Jesus left his followers a Great Command and a Great Commission. The Great Command is to love God above everything and to love your neighbor as yourself. (Mt. 22:36~39) When questioned about who your neighbor is Jesus told a story which explained that anyone we know about who is in need is our neighbor. (Luke 10:25~37) The Great Commission directs all Christians to go out and make disciples of all peoples everywhere. (Mt. 28:18~20)
Of course the Great Command doesn’t mean that we should sell all of our possessions and attempt to feed every hungry person or help every poor, abused, or marginalized person in the world. Likewise, the Great Command doesn’t require all of us to spend our life in a foreign country. However, it is clear that God does expect us to do something for people in both spiritual and physical need!
One of the ways you can obey both the Great Command and the Great Commission is to partner with an orphan in Kenya through SPEAR International Ministries. When you become a “His Kids Friend” you are demonstrating the love of Christ to your “neighbor” who is in critical need. Through your partnership with that child you have the opportunity to “make disciples of all nations”.
There is a cost!
Becoming a His Kids Friend will cost you a little more than $1 a day (*$38.00 per month). That’s a day’s salary for about 1 billion people in the world today. It will also cost you a few minutes each day to pray for your child and a few more minutes to write them an email or letter. Perhaps you can even visit your child someday.
Benefits to your His Kids Friend because of your Partnership are:
-Loving care from committed Christians in a clean, safe environment where they are free from the stigma of being orphans.
-Three meals a day in a community where that is rare.
-A quality Christian education through 12th grade.
-An opportunity to hear the Gospel, to be discipled and to grow spiritually through the staff and believers in the local church.
-Encouragement from BCC staff to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ and to become
-Benefits of His Kids Friends for you and your family:
-An opportunity to fulfill the Great Command and the Great Commission.
-Life changing impact from involvement with one of God’s special children.
-Eternal reward from the greatest Giver of all. (Matthew 25:31~40
*Although you are assigned a specific child, funds are combined to help all children in the project.