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Women of Compassion

From the President

Soon afterward He was traveling from one town and village to another, preaching and telling the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with Him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary, called Magdalene (seven demons had come out of her); Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward; Susanna; and many others who were supporting them from their possessions.  Luke 8:1-3 (HCSB)

Some of the followers who traveled with Jesus on the trip mentioned in Luke 8 were women. Three of the women are named, but Luke says there are many others. Luke included several interesting details in this account that we can apply to our lives today.

  • The women who followed Jesus had all been helped by Him. Three of the women were named to show the diversity among the group, but all had experienced His help.
  • The women supported the whole group out of their own means. They were not bystanders; they were actively contributing to the spread of the Gospel.
  • The women had the opportunity and privilege of being part of His ministry. Jesus could have performed a miracle to feed and take care of those traveling with Him, but this was an example of God providing for the needs of His people through people.

The passage from Luke 8 reminds me of an event that took place on April 5 of this year (2014). More than 100 women from across Oklahoma and beyond met together at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. They each contributed $1,000 for membership on Women of Compassion, a new ministry group to provide hope and homes for children.

The ladies learned about the ministries of OBHC and heard from national speaker and author Pam Kanaly. After hearing grant proposals from each OBHC campus and Hope Pregnancy Centers, each member cast a vote to award $50,000 to one of the projects. The project they selected was for safety and security at the Baptist Children's Home, Oklahoma City. The project includes six storm shelters for the campus, plus security cameras and furniture updates.
Women of CompassionWomen of Compassion charter members

Like the women in Luke 8, the members of Women of Compassion became actively involved and made an investment in God's work. They were used by God to meet the needs of the children in OBHC care. I pray that God will continue to bless their efforts for His kingdom.

Learn more about how Women of Compassion is helping and how you can become a member!

April, 2014


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