Your Gifts Make a Big Difference
As I write this letter, the Olympics are taking place in Rio de Janeiro. It is thrilling to see each country take pride in its young athletes and cheer them on.
I recently attended two events that provide support for the children at Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children: The OKC/BRT Back-to-School Dinner Event and the Back-to-School Style Show for Baptist Children’s Home, Owasso. The theme was Children of the King. I was deeply moved by the love shown to the children in our care. The crowd cheered for each child and young adult, and you could hear people shouting, “We’re proud of you.” It was thrilling.
I am proud of the children, but I am also proud of you and all those who support and encourage our children. I feel sure God is pleased with the love caring people show to His children, especially those in need. James 1:27 says, “Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” Thank you for looking after them.
Praise God for Every Blessing!
Here is a brief example of God’s goodness. Bobby, age 11, and Joel, age 12, were removed from their home in 2014. These brothers* were placed in foster care and then a shelter before coming to OBHC a little over a year ago. They were behind in school a grade because they had not gone to school consistently and had never been in one school for an entire year. Bobby was in danger of having to repeat the fourth grade.
I am so proud of these boys. Bobby just finished the 4th grade with all A’s and B’s. Joel graduated 5th grade with all A’s and B’s and is looking forward to middle school in the fall. His teacher said he is eager to learn, is consistently prepared and contributes to the class, is respectful, courteous and a diligent worker.
The blessings keep coming as Bobby and Joel were adopted last month by a wonderful, loving, Christian couple.
You are a blessing and are making a difference.
Bobby and Joel are two reasons your support is so important. There are many other children who need help and encouragement. God is at work in their lives. Will you be part of what He is doing? Please give today.
God bless you,
President, Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children
*The names and photos of Bobby and Joel have been changed to protect their privacy.
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