Life Church partnering with Oklahoma Fosters

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A church chain is partnering with Oklahoma Fosters to help educate people about the need for more foster homes.

"Even to have a realistic perspective of how many kids do not have a home to sleep in tonight, it is a massive deal," said Chris Beall, the Oklahoma City Life Church campus pastor.

Last year, Governor Mary Fallin launched the Oklahoma Fosters program, which is committed to increasing the number of foster parents in Oklahoma.

"Currently, the total number of kids that are enrolled or engaged in the DHS process in our state is the second highest in the nation per capita," Beall said.

That's why church leaders want to educate the congregation and anyone else interested about the need for more foster homes, and it's not just in Oklahoma.

"We have 25 locations in seven states and, so, every state and what kind of partnership that state has or that city has is different, but I know, in Tulsa, in Oklahoma City, where we have multiple locations, we're going to have a meeting. Our's is Monday night at 6:30," Beall said.

Beall said, even if a couple doesn't feel led to foster or adopt, there are some things they can do to help those who've made that decision.

"Most people don't realize that. There's very, very simple, tangible things they can do right now to help those that have taken a step," Beall said. "Our hope is, through some conversation and vision, more people will take a step to make a difference."

Beall said most Oklahoma locations will be holding meetings on Monday and Tuesday night this week.

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