Part Two: Relationships Turn Into Friendships

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Child Sponsorship, Kenya, Maasai, Sponsorship, Trips | 0 comments

Whether the Nairobi team or the Massai team, relationships formed in the past or during this trip continue to grow. Amy Steffy’s Story… Friday, the Massai team traveled to the village that Teresia is from. Since her school had just started a mid-term break, both Teresia and Selina were able to accompany the team out to Teresia’s village. John Keshe, his wife Paris and their two youngest children also went with the team. As the team cars were loading up, all four girls climbed into...

Read More

Kenya Team Update: Madoya Teacher Training Continues

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Kenya, Sponsorship | 0 comments

Our CPCC Kenya team in Mathare Valley had no idea that a simple eight-inch cord with five knots would become such a useful tool for the Madoya school. That’s exactly what happened as three of the team members led workshops for the elementary teachers at the school. Training the teachers is part of the CPCC partnership with Madoya school. The team took library books correlated to each grade level and showed short video clips by two CPCC teachers who demonstrated how to use the five knots on the...

Read More

Guatemala Trip Perspective

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Guatemala, Sponsorship | 0 comments

-Karin Daun Karin has the rare perspective as one who was a member of the first team from CP going to Guatemala. Read on as she shares, not only stories from this trip, but shares the transformation she sees happening. 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” Twenty-two of us were each called to go on the October 2015 CPCC...

Read More

What does child sponsorship mean in Guatemala?

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in 1+1 Child Sponsorship, Guatemala, Sponsorship | 0 comments

Following my third mission trip to Guatemala, I have learned the answer to the following question: What does child sponsorship mean in Guatemala? It means a child with an abusive father can find a trusting adult to confide in. It means a child whose parents have abandoned him can find a family to love him. It means a child whose parents are away from home working all day/night can learn discipline and respect for others. It means a malnourished child can have at least one nutritious meal and...

Read More

1+1 Update

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in 1+1 Child Sponsorship, From Dan, Sponsorship | 0 comments

Dan Crum, Global Impact Director After only two weekends of launching the 1+1 child sponsorship ministry initiative, the number of children sponsored in Kenya, Guatemala and Swaziland has grown from 385 to 570. Well done, Church! Our goal remains 1000, to equal the number of children who come to Kid City on the weekend. If you sponsor a child outside the three partnering organizations of Connection Pointe, please let Teresa Byington know. Every child counts, and these children will be included...

Read More

When Education is not Free

Posted by on Sep 26, 2015 in Kenya, Partners, Sponsorship | 0 comments

For Americans, a high school education is a free gift that is often taken for granted. We seldom realize that for many others in the world this is a luxury, one they cannot afford. In Kenya, the government will pay for primary school but not secondary school, which is similar to our high school education. Secondary school is very expensive for the average Kenyan and those who can afford some tuition usually educate only the boys of the family. Living in Kenya are the Maasai, a tribe that has...

Read More