58ten is a community of Christians acting on behalf of orphans in Kenya, Africa.
Poverty, poor healthcare, and the AIDS epidemic have orphaned nearly 2 million children in Kenya. Many of these children have little family support and are truly among the “least of these.”
58ten’s desire is to connect you and your friends with some of these orphans. We want to take you beyond simply sponsoring a child to sharing ownership of gospel-proclaiming orphanages with other followers of Jesus. Bringing about amazing change in orphans’ lives is not just for “someday,” but for today.
The gospel is of paramount importance. Every decision we make is made in an effort to proclaim the gospel and build the Kingdom of God.
The Bible does not call for a tepid approach to administering God’s love. It demands a radical display of sacrifice for afflicted souls in desperate need of grace.
God calls believers to act as one body to build his Kingdom. To that end, we want the entire 58ten community to take up ownership in creating whole, gospel-saturated lives for every orphan God places in our care.
58ten is the fruit of God opening doors and a community of people walking through them.
Each of us knew we wanted to make an impact with our lives. But that always seemed like something that would take form down the road. However, we asked the question, “What can we do now?” and after a few candid conversations, we realized that we each shared a burden for orphans. That’s where God started showing off his power. A few random emails quickly led to connections, which led to tangible needs that we could meet, which led to 58ten. God has provided committed individuals and groups to sponsor over 200 children. We are in awe of what God has been doing, and we hope you’ll join us by “pouring yourself out” for the hungry and afflicted.
58ten partners with the two children’s homes and most recently a baby home for rescued orphans in Kenya, Africa. These homes don’t just provide holistic care for the orphans they house, they provide a gospel-saturated environment that stands as a testament to the surrounding communities.
The children we sponsor are extremely impoverished. In the best of cases, a child may still have a parent, grandparent, or sibling to live with. In the worst cases, children are abandoned in markets or left to die by the road in plastic bags. In all cases, the children come to us dangerously malnourished and in need of an education.
But despite the critical care we give these children, that is not our first priority. We know the condition of their souls is of utmost importance. To that end, we strive to foster an understanding and a love for the gospel in each child’s life. If you ever visit one of the homes, you will see that love first hand.