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                                                                                                       , FrankKeating                                                                                                                                                                   last year, drawing together leaders from                                         Keating for his action."
                                                                                          has long been a proponent of                                                                                                                                                                  seven sectors—faith, .business, education,                                           "This will allow us to make a frontal assault on                           •M
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                                                                                          divorce rate—the Second high:                                                                                                                                                                 lead the campaign. Baptist GeneralCon-                                           will intersect :ttie:faifh.cpniiniuiity^
                                                                             est in the nation- March 21, the governor                                                                                                                                                                  vention of Oldahpma executive director-                                          opportunities forthe training;:of mentoring cpujples
                                                                             proved he wasn't just providing lip service                                                                                                                                                                treasurer Antihony Jordan heads the Faith                                        anjl for using th^ols that^a^                                                    •&


                                                                             by asking the Oklahbma Department of                                                                                                                                                                       Sectored led                                                                     people to use instnime
                                                                             Human Resources board of directors to set                                                                                                                                                                • lives of various faiths jgatliered at the State                                  discpvertiieir compat-
                                                                             aside $10 million in ''^^JS^^'^^^-\                                                                                                                                                                      : Capitol Feb. 14 to sign the OkMbma Mar-                                          ibility in marriage.
                                                                             raiy Assistance for Needy Families) funds                                                                                                                                                                  riage Covenant, which                                                                "The bottom line is
                                                                             to helpfightthe battle against brokenfam^ ^
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                                                                             : ;TANF funds are federal block grant funds pro-                                                                                                                                                ; "No rnatter what political bacK^ound one has                                              mentof society when
                                                                             vided to eaqh state, and marriage is a key compo-                                                                                                                                             tiiere ought to be genuine rejpicirig arid thanksgiv-                                         it'cpmes to mariiage,
                                                                             nent of three; of the four goals for that^fimding,                                                                                                                                            ing fora governor who wiU                                                                     and whether the mon-
                                                                             according to a^press release from the Governor&                                                                                                                                               moneywherehis mouth is," Jordan said upon                                                     ey is tiiefe or not, the
                                                                             First I^dy'SiManiagelnM                       i:                                                                                                                                              learnmg ofKeating's request for fading. "I think                                              church must rise up
                                                                                ITieKeatings established                                                                                                                                                                   the faith sector should,                                                                      and attack the issue of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         divorce by prbyiding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         positive examples, by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          providing better pre-
                                                                                          he coriung years could lead to the end of                                                                                                                                        ly .objects to both gay marriage and the "civil                                                marital counseling arid by priding ongoing
                                                                                          marriage as we know ity thanks to the                                                                                                                                            union" concept He described the state of marriage                                              riage enrichment pppprturtities."
                                                                                          work of Vermont legislators; •         ^                                                                                                                                         in eiront as "under a severe attack" and "in need                                                 "As Batiste, we're going to lead fee w^ in
                                                                                             A bill headed for tije Vennont Senate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        doing that/^ Jordan ^e^^
                                                                              ei^eritially takes the marriage code arid svraps the                                                                                                                                            Benson also said what Vermont lawmakers do                                                  fanulymini^
                                                                              phrase !ucivil union/ for the word "marriage." Civil                                                                                                                                         will tiirtaten the rek              Matt Daniels,                                              w)^ we ai^J^din                       QW^omaMarr
                                                                              unions^                                                                                                                                                                                      with Alliance for Marriage!, agreed with ithat assess-                                         riage Coyen^tforpastor^ali of that is to help
                                                                              and protectopns cuirently erybyed by heterbsejoial                                                                                                                                           ment, ^^ential^                                                                                imact the ir^tutipn of marriage in a positive
                                                                              Couples and extend them to homosexual couples,                                                                                                                                               where the abortibn issue was in the eariy 1970s,"                                                                                                                              r'.-*..
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                                                                             'according to Craig Benson, of "Take It to the Peo-                                                                                                                                           Darnels said.;;';v:'; . : ; ; ;V;V- ; . : \-' : v, "v-. ••"•':.'• .•'^: : ;-V;-' : ' ' '•         "But, when all is said arid done, ^ye really ought
                                                                              ple," a grass^oteco^itioR^^                 up to ;                                                                                                                                             The!bill:Confer? rights on gay couples in 1J\e                                              to be bn oiff faces^b^
                                                                              oppose homosexual marriage in^nnont                                                                                                                                                          areas of property, la^siiits^^
                                                                                 Benson s£ud the 1^                       popular                                                                                                                                          and health care, among others^tlius^
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                                                                                              hen award-winning;                                                                                                                                         apro,                                                                                                            People in         He and his parents returned the
                                                                                              conductor/composer                                                                                                                                         walked up                                                                                                     the audi-         next night, at Hamlisch's invitation,
                                                                                              Marvin Hamlisch                                                                                                                                            to the grand                                                                                                  ence may          for an encore jperfonnahce;
                                                                                              asked 11-year-old Gar-                                                                                                                                     piano on                                                                                                      have ;-"j.: ; -      Young Carson had his first experi-
                                                                             son Wagnerif he was any good on                                                                                                                                             center                                                                                                        thought the       ence with the piano the Christinas he
                                                                             the piano, the 11-yeaivold replied                                                                                                                                          stage, and                                                                                                                      was 6, and his parents bought an
, PHOTO; BOB .NIGH                                                           with a ccmfident "yes."         \     -                                                                                                                mancewas             with 1,500 :.                                                                                                                   electronic keyboard for thefeniiiy,
                                                                               "Mpinents later, after the yptmgy                                                                                                                    pre-                 people in                                                                                                                       whichlncludes Jessie, 13, Angie, 9,
                                                                             pianist performed a rendition of "I'm                                                                                                                  arranged,            the audi-                                                                                                                       Brady, 4, and Rochellej 2.
                                                                             Getting Ready to Leave This World,"                                                                                                                    but Carson,          ence and                                                                                                                           Carson's mother, Pam, said Car^
                                                                             Hamlisph, and hundreds attending                                                                                                                       Avhosaidhe           61-profes-                                                                                                                      son would imitate anything she
                                                                             the Tulsa Philharmonic Pops, agreed.                                                                                                                   was not ner-         siohalmusi-                                                                                                                     played.          I      ':-:;''"/'-': =-.-:,: ••-, ;: "          i
                                                                             Carson Wagner is goodi _
                                                                                 Carsony who has been playing the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    vous, -knew-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         —^Pispon realized I had taught^him "
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           all I knew, and he heeded another
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                                                                             piano since he was 6, but only taking                     best                                                                                         about it:                                                                                                                                            ^teacher," she said;
                                                                             lessons for two years, attended tWe                        Idibwn                                                                                      before                                                                                                                                               ':','. The Wagnens sought Anna Nor-
                                                                             first of Himlisch's two Tulsa con-                         composers                                                                                   Hamlisch                                                                                                                                               berg, a piano professor at the Univer-
                                                                             cert^ \yith his grandpare^                                 irithe                                                                                      spoke to                                                                                                                                               sity of Tiilsa, who was at first
                                                                             thought it would be a good 0xperi-                         world on                                                                                    him.                                                                                                                                                   reluctant to add a 9-year-old to her .
                                                                             erice for lum.                                             the stage                                                                                      Hamlisch                                                                                                                                            list of college students.
