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Oilfield Workers Sharing Christ Around the World

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have the Bibles in English, Spanish, and Chinese. We are working on Portuguese and Russian and are waiting for the right time to publish these versions of the Oil Patch Bible. Want to help us do this? Contact Mike Chaffin.

There are several ways to help.

First, we need your prayers for the leadership of this ministry. We need you to pray to open doors. We need you to pray for hands and feet to distribute the Bibles, books, and tracts.

Second, we need you to volunteer to help distribute Bibles to those you work with here in the United States or those you visit overseas.

Third, we need you to donate so we can make these Bibles and Books economically available to those who distribute large volumes of Bibles who cannot pay for all they need.

Fourth, we need people who want to join the Bible Supply committee by being a point man or woman for the Bible ministry in the various chapters we have around the U.S. and Canada.

If there is no chapter near you but there is an oilfield you want to reach, we need your help. You can be an Oil Patch Bible distribution committee leader for your community. Contact Mike Chaffin to let him know how you want to be involved.

In the fall of 2003, John Bird was moved by God to print a custom-made Bible designed for the Oilfields of the World. In January of 2005, the Oil Patch Bible, Fuel for the Soul became a reality. It is a custom-made testimony NIV Bible that has been successful in reaching people for Christ. Today we have the Oil Patch Bible in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese, and have distributed over 175,000 copies of this Bible all over the world.

Contact Mike Chaffin to find out more about the ministry or to order Bibles and the devotional book. You can also place your order here on our secure website. You can also contact John Bird.

The simple answer is yes, John Bird and Mike Chaffin frequently speak to churches and organizations about the OCF and about Christ. There are other men and women in our member chapters who can also speak to local congregations if travel or timing is a problem.

The OCF Bible Ministry has been around since the end of 2000. For the first 4 years, the Ministry focused on sending Bibles in any language with men or women who were traveling overseas for their jobs or on a mission trip. The ministry was quite successful in distributing International language Bibles and tracts all over the world. In fact, by August 2014, we have distributed Bibles in 30 different languages to 60 different countries that we know about. This ministry is still going strong. Want to be a part of it or know more? Click here

Ask questions. Find answers.

The OCF Bible App contains testimonies in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese in audio and print that are part of the Oil Patch Bible. The App also contains links to OCF social media and website. The App also houses an audio Bible that has over 1200 languages available to read or listen.

Announcements

PERMIAN BASIN OCF MAY LUNCHEON CANCELLED

OCF Friends, After prayerful consideration and following the recommendation of state and local officials as it pertains to Covid-19 virus, we will be canceling the May meeting for Oilfield Christian Fellowship.  We are hopeful we will get to meet the…

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FT. WORTH CHAPTER CHANGES THEIR MEETING DATES

The Ft. Worth Chapter will start meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  The Next meeting at the Ft. Worth Petroleum club will be held on June 16, 2020.  Hope to see you all there.  The Guest speaker will…

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Articles | Bible Resources

NEW BEGINNINGS

By Mike  Chaffin "I wish I could start over,” she said. Many people wish this every day. Maybe it's regrets about their job, a relationship that has been damaged, or life in general hasn't gone as they planned. Something has…

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THE INVISIBLE ENEMY – IT’S NOT COVID-19

by Robert Harmon                  March 28, 2020 At present, much of the world sits at home sheltering in place, trying to avoid catching “the invisible enemy,” the coronavirus known as Covid-19.  Not only has this virus sickened and killed thousands,…

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UNEMPLOYED?

Unemployed? God has a plan for you – Do not be discouraged - By John Bird The theme for the Prayer Breakfast for 2016 was "For I know the plans I have for you.” taken from the passages found in…

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HEAVY?

by Mike Chaffin After a long day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with my five year old grandson, the concert was over and it was time to go home. He had a blast during the day; riding rides,…

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Traveling On!

