2 Ways to Love Your Sponsored Child

Happy Birthday to us! This week Imana Kids turned ONE! What better way to celebrate than with a trip to Rwanda to love on our kids? In just over three weeks, Ryan and Kara Higgins will lead a short-term missions team to Kimisagara in partnership with Visiting Orphans. The team will include the entire Imana Kids board, along with many sponsors who will experience the joy of meeting their children face-to-face.

1. Go Be Love

If you wanted to be a part of this summer’s trip but were unable to join us, we have good news. Another trip is already in the works! No specific dates have been set, but we anticipate traveling sometime between November and January. Will you consider joining us to “Go Be Love” in Rwanda?

2. Send a Little Love Their Way

Visiting your child is one great way to love, but if it's not in the cards right now, there's another: Take advantage of the upcoming trip to send a little love in the form of a letter or small gift.

Remember, you are family to your sponsored child. You don’t have to be eloquent - she will cherish every word you write, simply because you wrote it for her alone. And even the simplest gift will let him know he is on your mind and in your heart.


We are reserving room in our luggage for your care packages, but due to weight and space limitations, we need your gifts to fit into an 8x11-inch envelope. Here are a few ideas:

  • new photos of your family
  • socks/underwear
  • jewelry
  • stickers
  • small Bible
  • flip flops (for showers, your guess on size is as good as ours)
  • simple BIC blue and black ink pins (required for boarding school students)
  • toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • playing cards
  • index cards
  • comb/brush

Also, one of our sponsors has designed a T-shirt for our Imana Kids. They say LOVED in English and Kinyarwanda. We will be taking enough so that each child will have one, but it would be a big help if you’d send $5 to cover the cost of your child’s shirt.

Please mail your packages to 205 Parkwild Dr., COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA 51503 by July 15.

Stay tuned for prayer requests and updates about our July/August trip and future plans to visit our Imana Kids. In the meantime, thanks for loving well, and being part of our amazing first year of ministry!

I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God?

You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples.

Psalm 77:12-14