A Week of Prayer
As much as we love a fresh notebook and the crisp lines of a new pen, the start of a new school year can come with a lot of anxiety, pressure, uncertainty, and fear for our campers. Please join us in a week of prayer, talking with God each day of the school week about specific prayer requests for our kids and teens.
Monday: Pray for blessings over the whole school year
Tuesday: Pray for strength and courage
Wednesday: Pray for fun and sweet memories
Thursday: Pray for learning and growth
Friday: Pray for endurance and safety
VOLUNTEER FOR OUR WEEKEND RETREATS!
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 and weekend retreats. 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!