Have you ever wanted to go on a mission trip, but you couldn’t make it for one reason or another? Have you ever thought, “The money raised for a short-term mission trip could be better spent on providing direct relief to an area that sorely needs aid.”
This Christmas season, Beloved is offering you a way to be a part of the work in Kenya—to have BELOVED’S ministry become YOUR ministry. Our family home orphanage in Kenya, “Beloved Rehoboth,” which is home to 18 children. Currently, Mama Jane wakes up before sunrise to cook meals for her family until after sunset. She does it all for her large family in a cramped kitchen no bigger than a walk-in closet and without any of the comforts we often consider a necessity (such as counter space and electricity).
Furthermore, all the children cannot fit in the living room during meals, so many of the children eat outside. Therefore, Beloved’s CANDLELIGHT KITCHEN CAMPAIGN seeks to raise funds to build a kitchen and dining hall for our family home orphanage.
For our BELOVED AUNTS & UNCLES PROGRAM, we ask you to partner with us, as aunts and uncles of our children, to raise funds for our home. All you have to do is send out support letters, post Facebook and Twitter updates, and contact family and friends about this cause. If you are interested in becoming an aunt or uncle for our children, you can pledge to raise one of the following amounts to go towards this family’s Christmas present:
$250: By raising this amount, you will earn a “Beloved Aunt” or “Beloved Uncle” t-shirt.
$500: In addition to the t-shirt, those who raise this amount will also get a Beloved sweatshirt.
$1,000: In addition to the t-shirt and the sweatshirt, those who raise this amount will also get a special and personalized THANK YOU from our children.
You are not bound to raise the amount you pledge. You are free to raise more, and you may end up raising less. All we ask is that you are faithful to send letters, make updates, and contact family and friends. Beloved will support you, our aunts and uncles, in the following ways: (i) Beloved will make a fundraising page to help you keep track of how much you raise; (ii) Beloved will provide you with support letters, which you can customize and personalize; and (iii) Beloved will pray specifically for your ministry and partnership. All support must be raised BY CHRISTMAS EVE, so we can surprise the Beloved Rehoboth family with their Christmas gift on Christmas Day.
You might be thinking that raise $250, $500, or $1,000 is a daunting task. Once again, we ask that you be faithful to share about, and to pray for, this cause. Consider this scenario: If you reached out to 18 people (one for each child in our home) and each person provide just $20 (about one latte drink from Starbucks every week from now until Christmas), you will have already have raised $360 towards this Christmas present.
As you’re doing this, recall the words of Francis Chan: “When you hear about the 140 million orphans in the world … you can be overwhelmed and think, ‘Okay, what am I going to do to change all that?’ The great thing is God hasn’t called you to figure all of that out, but He has called us all to do something.”
To learn more about the Candlelight Kitchen Campaign, please go to http://belovedinternational.org/1011.php.
To partner with us in the Beloved Aunts & Uncles Program, please fill out the following form: http://tinyurl.com/bfjj7as. After you fill out the form, we will respond within 48 hours with information and instructions to help make your fundraiser a success.
Once again, thank you for assuming the role of aunts and uncles, and for partnering with us in this opportunity to bless the Beloved Rehoboth home. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.