Jenks CarePoint is five years old!

By Kara Lee

It is hard to believe that it’s been five years since renovations got underway and the Jenks CarePoint ministry began to become a reality. The ministry was developed out of a vision to provide services and opportunities for the under-resourced and predominately international population that lives in and around the Jenks School District. The primary goal was to provide a location where JPS student families could shop for clothing free of charge. The plan included providing a space that would be used to offer educational opportunities to enhance the well-being of local families. At the heart of it all was the desire to share God’s love with our community in Word and in deed.

God’s presence and involvement in the work of CarePoint has been evident in His provisions from the early planning stages and throughout the years as the ministry has grown and evolved. He has provided resources and volunteers that have allowed us to provide clothing and a wide variety of household essentials for almost 40,000 individuals. Hundreds of struggling families count on us each year to assist them with school supplies and Christmas gifts for their children.

Our classroom has been in use almost daily to teach English and sewing skills to students from all over the world. Both programs have graduated dozens of students each year who have been able, because of these educational opportunities, to acquire jobs to better support their families.

In addition, Jenks CarePoint has established relationships with other local ministries and programs in order to connect clients with those who can assist them with needs beyond what we are able to provide. As we are able, we also share from our abundance with several local and international organizations and ministries.

All of this has been possible because of the support and generosity of South Tulsa Baptist Church. The Lord has used you to make a difference in the lives of many. Thank you for being His hands and feet as you give and serve.

“If anyone has this world’s goods and sees a fellow believer in need but withholds compassion from him-how does God’s love reside in him? Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in action and in truth” 1 John 3:17-18.