Each year the Women’s Missions and Ministries Office spearheads the development of the Oklahoma State Missions Offering promotional materials. I’m always proud to “show off” the ways Oklahoma Baptists reach people in our state (and even beyond our state) because of the generous gifts of Oklahoma Baptists.
This year the stories we have highlighted are probably some of the best examples of how State Mission Offering dollars are put to use. There are three highlighted ministries–all very unique and all very important to the work of reaching people with the Gospel.
First, we featured the work of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers who are reaching out to earthquake victims in Haiti. Disaster Relief teams have offered medical assistance, building projects and digging water wells to provide clean and safe water.
Second, Oklahoma Baptists are being encouraged to use a new evangelism strategy called MY316, which helps people learn how to use their personal testimony coupled with the most familiar verse in the Bible–John 3:16.
The third video features a story of church planting in the state. Church planting is still one of the greatest needs in Oklahoma, and the story shows how one church has grown from 13 to more than 500 by reaching out to the bikers in Southern Oklahoma. I have to admit, attending this church during the filming of this video was a day I will never forget. Seeing the authenticity of this church caused me to think of how Christ loved those who desperately needed a Savior.
If you belong to an Oklahoma Baptist church, I highly encourage you to watch the videos and order free materials for your church. September is the month to highlight State Missions to your congregation. Click here to place your order and let’s speak the good news of Christ louder than before.