                                                                                 As Hamlisch was talking to the                         watching,                                                                                   said this;                                                                                                                                                  But Carson has progressedTaster
                                                                             audience, he spotted Carson in the                         began his                                                                                   type of      :
                                                                             front row. A littl^ surprised at seeing                    Southern           Carsbn Wagner "tickles the ivories" with the best of thing is not                                                                                                                                                                   See Il-year-oW pianist awes, page 5
                                                                             a young boy at an orchestra perfor-                        gospel reridi- them, the 1 i-year-bld member of Broken Arrow,                               part oif his
                                                                             mance, Hamlisch asked Garson who                           tipri.             Aspen Park> is becoming Known for his piano                              concerts, v
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                                                                              dragged him there; v                                     •/.•^The-peir--''. prowess.;. ;\.''V/;';;'-. :'.-;V,\;-,- -'; .' ''..'. .^ ' -- V;-/ .;'.'•' and he had
                                                                                 "It's not a Madonna concert, you                       fbrmance                  '^••^•^•f" : : ''-^ : -:-- : '^\^^..- '•:•'.'. . : ' : ':,'•• brought a
                                                                              know," flamlisch said.                                    brought the crowd to its feet and had                young person on stage only once                                                                                                                                                                                                                           •*',i'
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                                                                             _ Then Hamlisch asked Carson if he                         the Philharmonic cheering. Hamlisch                 before. •-•. - •
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                                                                             piayedM instrument.                 1                      Wasihawe.                                             ; "It's something you see i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a confidence they-
                                                                               HamHschcoiti^                                        ! you?" Hamlisch.asked. When Carson                      have in their ability. And both times,                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ;
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                                                                             concert that there was something!                      i said he didn't, Hamlisch breathed a'•-,:               the kids have done great,"
                                                                             about Carson's confidence that                         I * sigh of relief, and said, "Good, no                       , Carson said during the concert, he
                                                                             caused him to ask the youngster to I competition there."                                                :       was thinking it would be "really cool
                                                                             come on Stage and play for the audi- i                         As Carson returned to his seat,                  to play for him," and when he was
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                                                                                Carson, with all the confidence of i" it wa^ia night he woiild never forget.                                 "here's my chance."                    ,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fathesre and mothers brought their cMdrfen who su^
                                                                                                                                                                      v e r a l i i o n ctf tis                                                                                                                                                                  from & mdittplic^                                                                                    hurts.:^erica4s             strong E^terOffering.v ;^ ; : ; V
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 knew we vveire Ghristiahs sm^                                                               the third; largest loistcbun- •       /; ->. The North:^erican'Missibn X;
                                                                                                                                                                                                        it said Of yp>ur condi-                                                                                                                                  Ghristiah God wpuldheal thei!"^                                                             tiyin tha\vorl^:^-. • '';. V •      JBpardis avital partnerjiv^                                                          t toolk: lis twp;days tp get;fr^                            tirries we met th^se bieiieyers j we , ;
                                                                                                                                                                   Or you;have;a faririly member or ffiend v^hib has ;                                                                                                                                           months prior to pur arrival a persuasive "health arid ;                                      Driving down the streets r         ;of churches across Am           n he                                                                 our d^stinatipn.                           fell in love; \yith!them. These people
                                                                                                                                                              heard this word describing a^i^^                                                                                                                                                                   we^th" preacher had gone throu^ the cityteaciung that                           of biut Oklahoma ^6m                                                                                                                                      ^^                                     know whatlit means "to take up ; • ;: j
                                                                                                                                                              ir^edtiafe^                                                                                                                                                                                        Ghristi£uis are sp^ed suffering. H^                   pf                        there/seems to be a church ^pn: every             westtiie^^                                                                                           ,^^^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 comer, it jsdiffici^ttdgr^                                                                                                                                                                       their cross ;daily -aM felloyv Jesus;"
                                                                                                                                                              caricer. If they had not been treated^ they would ribt be                                                                                                                                          these ^neW believers" continued to suffer wth sickness, :                                                                          Offering funds ^e absolutely vitel^to"                                    ^rpufid the world, we realized it is \ •                            v , Our ministry there allowed us to
       DanaWlIIlamson^ /^                                                                                                                                     here:today.                y>/ : "' -t-v V ' : ~'.- ;-- i : ; />> ;.;•V ; .4- < l :                                                                                                                blindness ^devenide^/^W                                                         fiess;o1f Arnencav Yet; I can tell you            the establishment of new churches.                                         triilyia different '-^G^^^^^^^\                                     meet John, a young bivbc^iqnal :;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 parents for becoming resentful b^                                               flje numi>6r of lost people in x»ur ; '           Without this financial Support; many                                           Armed sbldiers^were eveiy-^                                     pastor who worked for Muslims.: He
                                                                                                                                                                    pf the last seven days I have heard about someone                                                                                                                                            ian God when their child's body rem^^                                           state exceeds 50 percent of.the pop-              areas would not have a witness for                                         where, iriqluding the aiiport^ and                                  Suffered daily because of his faith in
                                                        ^iffiisihgMariaj&f;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ulation. Even though there/are many •
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     ,i/pfe^|^ba|t^                                                                                                                                                                     of c^cer. Each of these precious peo-                                                                                                                                    heap thathaid to Ibe earned eveiywhere?                                                                                         \O^:-:^                                                                      people were^dressed in clothing I V                                 Jesus, yet he persevered. We also
                                                                                                                                                              ple has hit the prbv^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              churches in but state, there is still • ^ :              Last summer; whileiyacationingiri;                                  had xmljr seen in photographs, ;Men                                 met ;Irmaj a mother of four : children.
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                                                                                                                                                              bexyildenri^nt,, V realismiyisit their emb-                                                                                                                                                                      We tried to help these people understand the                      room for more.:The number of •                    Idaho Falls, Idaho/1 visited the FallsV                                    \vere wearing long; flowing:, crisp                                 She and her husband saw each oth-
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                                                             |i^t^ember):V;f                                                                                  tiphs. All of a, sudden, life takes on a                                                                                                                                                                         truth^ Yes, the Great Pl\ysiciari ni% miracu-                     churches per person;has decreased.                Baptist Church,- which was Parted by                                       \yhite robes, and their wives were                                  er only three or four times a yeai:
                                                      &i^e^iprt;(rt;OW^^^^^^^                                                                                 new meaimg^                                   wprld                                                                                                                                                                                                                                To keep pace with the growing popu-                a handful of godly people who                               -1            idressed in black from head to toei;                                because of their eciDnomic distress.
                                                NgM^OkjahiOT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   lously heal, ^rid we prayed for healing. But                      latipri and the clos-
                                                   £peri^i^^                                                                                                  considers ^important are relegated to obliv-                                                                                                                                                                     we had to explain over and over again to the                                                                                        ^y^?.-i:*r                                                 The men \yere handsome and                                          Yet, she xibntinuedi 'to come to late- ;
                                                                                                                                                              ion. When you are faced vdth something you                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ing of some                                                                  chiirch was needed                              ektremely well-groomed. Most of                                     night seminary classes after work to
                                                            ^eirciiiation iaist?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               people pf Bangalore that we iriustcPmeto                          churches, we must
                                                                                                                                                              cannot• fix-^a• . condition_ that is , bigger• than . •                                                                                                                                                          God through Jesus, not because He w\ti spare                                                                                                   to reach the commuV                             the;\yomen wore cowrings^wer                                        learn more about Jesus and the ^
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       Sul^riptipn pricejii^                                                                                                                                                                                          can                                                                                                                                        uisfrom suffering;;!^                                                                                                                                                                                        their faces, sta^dhg in thef back-
                                                                                                                                                              fame will not matter one whit--<3pd has a way of showing                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Every study I have                                                        called a: frend of                              ground \yith playful children.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 exclusive way to God. What Jesus promises is much more                          ever seen clearly shows that new;^                                                                                                                                                                  The Christians in ;the U;A.E;;
                                                  i^^^                                                                                                        up with grace and peace that only believers can under-                                                                                                                                             than physical healing—1the forgiyeness of sin and eternal                                                                          mine as pastor. A church; stateQ                                              The culture, gusAyellas the reli-                               serve their Lord faithfully. They
                               ( jacldre^ ot^sOl^cniDtipn ; renewal ,"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           churches reach people at a greater ;>             ventiori and NAMBJielped to pay his
                               ncjude^a cojF^-o^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 life that begins when a person receives Ghrist. • '                                                                                                                                                          gion, is far diffei^ntrfopm southeast-                              realize the government arid reli-^
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 rate than older ones. We have set the              salary while the church got off the                                       ern Oklahoma:.:-We ^experienced our                                 gipus rulers could arrest and
      aapf/rfAtessefl^ef, 3800 N. May, Okla-                                                                                                                                                                  crf^                                                                                                                                                                                                                               goal of starting 200 new churches in               ground. ': . -•/:•' /v-- ;\ •;.;-•'.:; :•; ;:Xv/:;: - -                   first glimlpse pf the people and the                                imprisbri them at any time. Their <
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                                                                                                                                                              toward the^temple peddlers of our day who m^ket the so-                                                                                                                                            inthemiidstofpam^                                                               Qkl^omaover^a                  Period.; "                Today, a growing, healthy church                                    leligioh of Islam. Littiedidweto                                    only crime would be worshipping
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     ;The Baptist, Messenger is not responsible for                                                                                                           caUed "health and wealth gospel" If God re^                                                                                                                                                        alsAye fece to reyeal-His strength. Do we not recallthat                        M^ny of these church^                              with beautiful facilities ar$ ttie                                        how poweifiil a hold the Islamic                                    Jesus and calling Him their Lord
      li nsolicited; mahiisbnp^, ^rtiples or pictures                                                                                                         His people from all pain, sickness and poverty (as is                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the ethnic population. Some will be -           potential for expansion in mimbers .1                                        religion has; on the U.A.E., £6 ^yeii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 His own Son experienced suffering? liead the description                        innovative churches aimed at! • :
      and does ript guarantee theiruse or return.
