Saturday, October 22, 2016
I was setting up my table for the Western Oklahoma Family Care Center today at the Burns Flat Birthday Bash. It is a wonderful thing that some of the younger leaders in our community have put together in grand fashion for 2 years now. They are turning the tide in community involvement.
It was time for the official kick off to the event so I moved to where the microphone and stage and high school band were to see what would take place. To my delight, the event kicked off with the band playing the National Anthem. Everyone stood, caps were removed, and hands moved to cover hearts as the music started.
Near the front was an older lady (meaning older than me) who was a bit on the frail side. She was seated on the curb and nobody would have given her grief for not standing in her condition, but she would have none of it. It took her until what so proudly we hailed to get upright and a beat or two longer to get her hand over her heart, but she would not stop until she was facing our National Ensign and rending proper respect.
It is good to live in western Oklahoma where God is welcome and Old Glory still brings men, women, and children to their feet.
So many have forgotten that God is to be first in all things that that we have no rights that we have earned. Our rights that are so often taken for granted and often abused were given to us by each generation that answered the call to protect and defend this great nation against all enemies.
Every week I deal with people whose lives are upside down. Every once in a while, it is good to see that we get something just right.
God bless western Oklahoma!
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Would you give us the rest of the year?
Would you give us the rest of the year as your Amazon.com designated charity? It doesn’t cost you anything extra. A small percentage of your purchase goes to the charity that you select when you are a part of Amazon Smile.
Your purchase price does not go up. Amazon just donates a little to the Western Oklahoma Family Care Center when you take a few moments to select us. It may be just a little but if we can get everyone that we know who uses Amazon and knows our good works to select us, then it will add up to something that will produce good fruit for this wonderful ministry of mercy as we help those who need help the most.
Follow this link and help us help others at no cost to you. If you don’t think you are helping anyone, then change to another organization in a few months. I am certain that you will like what we are doing and want to continue. Again, I remind you, this doesn’t cost you anything but it helps us help those in need.
If you think that this might just be the greatest thing since sliced bread or the latest smart phone model, then share it with everyone. We can make a big difference with many very small contributions.
Looking for a short term volunteer opportunity? We need labor, muscle, smarts, tools, and great attitudes to converge at Christi’s at 10 am this Saturday. You heard that we were fixing some things. We need to move furniture and merchandise, do some painting, and a few things that we don’t even know need done until we get started.
We need volunteers who can move things large and small, disassemble, clean, paint, take out trash, put down drop cloths or just pitch in where needed. We need people with tools or people without tools who can do some grunt work. We are calling for volunteers.
If you have wanted to be a part of this wonderful ministry, now is the time to gather with board members and volunteers and help us move towards our grand reopening at Christi’s.
Saturday, 8 October 2016
110 S. Main Street
Elk City, Oklahoma
If you can’t make it exactly at 10, stop by as soon as you can. Having a second and third wave of help would be fantastic.