Traveling On! By Jeff Dyk I am tired and so weary But I must travel on Til I reach the gates of heaven And kneel humbly before the Son There will be peace in that valley No shadows to render…

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Ministry News

The OCF Bible Ministry Still Going Strong After 15 years

Orders for the Oil Patch Bible continue to flow out to sites around the county and around the world.  Particularly Bibles going into Mexico and Venezuela currently.  The Oil Patch Bibles are available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese.  So,…

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Featured Event
Jun
3
Wed
OCF Houston Luncheon @ Houston First Baptist Church
Jun 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The OCF of Houston luncheon is held at Houston’s First Baptist Church on the first Wednesday of each month, except July and December.
Use the Contact US button on the home page for more information.
RSVP ticket price is $16.00.  Walk-in pricing is $25.00  Event is free if you are not eating.
TO RSVP click HERE
See the chapter page for up to date information here  Houston Chapter

THE JUNE MEETING IS A JOINT HOUSTON/THE WOODLANDS ZOOM LUNCHEON.

FEATURED SPEAKER:  MIKE NAVOLIO

YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND.  REGISTER HERE

OCF South Tulsa Luncheon @ Marley's Pizzeria
Jun 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meeting Information:
When: 1st Wednesday of the month from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm.
Where: Marley’s Pizzeria, 6104 E. 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74136 (918) 551-7744
Cost: $7.25 for pizza buffet and side salad.  Menu available for alternate selection.
Contact: Jim Williams, Email: jimb.williams@hotmail.com or mobile: 918-409-6711

 

OCf TheWoodlands luncheon @ The Church Project
Jun 3 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Make your plans to attend The Woodlands OCF luncheon on the third Thursday of every month except July and December.  The meetings take place at the Church Project  at 295 Sawdust Road
See The Woodlands Chapter page for up to date information.

JUNE LUNCHEON TO BE HELD VIA ZOOM JOINTLY WITH THE HOUSTON CHAPTER ON JUNE 3.

MIKE NAVOLIO IS THE GUEST SPEAKER.

YOU MUST REGISTER TO JOIN.  REGISTER HERE

Jun
4
Thu
OCF Oklahoma City luncheon @ Dolese Youth Park Pavilion
Jun 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OCF-OKC Lunch Meetings:
When: First Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
 
Cost: N.C. (Donations welcomed for Bibles & TttR; cash, check or credit card accepted)
RSVP via Eventbrite (www.ocf-okc.eventbrite.com) prior to 6 AM on the Wednesday before Thursday lunch.
For more information contact:
Max Holloway (maxholloway@cox.net), OCF-OKC Chapter Leader.
Randy Patterson, 405-517-0820 (cell/text),randyl.patterson@gmail.com, randypatterson@cox.net; OCF-OKC Director of Communications

JUNE 4 MEETING IS BEING HELD OUTDOORS AT DOLESE YOUR PARK

Who: You (OCF-OKC and friends) / Barry Williams, CEF, guest speaker

What: OCF-OKC First Thursday Fellowship (in the park)

When: Thursday, June 4, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM; pavilion is rented from 11 AM to 2 PM, so relax and enjoy the time if you don’t have other commitments.

Where: Dolese Youth Park Pavilion, 5101 NW 50th St, OKC (Warr Acres) 73122

How: Please RSVP to randyl.patterson@gmail.com so we can get (1) a head count and (2) a meal count for your group.

Why: Why not?  Do you have something better to do than to gather with friends and former colleagues, in an outdoor setting of fresh air and fellowship?

Jun
10
Wed
OCF Tyler Luncheon @ Holly Tree Country Club, Tyler TX
Jun 10 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meetings:

When: 11:30 to 1 PM / 2nd Wednesday of each month

Where: Hollytree CC
6700 Hollytree Dr, Tyler, TX 75703

COST:  Lunch: $20.00 per person

(Cash or Check, no credit cards)


For more information contact:
 Terry Bates at 903-343-3111 or terry.bates@grenergyservices.com

June 10th meeting to be held online.  Details to be announced soon.

Come join us for Fellowship and Worship!!

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