MissioN: Hope

Extending Jesus' love to vulnerable kids and their families

Foster + Orphan Care

"Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world." -James 1:27

Mission: Hope is Oakwood's orphan and foster care ministry. We seek to engage the community to be obedient to God’s Word by offering hope and compassionate care for vulnerable children and families, domestically and around the world. Mission: Hope has three focus areas:

  • Prevention | Engaging with the community
  • Intervention | Bringing hope to orphaned children and the families who support them
  • Restoration | Providing caring support to orphaned children and their families

There are several families within Oakwood who have fostered and adopted children from our community and around the world! It's our privilege and duty to love on them and care for them as they fulfill the call God has given to them.

Globally, we have partnered for 8 years with Orphan Outreach to support vulnerable children in Jelgava, Latvia, who have aged out of the Jelgava City Orphanage. This includes humanitarian aid, life skills training, mentoring, employment help and Bible studies.

Sponsor an Orphan

These are kids that Oakwood Church Short Term Missions Teams have built personal relationships with as those from Oakwood have faithfully served in Jelgava, Latvia for 12 years. The Short Term Missions Team will be unable to go again in 2021 due to COVID.  As a result of COVID these young people are more vulnerable than ever before and would be grateful for your support.

Locally, there are several families within Oakwood who have fostered and adopted children from our community and around the world! It's our privilege and duty to love on them and care for them as they fulfill the call God has given to them.

Help Local Families!

Since Orphan Sunday 2020, a small team has been funding, prepping and delivering 4 meals each month to 7 different families. We'd love to continue this support!  We're looking for volunteers to meet for 2-3 hours each month to prep meals, volunteers to deliver meals and financial support for the meal ingredients. 

Sign Up to Support Local Families

Resources + Opportunities to Support Mission: Hope

Take a look at these services and ministries that are either designed specifically for foster and adoptive families and/or are designed for the Oakwood community to support those families.

Resources Specifically for Foster and Adoptive Families

  • Hope 4 Homes, an Oakwood small group for foster and adoptive parents
  • Adoption / Foster Care Resources

More

If you would like to learn more about ways in which you can support Oakwood's adoptive and foster families, please contact Marcus Constantine.