OST is closed for business but its spirit survives on my blog.
My wife were both exposed to Christ through childrens outreach programs and our parents were never interested in growing spiritually. Many of the kids that came on the vans had similar families. I have no idea how most of these kids are doing now as many were transient. Some forms of outreach do not allow us to see the end result.
I think chilrens programs with strong outreach do have their place to reach kids that won’t even get exposed to Christ without them.
I do agree that a better situation is to have families growing together but this is not always possible.