Resort missions are happening at some of the larger lakes and resort areas, such as Lake Tenkiller and Lake Texoma. Mission opportunities are also found at some of the smaller lakes where local churches are using their resources to provide ministry.
Resort missions for the summer of 2007 took place at several resort areas. Three seminars were held for training purposes.
This year was different because of the flooding at the Lake Texoma area. Day Camps were held one week before the parks started closing for the season. In that week they had 15 children to learn how to share the gospel. Streetman Road Baptist had a VBS and had an average daily attendance of 30. Other groups that came in June went to Sherman and helped with some mud out of houses and also worked the Denison Homeless Shelter. With all of the rain and flooding they were still able to do mission work.
There are 68 lake and resort areas in Oklahoma that could have some ministry activity from local church sponsorship or other groups coming into the area. Reaching people at leisure is another specialized setting where people can be touched with the Gospel.
Bobby and Jo Ann Burnett
Resort Missions Field Coordinators