                                                                                                                                                              claimed by the "health and wealth" punidits),why ^ was my                                                                                                                                          of that suffering in Psalm 22; Jesus died so we,^v^; i                                                                             and buildings stands S? a testimony                                       asnjostpf^                                                              Before we left fo retiim to pkiar
      Rateforchurch-reiated advertising ate avail-                                                                                                            son or myliiend so sick?)A^my;fa^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  unreached segmentsof the popular                   to the' ebbperative and mission spirit                                         During purmonth-long ^                                         homa, we prayed God would pro-
      able by railing (                   ::                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     believe, are freed from death's restraints. We are never                        tion.FOr iristaiice^ it is exciting to             of Southern Baptists^This same sce-
                                                                                                                                                              feith w^ik? Were they out Pf favor with God? Is JHe pun-                                                                                                                                           promised freedom from suffering until we ai*e in Heaven.                                                                                                                                                     merit in th6 TJ.A.Ei;; we were always                               tect these believers, that He would
                                                                                                                                                              ishihg them for cmeniic faith?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     hear of:people ridinjg on horseba;ck:              nario has been repeated:thousands                                         keenly aware of the powerful pres-                                  keep them from persecution. We
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The sufferings of;some beUeveis are m                                           to attend church in a rodeo arena. ;            ;' of times across America^ and in our                                       ence^pf Islam. Itis the "chain" that                                still pray for them, becaiise they are
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                                                                                                                                                              Foolishness. \--'-'-- ---'';l •"'^•^'•••' .-:.•;: \.-'> ..:".^-C:'. ;'.-V^.-^^- " •;      :                                                 ;                    :                                                                                                                 Worship styles that differ from those           .' own state., -;.;•' v;: .-. ^ .-./:-,' / ;,:>, ;•;-;•. . ; ;.-. -. • -.;.. has bound up this part pfthe world                                  on the "front lines" in pur battle fpr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ppuld ever imagine.^ We don't know all the reasons why.                         of surrounding churches; open the                    / L^'s^^
                                                                                                                                                              The "health and wealth gospel" is a false belief system                                                                                                                                            But we must know and believe that our                                                                                                                                                                        for a niUl^ium, plus 400yeare. Its                                  th$ souls of inert, women, boys ?ind
                   Member, Oklahoma Press/Association                                                                                                         that lines the pockets of the snake-oil handlers and victinv                                                                                                                                       suffering and weaknesses ar^                                                    doprtonew                                          Axmstrorig Easter.pffering so Okla-                                        presence or influence cannot                                       giHs;l^ese\(^ristiari people know
                                                                                                                                                              izes the afflicted.vF                                                                                                                                                                              tant opportunity to wtne^ to unbeliev-                                             In the next few weeks, we will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 praying for and giving tb missions in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     homa and bur nation can be dotted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     with churches pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ignored. It is eveiy\yhere. ••;. v                                  the multitudes need a Savior. They         I
                                                                                                                                                              bliiig-block to genuine evangelism.                          ;                  V                                                                                                                  ers. Believers in the midst of trialhelp                                                                                                                                                                          In spite of this control and powe                              see Islam:eveiyv^iere, they go, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 America through:the Annie: Arm-        ;            claiming the Gospel                                                      the:ireligion has onlhe 'country, G6d                               multitudes,pf people who are;reli-;- -v
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 non-believers see rmbre cliBarly the •per-                                      strong Easter Offering. ^ tlie center              and loving people
                                                                                                                                                              brie of the high waitCTTi^^                                                                                                                                                                        sonal power of bur Joving God.                                                                                                                                                                                is still working there. .His light is '\                           gibus, yet lost. ' •V             "
                                                                                                                                                              occurred during an evangelism project to Bangalore;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of the use of these funds is the part-              into the kingdom.                                                         shining through a small band of                                        My^^v^                 leave the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 our Lprd's grace to abound for these                                            nering with: state cohyentions,^asso-
                                                                                                                                                              Lndia. I was honored to lead 50 people to coruluct 13                                                                                                                                              who are facing trial.                                                                                                                 '• .Anhony Jordan Is                                                    Christian pepple^ There are also                                   spteadirig of the iSpspel to these.
                                                                                                                                                              simult^eous;cn^d^^            beautifW city. During                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ciations and local churches to start .                                                                                        some Christian missionaries in the                                 people. Our month of international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • executive director-treasur-
                                                                                                                                                              time^ dooi^txHloor evMigelfem, we shared the story of                                                                                                                                                John Yeats is editor of the BaptistMessenger,                                 new congregations. In most cases •                  er of the Baptist General                                                         ^ including a few; Southern                                mission service came:ttp a close. We
                                                                                                                                                              Jesus, from Genesis to Revelation. Tho^              to                                                                                                                                                                                                                            new work is begun in copper^ion--                Convention of Oklahoma.                                                                                                                         left with^ mixed feelings of joy and

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                                                                                                                                                              know Christ, and hundreds more were; baptized when the
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                                                                                                                                                              homes of those who made decisions.                                                                                                                                                                     •?It is difficult to make a man miserable while he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with theseentities/ and the'resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 come in part from the Annie Arm-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Iternational Mission BPard,spend-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing ampnth alongside Del and ; ; •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sadness. Joy, because God allowed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  us to be a part of Hiskingdom's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  work in a foreign and distant land.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  feels he is worthy of hii^                                                                                      FROM THE MAILBOX                                                               Bampna Allen, helping them spread                                                Sadness^ because ^p many:souls are
                                                                                                                                                              On several occasions during that week,                                                                                                                                                              great God who made him." Abraham Ltacbliu                                                                                       bly the worst. It's easier to list the                         the Gospelin this foreign and agan                                               still lost and without hope. /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  inoffensive than the offensive. But                                                                                                              / Pray with us that God will wprtc :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In just a few weeks; now, June 13-                                                                                                                                                          a: miracle in the world of Islam; Ask ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   14,2000, the Southern Bapti^ Gon-;^,           sgyirig, "ain't itawful11 won't change                             Our reisponsibiUties;included
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Him to break the "chain" :that has; ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            more                                                                                                                                                                                  yention^will convene in Orlando, Fla^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This year's Convention theme is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the ugliness and perversity flooding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nearly every Hying room in America.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  helpiti^ teach seminary classes, ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                : preaching in apastofless church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ;andleadihg^la^ies\]3ible study ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     :                                            bouncl so many for so long. He capn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  doit Ae ask
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "Partners in the Worldwide^Harvest"            We need to voice our concern to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and willproyide pur ^churches and r.:          sponsors^ networks,and .pur con-;; ^                           and prayerretreat.                                  ..;          ;I;;,:.,"
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                 ome rumors take on a life                                                                                                                    ferent petitipri humber from the one                                                                                                            promote nor to inhibit religion."                                           aired by their stations.                                                                                gresismeii:;i^                                                   ;We traveled with the Aliens to •                                              it, for ;Heaven's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   messengers with the greatest insight                                                                                                                                                                         ;
                 of their own and simply                                                                                                                      usually giyen, insisting that it repre-                                                                                                         Indeed, uthe Cpnuriunicatipns Act ;                                             •Since 1975, the FCCsays it has                                                                     dpirig so thrbugh the Parents TV :                             several of the Cities and emirates ;                                             .saka;- .v'v;.V' 'y
                 refuse to;die. Such is the                                                                                                                   sents anew                                                                                                                                      (th0 law that e^blishedthe:FCC                                              received and responded to riiiiliohs                     into what is happeningin the inter-                                                                           (states) doing these assignments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 .national mission scene that^ has ever                          .^m^^
                  case:;-wifli^the ongoing pan-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and defines its authority) prohibite                                        of inquiries about these rumors, yet                                                                                   Family Association ;                            The trips were long and demanding,                                                   Billy Hlckman is
     ic among well-meaning ^^                                                                                                                                       Different numbers probably                                                                                                                the FCC from censoring broadcast                                            they keep persisting. The advent of e-                   been provided to audiences on this                                                                            but what a joy they were; The few ;                                              director of missions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   side of the great oceanic divides.         (http://vww               ;            ; • ;                                                                                                        for Sans Bois Associ-
     who keep buying into the S^year-old                                                                                                                        resulted from a typo when someone                                                                                                             material and inte^eririg with free-                                        ^mail juk spreads them mpre quickly.                                                                     I hear of some churiches making                                Christians we met have m^de an                                                   ation.. -     ' ; -•
     claim that Madalyn Mturay O'H                                                                                                                              passed the "call to action" along to a                                                                                                        dom of speech in broadcasting,"                                                 Let Baptists do their part to                           In addition to this WOT           ;                                                                        indelible mark: on our hearts that;
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   experience, we are Asking each             organized efforts, but not airy South-
     out to take over the television air- ;s                                                                                                                    friend./: ;•"'•-"••'•.•.-.'J ; '-;\".v>;-':; '••^•'.•' ; -/l'•'•;."                                                                           according tp the memo;                                                      squelch erronepus rumors such as                                                                    em Baptists, though surely there are                               will never be removed^The first
     waves and ban all references to God                                                                                                                      '"!•; We receive so many queries at the                                                                                                            •No federal law or-regulation                                            this and the equally insidious and                       church to consider the possibility of
     from public broadcas^g.                                                                                                                                    Biblical Recorflerihatwe^called the                                                                                                           gives the FCG the authority to pro-                                         persistent claim that Proctor & Gam-                     electing one interested Spiritually':•• : some. I wish those whp/afe would-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   minded teenager as a messenger to          share what they are doing and                 v
        B^us, bogus, bc^us.                                                                                                                                     Federal Gpinrnunic^tib^                                                                                                                       hibit radio and television ste                                              ble prombtes.satanic \yorship. God is                                                               inspire others to get involved;
        In all its several varieties, the                                                                                                                       sion (E'CC) and asked for ah official                                                                                                         frompresenting religion                                                     not honored by the spreading of                          this year's Convention in an effort to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   begin the passing of the torch to a            This mess exists because we have
     rumor is a hoax and the threat is                                                                                                                          response. Here are a few facts about                                                                                                          A recent FCC opinion that received                                          falsehood, even by well-meaning                                                                     allowedit to. It could be cleaned up •
     non-existent                                                                                                                                               this lurfoitunate business.                                                                                                                   much negative publicity in Christian                                        believers who^ don't^know^ the rumor                     younger generation. We are asking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  c                             ;/,God that the number of churches            if we^really went to vvprk on it.
