Monday, December 27, 2004

Learn about Cross and Crown

Welcome to Cross & Crown Mission online. We are posting on this free blog service to help keep interested readers up-to-date on what God is doing for those who come for prayer and services in this neighborhood close to downtown Oklahoma City. We hope you will check in often to be encouraged with testimonies, see how you can help with needs and how you can pray for this special inner-city ministry.

The mission of Cross & Crown is to proclaim the love, mercy and hope of Jesus Christ through service and prayer.

Cross & Crown was founded in 2001, and we will tell you all about that in a later posting. It's a great God story. Paul and Suzanne Whitmire felt a calling to do this ministry - but they didn't have their own blueprint or master plan, of exactly what they would do. They left all of it up to God.

So they prayed. And the ministry began to take shape. Food baskets. Clothing closet. AA meetings. Medical clinic. After school programs. Sunday night church. Meals. School store. Christmas store. Transitional housing. Job training. Help with addiction. And they continue to pray, and every need is met with willing volunteers - and funding. Sometimes the volunteers are children who collect shoes from their neighbors to give to the children beginning school without any shoes. Sometimes the volunteers are doctors, contractors or accountants who treat patients, fix the roof or set up computer systems. Sometimes the funding comes from piggy banks full of pennies. Sometimes it's large checks from anonymous donors.

The main focus of Cross & Crown is prayer. The mission helps people with their physical needs, but, time and time again, it has been shown that people come for the prayer. They seek the Lord at Cross & Crown and He is there.

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