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Get this. “Currently, more than 11,000 Oklahoma children are in the custody of DHS and in need of out-of-home placement.” That is an eye-popping number, but those are not just statistics—they are real children, boys and girls.

Last November, the leader of Oklahoma Baptists, Dr. Anthony L. Jordan, delivered a powerful sermon at the Annual Meeting, calling on Southern Baptists in Oklahoma to meet the growing foster care need.

Dr. Jordan announced that the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma would be teaming up with Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC), to equip churches to take an active role in foster care.

In the weeks and months since, OBHC has launched the “One Such Child” program, to do just that.

On the Baptist Messenger’s podcast, I was able to interview OBHC president-elect Greg McNeece and OBHC foster care coordinator Teri Blanton about how the local church can get involved in foster care.

Listen to the interview here, and think about what God is calling you to do on this key issue.