Lawton

July 23-27, 2021

$100

Grades 6-12 (Completed by start date)

Leadership Needs: College Students and Adults

About Lawton

Lawton’s close proximity to the Wichita Mountains and the Fort Sill Military Reservation has made it one of the largest cities in our state. Unfortunately, there are many people that struggle with poverty, depression, family disconnections, and biblical literacy. Our team will be building relationships, meeting needs, and sharing the Gospel through park ministry. We’ll also serve the homeless through food/clothing distribution, service projects, and working with the boys and girls club.

Why serve in Lawton?

Nature

Lawton’s close proximity to the Wichita Mountains and the Fort Sill Military Reservation has made it one of the largest cities in our state. Fort Sill was established in 1868, has an area that covers almost 94,000 acres, and has a population of 10,882.

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Poverty Rate

Unfortunately, there are many people that struggle with poverty, 1 of 3 in the Lawton area are impoverished. 20% of all homeless school age children do not attend school. Over 90% of children are on a reduced lunch plan.

Depression

10,000 people in Lawton deal with substance abuse issues and 6,000 deal with depression. Nearly 20,000 Lawtonians reported they had a mental health issue that they needed to be attended to, and it was not met.

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Agnosticism

Nearly 50% of Lawton claims no religious affiliation. 36% are Evangelical, 7% are Mainline Protestant, and 4% are Catholic.
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Our Focus

Our team will be building relationships, meeting needs, and sharing the Gospel through park ministry. We’ll also serve the homeless through food/clothing distribution, service projects, and working with the boys and girls club.

Who will we serve in Lawton?

Spiritual Beliefs Here: Moderately Diverse

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Field Rep: Jeff Henderson

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Partner Organization: M28 Ministries

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What will we do?

  • We’ll be partnering with M28 Ministries.
  • Teams will be housed at FBC Lawton and will need to bring an air mattress and bedding.
  • Participants have to be dropped off/picked up or drive to/from the host church at the beginning and end of the project.
  • Teams will be transported around the city via church vans/buses during the project.
  • Teams will be serving food, helping with clothing, children’s ministry, hosting a block party, engaging in personal evangelism, and helping with discipleship programs.

How to pray:

  • Pray that the people will become hungry for the Holy Spirit and seek spiritual nourishment through the Bridge ministry in Lawton.
  • Pray for the broken people in the area in need of hope and also for the workers to bring them a harvest of hope.
  • Pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of the people in Lawton to receive the Good News.
  • Pray for our team to work well together.
  • Pray for boldness for myself and my team members as we share the saving power of the Gospel.
  • Pray for opportunities and wisdom to share the Gospel in a way that focuses on a real relationship with Jesus, not just religion.

Applications Due: December 3, 2020

Training: March 27, 2021

Next Steps

Tulsa

Tulsa

July 10-14, 2021

$100