                          imately 5,000 citizens of Patrick s
                                                                                                                                                                                          hometown, Valley Center, K n , c o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a . l s-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Miller formerly worked at                Norman, OK 73069 or fax to 405-485-4470.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Y O U N G A D U LT / RECREATION MINISTER:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gerald Peters 918-457-5464, Donated or very
             Continued from page 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Send resume with cover letter to, Arrow Heights          SOUND SYSTEM: Carr Baptist Church, Grove,
                                                                                                                                       Top 10 CP Contributors                             er together. Several churches gath-          A LMOST G UARANTEED I SUE   S                                                                    is in need of a sound system. Please contact Bro.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Baptist Church, 3201 S. Elm Place, Broken Arrow,
                Dunn, a Southern Baptist and            and religions represented. Numerous                                 la is
                                                                                                                          Tu s , F r t                          $402,561.76               ered March 24 to pray for Miller, who            H EALT H I S U R A N C E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    N                           OK. 74012 or email it to bgreen@arrowheights o g
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              .r.       Joe Wilkerson at 918-868-3060 if one is available
                                                                                                                          OKC, Southern Hills                    293,498.16                                                                                                       B I V O C ATIONAL YOUTH/OR MUSIC MINISTER:            to be used in God s service.
             graduate of Southwestern Seminary          church services, Bible studies and                                                                                                was married at Olivet Church in             No pregnancies or new adop-
                                                                                                                          Broken Arrow, Frtis                    274,294.31                                                                                                     Send resume to ATTN: Youth/Music Search                                                     2 ele i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HAMMOND ORGAN: Model L-11 ; L s i k t
              n                        ff f h e
             i Texas, oversees a sta o t r e            even choir practices are available                                                                                                W ihta a few miles south of Va l y
                                                                                                                                                                                             ci                             le                   tions                          Committee, Blue Lakes Baptist Church, 201 W.            included and Leslie tone cabinet, single speed.
             junior chaplains and 15 lay leaders        throughout the week. Sunday, i pan r-                             Moore, First                           269,084.74               Center and accepted Christ during                                                     Indian Hills Rd., Norman, OK 73069; or e-mail: dar-     Great for rehearsal rooms or Sunday School.
                                                                                                                          Ardmore, First                         267,867.83                                                                    A+ Rated                                              Excellent cond., $995. Call Kirby Dean, 405-412-
             through the ship s religious ministries     iua
                                                        t c l r, is reserved for worship and                                                                                              marriage counseling.                                                                                                                          4999.
                                                                                                                          Bethany, Council Road                  263,834.64                                                                                                                                        l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 MUSIC MINISTER: Pay 30k tota package.
             department for the 5,000 sailors and        et
                                                        rs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Responsible for three worship services on Sunday,                                              ar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FREE PRINTING PRESS: Awe St Ministry has
                                                                                                                          Del City, First Southern               242,597.60                                                                AFFORDABLE
             Marines on board. It is his responsi-
             bility to develop religious services
                                                           The chaplains on board take their
                                                        calling seriously. Each has various                                lu, is
                                                                                                                          Ats Frt                                238,869.70
                                                                                                                                                                                           Olivet Roofing Co.                         H E A LT H C O V E R A G E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                adult choir and youth choir. College student with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ministry focus okay. Send resume to Dewar First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a single color printing press that we would like to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        donate to another ministry or church. If interested
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Commercial   Residential                                                      Baptist Church, PO Box 27, Dewar, OK 74431; PH:
                                                                                                                          Pryor, Frt
                                                                                                                                  is                             217,957.19                                                                   All ages!                                                                                 please call 1-918-664-3500.
             and programs for more than two                                          eig
                                                        departments they serve, off r n                                                                                                                                                                                         918-652-4282.
             dozen different recognized religions.      encouragement and keeping a pulse                                 OKC, Quail Springs                     209,264.02                ALSO: Landscaping Tile Painting            Call Charles Goodin, RHU                    FT YOUTH MINISTER/ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR:
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Free estimates                         405-250-9342                        FBC Camdenton, MO seeking full-time Youth               BUSES, VANS, ETC.
             Deployed with a unit of Marines dur-       on the morale of sailors.                                                                                                                     405-812-5644                                                              Minister/Activities Director. Married, Bachelor s        12-PASS. VAN, $6995: 1996 Ford, 57,220 miles,
                                                                                                                              2002 Leaders in Percentage Giving                                                                             405-946-8884
             ing Desert Shield/Desert Storm in the          I see so many 18- and 19-year-                                                                                                                                                                                      Degree. Send resume with references to: YPS             Bi-Fuel...gasoline or CNG (89 cents per gallon).
             early 1990s, Dunn admits t a i i
                                          ht t s        old young men and women who                                                 is
                                                                                                                         Fletcher, F r t                        30.20%                                                                                                          Committee, FBC Camdenton, 181 Iowa St e t    re,        Very good condition. Russ Casey, 918-733-4887.
                                                                                                                         Kansas, First                           28%                                                                                                            Camdenton, MO 65020.                                      DODGE, CHEVY 15-PASS. VANS: W i l a s lim
              ut i
             q i e d fferent today in his role on the   come from broken homes and tough                                                                                                                                                                                         FULL-TIME YOUTH & MUSIC MINISTER:                                   ilr,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chevrolet, Stge has two 2002 Dodge 15-pass.
             Truman, a position he has held for         life experiences, Dunn reflected.                                Durham                                  25%                                                                                                            Emphasis on youth. Send resume to First Baptist         vans @ $16,995 each; Used 2002 Chevrolet 12-
             just six weeks.                             T e j i t e m l tary looking for a
                                                          hy on h ii                                                     Tyrone                                  25%                                                                                                            Church, PO Box 307, Hammond, OK 73650.                  pass. van; and a New 2003 Chevrolet 15-pass van
                                                                                                                         Frederick, Bethel                       25%                                                                                                             TWO PT POSITIONS: Need Youth Minister and               n tc. al
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                 The jobs we do on ship are what        sense of purpose. This opens the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                967-3394, or e-mail:
                                                                                                                          itn is                                 23%                                                                                                            Nursery Director. Would consider husband/wife
             we do every time this ship moves           door to share Jesus Christ with                                                                                                                                                                                         team but not required. Contact or send resume to          NEW & USED BUSES FOR SALE: All sizes and
             anywhere, Dunn said. Cooks cook            them. Every time I get a chance to                               Fort Cobb, First                       22.5%                                                                                                           W itcher Baptist Church, 10920 Sooner Rd,               years, commercial and school buses, service and
                                                                                                                         Elmore City, F r t                      22%                                                                                                            Edmond, OK 73013, 405-771-3392,                         air conditioning installation Midwest Bus Sales,
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             same job.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          or e-mail; 405/942-3000, ext. 360, or
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                                                                                                                                                                                       Rome: a city of legend, intrigue, art and beauty ripe for mis-
                                                                                                                                                                                       meant going to medical school             refugees, who get three meals a day
                                                                                                                                                                                       somewhere else.                                                    c o ie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and have individual spa e t l v .
                                                                                                                                                                                          It is a unique opportunity for         Although teams can t openly share
                                                                                                                                                                                       Oklahomans to experience one of           the Christian message there, they
                                                                                                                                                                                       the greatest cities in the world, and                             rjc      ih
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 can visit and do craft p o e ts w t
                                                                                                                                                                                       at the same time spread the Gospel        the residents. Missionaries have
                                                                                                                                                                                       to people who have lost all hope.         been able to have a Christmas pa t  ry
                                                                                                                                                                                          Oklahoma mission teams entering         hr,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 t e e take some of the refugees
                                                                                                                                                                                       the city where Christians were mas-        ih
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 s g tseeing, have them over to their
                  Claremore, Rehoboth relocated and celebrated its 5th anniversary March 2.                                                                                                                                      house for dinner and take them to
                  Claremore, Rehoboth cele-                                                                                                                                                                                         Another home for refugees where

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           P H O TOS: DANA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 teams can minister is the Assisi
                  brates                                                                                                                                                                                                         House where there are people from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Albania, Yugoslavia, Bosnia and
                     What began 20 years ago as a              But, as it turned out, just down the                                                                                                                               rn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I a . There is opportunity here to
                  building hosting a Methodist congre-      road .7 of a mile from the church s                                                                                                                                  play games with the refugees, serve
                  gation recently became the site of        overcrowded and sought                                                                                                                                               tea, provide clothing, help them with                       A volleyball game for refugees takes place across the street from the
                  Claremore, Rehoboth, when the             a e location stood a Methodist
                                                             ftr                                                                                                                                                                 language and just visit.
                  church held dedication services for       church whose congregation faced a                                                                                                                                       A popular event missionaries                             they can go to get advice and aid,                                  ih o er f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rome is a safe city, w t n f a o
                  ts new home March 2 in conjunction
                  i                                         large debt on a building that was                                                                                                                                    engage in every week is a volleyball                        spend time with people who speak         walking at night. It is a city where
                  w t i ffth anniversary.That s a
                   i h ts i                                 much too large for its needs.                                                                                                                                        game at a park near the Colosseum,                          their own languages, watch news          you can get almost anywhere on the
                  long way from the first service              After the two pastors met, the                                                                                                                                    which gives refugees a chance to                            bulletins from around the world, learn   metro or bus system. It is a city of
                  attended by 12 families in February       State bought Rehoboth s land at a                                                                                                                                    exercise, and something to occupy                           English and Italian and computer         cobblestone streets and walks with
                  1998 in a borrowed funeral home           p i e t a pa d f r i n w f c l t e
                                                             r c h t i o ts e a i i i s                                                                                                                                          their time. Even those who don t pa  r-                      kls s el s ai kls o ep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sil a wl a bscsil t hl                   lts o h l s a d s e to negotiate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       o f i l n t ps
                   aiiy.                                    and remodeling them, which includes                                                                                                                                   ii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tcpate gather to watch the games. It                        them adjust to living in Europe.              We tell volunteers they must be
                     Recently, the Oklahoma Dept. of        more than 10,000 square feet of                                                                                                                                      is another way to create trust and                          Southern Baptist missionaries go         able to walk at least five miles a
                  Transportation wanted to purchase         classrooms, a fellowship hall, audito-                                                                                                                               open doors to talk about Jesus.                             there to stock the store room with       day, said one missionary.
