Missionary Team Still in Philippines

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The missionary team from the First Baptist Church in Oakridge is still in the Philippines. Pastor Bob Yoder says he spoke with the team leader on Sunday morning and they are doing great. They’ve been helping with clean up and transporting supplies to people in the city of Ormoc this week. “The … Continue reading »

Effects of Typhoon Reaches Oakridge

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The congregation at the First Baptist Church in Oakridge is going through waves of emotions because of personal ties to the Philippines. It sent out a missionary team last Wednesday, arriving just before the storm. Pastor Bob Yoder says the church was originally headed there to partner with other churches but quickly … Continue reading »

Springfield Gets its First Conestoga Hut

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield saw the construction of its first Conestoga hut on Friday morning. The shelter was built at the First Baptist Church on G Street in a process that took just over two hours. Organizers hope to get 30 of the structures up and running before the cold weather returns; the first three … Continue reading »