Foster Care Birthday Parties
Foster Care Grants
Through the generous giving of Oklahoma Baptists to the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering, grants are provided to Oklahoma Baptist churches as a reimbursement for fulfilled CarePortal requests through 111Project.
A request came through the CarePortal for rent assistance for a mother reunifying with her son. Cameron Baptist Church was new to CarePortal, so Credence Church, our church plant in Lawton, met the upfront financial need (and applied for a foster care grant from Oklahoma Baptist through the State Missions Offering). As a young church plant, this grant made meeting needs more possible.
Our partnership let Cameron Baptist Church get involved at a level they were comfortable with. They engaged their food pantry and clothing closet. After the rent was paid, we met at the home of the family to deliver food and household goods to further support reunification. While we were loading boxes into the home, we told the lady we were rooting for her. She spun around and threw up her hands for double high-fives. “I went to court this morning, and he’s coming home!” she exclaimed. We all cheered. We prayed with her on the porch before we left, and Cameron Baptist Church invited her to VBS and to attend their church services.
Two churches, using various resources to meet one stated need, support additional physical needs and open a door for the Gospel.
Credence Church (church plant in Lawton) and Cameron Baptist Church of Lawton.