Giving Thanks for South Tulsa

Kara Lee

In his letter to the Philippians, Paul begins by expressing his thankfulness to God for the church at Philippi because of their partnership with him in ministry. As Paul was thankful for the Philippian church, I am thankful for you, South Tulsa, for the many ways in which you partner with and support the various ministries of our church. One such ministry is Jenks CarePoint.

It has been one year since I was privileged to join the effort to develop the ministry that would soon become Jenks CarePoint. Throughout this past year, you have faithfully given your tithes and offerings, your prayers, your possessions, many words of encouragement, and numerous acts of sacrificial service in order to build and sustain this ministry. I would like to share with you just some of the ways that lives have been touched as a result.

Several individuals have secured better jobs and/or been accepted to college because of their improved English proficiency that was developed through the ESL class.

More than 40 women have new sewing skills that will help them to secure work and provide for their families.

Individuals from various faith backgrounds have heard the gospel for the first time.

More than 5200 people have received clothing at no cost.

Hundreds of children were given coats that kept them warm all winter.

Eight families, who lost everything to fire, were provided for.

A struggling family of seven now has beds to sleep in.

A homeless family was provided a safe place to stay.

Previously incarcerated women received scrubs that were required in order for them to participate in a program to train for a new career and a different way of life.

A single mom and daughter, fleeing poverty and political unrest in their home country, found encouragement and hope.

Dozens of families each week experience the love of Christ through the care and prayers of volunteers.

Please keep giving and please keep praying that the Lord will continue His work through Jenks CarePoint.

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you” Philippians 1:3.

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