Our Father’s Children (OFC) serves children ages 6-18 from Denton, Tarrant, Dallas, and Collin counties who come from backgrounds of abuse and neglect. Because of their situations, most of these children have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. OFC seeks to build self-confidence and self-esteem in these children while sharing the love that God has for each and every one of them in camp and retreat settings.
Each year, OFC serves approximately 625 children and teens in foster care, however, this barely makes a dent in the number of kids in the foster care system living in North Texas. This ministry is so vital because these children need positive influences who will share the love of God with them so that all children in our city can know that their past does not define them; God’s love for them does.
As a church community, we seek to support OFC through volunteering, encouragement, and financial support. This last year, 8 of the Skillman family participated in volunteering during the summer camps, each one able to make a difference in the lives of the children at camp. In addition to serving as prayer partners and financially supporting OFC, our goal is to continue to get more members of Skillman involved in volunteering as camp counselors and support staff during camps and retreats.
Continue to pray for OFC and especially the children in our city who need to know the love of God, and that we at Skillman can share that love.
For more information about Our Father’s Children, visit their website here.