- March 12, 2012
The Sand Springs, Oklahoma Community Lighthouse is serving the Lord with gladness in their town. Even though they are not a year old, having opened in May of 2011, young moms in Sand Springs are benefiting from acts of kindness made with love.
When LaWanda Hubanks, Vice president of Public Relations, received a thank you email from the Worldwide Headquarters of Aglow International for becoming a Covenant Partner, she took the time to send a reply giving an example of one of the assignments the Lord has given those in the Lighthouse to do in their town. She said, “We would like everyone to know what God is doing in our Lighthouse because it is truly His work. He has opened doors so we can help others and we want to give Him our praise.”
Realizing that there were many teen mothers who did not have the supplies needed for welcoming a new baby, the women and men of the Sand Springs Lighthouse gathered material to make 10 baby quilts, caps, and booties. When they were finished, they had made 25 baby quilts! It took them 2 months to complete the task with all the donated supplies.
Frantz DeWeese, LaWanda’s 92 year old father, worked with Yvonne, a 9 year old, to make a Bob the Builder quilt. At the same time, Yvonne’s parents, Charyl and Randy Rogers, worked together on another quilt. A prayer cloth was sewn into each quilt, too.
Thinking they would give the blankets to teen moms at the Sand Springs High School, they were surprised to find that the school would not accept the quilts. Praying, they asked God for the right place to give the labors of their love. Soon, an alternative school called expressing a desire for the quilts, caps, and booties.
LaWanda said, “When we delivered the quilts, it was like watching little children open their gifts at Christmas time! What a blessing it was for us to watch this beautiful moment. And, we were able to hold the babies while the young moms looked through the quilts! I cannot tell you the joy I felt in my heart. I never dreamed we would be able to hold the babies.”
LaWanda closed with these thoughts, “Our Lighthouse will soon see its first year in service. We want to help our community of Sand Springs where we can. We want to love the people and help them see the Light of the world – our precious Jesus! We have a hunger to help people. In our economy, everyone is hurting. With God leading our steps and our obedience, we will see a lot more done to further His Kingdom.”
The Sand Springs Lighthouse partnered with the Blue Star Mothers to make care packages for soldiers and during Christmas, they helped two families in need by supplying groceries.
LaWanda serves with Linda Jamison, President, Barbara Porter, and Charyl Rogers. In a prophetic word in 2006, the Lord spoke to the ministry of Aglow that there would be a Lighthouse in every city, town, and village in the world. He knew the coming economic crisis and the political upheavals in the nations of the world and He stationed women and men of faith in each town to shine the light of His love and provision. If you are interested in starting an Aglow group in your community, please contact the Worldwide Headquarters and we will send you the information you need and give you a contact person to walk with you through the process of starting your group. Call us at 425-775-7282.