“The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit Promised and being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:1-8 New King James Version
Just as in the Bible verses above we are given a command to trust the Lord and walk according to His promises. Which brings to mind the OJPM Volunteer Appreciation Banquet that is just around the corner.
Our banquet is set to be held at First Baptist Church Moore on September 17, 2021 doors opening at 5:30 pm. We would love to see everyone of our volunteers there. Please bring family and friends with you. This is a night of celebration of the work that the Lord has allowed us to do in 19 counties across the state.
If you do plan to attend, we would like to ask for RSVP so that we can ensure there will be plenty of food. You can do this by either calling Diana at phone, email or text text. It would be great to hear from you before September 10, 2021.
This is our 30th year celebration and we would like to concentrate on the good that God has provided for us throughout these years. As we cling to the promise that we have so many more years to go.
Even with the many shutdowns we have had over the last year and even some at the present time, we are looking forward to praising God for the work He is doing. Remembering that God can take this bad situation and use if for His good to save many people alive. (Genesis 50:20 paraphrased by me)
Masks are not required but are welcome. So come as you feel comfortable.
With some of the changes, this year we will be having two testimonies, Shaunte Gordon and Brian Tidwell, and a key note speaker, Craig Freeman, The City of Oklahoma City—City Manager.