“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’” -Acts 20:35
This weekend, all Southern Nazarene University (SNU) students and faculty have the opportunity to volunteer for the 10th Annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy (OKMOM). Here at SNU, we are constantly hearing and talking about the importance of serving. This opportunity is great for fulfilling this mission because all you need to give is your time.
Many people think that, in order to serve, they need to travel; we often forget that there are plenty of people who need our help in our own community. OKMOM is providing the chance to do just this by hosting their event at the Oklahoma State Fair Grounds on Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2nd.
So, what is OKMOM and what would you be doing with your time?
OKMOM is an annual weekend event where everyone and anyone can receive free dental work. If you are a student involved in the medical field, OKMOM is in need of nursing students and others for jobs like working at triage tables. SNU student Sadie Crouch is volunteering her time to do just this!
If you are worried about not being part of the medical community, don’t be! Another great thing about this opportunity is that everyone can be involved.
This weekend is about serving as many people as possible in two days, and it takes plenty of different jobs to accomplish this goal. Besides dentists, OKMOM is also in need of front office staff, clerks, runners, patient escorts, exit interviewers, translators, registration personnel, food service, crowd control and much more. These jobs can be done by any volunteer ready to serve!
Sadie Crouch and her husband Bradley Crouch are both spending their time this weekend helping at OKMOM. She wants to encourage others to get involved in this important event and said, “There is really something for everyone. It will be very rewarding and a way to serve so many people who are in need of something that many of us have easy access to and take for granted.”
If you are worried about going alone, get a group and represent SNU together! This can be a great way to show our community that we care and live out our mission to serve others.
Even if you are debating going, there is no need to sign up in advance and they will be accepting on-site volunteers on January 31st and February 1st and 2nd. All you have to do is go to the Oklahoma Expo Hall at the fairgrounds to sign up and make a difference this weekend.
For more information about OKMOM visit https://www.okmom.org/