Hope in the right source is a reasonable confidence. The only right source that can vouch for a blessed assurance is God Almighty. Hope in the wrong source is the bedrock of chaos. However, despite this state of wrong source, God in His loving kindness pursues and reaches out to His creation. God’s outreach brings about an oasis in the midst of the chaos. God specializes in turning desert into pool of water and parched ground into flowing springs. He creates an oasis in the midst of unlikeliness. This beacon of hope has been the theme towards our assignment.
As you may have noticed over the weekend, we now have a new name and logo design on all our social media platforms. Both of these changes signify the direction the Lord is taking us as we embark on the New Year. Oasis Focus Inc. is now our new ministry name. It transmits a much clearer message of the heartbeat of what our mission and purpose is all about. We are excited to continue to provide an oasis of hope in the marketplace, to families and our public schools as we represent our Lord and Savior with mercy and truth (II Samuel 15:20). As followers of Jesus not just in this ministry but for every son and daughter of God, our highest honor is to represent Jesus Christ as ambassadors here on earth. And we do not take it lightly.
Beginning next year, our social media posts will change from daily posts to either once or twice a week. We want to be efficient stewards of all God have given us. This does not affect prayer requests. We will continue to receive and respond to your prayer requests as we normally do. Also, we will continue in weekly prayer time for you and your families. Continue to send us your prayer requests to the new email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In line with providing an oasis of hope, God has opened the door for a TV program that begins January 2018. He has given the privilege to reach into an estimated 29 million homes with the message of hope through an amazing Christian Network. Oasis Connection will be a weekly TV broadcast that will provide hope for God’s people. I will share more on this next month with station listings information. Along with other men and women of God, I am very excited for the revelatory hope of God that will meet people right where they are. Our God specializes in doing that.
My beautiful Queen on the other hand, will be running for office as a member of the Texas State Board of Education in District 11. Those of you that know her, can attest to the fire she has for all things teaching and learning. I am a better man because of her life and example. Our daughters are who they are today because of her life and example. This goes for the many countless people she has influenced through the years. Back in the days when I served as a Republican Election Judge for Tarrant County, my wife would pack my lunch bag and provide snacks for my polling station workers. To see her today running for office is beyond fantastic. Our family is excited and so proud of her.
In concluding this announcement post, I want to leave you with this word of encouragement; God’s existence in you as His son and daughter, is the oasis of hope for now and eternity. In fact, God specifically designed you to be a recipient of His grace now and for eternity. God desires to lavish you with the expression of His loving kindness. He is a good, good Father. May the blessings of Christ’s fellowship rest afresh upon you and your families as you celebrate Thanksgiving Day. I thank God for you!
For The Cause of Christ,
Dr. Johnson Obamehinti