        The latest re^incarhation of the                                                                                                                            •In December 1974, Jeremy i).                                                                                                             circles ruled that purely preaching                                         isahpax.                                                                                                Mrs.. Jim Baker, member; $tlgler, Main Street
     riimor comes in the form of an                                                                                                                             Lansman and Loretizo W. Milam filed                                                                                                           prograniis did not ^                                                                                                                 represented at the Convention .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In any event, iioivypuAnoiv bet-                     through their messengers this year
     urgent e-mail that claims the popular                                                                                                                      a petition asking the FGC to inquire                                                                                                          "educational" programming. TTiis rul-                                       ter. YouVe got the facts to support                      might actually double over last year's          Opinions expressed in these let- ,                                                          <'
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     TV program Toudied By w Angel                                                                                                                              into opHeratirig practices of stations                                                                                                        ing Qoncemededucatipnal licenses                                            you. You can download tii^                                                                            ters are those of.the writers, arid do,
     may be caiicelled because it'ofteh                                                                                                                         licensed tp religious organizations,                                                                                                                                                                                      from the Biblical Recorder'svreb                         participation.;                                                                                                                             controlled tabernacle wi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Therefore, please plan to ask your        not necessarily reflect the opiniqn of
     uses the word "God."                                                                                                                                       the petition, routinely assigned the                                                                                                                                                         .         .         . .      site, www.biblicalrecorder.6rg. and-                                                                ' the Messenger or of the BGCQ staff, "
                                                                                                                                                                nuiriber RM-2493, asked that no new                                                                                                              •According to its memo, "The FCC                                                                                                  church if you can be a messenger                                                                                                            comfort for con
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          attach it to your reply the next time a                  now; We .will isee you in Orlando            Letters should be^e^vntteVor
        R4cst people know by now that                                                                                                                           non-commercial broadcasting licens-                                                                                                           cannot direct any broadcaster to pre-                                       concerned^ friend forwards y6u yet                                                                ; printedrart<J deal with issues, not per- \
     O'Hair has been missuig f or yes^                                                                                                                          es be granted until the inquiry \yas                                                                                                          sent, or refrain from presenting,                                                                                                    with the world on our hearts and the         sonalities^ Letters:sliouldbe 250:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          another version of ^the mmor that                        hope of Christ held before iis.
     and is presiimed.deadr so current                                                                                                                                                                                                                 joa^cfen/ecf^                                              ourtcement^                                                            -wbuldn'tdie;"- — ^^•-.^•••r-"''-:"""-^
     rumormongers speak of another peti-                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ifrhas--                                          gion^and the=FGG cannotactasan
     tion filed by "a daughter," "support-                                                                                                                    been dead ever since.                                                                                                                           arbitrator on the insights or accuracy                                     you tan write, ^BOGUS, BCXSUS,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 God, devil, Bob not worst                          length-or stylei Letters! from the ,                                                                                                               ALLS
     ersw or "members of her                                                                                                                                      tThel^C^l^                                                                                                                                  of such matiBrial." Broadcasters "                                         BOGUSr                                                  God, the devil and Bob is certainly                same source should^e subrijitted no
     organization."                                                                                                                                           is required by Ilie First Amendment                                                                                                             jBdone—hot the FXXynor any other                                                                                                   art offensive program; but .certainly              less jftism 90xlays apart., Naines, will," ;
              Bogus, :- ; : v '• :'..••;'. ;;.v.?;v -.'.O;                                                                                                    ?fo oteerve astance of neutrality                                                                                                               governmental agency—are responsi-                                           ; •„; Tony. IV. Cartledge is editprofthe North Car-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          olina Biblical Recorder.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BAPTIST MESSENGER • MARCH 30, 2000                                                    BAPTIST MESSENGER • MARCH 30, 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                4
 of spiritual dieveiopmeijtiri marriage     reduce the/divorce rate in their oWn
 and farhilies;That-s^why ,the church       stke. ^Setting a measurable; goal is;                                                                                                                 / Avenue ;member                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 m^erial/but also filled with a mes-
 has to take Such a responsible posi-:      the first step in;axihieving your obje                                                                                                                    Austin steps over Chase ;                                                                                    tiriuu^                                                                                                                                                                                                         sage%e;might riot have exchanged
 tion pn;this:issue;^ V'> ;                 tivey and those of us in Qklahqma v
                                                       : •, ;                                                                                                                                      {Valdez; who is baland ng                                                                                   silyer box at Ti^^                                                                                                                                                                                                  verbally. Sbimetmes,; it's easier
; VrKentChoa^                               who are seeing the good impact of /                                                                                                                      Ion a'bearn> as Chris v •;                                                                                                                                                   v                                                                                                                                                write v^at^
 ministiies specialist, is the ohly such     bur worK challenge other states to                                                                                                                        Ba Ideras from/Western                                             which is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to speak puf thoughts aloud."        '
 specialist in any/convention in the ^      join us by setting measurable go^ls                                                                                                                   \0klahoma :State College's                                              center, evolved from an annual         <x                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mother e^
 Southern Baptist Convention whpse          for reducing ;the divorcee ate;by a                                                                                                                      ' Baptist Collegiate Miri- \                                         Christmas practice of a ma^seivice                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ui^e of the box is the monthly church-
 sole duty is to strengthen marriages       amount-in a time certain," he said;                                                                                                                   -istries, gives instruction.;;;,                                        for Christmas c^ds a^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sponsbred newsletter, which lists ,
 and families^ phoate, who v                               "It's difficult t6 reach an                                                                                                                 BCM members;frpm tjie                                                  Because tife m^onty of the popii-                                                                                                                                                                                                                    birthdays and wedding ^iyersaries
 ca;iiie;to Oklahoma inj. .-, >                            undefined goal;" • '•                         /                                                                                             Altus college spent the                                            lation of Tiptori is senior citizens, ;;:                                                                                                                                                                                                                of members. Ham
 November 1998, said; the ';                                   In both hisjnmjgural y .,                                                                                                               week of spring break in .                                          and manyJive in the surroiincling rur-                                                                                                                                                                                                                   accessible encowages an even more
 TANF funds should provide                                 Address ;and;his State of the                                                                                                          ;- Inner city Oklahorna City/ '                                         al area; the youth of the church deliyr                                                                                                                                                                                                                  eager exchange of messages.
 sigriificaiit opportunities for                           State address, Keating laid ;                                                                                                               working with children'at;                                          er Christinas cards^ letters imd                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gray said an older member of the
 Oklahoma Baptists to ^take>                               6ut,agoarf6r; Oklahoma of                                                                                                                   Exchange Avenue in the                                             packages to shut-ins or those who                                                                                                                                                                                                                        church told her she liked the box
 part in something that is on                              reducing the state's diyoixze                                                                                                              .rnornings and youth in the                                         forgot to pick up their "mail."                                                                                                                                                                                                                          because "it hugs/
 the ciitting edjge in the ^                               rate by one-third by 2Q10.;                                                                                                                 evenings. Randy Town-                                                  Usually, after ;Christmas, the ser-                                                                                                                                                                                                                     "I can't remember^ hot receiving a
 nation. NO other state is !                               ^,; "When Aye4auhched this                                                                                                               : stiend is BCM director.                                             vice is discontinued. But ript this                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hug for every message I've mailed,"
 doing this. Thepklahorna :                                                : ffariklyLSQme:peo-^                                                                                                                                                                          year. Church member- KaAhy Gray                                                                                                                                                                                                                          she^said. "Even young people hug me
.Marriage- Initiative-could-be a Kent
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                                                      _ :pleasked;(my                                                                                                                                                                                                     ^iameiiF) with the idea ^ extending;^                                                                                                                                                                                                                    now. Before tiie box, I dori't thin^
           for how other states attack      and me what business the govern- "                                        LEJ3AGY DAY. Neal                                                                                                                                   the month of December to a year-                                                                                                                                                                                                                         they knew who I was."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ipng service, after reading Florence                                                                        Kathy Gray decorates Tipton, First's big silver mail box.
