Monthly gifts help children like Krysha.
Are you a Difference Maker? Monthly financial gifts help Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) as we support more than 200 children and families across the state.
You may have noticed your personal expenses (groceries, utilities, etc.) have increased. Ours have too.
Would you consider increasing your monthly support?
As you probably know, raising children is costly. It takes a lot to provide for their food, clothing and other basic needs. Your impact goes beyond providing the necessities for Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC), and because of your financial partnership, thousands of eternities have been changed with the life-saving message of Jesus Christ. One eternity is that of Krysha, a girl who lives at Baptist Home for Girls, Madill.
A Loving Impact
The impact of the love Krysha has received at OBHC is evident in her life. Using her knowledge of agriculture and passion for farming, she desires to pass on the love she has received to people who need it.
“I’m really involved in FFA,” Krysha said. “I’ve been a chapter officer for two years now; first a chaplain and now sentinel. I have competed in entomology, parliamentary procedures and speech. I also show cattle and pigs.”
Krysha explained how the OBHC campus agriculture program impacted her love of farming and desire to help others. She plans to attend Oklahoma State University and major in Animal Science or Agricultural Education.
Krysha arrived at OBHC a little over three years ago. “Let’s just say I had some family struggles,” Krysha said, “but they are getting much better now. I’ve gotten a lot closer to my mom and go on visits more regularly than I used to. During Covid, I spent three months with her. It was interesting at times, but I did enjoy it and am glad I had time with her.”
In addition to improving family relationships, Krysha has built lasting friendships with both the members of her FFA chapter and the girls on the OBHC campus.
Krysha’s houseparents, the McClures, have much to do with the community Krysha enjoys. “I know I can open up about my feelings to them, and they won’t shut me down,” said Krysha. “When they get onto us, they don’t like to raise their voices, which is great. I think Mrs. McClure really likes to hang out with us, and I feel like I can tell her anything. Mr. McClure is always the first one to laugh at my jokes, and he helps all of us when we need it.”
Krysha became a Christian in 2019 and is excited about what God is doing in her heart. “I’m realizing I need Him more and more instead of less and less. I’m learning not to place things above Him and to bite my tongue and not get as angry and to look for ways to help people.”
Krysha appreciates all those who have given of their resources to help provide opportunities for those in need at OBHC. “I don’t know where I’d be without them,” she said, “but it wouldn’t be good. At OBHC, I’ve learned how to live a healthier, godly lifestyle. The people here have taught me what it means to be a leader, and now I’d rather be my own person, do what’s right, and help others than do anything else with my life.”
Your generous support makes Krysha’s story possible. The changed lives we see are the result of your prayers, your love and your monthly giving. May we count on your support today?
We all should strive to be a difference maker in life. Whether it’s in our family, work or helping others, we want our lives to count and our actions to impact others in a positive way. Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) wants to give you the opportunity to be a Difference Maker every month! Through OBHC’s Difference Maker initiative, your monthly support, no matter how large or small, combined with others, allows your gift to consistently meet everyday needs of children and families in our state.
To get started as a Difference Maker,
- call (405) 942-3800, ext. 4662, or
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