Kilimanjaro for Kids: Team to Summit Mountain for Child Sponsorship Ministry
At 19,341 feet, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on earth. This June, eight Americans plan to summit the Tanzanian mountain to raise awareness for children in need around the world through the ministry of Children of Promise.
“We want to celebrate the 30th birthday of Children of Promise in a big way,” says Kyle Hayes, director of development. “Many of us in the West have the choice to choose. We have the margin to choose adventure, so we thought why not choose adventure for the betterment of those in need?”
Each month around the world, thousands of children experiencing poverty are given access to nutrition, education, healthcare, and discipleship through the affiliated agency of the Church of God. Near the conclusion of 2021, CHOGnews featured an article celebrating the new season of ministry the child sponsorship ministry has embraced. The article hinted that, in 2022, Children of Promise would pull out all the stops to celebrate thirty years of international ministry excellence. Summitting Africa’s tallest mountain is certainly one example of that.
The Children of Promise team consists of people from all over the world. They are Danielle Deal (Indiana), Lauren Payne (Indiana), Jonathan and Daisy Austin (Arizona), David Betts (Oregon), Bobby Mihsill (Côte d’Ivoire), Kyle Hayes (Indiana), and director of Children of Promise Dr. Mike Webb (Indiana). “We are going to celebrate the 30th birthday of Children of Promise on the roof of Africa,” Mike explains. “All proceeds from the climb will go directly to supporting children awaiting monthly resources and over a thousand global volunteers that make our program possible each month.”
The climb is the culmination of an entire month spent in Tanzania where Children of Promise will be visiting their program sites and meeting with leadership from around Africa. Even more guests from eight different states are joining for the preceding weeks. Guests will get to know the program and participate at each site by interviewing each child benefiting from the program.
Follow the adventure and even support the team’s goals at www.childrenofpromise.global/campaigns. Curious to learn more about this holistic global program? Learn more about Children of Promise at www.childrenofpromise.global and follow their daily posts on Facebook and Instagram at @cofpglobal.