 their own Divorce rates,-7                         . ;
                                            menthas getting;involved in;mar-                                         Wodldridge, left, estate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gray changes the decor to com-
      In 1999; Choate helped trainmore      riage," the governor said. "But, when                                     stewardshi p cou nselor                                                                                                                             Littauer's book, Silver Boxe the Gift                                                                       brs and penciled messages. Some use                                              several members ofthe church                                plement the season. But no matter
 than ; 100 ministers; staff and couriT     you look at the consequences of '.•.,-'.;                                forThe Baptist Foun-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the ubiquitous sticlq^ notes. Qhe cre-                                           clipped coupons for bab^necessities                         the main centerpiece—-pumpkin^ and
 selors at:Prepare/Eririch seminars, , ;     divorce, the better question iis 'What                                  dation of Oklahoma,                                                                                                                                     At Gray's request, churc custody                                                                         ated an envelope-folded sheet, sesded                                            and "inailed" them in the love box.                         colorful fall leaves^ or angels and
 workshops which instruct those: who         business: do we have isfQT getting;•;. ;                                 visits with Dist 23                                                                                                                                 an Bill Barnes built arid painted the                                                                       with .patteiii^                                                                  ; Gray said.one exchange is espe-                           nativity-^he says there will always
 do marriage counseling. Seminar >           involved?^" ;                  ':'••. .^i.'-f-"'-^--:-'-:"--'-^ :: Sen. Bruce;Price;dur-                                                                                                                                     box, which has 12 pigeonholes, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ^   ,   -*l«^v' - ' ^-   -,- ,— --. -•_   r   •   •*•   _   .••"   V^| .       .-   -   .   •   . /
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tp embossed JBibles; Some use the                                                cially close to her he?irt.:                                be a ribbon to signify the box is "a
 attendees learn how to administer •'•-,            "Divorce has staggering negative                                  ing Leave ;A Legacy                                                                                                                                 placed it oh a table in the fellowship                                                                      traditional note card, properly                                                     U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I gave !a member of ^Sunday                            present of our sympafty and encour-
 the Prepare/Enrich inventory, a sci-        effects, both economically and                                           dayatthb State Capi-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            addressed and^sealed.                                                            School class a 'Sinvival!Kit fo^                             agement, our love for each other and
  entifically-developed, IGS^item ques-      socially," the governor added. "We                                      tol March 21. Price is                                                                                                                                  The box is used in various ways of                                                                          Recently^ when a young couple,                                                 Christians,?^she said. "Not long after-                     for the Lord"
 tionnaire which^assesses relationship       qaniiot continue to ignore its impact.                                  adeacon at^Hinton, ; •                                                                                                                               creative cprnmiinication. Children                                                                          pai;er^ of th^                                                                   wards, I received • a note in my mail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          leave priginial drawings in bright col-                                                                                                                                                          '"''•.*• •' -,'••'* • •"-•.•',•'•••'•• •. .'.'••,.'.'
  strength and growth areas in 15 cate-      While we have turned our state's :                                       First; Leave a Legacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           corned a baby boy into the faniily,                                              box, not drily thanking me for the                             Donna Smith is a member of Upton, First.
 gories. fbr either premarital or mar-       focus;and attention to reducing                                          Day seeks to raise the;
  ried couplet •"                       ;; - divorce, we must now add our :                                           awareness of'planned;
:j Additional Prepare/Eri^ich^semi- !        resources and greater action.".                                         giving in Oklahoma ;:;
 :narsrthis ^Spring will train about 50       ; Pending approval of the gover-.- ;                                   through wills and :;                                                                                                                                 Continued from page 1
  more people^ he said/ :                    nOr's request by the DHS board, ;                                       trusts. Ai^o at the ^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fpr Carson we would never
     The other crucial aspect Of v           Oklaihorna^fficials will continue to • ,-. event were representa-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    have dreamed," said Pam.
  improving the qualify of                   finalize the^state's action plan. Major
                                                   ; _f                                                              tives of Oklahoma                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "God has been generous,
 mamages-—m                                  tbmpohents of that plan include: ':•>                                    Baptist; University^and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     giving him a talent and a
 be addriessedrbut the approval of \            :, • A Scholar in residence—-national                                 Oklahoma Baptist
 TANF-fun^ will accelerate that pos-         marriage expert— at Oklahoma State                                       Homes for Chiidren.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Carson's dad, Robert, :
  sibility. ';:>:.:: C-:-V-. ; iV ••.";;.;;: : : ./: : -; /;;;:- ::•;
                                            University./;,. ; .--: •'{ '.:-'!. ;'"v-.;. V./. - : •;•••: .'. \" • -:.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            helps him^yith his pro-
   ; "We haven't yet trained any men-^       : •On-going activities to keep mar-
; tors—-thpse older cpupleS who will
  take a riewlywed couple under their
                                             riage/divorce on the public agenda.
                                                    •A marriage resource, center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          seives                                                                                                                                                                                grams, where he plays a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                variety of songs, tells sto-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ries Between songs, and
'wings. That*s another piece:ofthe ;            : "I think one of the most funda-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                relates why certain songs
  puzzle^" Choate said. "Up until now;       mental things that has .to returh to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                are important to him.
  we^have been trying to help couples        the phurch is the standard of one                                 .                ;ri the "believe it or not" cate-:            ^congruously, he wasn't a country                                                                                                                                                                                     A couple of years ago,
  on the front end of marriage through       man, one; woman, for life, arid, wfen •                                             gory, there is an interesting:               boy at all. He;was born in Jersey                                                                                                                                                                                  Robert took Carson and
  extensive counseling before the            troubles come, you don't bail outj"                                                 ;church combination only God                 City, N.J.; and grew lip in New York                                                                                                                                                                              •two of his sisters; Jessie :
  bride walks dbwn the aisle. It's excit-    Jordan concluded, "Unfortunately in                                          |      could bring together.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Angie, to Branson^ Mo.
  ing, ^ now that the governor has asked     the church today 'there is :a general                                          :• Country Chiiirch, a new work in                    John R.;Frick attended Dallas, \                                                                                                                                                                              to see pianist Anthony
  for this funding; to see thercounsel- ;    feeling, that, 'Well they're having ;•••.'.                                Yukon, at first glance is what                        Southwestern and Fuller serriina^ .                                                                                                                                                                               Burger perform. After the
  ing aspect move to the forefront as
                    '                        trouble,' or "well, they^re not happy;                                     might expect from a beginningrnin-                    ies. Married to Karen Dobbs/they                                                                                                                                                                                  performkice, Carson met
                                             so the best thing is to get a divorce                                     : istry. In 1997, a few eager, Chris-                  ^re parents of two grown daugh-                                                                                                                                                                                   Burger, and asked him if he
     Jerry Regier, Oklahoma Secretary        so they can be happy.' ; ^ '                                               tians in the Mystang/ytikon area ;                    ters. Prick came tp Oklahoma as, an                                                                                                                                                                               ^could play a song for hinu                                               About 500 students received training in missions during two boot camps at
 for Health and Human Services, has                 "But, that goes against everything                                  felt a need for a good, oldrfash- -                   undergraduate student on a schol- :                                                                                                                       (^                                                          Right on the spot Burger                                              Falls:CreekyMarch 1&-18 and 20-22v Participants learned about^^U
 been charged with the task of devel-        the Bible teaches, and it's very clear,                                    ioned, country church that offered                    a,rShip program^          •• ^;                  ;'                                         than most children. He is now play-                                                                                    invited Carson to perform                                                arid Drama in Missions, Witnessing to Children, Sports Camps^and Witness-
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 oping and implementing an effective         not only in 'Scripture, but also in                                        exciting, Applicable Bible-based ser-                 • Frick is best-known, for his 20                                                           ing classical pieces, although South-                                                                       at Pianorama, a part of the National                                                ing through Construction, as well as the; intricacies;of planning a hi^
 strategy to reduce the divorce rate in      society in general, that divorce does v                                     mons and heart-warming Gospel                        years of service as an associate pas-                                                       ern gospel is his favorite;                                                                                 Quartet Convention m Louisville, Ky ;                                               In the photo abbye,^ Micah Lipscomb, second fromBright, a studentat the
 the state through the Marriage Initia-      not bring happiness . . . the church : .                                    music, with the intent of making a •                 toiyminister of education at chureh-                                                                                                                                                                    Carson participated in Burger's (;.•-                                               Universit/ of Central Oklahoma in Edmpnd, demonstrates basketball tech-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 "There is usiaaHy a five-minute                                                                                                                                                          niques tor from left, Brooke Merrima
 tiye^Regier was in Washington^ D.C.         must stop looking at divorce as^a:                                          real difference in the indiyidual and                es such as;Nicoma Park^ Firet; • •                                                          period at the end of my lesson when;                                                                        Pianorama in 1998 and 1999. ; ;
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'March 21 to announce Goy. Keating's solution. " V-v •,;••.-. ;;;;'•;./•;...';' V. '•':•.''•'':• ; ; collective lives of young families.                                      Mustarig, Chisholm Heights, Okla- ' • • • .                                                                                                                                                               :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Theil^yeai^old made his first                                                   Cody Jennings arid Tim H^ller,;:H
 funding reqwest.          ;                      • - . ' , • • " ••..•'.     . • • " '. •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I get to play what I wantformy                                                                                                                                                                  Coriyention of Oklahoma drama spe^
                                                                                                                               These Christians are proud; of                 homa City, Capitol Hill and                   <                                             teacher," Carsbrrsaid. "And I usually                                                                       recording last spring, titled "Blessed
                                               ':. --BobNigh is managing editor of the Bapi\s(                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            dents in dramatic movements.       i;               : ;      •      ;
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                                             Messenger. : ' '.'•"•••'.? I- '- . ', ; : .V • 1 : /                        their country heritage, and feel                     Edmond/First. ;                                                                             play ^Southern gospel piece."                                                                               Assurance.17 It contains some of Car-
 er called on other leaders to help                                                                                      more comfortable in boots arid                          'He.has accumulated the required                                                                Pairvsatid Carson's entry into the                                                                   Son's own arrangements, including
                                                                                                                        jeans than three-piece suits. Their                   hours for training as.a police chap--                                                       classical field •even gives" • hi^SxnitR^j                                                                  his favorite^
                                                                                         bill                            idea Of a great night but is the Lazy
                                                                                                                         E Ranch rather than the Oklahoma
                                                                                                                                                                              lain with the ICPG'and Taylor Uni-
                                                                                                                                                                              yersjty. He has CPE training in the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ern gospel numbers a richer sound.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          - "Classical kind of bleeds into oth-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jazzed-up version of "Blessed Assur^"
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 Continued from page!                                                                                                   Symphony. They didn't want to be                      prison system and policetraining                                                                                                                                                                           At 11 yearsof age Carson says he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          er sounds/- she said. "And you can't
 alternate universe to traditional marriage.          .                                           ;:                    jiist "another church on the COF                      from firearms to serology. He is a                                                          be a great pianist if you ignore the                                                                        doesn't Imow what his life's career
     Daniels expects the impendinglaw to bring court challenges across the                                               ner," but rather^a warm, alive and ;                 sworn.and commissioned officer ;                                                            classical."                                                                                                 will be, but he's always wanted to be
 nation. :fle describes the scenario: "Homosexual couples who are Vermontres-                                            loving congregation that stood not                   with the-Mustang Police Depart-                                                                    Carson s^id he mostly plays by                                                                       a gospel pianist,            : B
 idents will relocate. \Vhen they get to their new home state,^ .they-Will sue, say^                                     as a competitor of other churches,                   ment''^''^---'.;-"'; ••/-' ;.;.-;:r"f:^^" . - . -
                                                                                                                                                                                 • . •   •   •.    _• .   .   • ' , ' ' • ' • • •   '   - * ''                            ear, but his teacher is trying to get                                                                          His mother says
 irig that the state is denying them                                                                                     but as a lighthouse.              .                      In April, Country Church:icom- .                                                        his "ear level" and his "readihg level"                                                                     believe God would not use Carson's
 marriage that they had when they were residents of Vermbrit." ,                                                               The group began meeting at an                  pleted its first building. Present                                                          more equal.                                                                                                 talent to serve Him in some way.
