OPH 2022

During these difficult times, American Baptist Home Mission Societies has reimagined ways to positively impact marginalized individuals, families and communities with God’s love through Operation Planting Hope (OPH).

Consider making a donation
of [$25] or more in the form of a pledge to help us reach our goal of $75,000 to help more children and families. One hundred percent of your gift will be applied to underserved communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.


OPH is an innovative program that updates the tradition of White Cross, begun in response to the great need created by World War I. OPH offers “passionaries”—ordinary people doing extraordinary things—practical ways to support mission that changes lives through ABHMS’ Community Outreach Ministries partners, Rizpah’s Children network and other missional ministries. This program, which impacts so many, is the focus of ABHMS’ spring campaign.

The cornerstone of this campaign, Matthew 25:35-36—inspires us as American Baptists to become the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the world, meeting our Lord’s challenge: “For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick, and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Here are just a few ways your gift will be used:

  • serving hot meals to youth in after-school programs;
  • providing handmade winter hats, scarves and mittens to children;
  • filling backpacks with groceries to sustain families during school holidays; and
  • providing administrative support to a busy social justice agency.