No Slumlords Anymore; We Do Business Differently at BWP!

February 24, 2015

BWP-Martell-500God has blessed Oasis of Hope in amazing ways this past year!

One of those ways was through your financial generosity and support, especially in regards to building safe, affordable housing through our Bearwater Park (BWP) housing project (Phase One completed/10 homes … Phase Two is in the planning stages/5 homes).

This development is a blessing on multiple levels. Families in our low income neighborhood now have quality, affordable places to raise their children instead of the drug & gang infested apartments that used to stand here. They have immediate access to all the services and opportunities Oasis provides. In essence, your financial gifts keep on giving!

Thanks to all of our generous donors, we raised not only the $75,000 to match the challenge gift for Bearwater Park, but an additional $40,000 came in! Beyond that many donors gave to other aspects of the ministry, so the grand total of the gifts was more than $215,000! This greatly reduces the loan we need to secure to start building Phase 2. Lord willing, soon more families will have a beautiful/safe/affordable place to call home in the neighborhood.bearwater-park-housing-100x

Click here to view a video about the project and see more of the story behind the scenes or view our Bearwater Park webpage.

If you are interested in filling out an application to live in one of these homes, please contact our management company, Frayser Community Development Corporation.

As a prayer request – there are still some hurdles that need to be overcome with the engineering approvals. Please pray for God’s favor and provision as we go through the process required.

If you would like more information regarding this ministry, contact Terry. Stay up-to-date by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and checking our website for pictures, videos and current information.

CANCELLED-Urban Plunge Feb 19-22

February 14, 2015



2/19/2015: Urban Plunge had to be cancelled due to predicted freezing rain/cold temps; the 2nd time Hope cancelled in 24 years! Those who were enrolled will be contacted about a new date and a refund … or considering joining us in September!

If you have never taken the Plunge, or need a refresher Plunge, join us this February!

We do a lot in a couple days, and the whole experience will stretch your mind, heart, and beliefs in a way you’d never imagine!

Pack your bags and spend 3 1/2 days with Eli, Terry and Urban/Oasis staff on our upcoming Plunge February 19-22, where you will hear the heart of our urban leaders and have your eyes opened to the many great things taking place in our city. You will leave changed and with a new outlook on the City of Memphis as you experience life in the inner city as well as cultural landmarks famous to Memphis’ civil rights history.

We leave Hope on Thursday evening and return to Hope Sunday afternoon. We have speakers come in, panel discussions about racism, visit approximately 10 of our ministry partners, tour the National Civil Rights Museum and Slave Haven, eat lunch on Friday in one of our many urban, soul food restaurants, eat Saturday dinner at Eli’s home, do an Oasis work project on Saturday from 8a-1p in North Memphis, and end the entire weekend by attending First Baptist Church on Broad Avenue.

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Housekeeping details: We sleep at one of our ministry partners in a dorm-style fashion. We provide beds and you bring your own linens or a sleeping bag, toiletries, clothes, and a pillow. All your meals are provided along with beverages and snacks. The cost for members is $100 and $175 for non-members. Email Di for more information. Space is limited, so register today! For more information and to register call (901-507-1920) or email Di.