DISASTER RELIEF
Leader: Jay L. Austin

Enon Baptist Association deploys a Disaster Relief crew and trailer. This ministry began in 2008 as part of the Oklahoma Southern Baptists Disaster Relief (DR) Ministry,

The BGCO trains and equips volunteers in a variety of Disaster Relief ministry areas including: 

  • Chaplaincy
  • Hot meal service
  • Water purification
  • Mobile showers and laundry
  • Chain saw debris removal
  • Mud-out
  • Ash-out
  • Child care
  • Medical assistance

Most of the food distributed by the Red Cross during a disaster is cooked by Southern Baptist Disaster relief workers.  The average age of a DR is said to be in the 70s. 


Hurricane Harvey Deployment:

Oct 2017 ENON Baptist Association sent a 7-person team to Victoria TX with the Association Chainsaw Trailer.  This was about 5 weeks after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas.  The number of meals that DR workers served to date was 13.4 million in just 5 weeks!  During our time there we were able to minister to people affected by Harvey, spread the gospel, and assist in debris cleanup. Debris cleanup included removing trees so that residents could gain safe access to their property.  Chainsaw Team members were from ENON Association Churches including Milo Baptist Church, and Zaneis Baptist Church. 

We were housed at a local church in Victoria where we slept on air mattresses and cots.  We worked long hours, had wonderful fellowship, and best of all - everybody came home with all their fingers and toes. 

There is opportunity for anyone to serve in DR ministry through BGCO. Oklahoma has a long history of assisting others when the need arises.  Serving in DR is a blessing to those who chose to enter into this ministry, speaking from experience I can say that you take away much more than you bring when you deploy to assist.  This opportunity to share the love of Christ has the potential for a huge impact in the lives of those affected by natural disasters, as well as those who come to serve. 

      And the King will answer them, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” Matt 25:40

 

Deployment Day Oct 1, 2017

Team Meeting on Deployment Day

DR Workers installing roof covering

Chainsaw Team setting up outside the home of a Victoria TX Police Officer

Debris removal with Skid Loader.  Driver is Bill Jones from Milo.

Chainsaw team doing what they do best.

Boomer Hatfield using the pole saw.

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Upcoming Events
FEB

15

FRI
State VBS Clinic
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
On February 15, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Southern Hills Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, will host the second training clinic.

These clinics are open to all associational VBS teams and to churches where no associational training is provided. Online registration is required to participate in these training clinics. For more information contact Pat Jones, pjones@bgco.org or 405-942-3800, x4648.

https://www.bgco.org/event/vbs-2019-state-clinics/
FEB

16

SAT
Southern Oklahoma Men's Chorus
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Christian men from across Southern Oklahoma are invited to join a Men's Chorus to be directed by Walter Grady. Walter served as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Ardmore before retiring in July, 2017. He is a past president of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma and was given the Profile in Excellence Award from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2017.
The group will rehearse for the first time on Saturday, Feb 16, at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 120 Veterans Blvd. Registration will begin at 9 AM. Rehearsal will begin at 9:30 AM in the choir room and finish around 11 AM.
For more information or to register contact Walter Grady at (580) 465-4269 or email to walter@waltergrady.com.
Plans for the choir include singing for evangelistic meetings and concerts at local churches as well as community events. The choir will sing Southern Gospel and well known hymns and contemporary songs.
FEB

21

THU
EWM One Cup
10:00 AM
Mission Coffee 10:00 am at Healdton Bethel Baptist Church
Enon RA Racers @ Mary Niblack
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
FEB

25

MON
Priority of Preaching Conference @ FBC Edmond
February 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm $50.00

https://www.bgco.org/event/priority-of-preaching-conference-3/
FEB

26

TUE
Priority of Preaching Conference @ FBC Edmond
February 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm $50.00

https://www.bgco.org/event/priority-of-preaching-conference-3/
MAR

02

SAT
Enon VBS Clinic @ First/Ardmore
9:00 AM
Vacation Bible School
Mission Ignition
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Mission Ignition is a hands-on missions experience for kids in 1st through 6th grade, where they will learn about different ways they can be involved in missions. They will also be challenged to do missions when they return home. Mission Ignition registration (to attend the March 2, 2019 events) opens on January 2, 2019 and closes on February 24, 2019.

This event takes place in three locations simultaneously:
OKC, Southern Hills;
Tulsa, First;
Lawton, First East.

The event is from 9-3 and registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
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