CHINESE OIL PATCH BIBLES ARE HERE
The Chinese version of the Oil Patch Bible Is here. Please contact Mike Chaffin about ordering your Chinese Bibles to deliver into the oil fields of China as soon as possible. Use the Bible order form or just Contact Us to order your Bibles.
15th Annual OCF Houston Prayer Breakfast
The OCF Houston leadership team would like to thank everyone who helped make the 15th Annual Oilfield Prayer Breakfast held the morning of May 7th, 2013 during The Offshore Technical Conference (OTC) the great success it was.
Surprise guest George Bush, (aka John Morgan; a George Bush impersonator) started the program off to the great delight of the crowd. Mark Lowry got the room rolling with his witty comedy and his maginficent song, "Mary Did you Know." Mark Albers, VP or ExxonMobil, gave a moving testimony of how God works through our disappointments.
DVD's of the event will be available soon. If you would like to order yours please use the CONTACT US button on the home page of the website.
THE IADC OILFIELD CHARITY SHOOT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS
THANKS to all who made the IADC Charity Shoot a great success. Both rounds were sold out and a lot of money was raised for the Bible Ministry. We are thankful to the IADC Houston Chapter for their honoring us with this great work. God's blessing to all involved.
OIL PATCH BIBLES are back in stock.
The English Oil Patch Bibles are back in stock. So, if you had been waiting on placing your order then wait no longer. However, we are currently out of Case lot orders of the Spanish Oil Patch Bible. We will fill Spanish Bible orders for 1-6 Spanish Bibles until our new printing arrives. We will back order any case orders of Spanish. We anticipate those being available in July.
OCF's devotional book, Making the Trip With God on Route 316; Directions to the City of Eternal Life 2nd Edition is Now AVAILABLE . Get your orders in now.
Back Jacket; if you only remember hearing a single verse in the Bible, it is Probably John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." However, it amazes me how many terrific 3:16 verses there are in the other books of the New Testament. in fact, these verses tell the whole gospel story and are enough to show us the way to Heaven.Like the little lights that mark the path down the aisle of an airplane, or those that shine on the darkened stairs in a movie theater, this daily devotional book uses these verses to show you how to start your walk with God, and enables you to stay on the road that leads to Heaven. This 40 day journey, complete model prayers and a daily Bible study, will answer the great questions of life; Where will I spend eternity?" and "How do I get there?"
Order yours today. Suggested donation for a copy is $3.00 or two for $5.00. Larger orders will receive a substantial discount.
Next OCF Houston Meeting to be held June 5, 2013
There is no luncheon scheduled for May. The Oilfield Prayer Breakfast in conjunction with the OTC on May 7, 2013 takes the plac e of the May luncheon. The next luncheon will be June 5th.
The meeting at Houston's First Baptist Church (7401 Katy Freeway) starts at 11:30 am.
WE MADE THE NEWS
Check out this news video from a Corpus Christi television station talking about the Oil Patch Bible and how it is affecting lives in the Eagle Ford play.
One point of clarification; the newscaster identifies the Oil Patch Bible as an oil patch friendly edition and compares John 3:16 in the Oil Patch Bible to the KJV verse. She doesn't identify the Oil Patch Bible as an NLT translation. This is an easier to read translation published by Tyndale House that has been available for many years. The Oilfield Christian Fellowship didn't develop a new Bible translation.
KTEK NBC affiliate in Tyler Texas reported on the OCF Bible Ministry on April 1, 2013. Check out the video here
BIBLE STUDY and MENTORING OFFERED BY OCF
Want to become part of a vital ministry of the OCF? The OCF is encouraging men and women in the oil patch to start a Bible study in your office, drill ship or platform. If you need help with materials or ideas on how to get started use the contact us button from the upper right hand corner of the home page and send an email to Mike Chaffin.
Also, we have volunteers who have offered to mentor anyone wishing to take a closer walk with Christ, need some one to help them grow their faith or just need a friend to help walk in God's grace while living in this fallen world. Contact Mike Chaffin using the Contact Us button on the home page to find out more or ask to be connected to a mentor.
Have You Heard about the Rig Wives Foundation?
The Rig Wives Foundation is in the progress of becoming a
Non-Profit organization of women who have joined together to create a fund
designed to help Families in the Oil & Gas Industry. The organization has
only been alive since October of 2011.
All money received through
purchases and donations are used strictly to help oilfield families make ends
meet. We offer a site at www.rigwives.org
for this organization.
We here at the Rig Wives Foundation offer our families
emotional, financial and parental support to unite them as a solid family
despite the miles between them. We have
created a forum on our site where wives can go to become part of a sisterhood
made up of understanding, encouragement, & laughter. This forum is a members only venue of ladies who understand what each other is
going through; offering them a sense of peace in knowing they are not going
through it alone. We welcome our wives
into a unique sorority of women who have to be as strong as the men they love
in order to hold down the fort while their men are away at work. In the 'Pushers
Shack' tab on our site we sell oilfield merchandise for a small profit to put
into our donation bucket. Our greatest
to date is our Rig Wives Cookbook.
All of our women have submitted recipes that we have
compiled into a great treasure of meals from all over the world.
Oil and Gas has been a booming business since the turn of
the century. If you have been doing this
awhile you have been through several company changes, a lay off or two and or
an election year where indecision is the meal of the day. Well your sisters at the Rig Wives Foundation
understand that also. That is why we
concentrate on financial assistance for those going through trying times. We have specifically assisted 4 families as
of today. One of our oilfield workers
had the approved time off during his hitch for the birth of his first
baby. But this roughneck was working 3 states away and would not have had the funds to make it
home, we assisted him. Another roughneck
had been unemployed but was needing to get 2 states away to go to work, we
assisted him. We are currently
collecting funds to assist a family whose oilfield worker has sustained horrific injuries in a car accident coming home from his
hitch. These families represent just a few that have benefited from
RigWives.org posts the most current links to companies
that are hiring at the moment and we post links to support our wives that sell
There is also a History page, Testimonial page, and a Support
page. We offer a page dedicated to 'Ask
A Roughneck' where wives can ask our anonymous husband what they should do in
special situations that they might want to address with their husbands or just
for their own peace of mind.
RigWives.org contains also Videos, Pictures, Poems,
Videos and much more.
Vice President AlyNewkirk@rigwives.org
Please feel free to contact RIg Wives with any questions you may
have about their foundation.
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