Months of Ministry

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2018 Ministries

April

Verse of the month: "Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing." Psalm 34:10

Ministry of the month:  For April, we spent our time at the Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma. We washed veggies, weighed out food, and sorted the food into bundles for families in need. You can find out information about volunteering at the Regional Food Bank HERE. If you don't have a Regional Food Bank near you find a local food pantry or other organization to help those in need!

 

March

Verse of the month: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Ministry of the month: This month we volunteered our time to help set up for the BRAVE Girls Conference hosted by Draper Park Christian Church. We painted large wooden letters that spelled out "BRAVE" to put by the stage and filled candy bags for all the girls! The BRAVE Conference is an annual FREE conference for all girls from 6th to 12th grade. You can find out more information HERE!

 

February 

Verse of the month: "We are forgiven and redeemed through the blood of Jesus" Ephesians 1:7 

Ministry of the month: This month we are partnered with the Oklahoma Blood Institute. We hosted a blood drive and helped educate others about the need to donate blood. You can learn more about this organization HERE. We encourage you to get out in your community to give back and donate as well!

 

January

Verse of the month: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" 2 Corinthians 5:17

Ministry of the month: This month, we are sending some of our OFB Fashion Stylists to volunteer at "Suited for Success". This is an organization based in OKC that helps provide nice clothing to women in need - this way they can feel beautiful and confident heading into a job interview! Every woman deserves to feel beautiful, and this organization is striving to make that happen! We are so excited about helping these women feel like a "NEW CREATION" and hope to encourage them that they are always beautiful in God's eyes.

If you are interested in learning more about "Suited for Success", you can visit their site here. If you are local to OKC and would be interested in volunteering, please go here.

 

2017 Ministries

January 

Verse of the month: “He renews my strength; He guides me along right paths."  - Psalm 23:3 

Ministry for the month: Empowering Women. We are volunteering our time here at OFB to a local YWCA by hosting a game night for the women and families. We will also be taking donations for this specific location and hosting a game night.

Click here to find a local YWCA so you can volunteer as well.  

February 

Verse of the Month: "Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins" - 1 Peter 4:8

Ministry for the month: Impacting our community and saving lives! We hosted a local blood drive this month to give back. We encourage everyone to give blood and to volunteer at your local blood institute. One donation can save 3 lives! 

CLICK HERE to find a local blood bank near you!

 March 

Verse of the Month: "Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." - Isaiah 46:4 

Ministry for the month: To celebrate our elders this month we are teaming up with Rebuilding Together! A great organization whose goal is to bring volunteers and communities together. All while improving the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the metro area. We look forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty to help better the lives of the elderly.  

Rebuilding Together is a nation wide organization. Click here to get a project started in your community! 

 April

Verse of the month: "The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works." Psalm 145:9

Ministry of the month: This month we volunteered at Pets & People here in OKC - we spent the day walking dogs and cleaning the areas the animals stay. It was a fun day of hanging with cats and dogs, but still was a blessing to not just the animals but also the people who work at the shelter. Volunteering doesn't always have to involve people, we were still sharing God's love by spending our day with all the sweet pets there! 

 To learn more about donating, volunteering and adopting - you can go HERE.

 May 

Verse of the month: "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ " Acts 20:35 

Ministry of the month: This month we went to the Manna Pantry - a local non-profit food bank here in Yukon, providing food assistance to Yukon families in need.  To learn more about Manna Pantry, you can go HERE.  If you're local to OKC, we encourage you to volunteer!  If you aren't local, we'd encourage you to find a local food bank near you to volunteer at!

 June

Verse of the month: "Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—" John 1:12 

Ministry of the month: This month we spent time babysitting at local churches for perspective foster parents - this is a blessing to those parents because everyone could use a little break sometimes.  So, as these parents are being a blessing to the children, we wanted to bless them!  We are all children of God!  Today, we encourage you to pray for the foster children - that they would always feel God's love no matter where they go in life. And also for the parents who are fostering - whether it's for a short time or they want it to lead to adoption - pray that they would feel direction and peace from God and that they can love the children the way God loves us. 

To learn more about how YOU can help, you can go HERE. 

July 

Verse of the month: " 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  There is no commandment greater than these."  Mark 12:31 

Ministry of the month: This month we spent time volunteering at our local rescue mission here in OKC.  It is a joy to just be able to spread God's love by something as simple as serving food to the homeless with a smile on your face!  If you're in the area, we encourage you to volunteer at the City Rescue Mission - you can learn more about volunteering HERE.  If you aren't in OKC, most cities have their own local rescue missions and we would encourage you to find one near you and volunteer!

 To learn more about OKC's City Rescue Mission, you can go HERE.

 August 

Verse of the month: "Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?" Esther 4:14

Ministry of the month: This month we spent time each week volunteering at local elementary schools - reading to kids, helping teachers, and just helping get things ready for the new school year! You can volunteer just about anywhere and spread the love of God with everyone you come in contact with. Just showing up with helping hands at a local school is a huge blessing to the teachers and is a great way to share God's love with others! It may seem small to us, but it is way bigger than we even realize. Pray with us for the teachers as the new school year is starting that God would help them minister to their students and constantly be filled with love and grace and be able to share the same grace to their students. 

September 

Verse of the month: "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14

Ministry of the month: This month we are joining "Hudson's Homies" at the 23rd Annual Down Syndrome Festival and 5K. Some of us will be participating in the "Awareness Walk" around the Bricktown Ballpark, and some of us will be volunteering to help pass out water to the walkers and the runners. You can learn more about it HERE. If you're not in the area, be encouraged to look for events in your area!  

October

Verse of the month: "The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights." Habakkuk 3:19 

Ministry of the month: This month we are volunteering with American Cancer Society to help share the love of Christ with people who have been dealing with cancer. To learn more about the organization, you can go HERE. 

We would love to pray for you or anyone you know that is fighting the fight against cancer. You can email us your prayer requests OR praise reports HERE. 

November

 Verse of the month: "Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes." Ephesians 6:11 

Ministry of the month: In November, we volunteered at the Veteran's Museum located here in Yukon. We spent time making poppy flowers for Veterans' Day to honor all those who gave their life for us in the war. 

December 

Verse of the month: "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17  

Ministry of the month: This month we are volunteering at "Santa's Cause" to help bring joy to the children of families who are unable to buy gifts this year. We will be wrapping presents, delivering presents, and dressing up as Santa and his elves!  

You can learn more about this organization HERE. And we would encourage you to get out in your community this Holiday Season to help spread Christ's love and joy to everyone!