Lilyfield teams with OC for foster, adoption awareness
Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care has teamed up with Oklahoma Christian University to bring awareness about children in Oklahoma who are in need of families.
OC has dedicated a week of Chapel services to foster care, adoption, and the fatherless.
“We believe that every child deserves a family,” said Holly Towers, executive director of Lilyfield. “Participation with the fatherless and the modern-day orphan is not optional when we are focused on Christ and living a Godly lifestyle.”
Lilyfield lined up speakers and organizations from the community and other not-for-profit organizations to speak on the needs of the fatherless in our community.
“Many people can foster or adopt. But even those who cannot open their homes to a child can ensure that other Christian families are able to,” Towers said. “We also hope that a seed might be planted in the hearts of these students to one day foster or adopt.”
Towers kicked off the week by sharing Lilyfield’s dream of a family for every child in Oklahoma. The campus then heard from Tom Ward, CEO of SandRidge Energy and founder of White Fields. He shared his passion of supporting the fatherless as an act of obedience to the Gospel.
Other speakers include: John Sowers, author of The Fatherless Generation and president of The Mentoring Project; Ben Nockels, director of the 111 Project; and Josh Kingcaid, adoptive father and a minister at Memorial Road Church of Christ.
OC students have the opportunity to donate a meal swipe to help fund the cause of providing families for children in Oklahoma through the adoption and foster care programs at Lilyfield.
Other efforts include donating spare change in baby bottles located around campus and connecting with featured organizations through volunteer and internship opportunities.
“Students often wonder how they can be involved in making a difference in the lives of children. Through these efforts, students can help provide homes for children by donating their time and resources,” Towers said.
About Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care
Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care is an adoption agency providing comprehensive services to women in unplanned pregnancies and couples wishing to grow their families. Lilyfield provides women in crisis pregnancies a place to turn to for guidance. In 2008, the agency began serving infants and young children in state custody by matching them with loving, Christian foster families. Since its inception in 2000, Lilyfield has served more than 600 birth mothers and placed more than 120 children in loving Christian homes. For more information, go to www.lilyfield.org.