Working at Oasis of Hope isn’t ‘just a job’ for our employees. Oasis staffers have sought after their respective positions because they are passionate about the areas they work in and are all heart about making a lasting difference in the lives of the people they serve in North Memphis!
It is absolutely our prayer to truly connect with people, establish deep and long-standing friendships with our neighbors, and that our presence in our neighbor’s lives and theirs in ours would help us all to feel challenged to live at a higher calling and convinced that together we are better.
Although we often fail, it is our goal at Oasis to humbly strive to demonstrate Jesus’ love through our own actions and our own level of concern and care for the deep issues our friends and families face in the inner city. Yes, our staff has families of their own to support with time and money, but ministry jobs don’t start at 8a and end at 5p, and personal crisis certainly don’t only occur Monday through Friday.
I just wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU OASIS STAFFERS AND YOUR FAMILIES for all that you give, give UP, sacrifice and do that goes unnoticed by the masses day after day! Some of our staff has worked for years in volunteer positions before ever getting paid. Some have agreed to large salary pay-cuts to work for eternal rather than financial payoffs. Some have opened their homes to individuals going through times of transition. Some have relocated to live within minutes of North Memphis or to literally be amongst the first families to occupy a home in Bearwater Park.
We love what we do and despite the challenges and hard days we want you to know that your support of our ministry through your time and/or financial donations is taken very seriously! We are small enough to appreciate that every time a volunteer signs up to help or every dollar we receive is A HUGE GIFT! We are big enough with the help of our wonderful volunteers who assist us on a daily basis to help us make a noticeable investment in North Memphis.
I know I often get too wrapped up in the busyness of life to stop and say THANK YOU but today I am sending out the warmest of appreciation to our priceless staff: Terrice, Brenda, Martell, Orisha, Leon, Andre, Bill, Diane and Karey