Partner:The UMC, Oklahoma Annual Conference
Describe the need affecting the community.
We are located in 3 of the 4 poorest counties in OK. Poverty is systemic and all of the effects of poverty can be seen here in this area. (Domestic Violence, addiction, incest, gambling, child neglect, hunger, lack of transportation and spiritual depravity.) 38% of our children go to bed hungry, and 38% of our elderly go to bed hungry. Native Americans are the poorest ethnic group in the United States.
How will this Advance project help to address the need?
We provide services that aid the poor. We have instituted 7 cottage industries to provide employment.
Describe the primary goal of the project.
To meet the needs of the poor and to be the hands and feet of Christ to this community. We have been in service for 68 years and we have impacted the community in mammoth ways but poverty and education are relative. As we make forward motion, so does the rest of society so we move forward but still cannot catch up.
Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project.
We will be witness to changed lives. As people are taught to cope with the realities of their lives and to trust God to take them through it, their lives change. We will see many completed programs, opportunities to serve and to help. Numbers are always a way to track success. We keep records on all of our programs.
Budget and Financial Information
Annual Advance Financial Goal
Local Financial Support