                  the site of Rehoboth s 6,000-square-      rium and a parsonage which was                                                                                                                                          Teams will also have opportunity                         hygiene items and clothing. They
                   o t a i i y,
                  f o f c l t which it moved into in
                  September 1999. A   fter months of
                                                            turned into more Sunday School
                                                            space.                                    WMU TRAINING.W oman s Missionary Union hosted two Training Eff c i e     etv     A Bengali refugee in costume meets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to minister at a Kurdish camp where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 about 100 Kurds live, and at an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             also teach English as a second lan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             guage and computer skills.                I i sf?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        s t ae
                  searching for available land in the           What began as a Methodist             Leadership (TEL) conferences in January and February, one at Samford              Zorro, a child dressed for the           abandoned school which houses                                  While stocking the store room,         by Dana Williamson
                  Claremore area, with prices soaring       church 20 years ago is now a Baptist      University in Birmingham, Ala.; the other at Green Valley Church in              Carnival in Rome. Refugees in this        families in 27 rooms on three levels.                       one missionary said he envisions a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There are risks involved in any
                  for both land and building costs ,        work with a congregation of people        Henderson, Nev. More than 475 women attended the two events, including           plaza stand still until money is given,      The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center                           backpack, bedroll and mannequin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ye f rvl         t rvld o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       t p o t a e . Ye I t a e e t
                               f i d n n ffordable
                  prospects o f n i g a a                   who enjoy telling of their venture of     11 from Oklahoma. Purpose of TEL i t o e t a n n t s
                                                                                                                                            s o ff r r i i g o tate WMU leaders        then move to the delight of the           is the only day center in Rome avail-                       ministry, where teams bring back-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rome on the eve of the war with
                  location without incurring a large        faith as they have walked with God        who will then provide training for associational and church WMU leaders in                                                 able to refugees. It is a place where                       packs for the refugees to carry their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Iraq (I returned to Oklahoma City
                  debt were foreboding, said pastor         and watched His hand perform mar-         their area. In the top picture are Oklahomans attending the Birmingham           sacred in the Colosseum and at                                                                        meager belongings in and bedrolls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       March 14) and encountered no
                  W ayne Keely.                             velous things in their behalf, Keely      meeting. They are, left to right, Paula Hayes, WMU director for Capita   l       Circus Maximus, have numerous                                                                         for them to sleep in (many sleep in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       problems and no anti-American
                                                                                                      Association, and Billie McDonald, Missions Resource Consultant, Patsy            opportunities to witness to refugees                                                                                          rs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             cardboard boxes in pa k ) The man-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sentiment. In fact, I experienced
                  Church staff changes:                                                               Sanders, WMU director, Carolyn Ellenbrook, former state WMU president,
                                                                                                      and Wilma Harris, WMU director, Paradise Valley Church, all from
                                                                                                                                                                                       through ministries set up by
                                                                                                                                                                                       Southern Baptist missionaries in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             nequin ministry, he said, involves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             teams bringing clothes to wear while
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       n d ff c l y w t s c r t i a r-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        o i iut ih euiy n i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        o ts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       p r or going through passport
                                                            M l i s Association.
                                                             uln                                                                                                                        iy.
                                                                                                                                                                                       ct                                                                                                    in Rome, and leaving them when
                              PASTO R A L                                                             Comanche-Cotton Association. Below, those attending the Nevada confer-                                                                                                                                                           checks, which is not the case with
                                                               Duane Riley i i t r m a t e
                                                                              s nei t h                                                    ilae
                                                                                                      ence were, from left, Janet Erwin, St l w t r, First, volunteer consulta t f r
                                                                                                                                                                              n o         To give team members a feeling                                                                     they return home.
                     Monty Baggett is at Muskogee,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     other domestic and international
                                                            newly organized Agape Church in           G r s i Action; Willene Pierce, Eufaula, Native American LINK Coordinator
                                                                                                       il n                                                                            of Rome, they begin the week with a                                                                      Another missionary noticed the
                  Southeast, eff c i e April 13. He                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lgts e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       fih Iv taken since Sept. 11      ,
                                                            Blanchard.                                and WMU volunteer consultant for ethnic women; Merlyn Kelley,Tu s , F r t
                                                                                                                                                                             la is,    Roman tour of Paul s journey, begin-                                                                  venders who were selling wares on
                  moves from Lindsay, Frt is.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2001.
                                                                                                                              n o
                                                                                                      WMU volunteer consulta t f r Acteens; Sherry Morris, children s d r c o a
                                                                                                                                                                            ietr t     ning at San Giovanni, the church that                                                                 the bridge near the Vatican, and saw
                     Ray Christian resigned as interim         OTHER CHURCH STAFF                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In Rome (and a side trip to
                                                                                                      Sand Sp i g , Angus Acres and WMU volunteer consultant for Mission
                                                                                                               rns                                                                     Constantine built, and where, pur-                                                                    a ministry. Most of these people are
                  o pastoral care at Oklahoma City,
                   f                                           Les Caster i i t r m m n s e o
                                                                            s nei iitr f                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Athens, Greece), I found people
                                                                                                      Friends; Lawana Roberts, children/youth missions & ministries specialist,        portedly, the head of Paul rests, and                                                                 from Bangladesh or Somalia, and
                  Brookwood, and is available for pul-      music at Woodward, First.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             l o n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       eager to ta k t a American, even
                                                                                                      BGCO, and Linda Dorrough, Waurika, First, Oklahoma WMU president.                ending at Paul s prison at the end of                                                                 are selling purses, jewelry, scarves,
                  pit supply or interim. Contact him at        Steve Huffman i m n s e o
                                                                                s iitr f                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               when the conversation involved
                                                                                                                                                                                       the Roman Forum.                          W ayne, a Masters missionary,                               sunglasses, etc. illegally.Their prod-
                  405/691-0987.                             music at Del City, Sunnylane, where                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ot     iie ih rq
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the war eff r . I v s t d w t I a i
                     Joe Price is at Denton Church in       he has been interim.
                                                                                                      Coming events                                                                       Ministries in Rome include the                         s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 shares a New Te tament with a                               u ts are laid out on sheets with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        odes n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       s l i r i a park in Rome, and
                                                                                                                                                                                       Porta Maggorie House, a govern-           refugee from Bangladesh who is                              corners folded up so when police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       found many of them wanting the
                                                                                                    April 12, Oklahoma Eastern Half           and Western Heritage Museum.             ment-run facility which houses 30         selling wares on a bridge in Rome.                          come, they can grab their wares
                  Revival reports                                                                Gospel Singing Convention,                   Music, silent auction and keynote                                                                                                              quickly and run. The missionary vis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ep f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       h l o Americans. On a bus tour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to southern Greece, I ate lunch
                     Barber Church in East Central
                  Association, March 16-21, three
                                                                        i i y,
                                                               Enid, Tr n t March 16-21, four
                                                            additions by baptism, six other pro-
                                                                                                 Pleasant Valley Church, 3001 N.
                                                                                                 Maple (Marble City Rd.), Sallisaw.
                                                                                                                                              speaker Tom Glessner, p e i e t o
                                                                                                                                                                         rsdn f
                                                                                                                                              National Institute of Family and Life    First GO STUDENTS team                                                                                i                  lig o h
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ts every week, ta k n t t e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             venders. He has established enough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       with a couple from France, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       were definitely against the war,
                  additions by baptism, one addition by     fessions of faith, evangelist, Don   Morning session, 10 a.m., potluck            Advocates. For tickets or more infor-    Continued from page 1                                                                                 trust that several have let him give
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       but were very cordial and polite,
                  l t e eight other professions of faith,
                   e t r,                                   C a k Ardmore; singer, Dan
                                                             lr,                                 meal, afternoon session, 1 p.m. For                                                                                                                                                                         s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             them a New Te tament.
                                                                                                                                                                                       rehab centers, said Koonce. Some             Koonce said the group felt the                                                                              eig o hr hi ote
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       even off r n t s a e t e r b t l
                  evangelist, Kim Schmidt D s e ;
                                           , iny            Whitehead, Enid, Calvary; interim    information, contact Linda Harding,                                                                                                                                                            A new ministry just begun is with
                                                                                                                                                                                       of the residents were so encouraged       Lord brought them to Mexico even                                                                      of wine with me (I declined).
                  singer, Johnann Duvall, Barber; pas-      pastor,Archie Klusmeyer.             918/733-4259, e-mail zaneandlin-                                                                                                                                                            the Cento Celle Italian Nursing Home
                                                                                                                                                                                       they gave their own testimonies and       though it was the week the conflict                                                                      While in Rome, I never felt
                  tr, Charles Duvall.
                   o                                           Geary, F r t March 9-12, two pro-
                                                                        is,                                                                                                                                                                                                                   hc s n sitd iig aiiy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             wihi a asse lvn fclt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       threatened or afraid. My hotel was
                                                            fessions of faith; led by Mark Farr,    April 17-19, Easter pageant                                                        several were saved.                        i h r q ta t d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 wt Ia s re.                                                 accommodating 39 people spon-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       three blocks from the Termini
                  Anniversaries &                           Corinth, and Gary Beech, A t s pas-
                                                                                         lu;         r     u
                                                                                                   We e Yo There? presented by                                                            Koonce said Bethel is hoping to             We discussed the war situation,                                                          l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sored by the Baptist Union of Ita y.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        t a n ta i n , n      et efcl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (ri s t o ) a d I f l p r e t y
                                                             o ik ut.
