Ministries

Operation Planting Hope

Reimagining ways for American Baptists to serve as the hands and feet of Christ throughout the United States and Puerto Rico

In today’s changing times, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has reimagined ways to touch marginalized individuals, families and communities with God’s love.

Continuing the tradition of White Cross Overland, Operation Planting Hope (OPH) offers fresh approaches for individuals and groups to serve ABHMS’ Community Outreach Ministries partners, the Rizpah’s Children network and many other missional entities. An innovative model, OPH extends outreach to a wide range of related partners focused on healing and transformation, while streamlining the connection among American Baptist churches and vulnerable communities.

OPH provides a multitude of ways to serve others, from providing a hot meal to youth in an after-school program and offering handmade winter hats, scarves and mittens to underserved children to filling backpacks with groceries to sustain a family over a school holiday and helping with filing and office work at a busy social justice agency.

OPH will support the underserved throughout the United States, from Alaska to Puerto Rico and California to New Jersey.

OPH offers multiple ways to volunteer and share gifts of support:

  • Charitable gifts  (select “ABHMS Operation Planting Hope” under Online Giving Opportunities);
  • Donated goods (direct donation of goods to the ministry of your choice listed below);
  • Short-term, project-based programs and
  • Long-term service-oriented programs (i.e. feeding ministries, health care ministries).

Operation Planting Hope recipients

As of Sept. 29, 2020

CenterCityState
AK Child & Family
AnchorageAK
Bethel Chin Baptist Church
IndianapolisIN
Bethel Neighborhood
Kansas CityKS
Bob Burdette Center, Inc.
CharlestonWV
Brown Indian American Baptist Church
WaltersOK
Calvary Baptist Church
LowellMA
Cameron Community Ministries
RochesterNY
Christian Center of Anadarko
AnadarkoOK
Columbia Street Project
BangorME
Cordova Christian Center
CordovaAK
Corporacion Milagros del Amor
CaguasPR
Crossroads Community Baptist Church
EriePA
Dayton Christian Center
DaytonOH
Detroit Friendship House
HamtramckMI
Edna Martin Christian Center
IndianapolisIN
First Apache Indian American Baptist Church
Ft CobbOK
First Crow Indian Baptist Church
Lodge GrassMT
Friendship House of Christian Service
BillingsMT
Friendship House Peoria
PeoriaIL
Global Health Connections Int'l
RaleighNC
Greater New Life Center for Recovery
Indian OrchardMA
Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries
YoungstownOH
Housing Ministries of American Baptist in Wisconsin
MadisonWI
JOYA Scholars
FullertonCA
Kodiak Baptist Mission
KodiakAK
Lake Avenue Baptist Church
RochesterNY
Massachusetts Baptist Multicultural Ministries
LexingtonMA
Milwaukee Christian Center
MilwaukeeWI
Monmouth Park/Down The Stretch Ministries
OceanportNJ
Mount Olive Development Corporation
Ft LauderdaleFL
Murrow Indian Children's Home
MuskogeeOK
Neighborhoods Focused on African-American Youth, Inc.
MariettaGA
Pathways to Promise
St LouisMO
Philadelphia Park Chaplains Office
BensalemPA
Preston Taylor Ministries
NashvilleTN
Primera Iglesia Bautista de Caguas
CaguasPR
Rainbow Acres
Camp VerdeAZ
Rankin Christian Center
RankinPA
Salama Urban Ministries, Inc
South NashvilleTN
Shores of Hope
W SacramentoCA
Somerset Academy Early Learning Center
PhiladelphiaPA
Stewart Community Baptist Church
Carson CityNV
The Place
NorwichNY
Weirton Christian Center
WeirtonWV
Wichita Community ChurchAnadarkoOK
Youth Enrichment Program of Greater Cleveland
ClevelandOH

Please note: For questions about OPH, contact ABHMS’ Rev. Kadia Edwards at [email protected] or 610.768.2449. White Cross Overseas will continue to be managed by International Ministries (IM), also known as the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. For questions about White Cross Overseas, contact IM’s Zofia Dripps at [email protected] or 610.768.2311.