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THE 19TH ANNUAL OCF HOUSTON PRAYER BREAKFAST

This year the breakfast, featuring Archie Dunham, was a rousing success. The leadership at the OCF would like to thank all those who attended and a special thanks goes out to our Sponsors.

TO LISTEN TO HIS TALK PRESS PLAY ON THE PLAYER BUTTON HERE;


The Modern Group for being an Underwriting Sponsor
NGT Global for their Patronage

Silver Sponsors

David Gautreaux
Water Fleet LLC
Encore Wellhead Systems LLC
ScanDrill, Inc
EDG
Well Drilling Corp


Table Sponsors

IPT Global
HPLI, Inc
Workstrings Intl.
Houston Chapter API
Stephens Insurance Group
Globe Energy Services
DrillChem
Franks Casing Crews
Oil States
Energy Fishing and Rental
Stress Engineering
White Horse Technology
Caprock Oil Tools
Stellar Holdings
HDI
Blake International Rigs
Gate Guard Services
Covenant Testing Tech.


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Armadillo Jim uses the 'little armored' animals to teach spiritual message at Monte Cassino

The article below appeared in the Tulsa World Newspaper a few days ago. Armadillo Jim is our own Tulsa OCF Director, Jim Schmidt. Jim is available to talk to groups, schools, and churches using his unique style of using armadillos in his presentation. Contact Jim through his Tulsa chapter page or EMAIL him here.

 

By Bill Sherman Tulsa World | Posted

The roar of 400 screaming children shook the auditorium at Monte Cassino Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon, as they jumped to their feet and cheered two armadillos racing toward a finish line where Catholic Bishop David Konderla waited with a checkered flag.

The Armadillo Derby was the conclusion of an hour long show by "Armadillo Jim” Schmidt and his Put On Your Armor team.

Earlier in the fast-paced, high-energy program, Schmidt talked about armadillos, weaving in messages about God’s love, treating others right and avoiding the pitfalls of life, including cruel texting and bullying.

"Armadillos are a great teaching tool. They’ve been with me for almost 40 years,” Schmidt said after the program.

"Animals are a wonderful attraction for kids. Once you have their attention, they will listen to a message.”

He said armadillo is a Spanish word for "little armored one.”

"We encourage students to find their armor in life and hang onto it, because they’re going to need it. There are a lot of fiery darts and negative messages coming their way.

"We have a lot of fun, and we have some serious moments.

TO READ MORE OF THE STORY CLICK HERE.



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Thanks to the IADC Houston Chapter for another great Sporting Clay shoot to raise money for the OCF and the Oil Patch Chaplains. Thanks to all the companies and individuals who participated.

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NEXT HOUSTON OCF LUNCHEON IS JUNE 7, 2017


Due to a new configuration in the dining room RSVPs are required and prepayment made.

RSVP HERE to pay and let us know you are attending.
RSVP cost is $16.00 Walk in price is $25.00 per person.


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Noted Meteorologist Dr. Neal Frank

Dr. Neal Frank spoke at the OCF Houston chapter a few months ago. In addition to giving his testimony of how he came to Christ he gives a detailed analysis of the global warming facts. The so called "settled Science" is far from it. The facts don't point to man's influence. Listen to his talk here.


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NEED WORK OR LOOKING TO HIRE?

if you are looking for a job or are looking for a qualified candidate to fill a position see our Resume Posting Page HERE Spread the word that we are posting resumes for those looking for work.

If you would like us to post your resume on our site please send a pdf copy to Mike Chaffin using the Contact Us link.

The Gowan Group has posted several job openings. CLICK HERE to go their site.

The HofnerLewis Group has posted several job openings. CLICK HERE to go their site.

The home website of Crude Oil Jobs can be accessed HERE

The Strategic Contract Resources group has a great website on job search, resume and interview tips. CLICK HERE to read more.

Also on the page are additional job search helps and hundreds of posted job openings.

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THE DALLAS CHAPTER HAS A NEW VENUE

After several years of meeting at the Brookhaven Country Club the Dallas Chapter has relocated their meetings to

Hope for the Heart Headquarters; 2001 W. Plano Pkwy., Ste 1000; Plano, TX 75075
Time: 11:30 AM

Donations welcome. Lunch available via Café on location


For more information contact a board member at this emaillink.

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THE OILFIELD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE


Keep up with the latest happenings at our newly created Facebook page. Thanks to Teresa Fourroux for stepping forward to get this page created and take on the responsibility to keep it current. If you are on facebook, like our page. Our facebook address is
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=604125953047709&_rdror if you are in Facebook our Facebook page is simply called Oilfield Christian Fellowship.


New OCF Chapter Is Formed. Welcome OCF of Calgary, Canada

 

Headed up by Barrry Throness of ConocoPhillips and a team of Oil and Gas professionals. Check out their chapter page for more information concerning their first meeting.

 

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New OCF Chapter Is Formed. Welcome OCF of LSU

We look forward to the next meeting and welcome any Tigers, or ex-Tigers to come over and join us! You can contact these people for further meeting information:

Jody Blaylock –jodyb@sundrilling.com

Doug Hobbs –djhobbs@cox.net

 




THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON STUDENT OCF CHAPTER

There is no cost to attend this event. Invite a friend and fill up the room. (You don't have to be in the Petroleum or Geologic Departments to attend these meetings.)

Contact Bryan Flores via email for more information about the meetings or organization.
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THE NEXT MEETING IN THE WOODLANDS

Join us May 18, 2017 for this great luncheon.

Speaker: Gary Nilson,
Sr., P.E., Director of Reservoir Engineering, FLOTEK CHEMISTRY.

Gary is also one of the leaders of the Dallas OCF and original founder of the Denver OCF

Where:The old Kroger off Sawdust, now called "Church Project” located at 295 Sawdust Road, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

Meal cost is $16.00.

RSVP to ATTEND HERE. Use the comment box to say The Woodlands luncheon and how many you are bringing.



THE OCF MOBILE WEBSITE IS UP AND RUNNING!!

Check out the new mobile website on your phone, tablet or IPad device. The address is www.mobile.oilfieldchristianfellowship.com
Once there be sure to bookmark it so you can't forget it.
This new website can keep you up to date on the latest events and news. Click on the+sign to open up the sub menu to get to the event listings.
Read the latest devotional and happenings in the Bible Ministry section or contact us about any questions or prayer requests you may have.


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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 theBible order formor justContact Usto order your Bibles.

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Portuguese New Testaments are Now Available

Order your Portuguese New Testaments. These are a must if you are working in Portuguese speaking countries.

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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, itis 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 $2.00. Larger orders will receive a substantial discount.


 

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.

http://www.kristv.com/videoplayer/?video_id=32226&categories=303

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.


The San Antonio Newspaper also wrote an interesting article about the Eagle Ford shale and the Oil Patch Bible. Read it herehttp://www.mysanantonio.com/eagleford/article/Faith-is-helping-to-fuel-daily-life-in-Eagle-Ford-4397662.php

KTEK NBC affiliate in Tyler Texas reported on the OCF Bible Ministry on April 1, 2013. Check out the video here:http://www.ketknbc.com/news/a-path-of-faith-for-oil-field-workers.


 

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.


NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE

November 2011 New York Times reporter and award winning novelist wrote an article for the religion section of the New York Times. It is a very good article about our ministry. Read the New York Times article about the OCF here:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/05/us/oilfield--fellowship-aims-for-spirits-and-souls-of-workers.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief



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