Big God, Little Town
OKMULGEE, OKLA. – People in Okmulgee will tell you there’s not much to see and even less to do. Some of the residents still go from point A to point B on horseback! It was in this cool, calm and collected little town that our big, almighty God caused a rumble in the fields and a stir of excitement and intrigue amongst the town. The evidence of the Holy Spirit moving upon the hearts and minds of the people was evident. It was the manifestation of God answering prayers!
The Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church had set their alarms and prayed daily at the same time for salvation of souls and the growth of their church. The church just built a beautiful brand new building and the members desired to see it filled with precious souls. On one hand they realized how easy it can be to become complacent; on the other hand, they saw that growing a church would be hard work. Yet, by faith, the Maranatha church took hold of the mission of God. After months of prayer, fasting and planning it was time for action.
The church organized its first evangelistic meeting of this magnitude in several years. The meeting was a battle hard fought. Through sicknesses, winter storms, car accidents and frustrations among the team, the King of Glory prevailed victoriously! “Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle,” Psalm 24:8. The Lord blessed with the largest baptism this church has had on record: 31 baptisms in total! Let this be an encouragement to all our small town churches, a testimony to what a big God will do in a little town!
By Timothy Lee