                                                            tr, D c K r z                        Cherokee Association at the                                                           plant a church in the El Copailllo        and they all felt God took us there                                                      s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Teams go there to do craft with the
                  Homecomings                                  Morning St Church, Salt Fork
                                                                            ar                   Tahlequah Community Center.                                                           Colonia, and the door-to-door work        knowing what was going to happen                            people or throw a party for them. On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       safe walking from the sta i n t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to o
                                                                                                                                                                                       was a big step in that direction.         and that we were where He wanted                                                                       h o e fter dark by myself. I
                     W anette, First seeks names and        Association, March 2-9, 12 profes-                                pi
                                                                                                 Performance times: 7 p.m. A r l                                                                                                                                                             the grounds of the nursing home is a
                                                                                                                                                                                           Because it was a very poor, r r l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ua    us to be, Koonce said. Dave Cone                                                                      would not do that in Oklahoma
                  addresses of former members and           sions of faith, evangelist, Steve    17,18; 2 p.m. April 19. Free admis-                                                                                                                                                         house for teens, and there will soon
                                                                                                                                                                                       area, it was a real eye-opener for our    repeatedly told us how encouraged                                                                      i y.
                  s fffri June 1 100th anniversary
                  ta o ts                                   Cody, Lenapah; music director,Bl  il sion. For more information, call                                                                                                                                                            be a home for battered women,
                                                                                                                                                                                       students, Koonce said. They were          they were that we would come in                                                                          I believe those who are con-
                  celebration. Send to Betty Rains, Rt.     W ilson, Waynoka, pastor, Charles    918/453-2863.                                                                                                                                                                               opening up more ministry opportuni-
                                                                                                                                                                                       blessed an hour later to see many of      spite of the world situation.                                                                                                       n hs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cerned about mission trips i t i
                  1, Box 78, Wanette 74848, phone           Newton.                                 May 8, Oklahoma City Crisis                                                                                                                                                               is
                                                                                                                                                                                       the people still reading the tiny pa m-      Koonce said the group planted                                                                      time of world turmoil can rest
                  405/383-2333.                                Prices Chapel Church in East      Pregnancy Center 2003 Holding Life                                                                                                                                                             Stoney Mills, who heads the mis-
                                                                                                                                                                                       phlet and Gospel of John.                 seeds that will certainly bear much                                                                           i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       easy.Trps to Oklahoma Baptist
                     W eleetka First c l b a e i
                                      e e r t s ts          Central Association, March 9-13,     Precious banquet, National Cowboy                                                                                                                                                           sion team in Rome, said the funds
                                                                                                                                                                                          During the Wednesday evening           fruit in the day ahead.                                                                               partnership areas of Rome, China
                  100th anniversary April 13, begin-        evangelist, Kim Schmidt D s e ;
                                                                                      , iny                                                                                                                                                                                                  available just don t cover the needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                       worship service at Bethel, Koonce            The GO STUDENTS missions                                                                           and Mexico should be safe. I trav-
                  ning at 9:30 a.m. with former pastors     singer, Joyce Cox, Prices Chapel;                                                                                                                                                                                                     We try to provide a meal a week
                  and staff, continuing through morn-                                                         Pole Barns                                                               led in a bilingual antiphonal reading     conference, which offered such con-                         for the people in the park, but we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       eled by myself, and was able to
                                                                                                         Post Framed Bldgs. ,                                                                              i     iet
                                                                                                                                                                                       and the students d d a s l n              ferences as Using Clowning in                                                                         negotiate terminals and other
                  ing worship services at 10:45 and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          don t have the funds, he said.
                                                                  Singer David Petete now                                                                                              drama/skit.                               Ministry, Using Drama in Ministry,                                                                     on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       p i ts in countries where I did not
                  lunch, followed by gospel singing,                                                    Garage Shop Bldg. or                                                                                                                                                                    He added that the missionaries
                  testmonies and memories of the                booking Banquets, Revivals                                                                                                                              hy
                                                                                                                                                                                          On their final ministry day, t e        Prepara-tion for the Student Mission                       aes rig wr wt I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              r ta t n o k i h talians, hoping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       speak the language with no prob-
                                                                   & Concerts for 2003                   Storage built to suit                                                         climbed a mountain and prayed over        Trip, and information from each of                                                                    lems. Teams will be traveling with
                  past 100 years. For information, con-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to get help from the Italian Baptist
                                                                      Call 405-872-5799                      your needs.                                                               the town of Irapuato where they had       Oklahoma Baptists partnership                                                                         leaders who are experienced in
                  t the church at P.O. Box 487,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              churches.
                                                                  or toll free 877-572-5021                 25 years experience.                                                       planted many seeds and ministered         countries and Arizona, registered                                                                     the area of safety. What greater
                  W eleetka 74880, phone 404/786-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                One of our goals is to statr
                                                                                                               rey f oos o
                                                                                                             Va i t o c l r t                                                          to the people of the town. That night     370 students .                                                                                        privilege is there, during this time
                                                                                                                choose from.                                                                                                                                                                 churches with immigrants to reach
                                                                                                                                                                                       they had Bible studies in various            For information about other GO                                                                      n itr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       i h s o y, than to share the Good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             out to the population, he said.
                                                                  AFFORDABLE                             Phone for Free Estimate                                                       houses where they were invited.           STUDENTS mission trips to Mexico,                                                                     News of Jesus Christ with a world
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mills said they need people to
                                                                                                                                                                                          Missionary hosts for the group         Rome, China and Arizona, conta t c                                                                    so desperately in need?
                                                                 H E A LTH INSUR -                      American Quality                                                                                                                                                                     help with all ministry projects and
                                                                                                                                                                                       were Dave and Elaine Cone and             Lawana Roberts at 3800 N. May,                              encourages Oklahoma Baptists o a l f l
                                                                       ANCE?                                Buildings                                                                  t e r c i d e , Amy, 15, and Michael,
                                                                                                                                                                                        hi hlrn                                  Oklahoma City 73112, phone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dana Williamson is associate editor of
                                                                                                          918-832-1503  Tulsa, OK                                                                                                                                                                       rii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ages to pa t c pate in a mission trip      h
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       t e Baptist Messenger.
                                                                                                           Ask for Ken or Denice
                                                                                                                                                                                       13, who served as interpreters.           405/942-3800, e-mail                                        to Rome.
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                 AB offers new investment                                                                                                                                               Article 16: Peace and war
                                                                                                         News briefs:                                                                   The Baptist Faith & Message
                                                                                                         Vietnamese officials hold talks with Protestant church
                    DALLAS, Texas The Annuity               term rates from 6.50 percent to 1.25
                                                                                                         leaders                                                                        by James Parker
                 Board of the Southern Baptist              percent, and as of March 17, aver-
                                                                                                            HO CHI MINH CITY (BP) In what may be a small breakthrough for                                       B)
                                                                                                                                                                                           LOUISVILLE, Ky. ( P The apex                                          illusion but rather peace that is
                 Convention expanded its investment         age one and three-year CD rates
                                                                                                          eiiu iet n
                                                                                                         r l g o s l b r y i Vietnam, government religion authorities invited five      of the Beatitudes is found in these                                                         utc n ih
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 based on God s j s i e a d r g t-
                 choices for most retirement plan pa   r-   were at 1.79 percent and 2.59 per-
                                                                                                         leaders of Protestant house church organizations and nondenominational         words, Blessed are the peacemak-                                         eousness. Once I saw a bumper
                  ii n
                 tcpa ts with the launch of the             cent respectively.
                                                                                                         missions to Hanoi for informal talks in early March, Compass Direct news       ers, for they are called the children                                    sticker that said, If you want peace,
                 Capital Preservation Fund (CPF)               The CPF will seek to maximize
                                                                                                         service reported March 20.                                                     of God. Peacemaking is described                                         work for justice. In the Beatitudes,
                  pi .
                 Arl1                                         rii n
                                                            pa t c pa ts current income while
                                                                                                            Compass described such a meeting as rare in Vietnam, where the                                l hrceitc f
                                                                                                                                                                                        as a fundamenta c a a t r s i o                                          righteousness comes before peace-
                    Currently,AB Funds Trust serves         seeking to maintain, but not guaran-
                                                                                                         Bureau of Religious A  ffairs and other governmental bodies rarely consult     believers.                                                               making. In Romans 14:17 Paul sum-
                 as the investment vehicle for the           eig
                                                            ten,as     table price per share of
                                                                                                         the religious groups they are assigned to control.                                The Messiah was to be called                                          marizes that the kingdom of God is
                 Annuity Board s retirement plans           $10. The fund will post monthly divi-
                                                                                                                                 nttt o h
                                                                                                            The government s I s i u e f r t e Study of Religion invited the             The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).                                        righteousness and peace in that
                 offering 13 registered mutual funds.       dends based on the quarterly

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     P H O TO: JOHN
                                                                                                         Protestant delegation to pa t c pate in a seminar on Protestantism on                              s
                                                                                                                                                                                        The familiar Old Te tament benedic-                                      order.The prophet Isaiah (32:17)
                 The CPF will be offered by the             announced crediting rate.
                                                                                                         March 5. The group attended the seminar for a half day and met with rep-                               h od i p
                                                                                                                                                                                        tion concludes with, T e L r l ft u                                       l o ffirmed that t e e f c o r g t-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 as a                  h fet f ih
                 Annuity Board as a 14th fund with             Under normal circumstances, the
                                                                                                         resentatives of the Fatherland Front, a state organization with the respon-    His countenance upon you, and give                                       eousness will be peace, and the
                 characteristics similar to several sta-    fund will invest mainly in the invest-
                                                                                                         sibility to mobilize so-called mass organizations, including religions, to     you peace (Numb. 6:26). Jesus                                            result of righteousness, quietness
                 ble value-type investment funds in         ment grade fixed-income securities
                                                                                                         support the party line and government policies. The Fatherland Front oft n e    ad
                                                                                                                                                                                        s i , Peace I leave with you; my                                         and trust forever.                                                                                                                    ate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LOTTERY D E B ATE. Oklahoma has a unique situation, said St Sen. Jim
                 the marketplace. The CPF is not a          of short- to intermediate-term maturi-
                                                                                                                 ar u niCrsin ciiy t h oa ee.
                                                                                                         helps c r y o t a t - h i t a a t v t a t e l c l l v l                        peace I give unto you (John 14:27).                                         Where unrighteousness, injustice                                  Dunlap, R-Bartlesville, during debate on the issue March 26. Dunlap encour-
                 registered fund and does not replace        is                 rdtn ae il
                                                            te. The fund s c e i i g r t w l
                 any of the existing mutual funds.          change quarterly in response to                                                               e
                                                                                                         Baptist group in Moscow denied public library aft r 2                                                    ef s ald
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Christian Gospel its l i c l e                                       and wickedness dwell, there can be                                   aged his colleagues to carefully consider how the lottery proposed in HB-
                    The fund will have a quarterly          changes in the market or interest            years use                                                                                                A ts
                                                                                                                                                                                         the Gospel of peace ( c 10:36;                                          no peace (Isaiah 48:22). The reason                                  1278 would create a Class III gaming scenario. Some lawmakers are con-
                 crediting rate applied to all contribu-    rates which impact the value of the             MOSCOW (BP) A 300-strong unregistered Baptist community in                  Ephesians 6:15), and the Holy Sprt ii                                    for this is that unrighteousness sus-                                cerned that a lottery could proliferate unregulated Native American gaming
                 tions received. For the second quar-       underlying assets o t e f n .
