“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 non 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,” said Towers. “We also hope that a seed might be planted in the hearts of these students to one day foster or adopt.”
Ms. 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. Mr. Ward shared his passion of supporting the fatherless as an act of obedience to the Gospel. Other speakers were: John Sowers, author of the Fatherless Generation and President of The Mentoring Project; Ben Nockels, Director of the 111 Project; and Josh Kingcade, Adoptive Father and minister at Memorial Road Church of Christ.
Students had 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 included donating spare change in baby bottles located around campus and connecting with featured organizations through volunteer and internship opportunities.