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Update: Kell’s Time in Cleveland

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Last month, Ethan Kell, son of Soccer Chaplains United chaplain Michael Kell requested soccer gear for his school’s spring break missions trips happening in Cleveland, OH working with refugees in the inner city. The following video shows a little bit about pulling gear for this particular project:

Ethan shares photos, video and more about what he and his team did during their time, below:

We worked in inner city Cleveland and were able to serve the community.  I helped repair a greenhouse that provides vegetables to refugees.  I was able to serve refugees through helping them learn English.  Because of the donation of gear from Soccer Chaplains United and the Colorado Rapids, I was able to give clothing and soccer gear to local children.  They were so excited. The kids put their gear on right away and many didn’t take it off for the next several days. Something that stood out to me was that there isn’t just a need outside of the United States but there is great need here in our country and in our own communities. I am thankful for all those who helped make this trip possible and especially thankful to Rev Brad and the work of Soccer Chaplains United.

Ethan, on his time in Cleveland and what his eyes were opened to see

Of course the soccer gear was small part of the work that Ethan and his team did, but it also was something that the Envision staff made a comment on:

This gear donation was a blessing to the community, but it was also a blessing to see Ethan able to serve while sharing the game he loves and an unexpected blessing to me as I saw the joy on the faces of the kids!

Brent Calhoun, Envision Cleveland

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