Prayer Portal – October 2020
In these weird, stressful, overwhelming days of going to school wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, and seeking Your peace and comfort, please help our kids, our volunteers, and our staff to find JOY. Lord, you give us joy in so many moments, big and small.
Open our eyes to see these moments, and open our hearts to be thankful for them God, knowing you brings joy, so help our kids to seek you daily. Being in your creation brings joy, especially in the coming weeks of leaves changing color and bringing some vibrancy to our surroundings. Open our eyes to see this beauty in nature, and open our hearts to be thankful for it!
Open our eyes and hearts to YOU!
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Onward & Upward is our weekend-long retreats for 13-15 year olds. The retreats use a curriculum focusing on character traits of godly men and women. We began this semi-annual program in 2004 with 39 teenagers and 46 volunteers.
SUMMIT is our weekend-long retreats for 16-18 year olds. The curriculum focuses on skills that will help them function better as adults. Examples include managing bank accounts, completing job applications, & mock interviews. We began this semi-annual program in 2007 with 12 teens and 16 volunteers.
RISE is a weekend-long retreat offered in April for teen boys and November for teen girls, ages 12-18. OFC will continue to use a 2:1 teen to counselor ratio at RISE, and the curriculum and activities are designed to help teens build self-esteem and navigate gender-specific issues.
Our Father's Children exists to provide HOPE to children of abuse and neglect in Texas, ages 6-18, in camp settings, weekend retreats, and in mentoring clubs. We recruit volunteers from a variety of cities, churches and organizations who have a heart for offering these kids hope in Jesus Christ. Whether as a volunteer or donor (or both), we would love to have you join us in providing hope to these kids!