After much prayer and deliberation, Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption recently decided to move the gala featuring football legend Tony Dungy to May 25, 2021. More information will be coming soon.
“Although we are disappointed, we feel it is best to be safe due to all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19,” Deaconess stated in announcing the change on its website.
The group has established a virtual gala website with a goal of $100,000 in donations. The site states, “Challenging times call for a different way of doing things so we are excited to bring you a virtual Angels of Destiny experience this year! Throughout the week of July 27-31, we will be sharing information about Deaconess as well as providing ways for you to support us in our ministry to birth mothers, adoptive families and anyone whose life has been touched by adoption.”
Donations up to $25,000 will be matched by Jasco, a company in Oklahoma City.
Founded in 1900 by Free Methodists, generations of Oklahomans have been transformed by DPA’s services. DPA gives hope to expectant parents who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy and adoptive families who feel their dream of a baby is lost or believe God is calling them to a unique journey of growing their family through adoption. Comprehensive pre- and post-adoption education and support are provided. Because DPA views adoption as a life-long journey, not a one-time event, all services are designed to meet the needs of birth parents, adoptive families, and children throughout the life span.3