Who: Families of youth participating in any Oasis of Hope program, mentors and Oasis & Bickford staff
What: Dinner for your whole family on us (it’s free)!
When: NEW DATE is Wednesday, April 15th from 6-7:30pm
Where: Bickford Community Center
Why: To enjoy community fellowship, to honor our participants, and to showcase Oasis programs that can encourage community growth
Families of the youth currently involved in our programs are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Oasis Family Dinner! We would love to treat the whole family to a delicious meal and an entertaining program to celebrate how special you are to us! Mark your calendars and plan to enjoy the sounds of the Angel Street choir, hear a rousing word from staffer Martell, and listen to personal testimonials from students & families who have been involved themselves.
We are looking forward to a fun night of fellowship and mingling, and to inform families of additional upcoming programs/volunteer opportunities we have to invest in more families in North Memphis!
We know that by working together, we will all have a much more profound impact on our community!
If you would like more information regarding this specific ministry, contact Kathleen. Stay up-to-date by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and checking our website for pictures, videos and current information.
We are so excited to introduce to you two new members to the Oasis staff. However…they are not new to our ministry. Actually they have been involved with Oasis of Hope since the very beginning. First, Jasmine Martin was a young girl in elementary school when Oasis of Hope came into her neighborhood. She has been involved with us for more than a decade, first as a student, then as a volunteer, and finally as a coordinator. After graduating from the University of Memphis Jasmine has felt the Lord’s call to join the staff of Oasis of Hope in the role of our Middle School Developer. To have a passionate young lady who loves the Lord and her community like Jasmine does is a huge blessing to the ministry! Jasmine officially joined the team on November 17. Welcome Jasmine – we’re so glad you’re here!
Second is Kathleen McDonald. Like Jasmine, Kathleen has been with the ministry from the beginning, first as a volunteer, then as our first Youth/Education Coordinator, then back to being a volunteer again for a number of years. Now the Lord has led full circle to allow Kathleen to join us again as our Youth Ministry Manager. Her skills, experience, relationships in the neighborhood, and passion for God’s Word are what makes her an amazing gift to the ministry. We feel so blessed to have her back on staff and are looking forward to what the Lord is going to do in the lives of our young people in the coming year(s). Kathleen rejoined the team on November 10, welcome back All-Star!
All this good news doesn’t come without a cost, however. It is with HUGE sadness that we announce that Brenda Lampela, the current head of our youth department, is leaving for a new call. She and her husband Eric will be moving to Indianapolis at the end of the year. Brenda has beyond a doubt loved like Christ loves, served like Christ serves, and has been a HUGE reason for the growth in our youth ministry. Her organization, passion, and encouragement have often times been the glue that held the ministry together. Her deep friendship with staff, volunteers, students and parents will be missed maybe most of all. I can’t tell you how much her humble, joyful spirit has meant to me over the years. It is so hard to imagine ministry without this great soldier and dear friend! Brenda won’t be leaving until December 19th, so please take some time between now and then to tell her thanks for ALL she has done for the ministry here in North Memphis. Our lives are so much richer for having known her!
-Terry Hoff, Director
Oasis has recently partnered with the Boys & Girls club Technical Training center to provide area youth/young adults, ages 16-21 skills in Culinary, Logistics, and Automotive care!
This partnership is an answered prayer to our ministry providing much needed tangible training opportunities to our youth. These opportunities will enable them to get access to jobs and careers! Participants enrolled in the program will receive training 3 days a week (Mon, Tues & Fri. 3:30- 5:30 pm), including a small stipend.
Oasis will assist North Memphis youth in the enrollment process as well as helping with transportation (when needed).
DATE/TIME: Mon, Tues & Fri from 3:30-5:30pm
LOCATION: Kids will be picked up at the North Memphis Boys and Girls club, 1100 Vollintine Ave, Memphis TN 38107 and brought there and back.
If you would like more information regarding this ministry, email us or call at 901.527.0074. Stay up-to-date by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and checking our website for pictures, videos and current information.