HOUSTON, Texas (March 4, 2020) – For children in impoverished Mombasa, Africa, a visit from an international ministry is something they eagerly anticipate. During a trip last month with Compassion International and KSBJ, these children experienced something they never had before – fun and games with a large mascot of a bear. A group from 89.3 KSBJ, including President/CEO Joe Paulo, two on-air DJs, and Buddy the KSBJ Prayer Bear™, joined Compassion International for a trip to Mombasa, Kenya, from February 5th – 13th, learning about the needs and challenges of children and families there.
The children were particularly fascinated by Buddy, who taught the children how to pray, danced, and played with them. The children followed Buddy everywhere.
KSBJ staff attended school and church, made home visits, talked and prayed with families in preparation for a two-day on-air appeal back home. The appeal asks KSBJ listeners to help fight poverty in Kenya by sponsoring children through Compassion International.
On March 4th and 5th, 2020, KSBJ will share stories of need and hope from Mombasa with the goal of facilitating the sponsorship of 1,000 children. For just $38, sponsors can ensure a child living in poverty gets connected with a church-based educational program, providing meals, medical check-ups, mentoring and more.