Pastor Joe Blankenship had a formative gospel influence on me during my college and early seminary years, and I am privileged to let you know about a great work that he is leading in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The ministry is called One Hope, and it’s mission is simple: “The goal of One Hope is to use the hope-giving and life-changing message of Jesus Christ to combat the cycles of racism, prejudice, abuse, violence, and poverty that exist in the inner city of Tulsa, and to train college-aged men and women to replicate the One Hope model in other urban areas” (see press release).
One Hope engages inner-city and under-privileged kids through tutoring, sports camps, and other services in order to deliver the gospel to them and their families. You can read about One Hope‘s sports camp ministry in a recent feature in Tulsa World, but the best place to learn about One Hope is from their website, www.onehopeministry.org.
This weekend, One Hope is putting on an internet fund-raiser in order to raise money to build a facility to house the ministry. All they’re asking for is one dollar. Not bad for changing the world, right?. So read the press release or visit the website for more details about how you can contribute.