As another school year comes to a close, we want to take time first to thank you:
Thank you for days of teaching and learning, of growth.
Thank you for staying close by your children when they needed your comfort and strength most.
Thank you for teachers and school administrators who spend their days teaching and caring for your children.
Thank you for students who show up to school each day, escaping troubles at home.
Lord now we ask, on behalf of your children, that you give them the strength they need to finish strong. Give them the patience and thoughtfulness when taking standardized tests.
Give teachers the endurance they need to complete each task.
In the face of a summer full of unknown schedules, give your children peace and comfort.
We hope in you and in your promises.
VOLUNTEER TODAY !!
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!