Keep One Home

Remember that old saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?  Well it could not be more true when it comes to children living in poverty. If we come along side a family and help in their time of need, you can truly prevent children from becoming an orphan.

Enter the Bring Love In Keep One Home program, where we are helping poor families in our community to rise up out of poverty and get ahead.

Today we have 150 families who we sponsor. What we do is identify families who are very close to having to give up their children because they cannot afford to keep them and we give them a little money and support each month to make ends meet. We also place some money into a savings account and a health care account. Then we come along side them and help with their basic needs like school books, uniforms and medical check ups. Our goal is that each family would be a part of the sponsorship for three years and after that time be in a better place and be able to make it on their own.

Pretty simple and straight forward huh?  We think that when there is a chance to keep children in their birth families, we should be doing everything we can to help.

Today we have 122 of our 150 keep one home families taken care of.  Want to help keep a family together?  It only costs $39 per month to sponsor a family.

Click here to sponsor a family, (and then watch as we jump for joy because we are so excited to have you helping out!)

After you sign up we will send you an email with information on your new family.

We would like to share a few pictures with you that we took when some of our families came into the center for a visit.

Levi and Jessie Benkert

 

18 thoughts on “Keep One Home

  1. Levi, we are interested in a sponsorship of this type. Is this a 3 year commitment? Where are you in terms of sponsors for these 50 families?

  2. I just wanted to thank you for taking this challenge. I am reading your book No Greater Love right now, thanks for expressing your self regardless of how others might perceive it.
    It is really nice to be able to see the faces of the people you wrote about. You described your wife really ( she is a real woman of substance).
    Thanks for what you are doing.

    • Levi, we are sponsoring a family but we haven’t received a picture or many details. Should we expect to get this info soon or will it be awhile?

  3. Joel and Kathy, I am sorry you did not get your info! We sent it all out a few months ago, it must have not made it. I am going to email you now.

  4. Beautiful.

    When you say “give them up,” do you mean let them live in an orphanage for care but they don’t intend to relinquish parental rights? My understanding is that is what that means.

    We sponsor through World Vision. Is this similar?

    Like you we want to keep families together.

    It is a pity that people won’t give thirty bucks to keep families together but will fundraiser thousands to separate them through adoption.

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  7. Can I assume from the above comments that we will be notified of which family we are sponsoring so we can also keep them in prayer and stay informed of their situation?

    • Jamie,
      Yes! As soon as we get the new families enrolled, and get the time to meet with them in their homes, we will be sending out details to you (and all the sponsors) on their specific family and ways that you can be praying for them. Thanks for asking!

  8. Hi – just signed up and created an account and made our first payment! :) We’re so excited to be part of this work in this small way.

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  10. We are currently sponsoring a child through Children’s Hope Chest but are thinking of adding another. Could you elaborate on your program a bit more? We will be able to send letters, photos, etc? We will be traveling to Ethiopia sometime in the next year, would we be able to meet the family? Will we get updates on how the family is doing? I love to help out, but I also love to be somewhat involved. I’m sure you understand!

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