Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya

Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya is a sponsorship program that matches donors in the U.S. with children who are living in one of the boarding facilities in Kenya, managed by the LCMS’ partner church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kenya. The cost to sponsor a child is $90 per month or $1,080 for the whole year. Sponsors receive an initial packet of information on their child, as well as updates throughout the year on his or her welfare, spiritual engagement and school grades.

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. The children learn to plant, harvest, cook, tend to livestock, clean the compounds and care for their personal space.

The children begin and end each day with devotions. Choir practice, Bible study and catechesis occurs throughout the week, too. The children are full, contributing members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kenya (a partner church of the LCMS) 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,” said Britt Odemba, an LCMS missionary in Kenya who oversees the program. “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.


The sponsorship program

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When you sponsor a child, you will receive the following information:

  • A digital bio packet — The packet contains information about the child along with his/her picture and a one-page description of the Project 24 site where the child lives.
  • Newsletters and child updates — Throughout the year you will receive pictures, newsletters and updates about the child’s welfare, spiritual engagement and schooling.

You are encouraged to exchange cards, letters and pictures with the child you sponsor. And, in the months of February, June or October of every year, you are welcome to visit your sponsored child and the place where he or she stays.


Sponsor with a monthly gift     Sponsor with an annual gift


To discuss sponsoring a child, contact Jennifer Hummel at or 800-248-1930, Ext. 1326.

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