Vanessa Cote

Climbing Kilimanjaro So Kids in Kenya Can Learn, Grow & Play w/Sports

Sharing the gospel while teaching life skills through sports.

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MOHI (Missions of Hope International) is transforming lives and giving hope to thousands of children and their families in Nairobi, Kenya. A new avenue that they are pursuing is enabling kids to play, grow and develop through sports. MOHI is teaming up with CMFI to implement a sports discipleship program AND create a one-of-a-kind, multipurpose synthetic turf sports field. I am teaming up with these organizations to raise money for this new endeavor by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro over New Years, 2020. Kilimanjaro is the highest peak on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 19,341. I’m using this challenging climb as an opportunity to transform lives through Christ’s love and bring awareness to the mission. My goal is to raise $5,000 that would all directly go into the funds for the sports ministry and field. All donations made are tax deductible and none of it goes to my trip costs. The money will be used to design and run sports programs, purchase sports equipment, train coaches and mentors, and build a turf field at a MOHI school in Nairobi and in rural Joska, outside of Nairobi. MOHI is a life-changing organization that enrolls over 16,000 Kenyan children at 19 schools. Sports are a great avenue to teach kids leadership and problem-solving skills, while inspiring good character, self- esteem and confidence. The goal of the MOHI leaders is to teach skills but also disciple each child to develop his or her identity in Jesus Christ. Sports can develop feelings of belonging, teamwork and purpose; and for kids growing up in the slums of Kenya, these values can be difficult to learn. This program would support access to sports for every child, regardless of their status and foster an environment to build relationships with others, and more importantly to build the foundation for a relationship with Jesus Christ. The majority of children living in poverty have little access to education and no sports programs. Through this unique partnership, they will be able to share the gospel while teaching life skills through sports. They will also build a low-maintenance turf field that will give access and opportunity to children with no clean, safe place to play in a recreational, outdoor setting. It would mean so much to me if you were a part of this journey and help to see this goal met to give these kids hope and opportunity. You can join me in helping to make a difference in a child's life! You can also follow the journey at www.vanessacote.com

Goal: 
$5,000.00

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Together we have raised: $5,505.00
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  • $100.00
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    Dr Steve Vandegriff
    "On behalf of Vanessa Cote"
  • $50.00
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    Jake And Karen Schulte
    "We thank you for serving these kiddos!!"
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    Mrs Serena Beck
    "It’s so great that you are doing this."
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    Michael And Kristina Rogers
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    Anonymous
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    Laurie And Dana Powell
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