Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

 

December 2017


Can you help OBHC this Christmas?

Dear Friends,

For many, the Christmas season is a wonderful time of year. A time when happiness and good cheer increase and we take an opportunity to stop and count our blessings. This Christmas, we want to encourage you to be a part of the blessing and ministry of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC). Because of faithful donors, who have been generous with their prayers and financial support, they are impacting the lives of families and children in need. How is OBHC impacting lives, you may ask. Here is just one example of a life recently changed.

A New Christmas… Jennifer’s* childhood was difficult. Neglected and abused as a child, Jennifer ran away from home and found herself bouncing in and out of foster care before becoming pregnant at 18. A single mom with a two-year-old daughter, Jennifer had no real place to turn. However, her life radically changed when she found a safe place to start over at Children’s Hope, a ministry of OBHC. “They’ve helped me so much,” Jennifer said. She loves how family advisors and campus staff help her be a better parent to her daughter. “Before, I didn’t have anybody positive in my life saying, ‘You got this.’”

This year will be Jennifer’s first Christmas living at Children’s Hope. She knows this Christmas will be different. “It’s been a really big blessing! Before this year, Christmas was not family-oriented and wasn’t a good environment for me or my daughter. Being here, it’s shaping how we’ll celebrate Christmas in the future. It’s just something I could have never imagined for my daughter and me.”

This is one of the many examples of the lives who have been transformed through the ministries of Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children. Whether through residential campuses, Hope Pregnancy Centers, One Such Child foster care or through LifeWize educational programs, OBHC is impacting children and families across the state. You have an opportunity to be a part!

Matching Gift Challenge - Because of faithful gifts, Jennifer found hope and a home. This Christmas, you have the opportunity help out even more. Your financial gift has the chance to be DOUBLED! Friends of OBHC will match every gift given between now and December 31, 2017, in response to this email. Any amount you give will be automatically DOUBLED up to $286,287.

Every Gift Is Important - Regardless of size, your gift can go twice as far. Imagine a $30 gift providing $60 worth of basic needs like food or clothes. A $50 gift can provide $100 worth of school activity fees or a special event for a high school student. Please give now so your gift will have double the impact!

Our prayer is that your generosity will be a blessing to children and in return, you will be blessed, too.

May we count on your support this Christmas?

Merry Christmas,
Greg McNeece, President

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*Jennifer’s name has been changed to protect her privacy.

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