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                                         Johnny Appleseed
           You might be asking what does all this have to do with missions.......
O.R "Benny Delmar was one of the most influential church planters in Southern
Baptist history. He sowed churches wherever he traveled. Lending a hand wherever
he could.  Sometimes he was  even know as a Shirt-Pocket missionary.

Benny Delmar came from a pastorate in Arizona in 1951 to help organize the First Southern Baptist of Casper, Wyoming. One of the earliest SBC of the northern plains area ( Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota) nearest church was over 400 miles away.

For more than 60 years Oliver Raymond Delmar known as'' Benny ''Delmar started
Southern Baptist Churches, more than 140 of them in the Northern Plains plus more in Oklahoma, Arizona and Canada.

Benny was often referred to as the last of the "suitcase missionaries" when he began his ministry in Arizona before moving to Wyoming. He traveled as much as  70,000 miles a year and was preaching in as many as 5 location on Sunday.
This year state mission offering goal is 90,000.

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