Smoke Signals – April 2013

News

Upcoming IBM Camp

Indian Baptist Missions Camp, Canadian, OklahomaBro. Josh Harjo and the I.B.M. Directors invite you to attend Indian Baptist Missions Camp Meeting 2013. This annual camp meeting is hosted at the IBM Campground in Canadian, OK.

The dates are June 10th – 14th, Monday – Friday.

This camp is free of admission for any and all. IBM operates solely on the basis of love offerings and mission giving as the Lord provides. However, for groups of 12 or more, a $250 donation to help with the cost of food and electricity is recommended and greatly appreciated. There is a $3 registration fee to all campers for insurance purposes. Remember this camp is always the second full week in June, so mark your calendars now and make plans to attend. For further inquiry contact: Bro. Josh Harjo (918) 339-2252.

Current Projects

Fellowship Hall Needed at Grace Indian Baptist Church

Choctaw Pastor Trevor Patterson and Pastor Rick Robertson, Grace Indian Baptist Church, Talahina, OKAfter a long battle with cancer the late Rev. Rick Robertson, pastor of Grace Indian Baptist, went home to be with the Lord Jan. 13, 2013. Grace Indian Baptist is in great need of a fellowship hall and Bro. Rick had a vision to build it before he died. However, with his sudden home-going there was no time to raise any funds to meet this need. Bro. Rick’s assistant, Bro. Trevor Patterson, has stepped in as interim pastor for the church.

Trevor was ordained April 20, 2013. The Lord saved Brother Trevor Patterson at a youth camp in 2009 and the following spring he answered the call to preach. Bro. Trevor shares the vision of his former pastor and is leading the church to build the fellowship hall.

A building ministry out of a church in Louisiana has offered to provide free professional labor and complete the building in one week. Before they can come, there must be sufficient funds to cover all the building materials. A total of $50,000 is needed to cover all the expense. Thanks to the Lord, $10,000 has been donated as well as labor to run the plumbing and pour the foundation in May. Other churches have given $2,000 which leaves the need at $38,000.

Please prayerfully consider this great need and what you can do. Any inquiries may be made to Missionary Raymond Johnson (580) 244-7549 or Pastor Trevor Patterson (918) 942-8800.

Native American Gospel Tracts

Some of the articles you see in The Baptist Arrow will be printed as gospel tracts. We will be distributing these tracts ourselves and supplying them to missionaries on reservations across North America. If you’d like to donate, call 918-649-5104.