“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” – James 1:27, ESV

Visiting orphans is a biblical command. We are commanded to do this, period. Not if it’s convenient. Not if it works with our schedules. Not if it’s affordable or comfortable or easy. We’re just commanded to do it. All of us — Moms, Dads, businessmen, career women, doctors, teachers, lawyers, farmers, and janitors. All of us.

In the tiny, East African country of Uganda, 2.5 million orphans reside. And these children need you – to come and visit, to serve, to love, to spend time with them, to learn about their country and their culture and to see, firsthand, how important overseas mission work can be.

Many of the children in the facilities where Sixty Feet works are not technically orphans. Most of these children have family somewhere – whether they know it or not. Their stories are as complex and individual as they are, but this doesn’t mean they are not deserving of the gift of a visit from a friend. Will you be that friend to them?

Uganda is a place of extraordinary natural beauty. It’s a place of huge smiles, genuine kindness, incredible friendliness… and deep poverty like you’ve never imagined. We can attest to all of this because our team has been there and seen it – many times.

And now, through our partnership with Visiting Orphans, you are invited to join us.

In 2012, SixtyFeet is planning three mission trips: January, March and October. If you have an interest in joining us for any of these trips, please click to the Visiting Orphans site for more information.

Trips for 2013 are also in the works, including a mother-daughter trip in April of that year.

Go and visit. You’ll never be the same.