The future of Indiahoma is here. It is found in the faces and energy of our children. They are the reason Linda and I moved here after all.
Pastor Scott Patton hosted “See You At The Pole Rally” this morning. For the last 20 years students have gathered at the IPS flag pole and offered thanks for their blessings. Scott and Indiahoma Public Schools Superintendent Don Wise petitioning for guidance and strength on behalf of the kids.
Pastor Scott also hosts Wednesday “Pizza and Prayer.” One week ago they had 83 kids turn out for some exercise, snacks, and salvation. Please allow me to back up to November 2021. My dad was one day away from his eternal reward. Scott showed up at the front door with 35 kids and asked if they could pray for him. We invited them in. They gathered in a circle and offered a peaceful and beautiful sentiment, lifting his spirits and his spirit. It was at that very moment that I knew Indiahoma would become our home. Linda too knew that this was our calling.
Called to make a difference. Our very first effort, “We Are Indiahoma 5K, 1 Mile & Stroll” provided free entry, t-shirt, cowbell, and breakfast to all kids 18 & under. Hoping any or all of them would catch our lifelong love of running. The discipline and commitment and endurance for our sport translating into success in so many aspects of life. Growing good men and women out of good boys and girls. We’ll see you all on the start line next Apri!
Growing our garden also an opportunity to teach our youth. The delight on faces as they pull a carrot or taste their first peach off of a tree. Teaching about real, clean food. Growing healthy men and women out of healthy boys and girls.
Feeding our children. Spiritually, physically, fundamentally. They are our future, and they are here.
The Power of Prayer!