Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya

Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya

Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya is a child sponsorship program that matches individuals, families or groups in the United States with children who are living in one of the Project 24 boarding facilities in Kenya. These facilities are managed by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and our partner church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya. The children live at one of the Project 24 facilities while attending school and church during the academic year.

The cost to sponsor a child is $1,080 per year and can be paid at one time or in monthly increments. Once a match is confirmed, new sponsors receive a “New Sponsor Packet” that includes information about their child along with his or her picture, a one-page description of the Project 24 facility where the child lives, the most recent Project 24 newsletter, and a letter from their child. Throughout the following year, a sponsor receives updates about their child, his or her welfare and spiritual engagement, and Project 24 newsletters. In addition, the sponser has an opportunity to correspond with their child.

As a sponsor, you are also welcome to visit your child at a Project 24 facility; dates and times vary each year, and information is provided upon request. Once the year is complete, a sponsor has the opportunity to renew the sponsorship with the same child for another year.

More than just food and shelter

The Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya program offers more than just food and shelter. It is also designed to equip children with everything necessary for success in life. While living at the Project 24 facilities, children learn to plant, harvest, cook, tend to livestock, clean the compound and care for their personal space.

The children begin and end each day with devotions. Choir practice, Bible study and catechesis occur throughout the week too. The children are full, contributing members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya, and some teach Sunday school classes for the younger students.

"There’s something different about Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya compared with similar programs. I’ve seen how well the children are taught and what God is doing in their lives. It’s exciting for me to be part of this program and to link people together across the world." — Britt Odemba, an LCMS missionary in Kenya who oversees the program

“Being a sponsor for a beautiful child in Kenya is one of the most rewarding pleasures for me. Because of my mere $90 a month, I know an underprivileged child is receiving an education, a roof over her head, a meal every day and is being taught of Christ’s love for us all. … I pray for her future and that she lets Christ guide her every step. What a blessing she has been to me!” — Karin from Bossier City, La.


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Contact us

To discuss sponsoring a child or to learn more about this program, contact:

  Jennifer Hummel, Program Coordinator

  800-248-1930, Ext. 1326

  Project 24 - Kenya on Facebook





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