District sets prayer training
Prayer is the focus for an Ardmore District seminar on Aug. 16-17.
On Aug. 16 at Sulphur UMC, “Encounter: A Blueprint for the House of Prayer” will be presented by Terry Teykl of Houston. He travels as a prayer evangelist and has authored several books.
An elder in the Texas Conference, Rev. Dr. Teykl graduated from Perkins School of Theology and earned his doctorate at Oral Roberts University.
The Saturday training, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include lunch.
On Sunday morning, Teykl will preach at Ardmore-First UMC. He will repeat the seminar that afternoon, 3-6 p.m.
Donate hygiene items to TEEM
In Oklahoma City, TEEM (The Education and Employment Ministry) is collecting donations for its summer hygiene drive through Aug. 30. The purpose is to provide everyday necessities to recently released inmates.
To request a donation box or a list of drop sites, contact Lance Evans, 405-235-5671, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Border school provides interns
Two students from Lydia Patterson Institute are serving as bilingual and bicultural leaders on summer internships in Oklahoma.
Elias Dominguez is working with pastors Keith Cressman and Becky Roman at OKC-St. Mark’s UMC.
Bequer Gomez is assisting in The Gallery at OKC-St. John’s. That outreach to elementary-age children includes a summer component as well as an after-school program.
In El Paso, Texas, Lydia Patterson Institute is a UM mission agency on the border for the South Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.
Seminary student awarded
Lory Fahle of Lawton is one of four people recently named by the national GuideOne Foundation to receive $2,500 scholarships. A student at Phillips Theological Seminary, Rev. Fahle is the new pastor at Aldersgate Redemption UMC, Lawton.