These are faith-based organizations/ministries that we have committed to making the primary focus of our Spiars Cares resources this year. Their Values and Missions align with our own and we actively pursue ways to meet their needs through contributions of time, money, or other resources.
We’d like to introduce you to one of our SPIARS Cares Legacy Partners! We have partnered with The Gap to provide financial, spiritual, and physical support throughout this year.
The Gap at Sawmill Meadow was founded by Matt & Tammy Dorsett with a mission to cultivate wholeness in new adults so they can launch into the world thriving in their purpose and responsibilities. It is a 9-month gap experience for new adults offering Christian discipleship while living together in a renovated lodge in southern Colorado.
The young adults will live as a community at the Spruce Lodge and are required to work 25-40 hours per week with one of The Gap’s community business partners who have open positions. This allows each attendee to be self-supporting for the cost of the program and practice being the light of Jesus to all people in all circumstances.
Program study and curriculum will be provided and led by spiritual leaders, experts in career fields and fellow believers who love the Lord and desire to love others like Jesus. In addition to an onsite host couple and the guest speaker programming, each attendee will be assigned a mentor who will routinely meet with them to listen and advise each attendee throughout the program.
Also, Colorado is known for its beauty and access to great outdoor experiences. Monthly curated, team building adventures are part of the tuition and each attendee will be encouraged to explore the beauty of God’s creation in all the seasons!
If you are or you know a new adult (18-23) who could benefit from a gap year program, check out their website.
Another one of our 2023 Legacy Partners is Frontier Camp, located in Grapeland, TX. We have partnered with them to provide financial, spiritual, and physical support as they use Christian camping and outdoor recreation as a platform to expose youth campers (ages 7-17) to Christ and encourage their growth toward spiritual maturity.
Campers can participate in activities like horseback riding, ropes courses, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, target sports, laser tag, paintball, and a pipe slide. Children get to choose their own recreation activities for a customized week of fun.
Frontier Camp provide affordable pricing to enable parents the chance to send their children to camp every summer. Every summer camp staff member must complete an extensive application and are held to the highest standard as they lead groups of children and safely facilitate activities throughout the summer. Plus, their food is GREAT!
Frontier Camp also partners with Angel Tree to host children with an incarcerated parent for a week of summer camp, and Jacob’s Well, a summer camp in Limbe, Haiti.
If you or someone you know would love to have a week filled with faith, fun, friends, and food, check out Frontier Camp’s website.
Embrace Texas connects willing hands with opportunities to serve children in foster, adoptive, or kinship care, and is one of SPIARS Cares’ 2023 Legacy Partners. Founded by Bruce and Denise Kendrick, Embrace exists to reflect God’s heart for the vulnerable, neglected, marginalized, abused, and abandoned children. SPIARS has the opportunity to provide financial, spiritual, and physical support to their life changing programs for vulnerable children and their caregivers.
Every day in our community, neglected and abused children enter the foster care system. Due to a shortage of foster families in our area, there isn’t always a foster family with an opening for a child or sibling group. These children may spend days, weeks, or even months sheltering in extended stay hotels or CPS offices. Embrace created Collin House to give children entering foster care a warm, welcoming place to stay while they wait for placement. An expansive yard, cozy bedrooms, and kid-friendly details give children the normalcy and dignity they deserve.
In addition to connecting willing individuals to service opportunities, Embrace also provides “graduation gifts” to teens who age-out of foster care. These are kits filled with items to help get them settled in their own apartment.
If you are interested in learning more about Embrace, visit their website.
Our fourth 2023 SPIARS Cares Legacy Parter is All Access international, founded by Lane Kipp. Lane believes global poverty can end, but it won’t end if we keep giving the way we currently are. We partner with them to provide financial and spiritual support.
All Access has developed a strategy to maximize the effectiveness of contributions to end spiritual and physical poverty around the world. First, they research and consult data and metrics to identify the most impoverished regions of the world and what their needs are. Then they meet with global and local experts to determine the most effective and sustainable methods to improve the poverty metrics in that region. They then find, vet, and partner with the top organizations whose projects can most effectively improve the poverty metrics in these regions. 100% of their client’s contributions to the collective fund are maximized through these cost-effective and high-impact projects. Finally, they report everything back to their clients every month: how every penny is used, updates and pictures from their projects, the stories of the lives changed, and the global impact made.
-Partnering with Biglife to start Disciple Making Movements among unengaged and unreached people groups in the 99% Muslim populated Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
-Partnering with FARM STEW to help train 250 households in Magwi on improved agricultural, incoming generation, and behavioral practices.
-Partnering with Aqua-Africa to help provide 10,000 people in Maiwut, South Sudan with sustainable access to clean water.
-Partnering with Transform East Alliance to make disciples and plant churches among the 571 million unreached people in Bangladesh, Bihar, Nepal, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
-Partnering with 4Africa to help provide up to 150,000 people in Uganda with sustainable access to clean water.
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