                                                                                 f h ud                  Moscow is searching for a new place to worship after being informed that       Himself produces the fruit of peace                                      tains division, discord, pain and
                 ter of 2003, the annualized rate will             t h diin f h
                                                                 Wi h t e a d t o o t e Annuity          they can no longer rent premises at a public library near the world-famous     (Colossians 3:15; Galatians 5:22).                                       strife. So whether in personal, famil-                                1     2     3      4                   5      6      7      8      9      10
                 be 2.54 percent. and the Board will        Board s Capital Preservation Fund,           Tretyakov Gallery, Forum 18 News Service reported.                                Peace is not merely the absence                                       ial, business, school or international
                 announce the crediting rate for the        we are now offering a more com-                 For the past six years, the congregation has been holding several meet-     of war.The Hebrew word for peace,                                                      , hr il o e ilcl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 relationships t e e w l n t b b b i a                                 11                                     12
                 tidqatro i
                  h r u r e n ts We s t ,b ie               plete spectrum of investment options         ings a week after opening hours at the Ushinsky Public Library,pastor          shalom, refers to a state of harmony,                                    peace (healthiness, harmony) unless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       13                        14                                                     15
                 w w, by June 16.               to our retirement plan pa t c pa ts
                                                                                      rii n                                                                             h irr
                                                                                                         Aleksei Kalyashin told Forum 18 in Moscow. In mid-January, t e l b a y s       prosperity, well-being and complete-                                     it is founded on God s righteousness.
                      We received many requests from        who are seeking conservative invest-         administration unexpectedly informed the Baptists they could no longer                            s
                                                                                                                                                                                        ness. The New Te tament word,                                               The BF&M statement calls upon                                      16                                                   17                   18
                 our pa t c pa ts wanting an invest-
                        rii n                               ment objectives in this market,                                                               l
                                                                                                         use the premises and returned an advance renta payment for the first           eirene, refers to harmony in relation-                                    h atfl o o l n hi oe o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tefihu t d ali terpwrt
                 ment choice that stresses preserva-        Cummins added.                               quarter of 2003.                                                               ships, where strife and discord is                                       put an end to war. While some have                                                              19           20                   21     22
                 t o o p i c pal and generally off r
                  in f rni                           es        The fund is available to 403(b)              Kalyashin told Forum 18 he does not believe the library administration      replaced with harmonious relation-                                       suggested that must mean unilateral
                 a more attractive return than a            and other employer-sponsored                 is behind the move. They were always very well-disposed towards us, he         si.
                                                                                                                                                                                         hp                                                                      disarmament, Baptists have not                                        23    24                               25     26

                 money market fund, said John R.                               rii n
                                                            retirement plan pa t c pa ts including       said, noting that they had not previously experienced interference of any         There are three foundational                                          understood the statement in this way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          27                  28                   29            30
                 Jones, Annuity Board chief operating         rii n
                                                            pa t c pa ts in the deferred compen-         kind there. Pressure from above was the only explanation given for the         areas where Christians are called to                                     and have usually taken the position
                  ff c r.
                 o ie                                       sto pas I i ntaalbet
                                                             ain ln. t s o vial o                        termination of the congregation s verbal rental agreement, he said, and the    make peace: with God, between                                            that sometimes in order to establish                                        31    32                   33                  34            35
                      We believe the Capita l                 rii n
                                                            pa t c pa ts in IRAs, Personal                irr
                                                                                                         l b a y s administrator would not elaborate.                                   Christians and corporately in society.                                   a just and righteous peace, following
                 Preservation Fund will meet these          Investment Accounts and most                 1 vote short, opponents encouraged after first Nashville                          The first is personal and vertical :                                  t e Augustinian tradition, a just war
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  h                                                                                36                   37                                38
                 c i e i a d o e o r pa t c pa ts
                  r t r a n ff r u        rii n             401(k) plans.                                vote                                                                            Since we are justified by faith, we                                     must be engaged.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       39                               40           41
                 safety and sta i i y i t e c r e t
                                blt n h urn                    Contributions and earnings to the            NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) Nashville s latest sexual orientation proposal        have peace with God through our                                             After all is said and done, the
                 environment, Jones added.                  CPF will be subject to a 2 percent           narrowly survived its first step March 18 and provided some drama as           Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:1).                                            supreme task for believers is to pray                                                           42                  43                   44     45
                    Commenting on the current condi-        redemption fee in certain market             both sides debated homosexuality s relation to slavery, religion and the       Because of Christ s redemptive work                                      for the reign of the Prince of Peace
                 tions for launching the CPF, Roddy         environments The fee is pa d t t e
                                                                          .               i o h          public school system. The proposal passed the metro council 17-16 on its       on the cross and our entering into a                                     and look forward to that day when                                     46    47           48                  49                   50
                 Cummins, Annuity Board chief               fund and is intended to compensate            is edn
                                                                                                         f r t r a i g enough to send it along, but short of the votes it will ulti-    trusting relationship with Him, our                                      His will, will in fact, be done on Earth
                                                                                                                                                                                        great war with God is over, and we                                       even as it is being perfectly done                                    51                 52                                53
                 investment off c r, noted we are in        the fund for the impact of redemp-           mately need to become law.The bill must pass twice more, and on the
                 the lowest interest rate environment       tions on the fund. The redemption            third reading must garner 21 of the council s 40 votes. Seven members          have peace with God.                                                     now in Heaven.
                                                 ih h
                 in over 40 years. However, w t t e         fee will not apply if the redemption is                                                                                        The second area is horizonta   l                                                                                                           ACROSS                                        2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5 . A vein of metal ore
                                                                                                                                                                                h il
                                                                                                         either abstained or missed the politically charged vote March 18. T e b l                                                                                   James Parker is pro-                                             1. Keep me as the ____ of the eye             3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5 . A sour fruit used to make a cool
                 majority of money market funds             due to a loan or a request for bene-         would prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orienta i n   to      reconciliation within the body of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fessor of worldview and                                                  (Ps. 17:8)                                   drink
                 yedn 1preto ls,teiiil
                  ilig ecn r es h nta                       fs fr rtrmn, dah dsblt
                                                            i o e i e e t e t , i a i i y,
                                                            t                                            within the metro government, which includes the public school system.          Christ. Ephesians 2:13-17 says, You                                      culture and associate
                 crediting rate of 2.54 percent pro-        termination of service or hardship.                                                                                         who were once far off have been                                          dean, worldview and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 A person who runs errands                  DOWN
                                                                                                              We ve gained ground, one of the bill s opponents, Carolyn Baldwin                                                                                                                                                       11. For the ____ which is lent to the        1. I see a rod of an ____ tree
                 vides the opportunity to offer poten-      More details about the fund and the          Tucker, told Baptist Press after the vote. We know where people are and        brought near by the blood of Christ.                                     culture in the School of
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                 tially higher returns to our retirement    redemption fee are available on the          where people stand. We ll be able to identify what we need to do.
                                                                                                                                                                                        reconciled both groups to God in one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Seminary in Louisville,                                               2      i r s r i h o o f ts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 . A c t u f u t t e c l r o i name         2. Go, wash in the ____ of Siloam
                         rii n
                 plan pa t c pa ts whose investment                              b ie
                                                            Annuity Board s We s t ,
                                                                                                         House votes to support Under God in pledge                                     body through the cross.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ky.                                                                  13. Second day of the week, abbr.                (John 9:7)
                 objectives include low risk invest-                            r y aln
                                                            w w, o b c l i g
                                                                                                            W ASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) The House of Representatives voted 400                                                                                                                                                            14. And the ____ father shall say unto        .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3 A great fear causing loss of control
                 ment options.                              800/262-0511 and speaking with a                                                                                               The third area involves corporate
                                                                                                         to 7 on March 20 to condemn a federal court ruling that found the words                                                                                                                                                          the elders (Deut. 22:16)                  .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4 Lane, abbr.
                    In addition, Cummins indicated          Customer Relations specialist.                                                                                              peacemaking in the society at large.                                                                                                                   r r ffed contrary to nature into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. We t g a                                 5. Pom-____
                                                                                                          under God unconstitutional in the Pledge of Allegiance. The non-binding
                 that the Federal Reserve had cut                                                                                                                                         f t s osbe o a s t eed
                                                                                                                                                                                         I i i psil,s fra i dpns                                                   w w                                             a good ____ tree (Rom 11:24)              .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   6 American Rocket Society, abbr.
                                                               Jerilynn Armstrong is senior communica-   House resolution said, The recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the       on you, live peaceably with all
                 short-term interest rates 12 times in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                17. Fa, so, ____, ti                          .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   7 A Scottish Highlander
                                                            tions project leader in the communications                                                         s    titc c, o n
                                                                                                         flag, including the phrase one nation, under God, i a pa r o i a t n t a       (Rom. 12:18).
                 the past three years, taking short-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   8      ht o n i il
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. A so fr a ar rfe                          8. For I will cast out the nations before
                                                                                                         act or endorsement of religious faith or belief. The resolution came three        The BF&M statement is very spe-                                                                                                            19. When thou was under the ____                 thee, and ____ thy borders (Exod.
                                                                                                         weeks after the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals                                                                                               Last week s answers
                 New pastor/staff orientation April                                                       p e d ts
                                                                                                         u h l i controversial decision that found the pledge violates the consti-
                                                                                                                                                                                        cific that this corporate peacemaking
                                                                                                                                                                                        is to be based on principles of right-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tree, I saw thee (John 1:48)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      21. Orpah kissed her mother in law, b t  u    .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   9 Brigadier generals, abbr.
                                                                                                         tutional separation of church and sta e Attorney General John Ashcroft
                 15                                                                                      has said he will appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
                                                                                                                                                                                        eousness. In other words the peace
                                                                                                                                                                                        to be sought is not peace at any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ____ clave unto her (Ruth 1:14)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 . D s r c Attorney, abbr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3 itit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   10. Old English, abbr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   14. Rebels
                                                    a r e tation session will be held A r l 1
                    The Annual New Pastor and Stff O i n                                  pi 5              The resolution, introduced by Rep. Doug Ose, R-Calif., said the court s     price which is transitory and an                                                                                                              25. Our Lord, and his Christ; and he         15. Thou that ____ idols, dost thou
                 in the Herschel H. Hobbs Leadership Center at the Baptist Building, 3800 N.             ruling could lead to the prohibition of other voluntary speech containing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          shall ____ for ever and ever (Rev.           commit sacrilege? (Rom. 2:22)
                 May, in Oklahoma City. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11:15)                                   18. Bachelor of Theology, abbr.
                  a ts
                 l s from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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                     This session is a time for pastors and sta persons new to the sta e o                                                                                                      Church Furniture                                                                                                                      27. Common Era, abbr.                        20. Rio ____
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Custom Built                                                                                                                        28. I ____ that bread of life                22. I found an altar with this inscription,
                 Oklahoma, or those in their first ministry position in the church, to learn more
                                                                          ad ct hli ,
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                                                                                                         Evangelist Dalton Young
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TO THE ____ G O D ( c 17:23)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A ts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2 . Air Coordinating Committee, abbr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                P.O. Box 1650, Ada, OK 74820
                 B G C O leadership development specialist. They also will receive helpfl u              t
                                                                                                         i s because you haven t asked.            Call John Krogh to compare                       Office: (580) 436-1508                                                                                                                and Jamin, and ____                       6
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3 . A very long time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hazel and ____ tree (Gen. 30:37)         32. And Jacob took him rods . . . of the
                 Campers on Mission rally May 1-3 in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  35. Where neither moth ____ rust doth            ____ and chestnut tree      (Gen.
