“For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given.” Isaiah 9:6a
Kevin’s child sponsorship bio mentions that he comes from a humble background where his parents cannot give his family what they need. He wants to be able to complete his education, have a good job, and help support his family. Though this description could sound typical even of an impoverished child in America, Kevin comes from Mukuru Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. If you go a step further and look at the area that Kevin resides in, you find a desperate situation. His community is full of street children, with the majority of families being poor. Houses are built of iron sheets and sewage is everywhere.
What sets the Sports Outreach EmpowerME Child Sponsorship program apart is the ongoing relationship between sponsor and child. While education is important, it is simply not enough, therefore, Sports Outreach sponsorship provides a pathway that allows sponsors to come alongside their child to help meet both physical and spiritual needs. Through personal letters, prayer requests, and opportunities for trips to visit your child, precious relationships are formed that can last a lifetime. Kevin’s sponsor shares that “As a mom, I raised my sons, and now I can still have the emotional connectedness of pouring into the life of a child. God can use me and bless in this way. Plus, I can hear how he is growing and how God is working in his life. Investing in the life of a young person adds to my hope for the future, and for peace and restoration in Africa.”
If you are interested in stepping into the life of a child like Kevin, click here to find out how you or your family can start a sponsorship. Maybe you choose to become involved in one child’s life, or perhaps you would like to impact many lives by partnering with Sports Outreach through a year-end gift (see our mission below). Whether you choose the path of child sponsorship or one that benefits the greater Sports Outreach community, you will be making a lasting impact and bringing the promise of hope and restoration.
P.S. Donations must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2017, in order to be eligible for a 2017 tax-deductible receipt.
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