Sponsor's Hobby Supports a MOHI Student 18 Jul 2017

Becca Skrocki turned a hobby into a creative way to change the lives of children in Mathare Valley, Kenya. The second-grade teacher first came to Missions of Hope International (MOHI) in 2012 on a short-term mission trip. After visiting the slums, she decided to sponsor a child. Witnessing the major difference that sponsorship makes— providing children with a quality education, food, and school uniforms— Becca desired to sponsor more children. 

"I saw firsthand how my sponsorship dollars directly impact my sponsored child,” Becca says. "So I wanted to do even more. However, I couldn’t afford to sponsor more children at the time.”

In her free time, Becca paints furniture in fun, custom designs, mostly for her school classroom. A friend said to her, "You should sell these!” This casual remark sparked her idea to paint items, sell them, and invest the proceeds in sponsoring MOHI kids.

Becca now sells enough hand-painted furniture each month to sponsor a young girl named Lillian. "Lillian is a beautiful, bright young lady who loves being in school,” Becca says. "I can’t imagine not giving her the opportunity to get an education.” 

Becca currently sponsors three children at MOHI. She loves the friendships she’s developed with each child through exchanging letters and sending small gifts and photos.

She recently returned to MOHI with her church and visited all three of her sponsored children.

"Interacting with these kids and visiting the neighborhoods where they live made me realize how much we take for granted,” Becca says. "We seem to have everything, and these kids seem to have almost nothing. They live in tiny shacks, not knowing where their next meal comes from. But they are filled with joy, and even the smallest things matter to them.”

Becca offers advice to anyone considering sponsoring a child at MOHI. "If you don’t think you can afford it, get creative,” she says. "Turn your hobby into an opportunity to raise funds, or give up something you buy every day, like a cup of coffee, to invest in these kids. It makes a huge difference to them, and it will change your life too.”

Like Becca, you can transform a child’s life through education. Click here to sponsor a child through our ministry partner, CMF International.


   


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