OAK: General Information


The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor. (Isaiah 61:1-3).

Millions of children in the world are starving, enslaved, unwanted, unprotected. We've seen God start to fulfill his great Isaiah 61 promises in the lives of a few of these children, turning ashes to beauty, mourning to gladness, and despair to praise.

OAK exists so that we can encourage each other and explore together how God would have us join him in loving vulnerable children. Adoption and orphan care often include fear, anxiety and heartache. But they can also bring indescribable joy. We want to see this joy spread throughout Knox...and through us to Washtenaw County and the world.

It is an immense privilege to see once-orphaned children grow from small saplings to splendid oaks. If you are curious about adoption or foster care, or wonder about other ways you might advocate for orphans, we welcome you to join us!

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