Hello from Oklahoma City

post date: May 2, 2009


Tonight I’m in Oklahoma City preparing for a one-day Bible conference tomorrow at Metropolitan Baptist Church. Several years ago I shared the platform at Word of Life with Randy Faulkner, pastor of the church. We struck up a friendship and have stayed in touch ever since. I’m very glad it worked out for me to be here this weekend. 

Travel sometimes can be an exciting experience. When we got to the Tupelo airport at 6 AM, they said the 7:05 AM flight to Memphis would be an hour late, making it impossible to catch the flight to Oklahoma City. Marlene drove me to Memphis so I could catch the flight. Just before we boarded, they told me I didn’t have a seat because the computer thought I had decided not to go at all since I didn’t fly from Tupelo. Because of the mix-up my bags were wet from sitting on the tarmac in the rain, but I made it safe and sound to Oklahoma City. 

Randy gave me a quick tour of the downtown area. My biggest impression would be that they have given a lot of thought to development. Oklahoma City even has an NBA team (the Thunder). We also saw the very moving memorial to the victims of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. Two members of Metropolitan Baptist Church died in the blast. 

Later we ate lunch at Bricktown, a thriving area built in the old warehouse district near the minor league ballpark.  

Tomorrow morning I speak in both services and to a combined adult Sunday School gathering. We close out the conference tomorrow night. I’m praying that the Lord will anoint the messages with the power of the Holy Spirit.

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