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DALLAS – Texas Baptists endorsed Hollas and Nelda Hoffman as the first Oil Patch Chaplains on Monday, February 24, during a meeting of the Executive Board. The Hoffmans, of Gonzales, will serve on the oil fields of South Texas as chaplains. Full Story »

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Prayer is like 911 to heaven.  In my daily walk with the Lord, I’m finding just how vital prayer is. As a wife of an oilfield worker, I’ve come to realize how effective prayer and fasting are.  Without God’s help there is no way to live an effective, fulfilled life. Full Story »

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If you are interested in oilfield ministry, join the Oilfield Christian Fellowship (OCF) on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 for a prayer breakfast. It will take place in San Antonio, Texas at La Villita Maverick Plaza at 7:00 am. Individual tickets cost $50 and the proceeds benefit the OCF Bible and other ministries. Full Story »

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We had a great week, in spite of a setback – the church we invited to work with us had to cancel. Our youth and adults rallied together to get the work done. God answered our prayer by having the youth from FBC Charlotte come to work with us in the park for one day. That was a huge boost. Full Story »

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The quiet peaceful town of Cuero, like many small towns in South Texas, has been interrupted by the buzz of busy streets. Long lines of loud trucks regularly crowd the streets. The change in the streets reflects one of challenges coming to the communities affected by the shale oil boom. There are many other challenges that are connected with the sudden influx of new people swelling the populations of these towns. RV parks and Man Camps abound, housing the many workers and placing heavy demands on community infrastructures. Yet, another challenge presents itself to those of us who are interested in sharing Christ with people: How do we share Christ with the oil field workers?

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In Mark 16:15, the Lord said, “Go into all the world and preach the good news of all creation.” With the huge oil and gas reserves found in the Eagle Ford Shale area of South Texas, it appears the world is coming to our doorstep. Full Story »

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In John 7:37-38, Jesus quoted the prophet Isaiah when he stood and shouted, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” This invitation still stands today, but I wonder if we are willing to be as bold as Jesus was when He proclaimed this to a crowd of not only traditional worshipers but also to a crowd of tradition-bound worshipers. Full Story »