     Daniels said traditional marriage may £lso be challenged at the federal level                                       elementary school, and purchased                      Sunday School space is already                                                                    Carson isn't shy about performing.                                                                      "I would like for music to be a;
 when Vermont same-sex cpupleS begin tofile^joint tax returns, only to have                                              10 acres of land on the highway.                     filled, and a building addition is v                                                        He's won a couple of talent shows,                                                                          part of my career," said Carson, who
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 liberal than the House, where the civil-union concept originated.                                                                       west," a man's man and an articu-    church's music program focuses on                                                                ^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Broken Arrow, and performs for ban                                                                          to open doors, ^ show me where
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    The bill is expected to pass in the Senate before the end of April, and Ver-                                                         late speaker. They fpund a man       Southern gospel with "style" to                                                             quets, parties, weddings and oth6r                                                                          t O gO."                        ":,••: '.< •'.'"/• ; ' • / ; ' • ' • / . ' . .
 montGoy. Howard Dean has already promised to sign it. The bill could go into                                                            serving the MuStang Police Depart-   appeal directfy to those bom arid                                       -:-^%-:             churches, sometimes doing full con-
                                                                                                                                         meht"asl:haplain who seemed to fit   raised in cduhtiy singer Garth                                     }•   • .   • Y.   •- •                                                                                                                 - Dana Williamson is associate editor of the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  iye years after pioneering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the first international
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ;ble frpnvall sides;pf the-building as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  symbol '.of Christ's identity ;as the
         iarticipaht§ in Seryanthood                    ul Springs,said the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       church planting program by                                               equipping cohdiut d^r missions mobi-        I>osiB qf the wo                       v                                                                    ;iJght^                      :^:': •</; •;§;;;>
          Evangelism training-sefrv.'   servanthppd concept revolutionized                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a Southern Baptist §chooj,                                               lizatioh and ex^gelism.:         ;J       : center will l^fo                                                                                               ;lriside the new
          sions aicrbssithe sjtate in   his church in Texas.         ^       ;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Southeastern Seminary lias broken                                                 •'( "Hereon campus, partofwh^we v Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends Of;                                                                                 gelisni training center, visitors; will
          April will receive a com-       -"Through a strategic process of;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             riew gcoiind^once more, in its global                                              tiy to do is create a visionary afinos-     the woridin this geheraitipn," 1 v                                                                          haye at their fingertips the history of
plementary copy of the bopik^5e^        Yandom acts of kindness,' such as ho                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        evangelism effort as construction                                                  pherey Eitel said. "We want to set an           Patterson said heT^                                                                                    the modern itiisisk^ movement;
vanthdpdI?vange/;^^                     strings attaqheci car washes, sbda ,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gets underway on a 21^2QO square-?                                                 atmosphere where riii^iohs becomes brick would repr^ent^ least                                                                                         spawned by spiritual awatkenirigs of
with ;more than;100 useful tips;oh;     give away, candy distribution on;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               fopt glpbal^ngelism                                                               the air we breatiie. It's vital to our       thousand^people who would "come                                                                            :centurie£ .-past (^niput^rized interac-
                                        Valentine's Day and free Christmas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ter scheduled for completibnby •;-                                                 life! existerice at this seminary. And      to icnpw Christ as Savior thrpugh the                                                                       tive displays will provide infpnnation
   The sessions '.will be led by David  gift mapping at the local mall, our;.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for thatrfo be nailed down as a pei^        witness of those yvho have trained in                                                                       on the histoiy of global ev^
Wheeler, who, with Alvin Reidy co-      church grewfrom an average Sunday                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Members of Sputhe^tern Semi-                                                  manent atmospheric condition, will       >- this building;                                                                                              as well as the latest Demographic
authored the                                                    School atteri-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           nary's Board of Tr^tees and Board                                                 show definitively what is at our ^         v The facility, which is being built                                                                         information on people groups in
booki Wheeler
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                       Servanthood Evangelism to more than      danice pf 320                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of Visitors participated in a Qround^                                            heartbeat; to:erigage in The Great           beside the newly remodeled;                                                                                regions of the world that remain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Breaking Ceremony March:14~as :                                                   Cpmmissipn and to make a major             ;Stephens-Mackie Hall, is designed to                                                                        unreached by the Gospel.
ah Project                   Training sessions                  600inl6        |                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ischpol admimstrators, faculty, staff,                                            contribution to the development of           include a cupola, or domed roof, on                                                                            Visitors will be able to access
professor at       April 10 Muskogee, associations! offices months;"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     students, town council members, and                                               glpbal evangelism;" •;                       the top of the building out of which a                                                                     strategic information for reaching
Southwestern April 11 Hugo, Oak Grove                v          Waitesaid.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                other \dsitors dedicated the construc-                                               Paige Patterson, president of            light will shine 24 hours a^day-—visk                                                                      region with the Gospel by simply               :
Seminary           April 12 I^wton,; Cameron >:;:-:^L^.^-        • Included.in:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tion of the building for the purpoise                                                                                                                                                                                                      touching an area: on a cornputer-gen-
                                          ^ril;l3-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pfer0aehing the world withthe -                                                                        f   ,    <}y * V   *   "*•*<   *   •??   ** >
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evangelism : April 14 Oklahoma City, Baptist Building of servant-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gospel; ; : -.•;-;•;-;-.. : :.;.v.-- ; ; : .'. : v-••':/                                          (then Daiyl Ormari waslnvited to deliver the Marfch'9 invoca-                                                                          graphic globe.- ;           v •           V
director for        All sessions are from 10 a.m. to,3 p.m; : •.. hood evange-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • When built, the two-story facility                                                             ;xtiori for the Florida House of Representatives, he had no idea                                                                           The new-missions center will also
Indiana. ;          Reservations are required; .Call^OS/^^                           lism are such•;"•                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   will be.equippedwith state-of-the art                                                            ? the invitation would put him hi the middle of a:contr6versy.                                                                           house a map room providing access
  v Wheeler         3800, ext. 313 by April 5 to reserve free                        things as sin-;<•                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    communication and information                                                                    , But that's whathappened when Orman, pastor of Stuart, First,                                                                          to the latest information on the sta-
explained that meal and manual                            '                        '.;!gl0 morn's free                                                                                                                                                                                                                               >^--Z-'-'?-.f*--Xl^t^--t.'f&^tt*"3<:Zy»\vW^                                                                                  r'-* <•.>-:•• V>«i-:•:••*"•>:•!'• •:•?.:;.•:;:' if:     technology. Satellite communication                                               asked Jesus to instill in the lawmakers "the desire to protect the unborn."                                                                            tus ; of world evangelization through
seirvanthbod                                                                          oil change,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         capabilities will enable seminary stu-                                               Not only did Orman's prayer infuriate pro-abortion rights lawmakers, it                                                                             the tracking of ne\y church starts all
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evangelism is intentionally sharing                         Sunday morning paper and coffee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             . dents and mission teams from : :?                                                 also offended several Jewish lawmakers. "It was not only proselytizing, but                                                                            oyer the globe. To date, Southeast-
Christ by modeling biblical servant-                        give-away,; yard clean-up, scraping                                                                                                                                                                                                    |^^||m^||oMn||!^^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with the closing-in the iiame of Jesus Christ, it was offensive to ttuTse of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   v^fMrt^ll^^                                                                                                                                                                                                            churches to cpmmimicate^Xyifh mis-                                                                                                                                                                                                       em's Churches in Habitat program ;
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hood. ;/;"/.'^V~v:.'-'V^-: -':: " • - ' '.''/-- • • • . ' out fireplaces; blood pressure                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sionaries overseas through, a live                                                Jewish faith," said Rep. Sally,Heyman,^ Democrat fromJMjami'Beach. "This                                                                               has accumlilated nearly i90;perceht of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           '' Wgj||^^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       was to virtually a captive audience, and tliis was'not the right place to go on
    ^It is the simplest, most transfer-                     screening, •sealing blaclrtop on drive-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       video transmission projected on a 40-                                                                                                                                                                                                    the worlds population church data;.
