The Workday exists to engage and equip the body of Christ to do Spirit-led deeds of justice and mercy primarily on Oklahoma City's Eastside. We do this both because the need is great and because poverty and oppression can be found most anywhere, and God calls us as his children to enter in and to demonstrate his love and goodness. It is our hope and prayer that as volunteers serve with us they will be empowered to replicate the same thing in their own communities. We LOVE to host teams, so if your group is looking for a way to serve for a morning, weekend, or week-long summer team we would love to talk about hosting your group!
“You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land” (Deuteronomy 15:11).
We are a faith-based community development ministry operating in NE Oklahoma City. Ministries are created under the umbrella of RestoreOKC as we listen to the needs of the community an dream together about how we might engage and response together. Just as there are many facets of the cycle of poverty, RestoreOKC has many ministry arms. These arms currently include Two Roosters (job training), Stone of Hope (school/education support), Freedom Farms (youth job training, community gardening and education) and Workday (basic home repair for seniors and widows). We want them to overlap. We believe that the Church has the resources, creativity and calling to engage. We believe that this work forges us into the multi-ethnic family that we were created to be. We believe that when we leverage the resources we have been gifted, we can see the cycles of injustice and oppression broken and see flourishing abound in our communities.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO DO ON A WORKDAY:
mow a widow’s lawn
scrape and paint a widow's home
work in a community garden
deliver furniture to a single-mother or widow
helping a widow or single mom with basic home repairs that she cannot afford
visiting residents of a city nursing home
building or repairing wheelchair ramps
visiting our friends with flowers and donuts and praying together with them
Teams will stay at a local church and be hosted by our partner ministry, Next Step Ministries.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided by host.
Some transportation can be provided but usually teams have their own vehicles
Sunday: teams arrive in afternoon and get situated.
Monday-Thursday: Teams work at various RestoreOKC sites from roughly 9:00-3:30.
Friday: Day off to explore OKC. Usually a cookout in the evening at host location.
$475 per person