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Are you working in an oilfield ministry? Then we would love to hear from you. Please share with us in 500 words or less about your ministry and how you are seeing God work through this. We also encourage you to attach a photo representing the ministry you write about. Submit your story to Fred Ater at fred.ater@texasbaptists.org.

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People Like Us
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. Read more »

Ministering to the World that’s come to Texas
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. Read more »

Reaching the Hearts of the Oilfield
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. Read more »

Being the Body of Christ in the Oilfield
Being the Body-of-Christ with a new group of friends in the Oilfield can happen. It just two or three Christ-followers (and their not-in-church family & friends) to become a life changing “where-they-live” Body-of-Christ! They become His Heart, His Hands, His Voice and His Compassion among this group. Read more »

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