HOUSTON, Texas (March 11, 2020) – 1,000 children in Mombasa, Africa. That was the goal as 89.3 KSBJ partnered with Compassion International for a two-day on-air campaign seeking sponsorships of children in Kenya. For just $38 a month, sponsors could ensure a child living in poverty gets connected with a church-based educational program that provides meals, medical check-ups, mentoring and more.
Morgan Smith, KSBJ Afternoon Show co-host, visited Kenya just a few weeks before the on-air campaign. “One of the things I find most amazing about the work God is doing through Compassion is that it’s not only the sponsored kids who are impacted, it is their families and communities, too,” says Smith. “Now, thanks to the generous support of many sponsors here in Texas, kids will experience the life changing work of Compassion International! This is a huge impact on the future of countless people and I’m so grateful we were able to be a part of it.”
The kindness of KSBJ listeners exceeded expectations with 1,647 children in Kenya being sponsored between March 4th and 5th. These children will now receive food, safe water, the chance to go to school and most importantly, the message of hope found in Jesus Christ.
“The KSBJ audience responded incredibly strong with all kinds of love and care for these precious children. What a natural outflow of why we are here as an organization – to encourage, to strengthen and, yes, to mobilize audiences to love as Jesus loves,” shares Joe Paulo, KSBJ CEO/President. “And, I can’t help but smile at the spiritual, physical, social and educational ripple effect on the kids and their families that these sponsorships will have, generation after generation, because of Compassion’s excellent work.”
Compassion’s Director of Radio Marketing, Matt Hahn adds, “It was so encouraging for Compassion to lock arms with KSBJ in the Houston market and to see the outpouring of love for the children of the Mombasa, Kenya region was amazing. Havana of Houston made this comment during the event which I loved, ‘I did this for my 4-year-old daughter. She got to choose the little guy. This is what it is all about. My heart is so happy!”
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