We know crisis, we experience it frequently.
Crisis is something we at Big Oak frequently witness on an individual basis with every child, every hurt, every past. And now, in our communities and our country, we see yet again that there are times when crisis surrounds us all. But, it is in times such as this the body of believers demonstrates a stark difference from the world around us. This is where we are unique. Where the world might just survive, we thrive.
Crisis is the place in which our faith shines.
Use this as an opportunity to speak Proverbs 12:25 into your families, “Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” Let’s help our children and circles of influence see that what we walk through together today, many would call disaster, but instead God will use this time in history to bring many to Himself.
-Brodie Croyle, Executive Director of Big Oak Ranch
We ask for your prayers for the children, house parents, and leaders of Big Oak Ranch, Still Creek Ranch, Palmer Home, and Homes of Hope for Children.
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Look for the Helpers
During this time, we can check on the elderly and those with a compromised immune system. Perhaps there's an opportunity for you to help, whether it's an essential errand or covering the cost of delivering a meal or groceries. If you have canceled an appointment with a service provider, consider still sending in your gratuity. Or maybe the most important impact you can have is within your own home and with your loved ones. Our founder, Steve Davis, recently posted these words of wisdom on his Facebook page:
"We are indeed a busy bunch. So as we go about our social distancing, think about making these moments we now have...matter. With your kids.Your grandkids. With your parents. With your friends.Talk!! We will all get through this and while it’s uncomfortable, scary and inconvenient, we need to stay connected. When people feel isolated, worry and depression are not far behind and those feelings can propel us into a downward spiral that is often difficult to climb out of. Call someone. Write someone. Paint the room you’ve put off too long. Move furniture around. Teach your kids how to cook eggs. Read. Laugh. Watch a ballgame that you know who won!! Yell across the street at your neighbors. For if we don’t stay engaged, then we would have wasted these moments with worry and fear. God’s got this."