Children of the Kingdom Mission Statement
To share the gospel and our very lives with children in need through the gift of sponsorship for education to equip them to be missional servants in the kingdom.
Children of the Kingdom (C.O.K.), a ministry of Share International, Inc., cares for children in Kenya by providing education and support designed to meet their physical, spiritual, emotional, and cognitive needs. The program aligns staff and donors to carry out this ministry of hope for children who have few options for accessing education. Through monthly sponsorship, Children of the Kingdom strives to uplift the children’s standards to enable them to become responsible Christians who invest in their families and communities.
When you choose to sponsor a child through Children of the Kingdom, you have the opportunity to identify with your assigned child, love him, pray for him, and send messages of encouragement through letters. The child you sponsor will be connected to a caring local church and will have a chance to get an education, better health care and nutrition.
Most important of all, your sponsored child will learn about Jesus, and discover how to develop a lifelong relationship with God. Students in the Children of the Kingdom program and their parents also gather for worship and prayer throughout the year and are involved in mission and outreach activities.
Donate to Children of the Kingdom (SI)
Please click the secure “Donate” button to make a donation via Paypal. Please make a selection for your gift designation or write it in the memo box. You may also mail your donation to:
Share International, Inc.
P.O. Box 1011
Wolfforth, TX 79382
All donations to Share International, Inc. are tax-deductible. Share International, Inc. is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Twenty percent of your donation covers Share’s administrative costs incurred to implement your desired ministry support and Share’s general budget.
You can make it all happen for one child.
Children of the Kingdom K-12 Program
It is our goal to provide kindergarten through high school education to as many children in Kenya as funds will allow. The scholarships are granted through government-sanctioned day and boarding schools. It costs $35 a month to sponsor a child.
Children of the Kingdom College Program
Those who do well at the high school level are considered for college education. Sponsors who have followed a child through 12th grade may decide to sponsor another child on the waiting list or may elect to continue to sponsor a student through college. Fees for colleges vary depending on the focus of study, but in general college tuition support is $65 a month.
Share International Foster-Adoption (SIFA) Program
In response to the great need of orphans in Turkanaland, Share International has also established a foster-adoption program. As this program started in 2007, ten families were identified who had taken in a total of 37 children. As they have opened their homes, they have set an example of servanthood and generosity for the community, and the program continues to grow. For just $20 a month, you can help provide basic needs for a child in our foster care program.
To sponsor a child, click on the desired PayPal option in the the menu above. Emily Huff, the USA Children of the Kingdom coordinator, will contact you with more information and will send you reports of children currently on our waiting list. You may also email her via the contact form below.
History of Children of the Kingdom
In 1994, after a trip to Kenya with InterVarsity’s summer Global Projects, Emily Huff and Pastor Samwel Kaaleng (a Turkana Kenyan) began a partnership out of a desire to help children in need who were living in Kenya, especially those in the Turkana region. Children of the Kingdom was established as an organization through which caring people could sponsor needy Kenyan children. In turn, those children would be provided benefits including food and clothing, education, shelter, health care, and Christian training. In 2003, Children of Kingdom merged with Share International, Inc. (SI), founded by Sammy & Mary Murimi (Kenyan nationals), to further the children’s ministry under their vision to “share the gospel and our very lives” (1 Thessalonians 2:8) and to provide more educational benefits to the children in Turkana. The ministry grew to meet the needs of orphans and foster children through the Foster/Adoption program (SIFA) in 2009, and the New Hope Children Program, (NHCP) started in 2009 as Children of the Kingdom began to reach out to the street kids of Lodwar and named them the “New Hope Children.” Children of the Kingdom also expanded to India in 2010 which came under the Caleb Hope Foundation in 2014. Our program now serves over 250 children in Kenya and in India. Over 10 former C.O.K. graduates have now committed to sponsoring other Turkana children to assist them in their education and to enable them to have a bright future as well.
Check out this book, Sharing Hope, put together by Emily Huff, Children of the Kingdom program Director after her trip to Kenya in 2008.
Download the latest Children of the Kingdom brochure (pdf) here.
Children of the Kingdom Reporting
- University Students Report
- Jackson Ekamais Ekai is Praying for a Sponsor!
- Hepzibah Akigeno is Praying for a Sponsor!
- Eunice Akitanda Alany is Praying for a Sponsor!
- Collins Lodio Epem is Praying for a Sponsor!
- Eliud Epem is praying for a sponsor!
- Samson Ekal is praying for a sponsor!
- Petero Nawet is praying for a sponsor!
- Samwel Lopeyok is praying for a sponsor!
- Julie Lowoyan is praying for a sponsor!