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12 Days of KKOOM – [#2] Jerusalem Ministry Soccer Camp

Jerusalem Ministry Soccer Camp – photo taken by Board Member Bill Downey

Communities can provide stability for at-risk youth by giving them important resources, such as time, love, hope, and commitment to their long-term well-being. Building a positive community is what KKOOM strives to create for the children of Samsungwon Orphanage and Emmanuel Children’s Home. It also means building connections with other children’s homes to make a bigger impact on Korean children.

Jerusalem Ministry is a partner organization in Seoul, South Korea, which we financially support with volunteer-led projects and activities. Every year they host a soccer camp for the boys of children’s homes around Seoul. This past summer twenty-four boys came together for a friendly soccer competition at Yongsan Army Base.

KKOOM’s Dream Camp unfortunately occurred at the same time, making it impossible for Samsungwon Orphanage and Emmanuel Children’s Home to participate. However, KKOOM was proud to provide Jerusalem Ministry with 500,000 won (~$442) to help with transportation, prizes, and swimming costs, so the boys could enjoy cooling down during Korea’s intense summer heat.

We invite you to watch the video here to see highlights from Jerusalem Ministry’s soccer  camp. If you would like to learn more about the impact this time had on the boys who attended, please click here to visit their blog post.

Photos taken by KKOOM’s Board Member Bill Downey in Seoul, South Korea

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