One Child Matters Takes Soccer Gear to Hundreds of Children
In May of this year, One Child Matters (OCM) sent a team of 11 workers, including the president of the organization, to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The purpose of the trip was to witness the impact of child sponsorship firsthand and to deliver soccer equipment.
This was the first time Soccer Chaplains United and One Child Matters have been able to partner. These ministries were brought together by Soccer Chaplains United Chaplain Kurt Trempert, who chaplains the Colorado Springs Switchbacks based in Colorado Springs, CO. By partnering with Soccer Chaplains United, we were able to provide an unexpected surprise for the children, who typically visit the Hope Center for a hot meal, help with their school work, spiritual teaching, and other activities.
One Child Matters in Honduras has 34 Hope Centers with 4,190 registered children. We were able to deliver soccer equipment to four Hope Centers, three in Tegucigalpa and one in Choluteca. A total of 694 children attend these Hope Centers.
The uniforms were a hit for both boys and girls. They were very excited and thankful that they now look like a more official team. Our staff in Honduras regularly organizes soccer tournaments in which the various Hope Centers compete with each other. These uniforms and equipment will be a great benefit for future competitions. Thank you Soccer Chaplains United for making a dream come true.
To support this specific request for One Child Matters, or future ventures like this, please donate through PushPay — simply select “Timothy Project” from the selectable funds to contribute to. Your financial gift helps us purchase new soccer equipment, sponsor an individual or organization in an outreach effort, and to cover associated costs of providing Bibles, soccer equipment, and other outreach tools locally and around the world!