Needs vs. Wants
In our Western world, we often use the word "need" interchangeably with the word "want." At the Bethel Children's Centre, when they say they have a "need," it is indeed a "need." There are a couple of needs at the Centre right now. One is for bedding. The picture you see to the left is of one of the beds at the Centre, taken by a friend who went to Kenya several weeks ago. The high school kids are at boarding school during most of the year, but now are out of school and staying at the Centre. When the high school kids come “home” on school break they need a place to sleep. So, as it is, when the high school kids come home now, they will sleep two to three kids in a single bed! They need additional bedding for ten kids right now, and the cost is about $65 per bed, or a total of $650. In addition, the children at the Centre have participated in a Bible camp in the community every year. The camp is held in association with local churches, and involves community evangelism and outreach. Last year, several students from the Centre helped lead the camp. The cost per child for this neighborhood ministry is not significant, but when the number of children who need support is several dozen, the total comes to $575, which is definitely significant! There are two aspects of this particular "need." There is the cost for the Bethel children to participate in this ministry, but more importantly, there is the need of people in Ruiru to be reached for the Gospel. If you would like to participate in meeting these needs, please visit our "Donate" page, or you can contact us directly.
The Jericho Road
This is the blog of Huruma International Ministries. Huruma seeks to fulfill our calling to "go and do likewise" as instructed by Jesus in the parable of the Good Samaritan. The lesson of the Good Samaritan is not about achieving spiritual success through our own efforts. No, what we learn is that we are to give mercy, because we have been given mercy. We are all poor and needy. We are all travelers on the Jericho Road