                    The annual Spring Rally of                 Campers on Mission is a
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          corrupt (Matt. 6:20)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3 . Advertisement, abbr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   33. But the answer of a good
                 Oklahoma Campers on Mission will           Southern Baptist-sponsored, interde-
                 be held May 1-3 at the Expo Center         nominational camping organization
                                                                                                                                                                                                       SELF-EMPLOYED                                    FAMILIES                         INDIVIDUALS                                  37. Drug danger (abbr.   )                       conscience ____ God (1 Peter
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                 in Shawnee. BGCO associate exec-           open to all Christian campers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                not ____ (Ps. 14:3)                       4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3 . An examination of knowledge
                 utive director Jimmy Kinnaird, head        Oklahoma Campers on Mission are                                                                                                                               HEALTH INSURANCE*                                                                                            9
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      42. California city, f r s o t                   (Ps. 119:105)
                 Indian Falls Creek director, speaks        surveys and many other mission pro-                                                                                                   A N Y D O C TOR - A N Y HOSPITAL.                                                                                                   43. Heat, abbr.                               2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4 . A northern constellation
                 on May 2.                                  j c throughout Oklahoma and the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 . Garden of ____ (singular, SS 6:11  )     45. Unidentified flying object, abbr.
                    The final day of the rally, May 3,                ae.
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Rite of Passage: There is still power in the blood
                                                                                                                                                                                            by Walker Moore
                    Freedom comes at a high                                                                Senate gives lottery a big                                                          must confess I love the old hymns. I remember      service was. He said, It is the service for the         this Sunday.(   Translation: Low attendance, low

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                         reedom is a precious gift b t       gate in the                                   While the Baptist Messenger . . .        Schools. He
                                                                                                                                                                                            I  as a young boy sitting in church during one of
                                                                                                                                                                                               our protracted revival meetings and singing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  younger crowd. They only have seven words in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  each song but they repeat it 11 times! I know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          lv o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           o e ffering.) I have been in the ministry for 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          years, and since I am one of them, I have to tell

                   F     it almost always comes at a
                         high cost. Prints of Norman
                   Rockwell s Four Freedoms hang
                                                              t e ts f
                                                             sre o
                                                             America. I
                                                             confess that
                                                                                                           would be more than happy to
                                                                                                           move on to other issues, we would
                                                                                                           be derelict in our responsibilities
                                                                                                                                                    said, In my
                                                                                                                                                    opinion the
                                                                                                                                                    only sure
                                                                                                                                                                                            hymn Send the Light. Now, those were songs
                                                                                                                                                                                            you could sink your teeth into. While everyone
                                                                                                                                                                                             a ign
                                                                                                                                                                                            wssnig... lti sie Iptm ltl ci t
                                                                                                                                                                                                               e t hn,        u y ite hn o
                                                                                                                                                                                            my chest and tried to sing the echo bass pat...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  most of the old-time hymns by heart; well at least
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           na I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I know verses one, two and the last sta z . (
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  could never figure out why Baptists were allergic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to verse three). Now as I travel, it seems like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          you that we are an odd group of people. We are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          men with a holy calling and, yet, are very aware
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          o orca fe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           f u ly et
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             One of the things that concerns me is that this
                   on my office wall, and they con-          I am deeply                                   not to address the state Senate s        way the lot-
                   tantly remind me of the liberty that
                   s                                         disturbed by                                                                                                                     e t hn.
                                                                                                                                                                                             lt i sie                                             each section of the country has its favorite wor-       generation doesn t have a grasp on the doctrines
                                                                                                           embrace of state-sponsored gam-          tery as cur-
                   comes with living in this great           these folks.                                                                                                                      Then, the next song was Power in the Blood.        ship songs. I am lost most of the time because           f h il.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          o t e B b e They know that Jesus saves, but
                                                                                                           bling. With a vote of 26-19,              ety r
                                                                                                                                                    r n l p o-
                   country. While other countries have       They con-                                                                                                                      Our goal was to see how many times we could           you have to follow the song on the screen, and          couldn t give you the doctrine of atonement. They
                                                                                                           Senators gave the lottery a big hug      posed
                   open and free societies, none (and        demn our                                                                                                                       sing the word power during an eight count. And        being the guest preacher, the screen is usually to       a ig od          i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          c n s n L r , I l ft your name on high, but
                                                                                                           of acceptance when they adopted          would truly
                   I say none without fear of contra-        President,                                                                                                                     my spiritual blood rose to a boiling point by a       my back. Many Sundays I just sing watermelon,           couldn t discuss the doctrine of grace or the deity
                                                                                                           an amended HB 1278 and sent it           benefit
                   diction) has protected freedom as         make loud                                                                                                                      hearty round of Onward Christian Soldiers.            watermelon. I don t know who came up with the           of Jesus or the second coming. Now don t get me
                                                                                                           back to the House for action on its      Tulsa Public
                   has America.                              pronouncements against our gov-                                                                                                Halfway through the song, my little feet marched      idea to sing watermelon when you don t know             wrong, I love to worship with these modern-day
                                                                                                           amendments   .                           Schools over the long run would
                      Brave men and women have               ernment and seek to disrupt life in                                                                                            in cadence with the song. And you couldn t close      the words, but it does work.                            songs, but my worship is grounded in The B-I-B-
                                                                                                                                                    be if the school district were to win
                   marched into harm s way, and              order to denounce the war effr.  ot                                                                                            out a meeting without singing, Blest Be the Ti   e       As a guest preacher, you have to learn a lot          -         e ht
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          L E . . . y s t a s the book for me, I stand alone
                                                                                                           Repeatedly, people have heard,            t n o i t eual
                                                                                                                                                    i a d t w n i r g l r y.
                   thousands have paid the ultimate          One young woman who plays bas-                                                                                                 That Binds. I learned a lot of my doctrine from       about acting like you know what you are doing           on the word of God . . . The B-
                                                                                                             hs il s bu etn h epe
                                                                                                            Ti bl i aotltigtepol
                   sacrifice to provide this corner-         ketball for Manhattanville College                                                                                             these old hymns.                                       h l i t n n h l tform. When you see us up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  wiestigo tepa                                            ---.
                                                                                                           v t . The patter of the pro-gam-         As the bill moves back to the . . .
                   stone of American society. We             turns her back to the flag during                                                                                                                                        rii t
                                                                                                                                                                                               As I travel across America, I get to pa t c pa e   there praying during the worship service, some-
                                                                                                            l n t a e i ts                 etv
                                                                                                           b i g s r t g s has been eff c i e       House, pray that representatives                                                                                                                         W alker Moore is president of
                   have, as we are now doing in Iraq,        the national anthem. I admit to                                                                                                 n o f i
                                                                                                                                                                                            i a l t o d fferent worship styles. And I do enjoy     ie t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  t m s i s because we don t know the words to the
                                                                                                                                       t o i i-
                                                                                                           with the majority of the sta e p l t     will do what they are elected to do,                                                                                                                        a iitis n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AweSt r M n s r e i Tulsa, P.O. Box
                   fought to preserve freedom for oth-       being a flag-waving patriot who                                                                                                all of them. One day, I was sitting in church when    song and we figure God is tired of hearing the          470265, Tulsa 74147, e-mail walk-
                                                                                                           c a s The strategists have argued        that is, represent the values of
                   ers not just ourselves. One of the        believes that the time for debate                                                                                              an elderly man came over and sat down beside          word, Watermelon.                                       er@awesta, phone 800/AW E S T-
                                                                                                           the point that, by passage of the        their constituencies and not cow
                   most moving experiences of my life        ends when the war begins. Such                                                                                                 me. He asked me, Are you preaching the 7-11              When you see the pastor whispering to the            AR (293-7827).
                                                                                                            il h eiltr r etn h
                                                                                                           bl,telgsaosaeltigte                      tow to political manipulators.
