The Season of Giving
Wilmont! We have an opportunity to bless our Amini family this Christmas season. Their new apartment has a hookup for a stackable washer/dryer combo. Our goal is raise enough funds this week to be able to give this precious family of six a new washer and dryer.
There are several ways to give: In person on Sunday (mark your offering envelope Laundry), on the Church Center app (select the fund Laundry), on our website (select the fund Laundry), or text to 84321 ("amount" laundry).
You might be wondering if our efforts with the Amini family are really making a difference for the Kingdom. Let us assure you they are! Check out this update from Nicole on behalf of our Refugee Response Team:
Is it truly better to give than to receive as stated in Acts 20? I think you'd agree, when we give, we also receive! If you're able, help us give our friends this gift that will be a blessing to their whole family. Plus, if you'd like to get in on these blessings and be a part of our Refugee Response Team, contact any member of staff or call the church office. We'll get you connected to the team!
There are many ongoing challenges facing our ministry of the Amini family. Many of these obstacles are opportunities for our church to serve and support, whether through prayer, financially, or through service. One of the more time sensitive and critical needs is for legislation (the Afghan Adjustment Act) to be passed, providing a path to remaining in the United States. This is an opportunity to provide indirect support, by petitioning our State’s Senators to cosign the proposed legislation.
Because the unusual and unprecedented process for evacuating the 76k Afghans, these families do not have the normal path to a more permanent immigration status, which would normally exist for refugees seeking asylum. These Afghans, including our Amini family, are in the middle of a two-year temporary status. During this timeframe, a more permanent immigration status must be attained, in order for these families to remain in the United States. Unfortunately, this has created a bottleneck and has overwhelmed the legal claims process/system. It is unlikely that all claims will be processed prior to the expiration of the two-year deadline.
The Afghan Adjustment Act, would fast track the current, onerous process, giving these Afghan families a path to remain in the United States. This act has been presented to the Senate and in the House. However, to gain significant traction and have any hope of being passed this fall, it needs the support of our State’s Senators (Senator Lankford and Senator Inhofe). This is the most feasible solution to not only keeping our commitment to these families, as a country, but also, more near and dear to us, it allows us to continue our ministry to the Amini family.
A letter has been drafted, addressed to Senator Lankford and Senator Inhofe, urging them to support this bill. It is our hope to get as many Oklahoman signatures on this letter as possible, to encourage their support. Below is a Google doc link, where you can read the letter and consider signing your name by providing your contact information. Feel free to share this link with your family and friends! We want the best for our Afghan friends and this legislation would be a huge step forward. The letters will be delivered next week on September 23rd so we appreciate your timely support and continued prayers!
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Showers of Blessings!
A display table has been set up in the breezeway by the Sanctuary doors. Please bring baby shower gifts to the church on Sunday, April 3rd. We'll be delivering baby items as soon as possible since Baby Boy has already arrived.
The Road to Anaheim
The 2022 SBC Annual Meeting will mark the first time in more than 40 years that Southern Baptists have held our annual convention in the great state of California. After the largest crowd we’ve seen in a generation last year in Nashville, we want to invite you to join us in Anaheim, California on June 12-15, 2022. We are so excited about the opportunity to join together with messengers and guests from across our Convention to come together and celebrate what God has done as we cooperate together for the Great Commission.
We are here to help you prepare for your journey to Anaheim to join us. We hope to answer any questions you may have and share insights you didn’t even know you needed.
In episodes of The Road to Anaheim, we will give you all the information you need to know about Southern California, the convention center area, the annual meeting itself, the Pastors’ Conference and yes…Disneyland—which is just blocks away from where we are meeting.
Join us each and every week on The Road to Anaheim presented by California Baptist University.
Wilmont Place Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist church of 150 active members on the south side of Oklahoma City. Text-driven expository preaching, Bible-teaching, personal growth, and community evangelism define the culture and direct the activities and events of the congregation. The church is working through a formal revitalization strategy in which members become family and the community becomes ministry.