A Season of Thankfulness
This Thanksgiving season, we want to take the time to be intentional about giving thanks for God and all that He does for us. Please choose one (or two, or all) of the Psalms listed and focus on God’s word. These verses can serve as prompts for our prayers of gratitude any day, any time, in our lives.
Psalm 106: 1 – Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
Psalm 69:30 – Then I will praise God’s name with singing, and I will honor him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 86:12 – With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever.
Psalm 107:21 – Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them.
Psalm 9:1-2 – I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
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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 week-long 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!