The word the Lord gave me for Oasis International Ministries in 2018 is Joshua 3:5. “Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate/Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders (miracles) among you.”
In Honor of Demet Debesai. Our dear friend passed away on January 26, this year. Her name was Demet Debesai from Eritrea, Africa. She was 55 years old and battled stage 4 breast cancer since 2014.
One day, my daughter Jessica and I were talking about some of the struggles that the refugee moms have with their children. American moms know all too well that being a mom is rewarding, but can be filled with lonely days for the stay at home mom, guilt for moms who return to work, frustrations, and the biggie … exhaustion.
We believe that God is calling Oasis International to prepare a place for refugee families in the city of St. Louis in Jesus name. We have partnered with Caring Ministries (with a financier) and Metro Baptist Association to rehab houses for refugee families.
After a lot of suggestions about a name for the ne w ministry, we came up with a name, "Preparing A Place". We believe that God is calling Oasis International to prepare a place for refugee families in the city of St. Louis in Jesus name.
One of our English teachers described her experience teaching at Oasis with these words, “I have such joy in the work, love meeting new friends, and seeing God move. Just being in the Oasis environment lifts me up.”
Grateful to have one of the largest turn-outs in a while for the June BBQ event hosted by Canaan Baptist and supported by youth from West Side Church in Springfield, IL. The Bubble Bus was a hit along with the bounce house, cotton candy, games, prizes, sprinklers and lots of time to chat with our refugee friends.
Thanks to so many wonderful and loving hostesses, Oasis has given baby showers for 11 new moms welcoming their new American babies! Oasis can always use NEW boy and girl baby clothes for these showers
“Sarah” is a single mom, a refugee from the Congo with 6 children. She has been in the U.S. for 3 years. Sarah lost her husband in the Congo and she and the children lived in a refugee camp in Tanzania for 6 years before coming to the U.S.
“Fred and Kate” and their 5 kids moved to St. Louis a couple months ago. Their story is of AMAZING COURAGE, like many refugees.
“Wally” , his wife and several kids moved to St. Louis from Afghanistan just a year ago. Wally served the US military in various capacities until it was no longer safe for he and his family to live there.
3 years ago Ciang & Pan were Zomi people happily married living in Chin Sate in north Burma. The Buddhist run military came to their home and accused them of talking and teaching about God.
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