Big Day at Choctaw

August 22, 2023

CHOCTAW, OKLA. – Treva Ragland has attended the Choctaw Seventh-day Adventist Church for several years. She has always been so involved that many people didn’t realize she wasn’t a member. Ragland is related to former Oklahoma pastor, O. J. Jackson, and has had connections with the Adventist church for quite some time. She is a breath of fresh air, a delight to all who know her and a true disciple of Jesus!

Ragland volunteers at the Choctaw Senior Center. A while back, Teresa, another volunteer, was discussing the possibility of visiting area churches with others at the senior center. Ragland suggested that they visit the Choctaw Seventh-day Adventist Church and Teresa soon began attending regularly; quietly, but faithfully.

Recently our pastor, Anthony Adams, made a call at the end of a sermon and both Ragland and Teresa responded. Teresa was a bit worried about “crashing” Ragland’s big day, but Ragland was thrilled that the two of them could become members of our church family on the same day.

On Sabbath, May 20, many of Ragland and Teresa’s family members and friends gathered to watch these two sisters in Christ be baptized and join our church. It was a wonderful day! Ragland gave a beautiful and enthusiastic testimony before her baptism.

We are thrilled to have these two new members who add so much to our church family. Welcome, Treva and Teresa!

By Robin Sagel