In the heart of East Africa, a simple soccer ball ignites laughter, fuels dreams, and united communities. A soccer ball is more than just sports equipment - it represents hope, unity, joy, and way to kickstart a child's dreams. But unfortunately in many poor communities, children do not have the opportunity to experience the joy of a real soccer ball. Many children collect garbage and string, and tie together their own balls. Check out this amazing video and watch how it is done.
In 2023, A Light To The Nations brought joy, smiles, and a message of hope to over 1.5 million children - all through our Soka Ball Outreach.
Our Soka Balls (Swahili for soccer ball) is our "entry fee", our "key" to unlock the opportunity to speak to millions of children all throughout East Africa about the simple message of the gospel. The children find joy in the ball, and hope in the message of forgiveness and love that can only be found in Christ.
Our goal in 2024 is to reach over 3,000 schools with our Soka Ball Outreach. For every donation of only $50, we will be able to give a Soka Ball and 25 New Believers Books to school children all across East Africa. It is a big goal, and we need your help!
WE ARE USING A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
In a region where over 1,000 languages are spoken, we are using the universal language of compassion. In doing so, we are showing love and bringing joy to millions of children. Each school we visit receives brand new soccer balls with the "5-finger-gospel" message on it. They also receive a poster and each child who desires a relationship with Christ receives a "New Believers Booklet" in their language.
A MESSAGE OF HOPE IS ON EVERY BALL
Yes, we are bringing the joys of Soka - soccer! But we are doing so much more than that. Our team is bringing a message of hope, healing, and kickstarting dreams for a brighter future for each child we reach. Our Soka Balls are custom designed with the 5-finger gospel message - a biblical message of love and hope that is clear and simple for the children to understand.
LET CURIOSITY AND DREAMS BEGIN
When children are shown compassion and love, it begins to kindle a transformation deep within them. It creates sparks - sparks of hope, sparks of excitement, and sparks that enable them to dream. Each Soka Ball is like a small seed. A seed of change, and a seed that when cultivated will bring forth a willingness to dream big and hope for a brighter tomorrow.