                   happened when I was 16. I was a           actions make my blood boil.                                                                                                    service? I told him that I was preaching all three                      e s sal eln h vneit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  guest speaker, h i u u l y t l i g t e e a g l s
                                                                                                           people vote, and that is not the         According to several Senators,
                   pa t o t e Young Tulsans, an
                     r f h                                        t t s o hs reo f
                                                                Ye i i f r t i f e d m o                                                                                                    services that morning but didn t know what a 7-11     for some reason there is a very low attendance
                                                                                                           same as voting for or against the        your calls and letters were 50 to 1
                   honor band that traveled to Holland       expression that our soldiers fight             otr
                                                                                                           l t e y.The pro-gambling strate-         against expansion of gambling in
                   for a music contest. While there,
                   we visited a cemetery for American
                                                             and die. They give their all so that
                                                             a young woman can have the right
                                                                                                           g s knew that a majority of legis-
                                                                                                            i ts
                                                                                                           lators were on record as being
                                                                                                                                                    Oklahoma. If your representa i e
                                                                                                                                                    hasn t heard from you yet, make a
                                                                                                                                                                                            First Person:                               Impressions enroute to war zone
                   soldiers who had fallen in battle for     to turn her back on the flag that             opposed to gambling, but they            point to pray for him/her and then
                                                                                                                                                                                            by Sara Horn
                   the liberation of the Netherlands.        symbolizes our government and its             were not on record as opposed to         follow up with a gracious phone            used to love flying when I was            But then I remember the men         that their service to their country          rolling of the ship this morning is
                   Row after row of white crosses,
                   some 2,000, covered the beautiful-
                   ly landscaped hillside. Each cross
                   was a graphic reminder to my fel-
                                                             values. In the end, freedom is
                                                             messy, but may the mess spread
                                                             like wildfire around the world! I
                                                             don t like the war protesters, but I
                                                                                                           letting the citizens of Oklahoma
                                                                                                           decide the matter.Although this is
                                                                                                           a major capitulation of their legisla-
                                                                                                                                                    call and ask them to do what is
                                                                                                                                                     ih.                                    I  younger. I always wanted to sit
                                                                                                                                                                                               by the window so I could look
                                                                                                                                                                                            down and see the tiny houses and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and women who are also a long
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     way from their homes and their fam-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ilies and I can imagine how much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             e tal. Their belief in God can t be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              n is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a surface thing too much is at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tarting to get to me. CNN and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          images of what continues to happen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for good and for bad is consistently
                                                                                                            ie epniiiis hs ci
                                                                                                           t v r s o s b l t e , t i ta t c         Senators voting for expansion . .       cars. I would wonder about the peo-      they miss holding their loved ones         These are the kind of stories I           piped into whatever compartment
                   low band members and me of the            am thankful to live in a country              enabled the pro-gambling lobby to        .                                       ple who lived in those houses            and kissing their children. I agree     want to cover.This is more than just          er n t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          w e i . I s a very surreal feeling to
                   cost of freedom.                          where peaceful dissent is a guar-             gain passage of HB 1278.                 of gambling via a vote on the lot-      what kind of lives did they lead,         i h h tatement I ve heard more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     wt tes                                  for my job, this is more than just a         be on board this ship. In one way,
                      As in times past, our nation has       anteed right.                                                                           ey
                                                                                                                                                    tr:                                     what did they like to do for fun?        than one soldier                                           special assign-           we re not directly involved with what
                   stepped in front of a murderous              My prayer is that the Lord will            The pro-gambling forces . . .            Bernest Cain, D-OKC                        Since Sept. 11, and now that I m      say recently               This is more than just an ment.                           we re seeing in the news the net-
                   tyrant this time to bring liberation       ie rtcin o u ii r
                                                             g v p o e t o t o r m l ta y.As               did not dupe all of the legislators.     *Gilmer Capps, D-Snyder                 a mom, I don t like flying so much. I     lt s get the job
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       e                    assignment to list on a                As the wife of a       works are covering mostly land-
                   and freedom to the people of Iraq.        they risk their lives in that faraway         Although it took courage to stand        *Harry Coates, R-Seminole               worry about the unknown risks and        done so we can         resume. There are stories of Navy reservist                   based troops. In another way, how-
                   Our sons and daughters are risking        desert and in the streets o f                 against his own political party lead-    Johnnie Crutchfield, D-Ardmore          the desire to be responsible and         go home.               Christians which aren t             who may be acti-                               il r.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ever, we most certa n y a e
                   their lives to protect us and other       Baghdad to free the Iraqi people,             ers, Sen. Bruce Price, D-Hinton,         *Kevin Easley, D-Broken Arrow           t e e f r m l t l b y. But here I am
                                                                                                                                                                                             hr o y ite o                                Ten days is                                            vated very soon, I           As Americans, there are definitely
                   freedom loving people around the          let us never forget the price of our          tated that his vote sends a mes-
                                                                                                           s                                        Ted Fisher, D-Sapulpa                   on a plane my final destination,         nothing compared to the unknown         can relate and understand the anxi-          pieces of us that hurt as we hear
                   world from destruction by Saddam          own freedom. No earthly gift i s s o          sage to his constituency. He said,       Jay Paul Gumm, D-Durant                 the Persian Gulf. There on board          egh f ie h ii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     l n t o t m t e m l tary are going      ety of other wives who are praying                    f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          reports o American soldiers killed.
                   Hussein. They are meeting head-            o t y,
                                                             c s l and none is so precious.                 They read my vote as either             J. Berry Harrison, D-Fairfax            the USS Harry S. Truman, I m going       to be away.                             for the return of their husbands. I                    f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reports o Americans protesting the
                    n h ul oc f hs vl a
                   o tefl freo ti ei mn                      God bless America!                            approval or disapproval of this          Sam Helton, D-Lawton                    to see an actual floating city where         A lot of people when learning       can understand the worry that pa    r-       war the most on record and
                   and his army.Their love of free-                                                         c i i y.
                                                                                                           atvt                                     Cal Hobson, D-Lexington                 men and women work and live.             about this trip have commented to        n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             e ts are dealing with as they won-           largest in New York really bothers
                   dom compels them.                            Anthony Jordan is executive director-
                                                             treasurer of the Baptist General Convention                                            Maxine Horner, D-Tulsa                  Maybe I ll even find out what they       me about what an opportunity this       der what s happening with children           me. Our troops need all the support
                      As our soldiers march toward           of Oklahoma.                                  During Senate debate,                    Mike Johnson, R-Kingfisher               ie o o o u.
                                                                                                                                                                                            lk t d frfn                              must be for me.                         who are now deployed. I feel so              they can get in these first days of
                   Baghdad, war protesters congre-                                                         Sen. Price also stated that govern-      Charles Laster, D-Shawnee                  More importa t y, I w n t f n
                                                                                                                                                                                                             nl       at o id            This is more than just an assign-   passionate about this assignment I           the war.
                                                                                                           ment sanctioned gambling erodes          *Keith Leftwich, D-OKC                  out why they do what they do and         ment to list on a resume. There are     see this as one small thing I can do,           Italked with a Southern Baptist
                                                                                                           a people s work ethic. People            Rick Littlefield, D-Grove               what keeps them going. What is           stories of Christians which aren t      my own ministry to those wives,              aviator this morning, following an
                      How to become a Christian                                                            think they can get something for         Jim Maddox, D-Lawton                    God doing in the lives of people         being told. Who would have ever         those families who are praying and           early morning liturgical service
                        Becoming a Christian is a personal deliberate choice. No one can                   nothing. Our prisons are full of         Robert Milacek, R-Enid                  who live on an aircraft carrier? What    thought that a group of Navy per-       wondering how God is watching                offered on the ship. He talked about
                     make that decision for you. It doesn t happen by joining a church, or                 people who don t want to work or         Angela Monson, D-OKC                    can I learn from their faith?            sonnel would take time out on           over their loved ones.                       how strong his faith in God makes
                                     r iig od ie
                     deciding to sta t l v n a g o l f . You don t become a Christian by                   want something for nothing, he           Mike Morgan, D-St l w t r
                                                                                                                                                                         ilae                  Am I worried about the distance       Saturdays to sit for an                    The world becomes such a small            him and the moral questions he
                     mentally accepting the teachings of Jesus Christ, or by hanging around                 ad i oiin lutae ht
                                                                                                           si.Hspsto ilsrtsta                        e
                                                                                                                                                    J ff Rabon, D-Hugo                      I m going to be away from home?           Experiencing God class? Or pa     r-   place when war is involved. I pray           wrestles with as he carries out his
                     Christians and attending Christian meetings.                                          expanded gambling will only acer-        Ben Robinson, D-Muskogee                   Sure.                                  ii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tcpate in one of 12 Bible studies on    that what we do in the days ahead            job. He says the only way he can
                        The ABCs of salvation are as follows:                                                          t     oil ls
                                                                                                           bate the sta e s s c a i l .             Herb Rozell, D-Talequah                    Am I concerned about the risk I       board ship through the week.            will glorify God and encourage               do what he does is by trusting the
                                dmit that you have sinned. To become a Christian you must                                                           Frank Shurden, D-Henryetta              might be taking as a wife and a              These men and women, pa t c r i u-  where we need encouraging.                   authority that has been placed over

                        A       recognize that you are separated from God because of your
                                s n . For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
                     (Rom. 3:23) Without acknowledging your sin, you will die in it. For the
                                                                                                           During debate, only four . . .
                                                                                                           Senators spoke for the measure,
                                                                                                           and their arguments did not even
                                                                                                                                                    *St a t n Ta l r, D-Claremore
                                                                                                                                                       rto      yo
                                                                                                                                                    Dick Wilkerson, D-Atwood
                                                                                                                                                    Penny Wil   liams, D-Tulsa
                                                                                                                                                                                            mom traveling to a war zone?
                                                                                                                                                                                                e i i e y.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lrya ti tm i telf o or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      al t hs ie n h ie f u
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     nation and world, know the risks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Philippians 2:7 I t e t e e i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    f hn hr s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             any encouragement in Christ, if any
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             consolation of love, if any fellowship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          him by God. He was extremely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          happy that Bush is a president who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          shows his faith.
                                                            f o s tra ie
                     wages of sin is death, but the gift o G d i e e n l l f . (Romans 6:23)               come close to addressing the                                                                                                                                       ih h prt f n feto n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             wt teSii,i ayafcinad                            The most moving moment for me
                        You must admit your sinfulness to God, ask His forgiveness and turn                problems associated with the             Senators opposing HB 1278                                                                                                         ufl y o y hnig h
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             mercy, f l i l m j y b t i k n t e           this morning had to be in the bow of
                     from that sin. (This is called repentance.) God has provided forgiveness               fuzzy math used for lottery pro-         Ci
                                                                                                                                                    *lffAldridge, R-Midwest City                                                                                             same way, having the same love,              the ship during the contemporary
                     through His Son, Jesus Christ. For God so loved the world that he                     jected revenues, the corruption           Ci
                                                                                                                                                    *lff Branan, R-Oklahoma City                                                                                             sharing the same feelings, focusing          worship service. Watching these
                     gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not per-                associated with the gaming indus-        *Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso                                                                                                 on one goal (HCSB).                          men and women, knowing the vari-
                      s u hl ae tra ie
                     i h b t s a l h v e e n l l f . (John 3:16) But God demonstrates His                   r r h ao lw n h il
                                                                                                           tyo temjrfasi tebl                       *Glenn Coffee, R-OKC                                                                                                        No matter where you are in the            ous responsibilities and functions
                     love for us in this: while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.                   related to federal regulations of        *Kenneth Corn, D-Howe                                                                                                    world, children will be children and         they perform and seeing some raise
                     (Romans 5:8)                                                                          Native American gaming.                  *Jim Dunlap, R-Bartlesville                                                                                              parents all have the same hopes              their hands and close their eyes in
                                elieve that Jesus died for your sins. Becoming a Christian                                                          *Charles Ford, R-Tu sla                                                                                                                            srn.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and dreams for their off p i g I             worship reinforced to me that God

                     t o a d c n r l Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but who-
                      in n oto.
                                is receiving God s gft of forgiveness and new life. It is receiv-
                                ing Christ into your life and turning your life over to His direc-
                                                                                                           Most of those opposed to the . .