able and most fun approach for mov                          ways, birthday partyorganizing,, pop-                                                                                                                                                                                                          riof^pl^e^                                                                                                                                                                                                     fpot by 40-foot screen located in a                                                         ies4 .bjingAcamedJbyMthe.Jir mothers."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   unjv^i^'s/ioai                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The^center will house pffice^pate
ing believers closer to a 'biblical ;                       sicle give-away, grocery Store ;bag        .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rriulthmedia auditorium with seating                                                                                                                                                                                                     for the seminary's rnissions and evan-
lifestyle marked by^a. consistent wit                       packing, free house number painting                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kenne^wrote; C^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   schools over similar-' • fees, and,--•' . ,' ' •the court. had ruled the ••other "way.* the' .fee- „,.                                                                                                                 for up to 115 people.                            /                                                                                                                                                                                        gelism-faculty as well as an Islamic ;
ness," Wheeler said. ; ; ;     :
                                                  ;         on curbs, feeding parking meters and                                                                                                                                                                                                    i, .. ...•"• ' . _."-•     • • . if .                            • • .. -    •' - .** • ' .                                                                                                                              Keith Eitel, professor of Christian                                                                                                                                                                                                 ; Study; Genteh The seminary's North
    Brian Waite, now pastor of Okla-                        shopping asistance for shut-ins..                                                                                                                                                                                                      collection system across the United States wotild have had to be altered or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   discarded, observers said; the ruling does;riot affect private schools.;: • /                                                                                                                                          missionis and director" of Southeast-                                                                                                                                                                                                    American and international church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          em's Center for Great Commissiori                                                                                                                                                                                                        planting programs will be headquar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Back to Basics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ^Studies that will be housed in the-                                                                                                                                                                                                       tered in the-building as well. :
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          eihts Ba                       ChUrch                                                                                          talented and, according to her best ftiehd of more                                                      when it can touch spnieone.^                      v                                            tiire knowledge, but her goal^ of ^memorizing the *
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              evening sessions only                                                                      than 40 years, "the most biilliajit person I know;."                                                        Nadirie is sightless and has been since birth, but                                         whole New testament only took shape the last few
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            She was even a winner on the "Ted Mack Ama-                                                          as she says, "Everybody^has something to deal                                                  years; • :^:/'- :, • /• '•,'•."..•. ;' • ^; :; ; .^ . ":"-:'•'- ;••",;/• :• -y
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CAPITAL BAPTIST ASSOCIATION • For. more info, call 405/942r0244                                                                                                                                                      teur Hour"!                                         -' './V.; / V''>^ '' > : . '.'•""'•'• '.."^ ••'     with, and being sightless doesn't have anything to                                                 "The 'begats' are some of the hairdest to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Na:dine, who lives in Memphis, Tenn., and i$ a                                                      do with memorizing. I learn with my brain, riot my                                             learh-^-all those names no one ha^ ever heard of!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         member of Bellevue- Church, is a retired woman,                                                                                                                                                        But if God pirt them jn tiie Bible, they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        married for 15 years to Bob Hammonds, whom she                                                                  Her philosophy has always been, "Don't m^jor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         calls "the love of my life, my sweetheart."                                                                                                                                                               Using her talents as a singer, pianist and speak-
                                                       ^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scripture memorization has always been a pas-                                                          "Everybody M$ something, to deal                                                            er, Nadine has done many programs for church
                                       ^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sion for /Nadirie- "Even as a child lloyed the Bible,"                                                                                                                                                 groups. On Palm Sunday of 1995, Nadine did a pro-
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                                                                                                                                                                                     ^i$                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 she says. "Memorizing has always been easy for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         me, just <& it was e^                       y
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                                                    Om                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   they met at Southwestern (now Rhodes) College in                                                            rizing. I learn withmybramr                                                                of Sacred Song and Scripture." For more than an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hour, she wove a dozenisdngs and Scripture pas-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Best CHRISTIAN A ^ . ^ I b                                                                                                                                                                                 Memphis in 1951, would drive from her southeast                                                                       not my eyes!" :                                                                  sages together, telling the story of Christ's last
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Missouri home to Nadine's home in northeast                                                                                                                                                            week on Earth.; f he/congregation was "so touched,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Arkansas, and they'd drive over to Memphis !                                                           on the minors! "She says, ."I .don't; dwell on that                                             so moved," says Wanda. "It was one of the most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         togetheh "Nadine, minister to me from the Word,"                                                       (being sightless). Let someone else tell that story."                                           beautiful programs Irye ever heard." : ^ ^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Wanda would often say, and so Nadine would                                                                Listening to tapes doesn't work for Nadine. She                                                 Having the opportunity^ to witness to people is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         begin quoting a chapter from the Bible. "It would                                                     ;says'with;tepte                                                                                 important to Nadine. "Being intern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         minister to me so much," Wanda recalls of those                                                       ten, then rewind. "You'd wear out a set of tapes in                                              different from doing a program at church. Being
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         times together.             .      ^                                                                   no time doing that," she says. Also^ she says you ;                                             interviewed is hard. But;•! look at it as an opportu-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Focus On The Family                                   - In Touch                                         Love Worth Finding Living In The Word                                                                        Nadine would 'ask Wanda to "try her" on quoting                                                    baye to be able to think aliead as you are rnemori                                              nity from the Lord." . V
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nadine might occasionally miss an an or !the', but                                                       "I-ye worn put a whole set of Braille New Testa-                                              the Book of Ruth now and about 16 or 17 other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         nbt often; Her concentration is absolutely uncan-                                                     ments in the past fpw years," says Nadine. "I'm on                                               Old Testament chapters^ but I won't get all of it
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     i                                                                                            Jtop/o liffr^                                                                                          ry;" says Wanda.                             ;                                                        my second set" {* ;',,-;•'; .- ^':^V : --- .:--,•' •" - , > • ':• •• ];;;V\;,;                   It's too hard keeping it all."
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A few years agoi when Nadine decided to see if                                                        "There really isrft a trick to memorizing                                                                             '•••••'      ' * ' " ' . . • * ' • •' '• i ..•••'""•'                          ' -..
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       as interim -;&re<^^                                                                  gs has retired ?^r 18 ^ans^ pastor                                                                                                                                                         r^SteteCote^                                                                                                                                                                                  he Gilchrists and                  and thought of how impdrtent it was
        Yakiina A^l^ ^ociation^                                                             pf BlackWelUj ^                                                                                                                                                                            the inrier ;city ;6f ;San ^Antonio ;                                                                                                                                                                [
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     heleys 6f Lakie Crees              to name a:guardian for their daughL
        L, JVash; April !&<)ct, 15; or                                                      Blackwell. ffsiduate of Oklahoma;/
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until the association calls aMBimie                                                         Baptisit Uiuyerat^^ahd Soutiivi^stem .                                                                                                                                                     18.The groups reported $1^                                                                                                                                                                    they can to c^re for theii*        ;'-." The;Nunheleys
DOM. Befipre entering fWjWime eyah-                                                         Seminai^Briggs iaiso ^rved^psisr                                                                                                                                                           fessions pf;faithr Several BCM                                                                                                                                                  children; They take thfenl to churcK             will'butit
gelishi in 191)3, :CIark served as E)OM                                                     tor of Roosevelt, Fi^                                                                                                                                                                      stiidents"\vere featured Jn a $pe-                                                                                                                                              and support them in school academ-                old, and they wanted;tb make - \;
in Johhston-Marshall arid EnonAsso^                                                         PbncaGi^ No^e^                                                                                                                                                                             ciaI educatjoih section oh acade-                                                                                                                                               ic and sports activities;                         changes. Their older son; Brad, isCi
c|ationsvjn addition to revival meet-                                                       near Gomariiche; New Hope Church                                                                                                                                                           mic: all stars in cpmmunityy                                                                                                                                                      : However,                                                                    now afresh-;
ings in the Nbtthwest, Clark is                                                             inPottewatom^                                                                                                                                                                              edllegeS'in;the Daily pklahoman                                                                                                                                                 thesecpuples                  Things to remember:                               man^at-QBU
scheduling for meetings after Oct.                                                          Round Grove and Plainview Chiorch-                                                                                                                                                         recently. "This shows our stu-                                                          MORTGACaE^                                                                               have taken a              t Provide for a succ^sibn df ?                       andjsthere
15, and for the year 2000. His e-mail                                                       es in Kay Association f v :                                                                                                                                                                dents are academically strong as                                                        /10th;;anniversary; GuthrierSeward Road surprised him                                    step that:is for-                    ^                                         bescauseof'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       well as serving-God while in col--.;                                                     gage. Haymaker and other church leaders u^                                              eign • • ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >•..*-'.. to mbst                                                         " dollars avail^ <
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       lege," said Suzanne Ullard/col-                                                          for the loan th^                                                                       their age. They            2. Always dis<cuss tiiie sittiatiori with the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       legiate: ministries secretary .for                                                       to right are Merril Cort                                                              .now have               guardians before naming them. ; ' able for schol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Baptist General Convention                                                           Below, Ron Fannin,vBFp Senior Vice President; hands to hjaymaker the check ;            signed wills.               J$!u&e yo                                ; ' arships/:; "i.
