Ready for Renewal
As this year comes to an end, I can’t help but focus on God’s word and on renewing our minds and hearts. We have hope because of Jesus’ birth, but we also have hope because of His promises to us. Our God is faithful. God is loving. God is steadfast. There is no greater hope!
Join us in praying over all the kids we served in 2023 and all the kids we will reach in 2024. Pray with us the words of Ezekiel 11:19 so that we may remember that God will put a new spirit within us and give us a tender heart for His children!
“And I will give them a singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart.”
JOIN OUR PRAYER LIST FOR 2024 !
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!