                                                                                                           measure not only addressed the
                                                                                                                                                    Robert M. Kerr, D-Altus
                                                                                                                                                    *Owen Laughlin, R-Woodward
                                                                                                                                                    Daisy Lawler, D-Comanche
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             wonder about the Iraqi parents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tonight worried for the safety of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             children, as well as the parents o  f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          is God on land or on sea.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Regardless, when His people gath-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          e His name is praised.
                                    h o il o e ie
                     ever rejects t e S n w l n t s e l f . (John 3:36) Everyone who calls                  il
                                                                                                           bl s multiple problems, but also         David Myers, R-Ponca City                                                                                                U.S. soldiers, now so dangerously                For you are called to freedom,
                     on the name of the Lord will be saved. (Romans 10:13)                                 spoke about how businesses               *Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman                                                                                              far from home. I pray the mission of         brothers; only don t use this free-
                                onfess that Jesus is Lord. The final step involves telling the                                  n, n h
                                                                                                           would lose money, a d i t e              *Bruce Price, D-Hinton                                                                                                   this war will be successful and quick        dom as an opportunity for the flesh,

                        C       world that you believe in Jesus. If you confess with your
                                mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God
                     raised H im from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart
                                                                                                           long-term, our educators and our
                                                                                                           educational system would be the
                                                                                                           biggest losers.
                                                                                                                                                    *Scott Pruitt, R-Broken Arrow
                                                                                                                                                    *Jim Reynolds, R-OKC
                                                                                                                                                    *Nancy Riley, R-Tu s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   i l tay safe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and that our troops w l s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 Corinthians 10:31 Therefore,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             whether you eat or drink, or what-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          but serve one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          another through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          love. For the
                     that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you                                                         *Mark Snyder, R-Edmond                                                                                                   ever you do, do everything for                nie a s u
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          e t r l w i f l-
                     confess, and are saved. (Romans 1:9-10.                                               Senator Scott Pruitt, R-Broken . .       *Kathleen Wilcoxson, R-OKC                                                                                                       lr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             God s g o y (HCSB).                           ild n n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fle i oe
                        W ould you like to make this choice? If you sense God leading you,                 .                                        *James Williamson, R-Tu s la                                                                                                The sea is fierce today and per-          tatement: you
                     you can do so right now.You may wish to talk with a pastor, Sunday                    Arrow, quoted David Sawyer,                                                                                                                                             t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hapsi s a combination of lack of             shall love your
                     School teacher or a trusted Christian friend about your decision.                     superintendent of Tulsa Public           * Denotes the Senator s name was                                                                                         sleep (less than four hours a night          neighbor as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             so far) and raw nerves, but the              yourself
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           ERLC joins with ministry in Bible-based gambling recovery                                                                                                                                                                                                                           God s grace is sufficient
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               by Gary Wi b r
              NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) Convin-            torious life God intend-                                                                Congress concluded that the eff c e ts                                                                                                                   ter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       f 2,000 years and a popula- sonal issue. Yet God was in control
           ced that gambling addiction is largely
           a spiritual issue, the Southern Baptist
           Ethics & Religious Liberty
                                                       ed for them, Land said,
                                                        oig t
                                                       ntn, I s i t e b s
                                                                     n h et
                                                       interest of gamblers to
                                                                                        Chance to Change is more
                                                                                    than just a recovery program; it is
                                                                                    a beyond recovery program in
                                                                                    that it shows gamblers not only
                                                                                                                                               of gambling were so devasta i g t a

                                                                                                                                               expansion was needed.
                                                                                                                                                                             tn ht
                                                                                                                                                a national moratorium on gambling
                                                                                                                                                                                          Take a stand for convictions                                    l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          86th Reg. in Ita y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert Nations Jr., member, Claremore, Faith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A       tion growth now exceeding 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       billion souls, the universal and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               eternal message to be proclaimed is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and our group had opportunity to pray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for the individuals around us. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         issue was resolved, and the flight
           Commission has partnered with               experience true healing                                                                    And it appears the damaging                I read your story titled When I                                                                   still the same: God s grace, through      continued without further delay.
           Church Initiative, an evangelical           through a Christ-cen-
                                                                                    how to quit gambling, but also
                                                                                                                                               e e ts of the gambling epidemic are
                                                                                                                                                ff c                                      Read The Bible I Saw The Tr t   uh              Re: God will take care of us                          hit s u iin o l h
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               C r s , i s ff c e t f r a l w o              ial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            F n l y, God s grace was suff c e t
                                                                                    how to live the victorious life God                                                                   (March 20 issue). I do not know                    Mr. Long (March 20 issue) said he                  eiv.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               b l e e This is the message nine
           equipping ministry based in Wake            tered program like                                                                      an equal opportunity destroyer.                                                                                                                                                           as the same message was pro-
                                                                                                              n h et
                                                                                    intended for them. It s i t e b s                                                                     Timothy directly, but I have heard              would probably leave his church if his               people representing four churches in
           Frs,NC,t dsrbt abbial
            oet .. o itiue ilcly                       Chance to Change.                                                                       Findings from a study by the Barna                                                                                                                                                        claimed to the city of Leon with a
                                                                                    interest of gamblers to experi-                                                                       about him. It just goes to show us              pastor said he needed counseling                     Kay Association (Kaw City, Oak
           based, Christ-centered strategy to             According to the                                                                     Research Group dismiss the common                                                                                                                                                         population of 1.3 million. To assemble
                                                                                    ence true healing through a                                                                           how much some people have to                    about anything. I wonder if Mr. Long                 Grove; Newkirk, First; Ponca City,
           empower churches to reach problem           National Gambling                                                                       misperception that gambling is not a                                                                                                                                                      thousands of packets containing the
                                                                                    Christ-centered program like                                                                          endure as a test of their faith, which          would leave his church if his pastor                 Northeast and Red Rock, First) took
           gamblers in their communities.              Impact Study                                                                            major issue for Christians and church-                                                                                                                                                    Gospel of John, a salvation tract and
                                                                                    Chance to Change.                      Richard Land                                                                                                   said he had heart disease, diabetes
               Chance to Change: Christ-               Commission s (NGISC)                                                                     s
                                                                                                                                               e.                                         can be very stressful. Timothy took a                                                                to Leon, Mexico as the first group of     information about the local church
           Centered Gambling Recovery is a             1999 report, a Harvard                                                                     According to Barna, there are no        true step of faith and conviction and           or cancer. God says He will take care                Operation Go in the Oklahoma              was a task that required God s
           13-week video series featuring              University study esti-                            46 percent of problem gamblers        dfferences between the unchurched
                                                                                                                                                i                                         faced his peers, which most people              of us, but He didn t ever say we                     Partnership. This
           instruction from 40 Christian coun-         mated that 15.4 million Americans           are depressed.                              and the churched when it comes to          have not had to deal with thus far in           wouldn t have physical, menta ol r                   message was
           s l r , pastors and financial experts       were suffering from problem and                  up to 65 percent of pathological       gambling activity. While Christians        this country. I t u y b l e e i m r o
                                                                                                                                                                                                           rl eiv f oe f                  spiritual down turns. He will, however,              formed in many
           who specialize in giving Christ-cen-        pathological gambling. The federally        gamblers commit crimes to finance           often have been warned about the           us would take a stand for our convic-           always be with us as we go through                   ways during the
           tered help to problem gamblers.             commissioned study further noted            their gambling.                             dangers of gambling, millions do so        tions the way Timothy has, our coun-            troubled times. I d n t t i k t a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             o     hn ht                             rto, rvl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               prepa a i n t a e
           Chance to Change also features testi-       that the gambling industry in the                11 percent of gamblers wives           on a regular basis.                                                         .
                                                                                                                                                                                          try would be so much better off The             means we don t know the Bible or                     and ministry of
           monies of 30 former problem gam-            United St ates had grown tenfold since commit suicide.                                     Astonishingly, 17 percent of born-      missionary that you talk about in the           that we are any less Christian.                      the group as they
                                                                                                                                                                                          story I know very personally. He is my             Colleen Schelb, Seminole, First
           blers who have found freedom and            1975.                                            25 percent of children of patho-       again Christians have purchased a                                                                                                               came together to
           deliverance through Jesus Christ.              Legal wagers are now recognized          logical gamblers have significant           lottery ticket in the previous week,       brother.Thank you for the story.t  I            Time to take bold stand                              proclaim God s
               Chance to Change can equip              i 4 s
                                                        n 8 tates, in such forms as casino         behavioral or adjustment problems.          Barna reported.                            was very moving.                                   Your March 13 editorial expresses                 lv.
           churches to help problem gamblers           or Internet gambling, lotteries, pai
                                                                                          r-          The NGISC likewise reported that            The support group format of             Tom McInnis                                     my thoughts completely.                                 Prepa i g a t i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         rn     rp
           without having to hire a gambling           mutuel betting or bingo. Gambling           compulsive gambling oft n r s l i
                                                                                                                              e e u ts n       Chance to Change is founded on the         U.S. founded as Christian                          t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I s time we Christians make a bold                for six lay persons
           recovery expert or rely on a secular        industry revenue now exceeds annual domestic and child abuse, divorce                   biblical model described in Ephesians      nation                                          attempt to peacefully undo the many                  and three pastors
           organization, said Richard Land,             o l eep
                                                       tta r c i ts generated by the enter-        and family neglect. A domestic vio-         4:21-24 of abandoning a sinful                 I agree 100 percent with your               injustices our judicial system has                   is no easy task.
           ERLC president and a contributor to         tainment industry.                          lence counselor from Harrison, Miss.,        ietl o         ol ietl. a-e
                                                                                                                                               lfsyefragdylfsye Lyld                      March 13 editorial, but I would add             imposed on our nation. Most of our                   There are job
           the video resource.                            The National Council on Problem          testified that a local shelter reported a   gambling addiction support groups          the following: In 1892 the Supreme              people do not know the history of our                 epniiiis o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               rsosblte t
               Chance to Change is more than                               ht
                                                       Gambling reports t a :                      300 percent increase in the number of       are encouraged to meet weekly to           Court rendered a decision in the Holy           nation or just don t care.                           address and           IMB missionary Jim Griffin checks maps for the Kay
           just a recovery program; it is a                 the suicide rate is 20 times higher requests for abuse intervention aftr    e      work through the video and workbook        Tr n t v. United St t s t a America
                                                                                                                                                                                             iiy             a e ht                          Many early settlers came to this                  financial require- Association team pa t c pating in Operation Go in Leon.
           beyond recovery program in that it          f r pathological gamblers.
