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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.

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Articles | Bible Resources

THE LAST WORD – DEUTERONOMY

By Mike Chaffin 10 But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 in all the signs and wonders which the Lord sent him to do in the land of…

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THE LAST WORD – NUMBERS

By Mike Chaffin  These are the commandments and the judgments which the Lord commanded the children of Israel by the hand of Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho. Numbers 36:13 God has led his…

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THE LAST WORD – LEVITICUS

By Mike Chaffin These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses for the children of Israel on Mount Sinai. Leviticus 27:34 It seems God not only got the last word in Leviticus; he got all the words.  God delivered…

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THE LAST WORD SERIES

Everyone seems to want to get in the last word.  But, ultimately who gets the last word in each of our lives.  I know it is God.  God gets the last word and we can see that in His Word,…

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NO UPGRADE NEEDED

No Upgrade Needed By Jennifer McClure | August 27, 2009 People's response to technology amazes me sometimes — especially in regards to cellular devices. Waiting in line overnight to be the first to own a new iPhone. Trading in and…

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JOY AND SORROW

Taken from Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Chas E. Cowman Copyright © 1950 by Cowman Publications Inc. Use by permission of Zondervan. www.zondervan.com "As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;” 2 Corinthians 6:10 KJV Sorrow was beautiful, but her beauty was…

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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
Sep
24
Thu
Big Lake/San Angelo OCF Luncheon @ The Conference Room of the Cobblestone Inn and Suites
Sep 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sep
30
Wed
OCF Tulsa Luncheon @ Oneok office
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meeting the last Wednesday of each month.

Time – 11:30am-12:45pm

Where:  Oneok Cafe Downtown Tulsa

See the Tulsa Chapter page for more information.

 

The August meeting was not held due to Covid.  Hope to see you in September.

Oct
1
Thu
OCF Oklahoma City luncheon @ DOLESE YOUTH PARK PAVILLON
Oct 1 @ 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

Our next OCF-OKC lunch will be in one week on Thursday, September 3rd at the Dolese Youth Park Pavilion

5101 NW 50th St, OKC (War Acres) 73122, 

  OCF-OKC will be providing a free lunch; all we ask is that you RSVP.  The food truck will be ready to serve for 11:00 AM (and after) arrivals.

Please be sure to share this news with others and use the Eventbrite RSVP (www.ocf-okc.eventbrite.com).

How: Please RSVP to randyl.patterson@gmail.com or EVENTBRITE 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?

Oct
7
Wed
OCF Houston Luncheon @ Houston First Baptist Church
Oct 7 @ 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.
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 to attend the October meeting click HERE
TO ATTEND THE EVENT VIA ZOOM LIVE STREAM registration will be updated soon.
See the chapter page for up to date information here  Houston Chapter

 

OCF South Tulsa Luncheon @ Marley's Pizzeria
Oct 7 @ 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

 

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