   Aaron Hackee has completed his                                                           Henderson, Ky;            ;
interim at Oklahoma City, Cross-;                                                               6THER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Oklahoma. Pictured at far ;                                                           for the excess fyrids from the: church's drive to pay off th^                            /Why dp                                                                           •We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 * to help wanted those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       right is one of tho^e students,                                                          said the funds will be used forthe.church's;next expansion project.;?  :y               yOung couples tiiey^ are getting into.                         ,          , ministries that
roads, and is available for supply. His                                                       Steve Nevener has resigned ias                                                                                                                                                           Franci Ciipp, SeminoleState, in                                                                                                                                                  needawill?
address is 4 South Ave.,Ediriond                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The answer is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  '4 Selectthem on the basis of beliefe,
73013; phone 405/3^870.
                                                                                            minister of music at Tidsa, Winnetka                                                                                                                                                       action in Sari Antonio.                                                                                                                                                                                morality, and lifestyle, not necessarily on take care of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        simpie^-tb            tiieir ability to manajge financ^. You can               our kids;";isaid
                                                                                               Joe Kellogg has resigned as minis-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       assure that           always name someone else to managethe •KathyNun- :
                                                                                            ter of music^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              'their children        finances as trus^ of theawofs trust                      neley/fioth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Brokeri AETO^ Faith: M                    fessions of faith; evangelist, Dalton                                                                                               are taken care
                                                                                            Road to accept the same position at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5, If naming a manied couple, dont use couples
      Joe L Ward is pastor at Hold^                                                         First Church, Burlesbn, Texas;                                                                                                                                                             eight professions of faith; evangelist,      Young, Noble; music, Master'sVoice,                                                                                                 of andthat            Mr. and Mrs., instead use both full names,               remembered 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Clint Sinclair Beggs; music, tirii           Bristow; pastor. Derrick Carney.                                                                                                    they, instead of (From^JRrofect FOOT Estate by Robert A.                       the church,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Remy, Faith; pastor; John Meadows.           .v • ( Maysv^erl^^               seven                                                                                              a, judge; will                                                                 OBU,Boys:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    additions by^baptism, 16 otherprp-                                                                                                                        Esperti and Renfio L Peterson)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "determine the               For more information, and/or to sched- Ranch T b W n ;
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   PEWS, BAPlT^rKY: Nu                                                                      Jones, 405/ 721-3248; '                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      care providers. ule an appointment or church seminar,
Church-in Okmulgee h^-18 9-fopt;                                                            -^PASTTOR: Sma^                                                                                                                                                                            Miller, ~M$amij -Fla;;mijBicrpon Scott,      Clippard, BGCO; music, JUlisHogers,                                                                                                     BotK cou-                                                                   Creelcwitha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nicoma Park; pastes Keith ftfiller.          MaysViE^; pastor; Chuck Shilling.                                                                                                                          log on to the Foundation's web site at                  tithe of their
pews, cushioned seats and backs,                                                            ^eraging 65 in;Sund^ School is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ples attended a www.bfok.oxg.
plus a baptistry with steps inside.                                                         seeking a pastor. Contact Pastor                                                                                                                                                                                                               Okay, First March 5^9; 24 profes-                                                                                            willandtrust                                                                    residual; ;
Make offer. Contact pastor David                                                            Search Comrnittee, Rubpttohv                                                                                                                                                                                                            sions of faith; evangelist, Hark Hes-                                                                                              ; seminar led by                                                                 estates/ :
Hamilton at 918/756^655 01; 267^                                                            Church, HC75,RO/B(^
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wayne; music, Rick MdGee and                 tor, Muskogei^                             Anniversaries &                                                                           David Polk of The Baptist Founda-                     Now having done that, both cpu-
                                                                                            j3c^-73463 :^-:'v.:; :V':                                                                                                                                   ff^-N^-^w                      Charnpioris for Christ, Wayne; pas-          EcholS' Okay; specialmusic; Wendell        :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Padeh, Rist celebrates its new                                                        tion;of,pklahbma. Polk; estate stew-            ples can continue; their daily lives ;
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tpi>Gail Taylor.                             Davis, Southeast String Band,Abe &                                                      p.m: For information, call the church
      v ORGAN: Kingfisher, First will give                                                                            Church is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                building dedication with a homecom-          at 405/9324272; e-mail, iric/7/fetf-; :   wardship counselor in Ardmofe,                      knowing fhat, if necessary, their chil-
   to church or individual tjyQ-maiiualr                                                    seeking a full-time pastor. Parsonage                                                                                                                                                                                                   PamTiger, Joey Taylor and Okay             ing. April 2; Lunch will be Served           bc@brightok.net           ;^      ; ; :      gathered the Infoiroationiand pre-               dren will receive:the ultimate care. J
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       public decisions; evaiigelist, Keith         Men's Quartet; pastor, Ron Forrest.                                                                                                  sented the prepared legal documents
   25 pedal Hammond organ, model Cy                                                         available. Send resume to Pastor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   irhmediateiy after the 10:30 a.n\; wor-          Purcell, Union Hill celebrates its                                                           v^C. Wayne.Chi/ders is vice president of com-;
   vrith38dr^                                                                               Search Committefe, S.O. Box 125,                                                                                                                                                           Wiginton, Altus; inusic^ David Petete,                                                                                               50th anniversary April 2, beginning          for signing at theNunn^leys'home,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Noble; pastOFj Earl Stephenisbri! :                                                     ship.celebration; \yith a;gospel Gon-                                                                                                      municationsand public relations for The Baptist
  speaker colurim^                                                                          Whitesbdrp 74577; pliorie 918/5^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cert by the Merits to follow at 1:30 ;       with coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m.; •'      'this sendee was provided at no cost.            Foundation of Oklahoma^ '-.          . : - ; -v
  and no manual keys:or pedals are;                                                         2378rd£Qrtime, 01; 567-2729, evenings.                                                                                                                                                        Jay, Zeha: March 12-17; two addi-                                                                                                 followed by Sunday School at 9:45,               The Gilchrists did nothave a will
   damaged. Must be picked up. Con-                                                                   YOUTI^                                                                                                                                                                           tions by baptism/ two                                        : Lavvton^ Central             Associate Pastor: Individual must        worship at lia.m. and-dinner on the
   tact the church at 1340 S. 12th St.,                                                     Church is seiekirig;a biypcational                                                                                                                                                         sions of f£iith; ex^gelist,                  ordained Don Beavers, DonaldDav-               possess desire/ability for assisting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Schmidt, Eucha; miisic Jerry Bnxley,         enport £mdiPaLqlHaiTellto                                                               ^ouncfe, foll<we41^
  -Kingfisher 73750,{)hbne405/365- -                                                        youth paisto^iftusic director; Senid "                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jne^churGh-in-Greating-new-mih-          celebration hour. For information,           \April 8: OJdahomaE^tern Half                     call linda Harding at 918/733-4259.
  4283, FAX375-5530.          ^^                                                            resume to Youth Search Comm                                                                                                                                                                Jay; pastor, Jason Duree.                    cdn ministry March 19. Pastpr r"r~                                                                                                 Gospel Singing Convention, at ^'                       ^pwril 14: Heart and Hand Coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wayne Morns delivered the sermon.               istry; modelslanSla i/villingness^to'   contactthexihurchat4b5/527-3865.;c
        ORGAN: Kimball "The Entertain- ;                                                    P.O. Box 125; Whitesbpro 74577.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         have responsibilities directed by          vVWllpw, luring Cr^k celebs             Blunt Church near ISallisaw; b^giris                try/Gospel Jamboree, 7-9 P.ITL at
   er" electric organ. Spinet size; Will                                                              YOl^^                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         developing as v/ell as .existingV       its lOpth annivereaiy May 28 Ayith         at 10 a jn,, with potluck limch;at                  Oklahoma Opry, 404 W, Com- • ;
   sacrifice for $595, or consider offers.                                                  City; Shields Blvd. is seeking afiill-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          morning and afternoon services. : •;       noon and afternoon sessional!                       rnerce> Oklahoma Cify. Featured
   Payment plan available for chiirqhes.                                                    time Minister of Youth and Recre-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          needs:;Send resume to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Assqc. Pastor Search Cqmmittee,          Lunch will be served. To makej lunch       p.m. For information or directions,                 entertainers includel^Allen Family,
   Call 405/685-4913 after:5 p.m. :v       .                                                ation. Send resume to Personnel '
        SUMAIER INTERN: Newallay First ,                                                    Conimittee, P.O. Box 94996;                                                                                                                                                                              ith Mediepefl^                                                                                           i,64Ql
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tact the^church at Rt 1, Box 142, Wil-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jack Bettis, Jesse Kern, James
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           O'Cormpr, Jerry Gonhell, Teny ; -
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  the pornographeiS. As the "Psychi- ;                                                                           likeness pf Christ. We may have .                                                                    n - i xu i * - • . ' - - y "••
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