                                                        o                                          the arrival of the casinos.                 sre.
                                                                                                                                                eis                                       was founded as a Christian nation               country to escape a St   ate Church and              ments to be met.
           shows gamblers not only how to quit              47 percent of problem gamblers            In fact, the 1999 report from the           To learn more about Chance to           period!                                         i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ts persecution and prosecution.                      Yet God s grace was evident from the s r n t . To go from door to door in
           gambling, but also how to live the vic-     abuse alcohol.                              b partisan commission appointed by
                                                                                                    i                                          Change, go online at w w w.faithand-           The ACLU and other like-organiza-           President Jefferson wanted to make                   s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tart. Each individual shared how          Leon with an Hispanic brother or sis-
                                                                                                                                                                                          tions have done more damage to the              sure America was not entrapped with                  needs were met, not only from their       ter in Christ distributing thousands of
                                                                                                                                                                                          U.S.A. than Hitler or anyone else. If           the problem rampant with the Church                  own resources, but also from their                                   blt o rs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         packets required God s a i i y t c o s
                                                                                                                                                                                          the judges we have in high places               of England.                                          churches and other believers who          cultural and language barriers. To
                                                                                                                                                                                          had to serve in a combat infantry unit             Everyone should be offended that                  have a heart for missions. One team       pray for the homes and individuals
                                                                                                                                                                                          on the line for a while, they would feel        Christian symbols cannot be dis-                     member shared that she had given          that we came in contact with required
                                                                                                                                                                                          dfferently about some of the deci-
                                                                                                                                                                                           i                                              played within our cities or public build-            up hope of going until a friend pre-      God s prompting as we interceded for
                                                                                                                                                                                          sions they render. I never met any              ings. Many early churches held ser-                  sented her with a substantial check to the souls of the people of Leon.
                                                                                                                                                                                          a h i ts in any foxholes when I
                                                                                                                                                                                           tes                                            vices in schoolhouses. Our country                   cover her expenses. Another shared           More than 4,700 individuals
           Mobilization strategy helping churches catch a heart for mis-                                                                                                                                       rIn
                                                                                                                                                                                          served in World Wa I i Africa and
                                                                                                                                                                                          later with the 10th Inf. Division, Co L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          was founded mostly by Christian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          leaders. We should return to our her-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               that his church, through its l v o e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              o e ffr- received a copy of God s Word, 15-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ing and missions account, made the        sites were established for home Bible
              KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (BP God is at              Accomplishing that requires a radi-     from generous giving to strategic            said. They need to enlist prayer sup-                                                      i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tage and our trust in God and the Ten                trip possible, and others said acquain- studies, the church s phone began
           work in amazing ways through                c l s i from promoting programs to
                                                        a h ft                                    involvement and sacrificial support is       port, develop covenant relationships                                                                                                            tances from other communities sup-        ringing the first day of Scripture satu-
           Southern Baptist missionaries and           creating passion, Rankin said.             catching God s heart for the nations         of adoption and accounta i i y a d
                                                                                                                                                                          blt n            Volunteer mission opportu-                                                                          p r e t e r e ots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                o t d h i ffr .                          ration from people inquiring about the
           their coworkers around the world, but           Mobilizing Southern Baptists wlil      through direct personal involvement,         involve churches in growing partner-                                                                                                               Travel in this day and time is an      church and Bible study materials and
           the International Mission Board also        not happen by continuing our tradi-        Rankin said. What has been the               ships and support.                             Enid, First Indian needs volun-                Tonkawa,                                          adventure in itself. Whether you are      believers from Central Iglesia Bautista
           wants every Southern Baptist church         tional program promotions but by cre-      IMB s mission becomes their mission,            Among the other initiatives is an        t e s t repair a roof, ceiling and
                                                                                                                                                                                            er o                                          Faith seeks                                          talking about airports and security       in the heart of Leon were encouraged
           to experience firsthand the thrill of       ating a passion for God and His heart      and the agency becomes a facilita ot r,      effort to help people who find them-                         .
                                                                                                                                                                                           kitchen cabinets Call 580/234-                 a bi-vocational                                                                   n i e e t i t e r m n s r t a l s c t We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               systems or driving habits i a d ff r n     n h i i i t y o o t i y.
           personal missions involvement, IMB          for the nations. It will happen only as    rather than a middle man.                    selves stuck in phone mail jail             6568.                                          pastor.Call 405/577-                                 country, God s grace was evident. In      know that God s grace, through
           President Jerry Rankin said during a        we personalize missions through                 We know that churches are no            unable to get a real, live person on           Mountain View, Saddle                       2292.                                                one instance, our flight was delayed      C r s , i s ff c e t f r a l w o b l e e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hit s u iin o l h eiv.
           March 13-15 trustee meeting here.           opportunities for direct involvement       longer interested in channeling their        the phone to answer their questions         Mounta n seeks a bi-vocational
                                                                                                                                                                                                   i                                         W ebbers Falls, First seeks a                     as a passenger was irate over a per-
           After five years of study and research,                              s. n t
                                                       and ownership of the ta k A d i            money through a middle man without           when they call the board, Rankin            church planter/pastor. C lal                   youth/young family outreach
           the board is moving to re-engineer          must take the form of partnership with     direct ownership in where it goes and         ad
                                                                                                                                               si.                                         405/577-2292.                                  leader (MSC long-term). Call
           the way it relates to Southern              Southern Baptists at every level           what it does, he said. We know that               We receive more than 1 million            Camp Hudgens needs volun-                   918/464-2314.                                                                :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Missions prayer requests
                    , e ad
           Baptists h s i .                            rather than trying to maintain exclu-      churches and other partners want             phone calls a year, p u m l i n o e
                                                                                                                                                                      ls ilos f -          t e s t remodel a lodge and cab-
                                                                                                                                                                                            er o                                             Camp Nunny Cha-ha needs vol-                            Pray for the safety of our missionaries who live in countries where peo-
               It is absolutely phenomenal for          i e o t o h t e t i ts
                                                       s v c n r l t a r s r c and alien-         personalized, customized attention           mail messages and Internet conta ts  c ,    ins. Call 405/942-3000 ext. 337.               u t e s s i l d i laying ceramic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ner kle n                                             l r otl o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                p e a e h s i e t Americans and Christians in pa t c l r.
           three times as many people groups t    o     ts
                                                       ae.                                        and service focused on their needs,          Rankin said. It is not uncommon for            DaySpring Vil a domestic vio-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            la,                           tile, and for repar,painting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            i                                        Pray for the mission team from Bartlesville, Southern who will be minis-
           be hearing the Gospel and being con-           When a congregation is filled with      their desires and their agenda.              calls to be misdirected or for a caller     lence shelter near Tulsa, needs a              landscaping. Call 405/942-3800                         e i g n h tate of Guanajuato, Mexico A r l 1 - 9
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           fronted with the claims of Christ than      passion for God s mission, they move          The question is how to customize          to be unable to connect with a live         maintenance coordinator (MSC                   ext. 325 or 328.                                           Pray that God will tear down the spiritual barriers that keep people from
           just five years ago, Rankin said.           into a new dimension of strategic          services to 42,000 churches, 1,200           voice. We are migrating these ser-          long-term). Call 918/245-4075.                    If your church needs volunteer                     seeing their need of depending only on Jesus to make them right with God.
            Truly God is glorified as more than a      partnership and support for missions,      associations, 40 state conventions           vices to a contact center, where                                                                                                                                                                             ii o ht h oe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pray that God will fill each volunteer with His Holy Sp r t s t a t e l v
           thousand new believers a day are            Rankin said.                               and scores of other organizations            trained experts will be able to handle                                                                                                           of Christ will flow out to the people with great power.
           being baptized. The 42 percent                 He cited the example of First           without a massive multiplication of          any and every question.
           increase in churches started last year      Church in Cassville, Mo., a congrega-      ta , r d c
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           Mission Board is not only about what        ence without someone from Cassville,                                       ht e
                                                                                                  area in 2002 yielded insights t a l d        said. We do not gauge the success                                                          and does not guarantee their use or return.
           happens overseas, Rankin said. As           First being present, Rankin said.          the board to create mobilization                                ots
                                                                                                                                               of our mission effr by impersonal          Bob Nigh Managing Editor,                        ae o hrhrltd detsn r vial
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           a denominational missions agency,            This past Sunday evening, they had        teams to give personal attention to          and meaningless data   .                                      b clig(0)9230.
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           we have a responsibility to our             30 or 40 people make commitments           churches, associations, state conven-            Our passion is the glory of God        Dana Williamson Associate Editor,                                APRIL 3, 2003
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ment winners?
           Southern Baptist constituency to lead       to missions service.                       tions and others who want to be more         among the nations, and our only
           and assist them in fulfilling God s mis-        The year before John Duncan            involved in completing God s mission         desire is penetrating the lostness of      Jerry Pierce Advertising Manager,
            in                                         went on the vision trip, this church       overseas, Rankin said. Another initia-       our world in bringing all the peoples
               What is being done overseas rep-        had given $35,000 to the Lottie Moon       tive focuses on discovering ways to          to saving faith in Jesus Christ. We        The Baptist Messenger is published weekly on
           resents only a miniscule portion of         Christmas Off r n , h s i . T e r
                                                                      eig e ad hi                 e tablish personal relationships
                                                                                                   s                                           want to see every Southern Baptist         Thursdays (except the last Thursday in
                                                                                                                                                                                          December, with a combined issue the first two
           Southern Baptist potential in person-       faith commitment goal to missions this     between churches and missionaries,           and every Southern Baptist church
                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursdays in July) by the Baptist General
           nel and resources. It is our vision to      year was $192,000, and recently, t e  hy   he explained.                                                          r n uflig
                                                                                                                                               rise up and play their pa t i f l i l n    Convention of Oklahoma, 3800 N. May,
           see the massive resources with which        made a commitment of $271,000 to                We must enable our missionaries          hit
                                                                                                                                               C r s s command to make disciples          Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112-6506.
           God has blessed Southern Baptists t    o    missions.                                  to build relationships and create            o altepols
                                                                                                                                                f l h epe.                                Periodicals postage paid at Oklahoma City,         Member, Baptist Press News, Christian Newspaper
                                                                                                                                                                                          Oklahoma. Circulation last week: 91,509.              Association, Oklahoma Press Association
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           be channeled to impa t a l s w r d             The factor that transforms a church     accountability with churches, Rankin            To learn more about how the IMB

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