Safe Families, Life Coaching and more Needs for OCA

Safe Families, Life Coaching and more Needs for OCA

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February 13, 2014

Perseverance to Care, Equip.
In the first few years of my involvement with Orphan Care Alliance, I identified January and February as a “slow time.”  It is quite to the contrary this year as OCA finds itself running through doors opened by our great God and feeling He is moving much faster than ever before.


Our Board of Directors prays that God would use this regional alliance in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  We are seeing prayers answered.  Churches and partners from Scottsburg, Bardstown, and Lexington are contacting OCA about being in their cities, towns, and churches.  What a blessing!  We find ourselves connected to a growing movement in Louisville called One City, One Church where God is clearly moving.  We received the Community Service award from DCBS here in Louisville last year and our partnership with Boys and Girls Haven continues to strengthen.  And may the Glory be to God!

Life Coaching
Encounter Nights at Boys & Girls Haven

For those of you that don’t know, we have started a group that meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30 -7:30 at Boys and Girls Haven.  We call it Encounter group, and it is a time for some volunteers and me to meet with the guys, hang out and talk about whatever is on their mind.

We are doing this instead of a traditional Bible study for several reasons:

1. There are varying ages and maturity to the guys that we meet with, and that can cause difficulty in a traditional Bible study session.

2.  There are guys at BGH that may come to this that may not otherwise come to a Bible study.

3.  I believe that the Bible has impact in our lives on a daily basis and I want to relate it and apply it to everyday situations.                                                 In working with youth for over 12 years, I have found that the best way to grow disciples and apply the Bible effectively to everyday life is to create shared opportunities and a forum for meaningful conversation.

 For more information about joining this night of Encounter with the foster youth of Kentuckiana, email Pastor Scully Thompson.

Safe Families for Children
14 Families in 14 Days

Chesson Hazlewood, Safe Families for Children Coordinator and her team are taking Fridays and fasting for the families in our community. The need is great in Kentuckiana.  But the need for people like YOU is even greater.

In the month of February the goal is to recruit 14 volunteers to serve with the SFFC ministry. If you do not feel like you have what it takes, let us remember Matthew 5 and see what great leaders look like, how Jesus led by example.
Step out in faith knowing that the only strength and courage that you have comes from Christ. He will equip you. He will comfort you. He will strengthen you in your broken and busy lives; Christ will build you up and prepare you for the work set before you.
Orphan Care Alliance
Share some love this month by giving back to OCA and help us train and equip Christians like you to care for the fatherless and families in crisis in our community.

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