Memorial for Jacob Oden

$10,200 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 130 people in 21 months
This GoFundMe page has been created in memory of Jacob Oden, for those wishing to honor his life, and the ministry he lived while here with us. All proceeds from this memorial page will support Light Up The Dark, a ministry that Jake was passionate about and a part of creating.

Everyone has a story...this was a part of Jake's.

www.lightupthedark.live 

What is Light Up The Dark?

Mission:
Breaking chains. Liberating souls. Empowering lives.

Vision:
People empowered to light up the world, freed to be who they were designed to be, as a result of authentic relationship with the living God.

We are real people with real stories who want to light up the dark by speaking life. Light Up The Dark speaks life in six main ways: speaking to faith-based groups, schools, and organizations; life coaching and mentoring; writing online devos as well as paperback books and other resources; equipping people who want to reach out with the skills they need to make a difference and coordinating their skill sets with the outlets they need to be the Light; partnering with other ministries; and hosting Light Up The Dark events.

Light Up The Dark is formed around the purpose of spreading the Light of Christ into the darkness in order to empower people trapped in that darkness to connect to resources to secure freedom for them. We know that everyone can receive light and everyone can give it…..you can have a full time job and a family and still light up the dark. Light Up The Dark is structured to make that happen…to connect people with truth and to connect people who want to spread truth with the outlets to do so.

Darkness can take many forms: addiction, assault, abuse, depression/anxiety, self-harm, the daily stresses of life, lack of direction and purpose, and the daily stresses of relationships, occupations, marriages, and parenting. Light can take many forms too. We coordinate volunteers with opportunities to serve through our ministry as well as those we partner with. We offer classes with curriculum approved by the Department of Children and Family Services so that families can become reunited. We give out care kits for women and men who have experienced assault or molestation, with resources for healing. These are just a few examples of many tangible ways that we physically touch the dark with Light.

The dark stops here.
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Shari Carmichael
21 months ago
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'The Lord is close to the broken hearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed' Psalm 34:18. Praying this promise for you all. Praising God for Jacobs beautiful life here on earth and forever with Him - until you meet again.

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Staci Neumann Fulbright
21 months ago
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Love your boys and your little girl too! I always liked picking your kids up on the bus, looking forward to Jacobs quick wit and easy smile. Your testimony is breaking through this long icy heart of mine....

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Raised by 130 people in 21 months
Created August 5, 2016
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Jennifer Marcum
20 months ago

This donation comes from money raised by Tori Greenwald and Sophie Marcum with their cupcake stand called "The Cupcakery".

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21 months ago
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21 months ago
Shari Carmichael
21 months ago
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'The Lord is close to the broken hearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed' Psalm 34:18. Praying this promise for you all. Praising God for Jacobs beautiful life here on earth and forever with Him - until you meet again.

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Staci Neumann Fulbright
21 months ago
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Love your boys and your little girl too! I always liked picking your kids up on the bus, looking forward to Jacobs quick wit and easy smile. Your testimony is breaking through this long icy heart of mine....

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