Church Community Helps Single Mom Of 5 Teenagers


Monday, March 21st 2022, 4:04 pm


TULSA, Oklahoma -

A Tulsa Pastor is rallying the community around a single mom of 5 teenagers working 3 jobs to make ends meet. 

Pay it forward three words that one family at Wesley Chapel, has built a life around. Even when there isn't much to pay forward.

"It is a lot- just trying to keep a straight face so my kids don't know how overwhelmed I get," said "Sarah," mom of 5 Teenagers. 

You are hearing the voice of a woman we will call Sarah. We are protecting her identity and her children's because the family is involved in a domestic violence situation.

Sarah has 5 teenagers she is trying to provide for as a single mom. One of her jobs gave her a promotion- she says the pay increase, raised her rent, and took away food stamps.

"They were living in a low-income housing complex but when she got her second job, all the sudden that put her in a higher income bracket...we got them into a house," said Pastor Chris Beach, with Wesley Chapel, Tulsa. 

Right now, she is trying to make ends meet by working three jobs.

"We have a house now and it is just trying to stay caught up and make sure I don't lose this house and keep groceries around for 5 teenagers," said "Sarah."

In the midst of family struggles, Sarah and her kids still find ways to give back to others.

"The kids are incredibly caring and maybe that is because they know what it feels like to go through challenges," said Pastor Chris. 

Pastor Chris noticed, and he is hoping to rally the community around this young mother and her kids.

"What I was hoping for is to find ladies out there who would pick up this family and take them to shop," said Pastor Chris, "We would love to give them clothes that they are excited to wear everywhere they go."

You can Cash App donations to $WesleyChapelTulsa or contact the church (918-734-0471) to make the shopping spree for the family happen on your own.

"Meeting a family who gives so much and cares so much about other people, we want to take extra time to step up for them," said Pastor Chris. 

"I haven't been able to buy them new clothes in a while...my kids would love it. They don't really get a lot of new things like that," said "Sarah." 

If you are in a domestic violence situation you are not alone. You can always contact a trained professional at Domestic Violence Intervention Services: 918.7HELP.ME (918.743.5763)