The History of Sonshine
The SONshine Club started in August 2000, at the Church of God, Glenmachan, as a summer scheme for children lasting one week in the month of August.
Each year we have an action- packed programme for the children. In 2006 as part of the programme, we emphasised the need to show concern for other people, especially other children who were less fortunate than ourselves. The children were encouraged to bring pencils, erasers, sharpeners, writing pads, notebooks, etc to help some children in Kenya. We had been given the names of a few schools in Kenya desperately needing this equipment.
The response from the children was phenomenal!
Many local families also donated clothes – old and new – to be sent to Kenya. As we packaged everything for transport to Kenya someone made a glib comment that it would be lovely to go and actually distribute these gifts to the children in Kenya. If we could see the need first hand we would have a better idea of what was needed for future schemes. A few weeks later 3 white females were sitting on a plane bound for Kenya. Rather naively we thought we would go, distribute the stationery, clothes & food, take a few pictures to show the kids back home and that would be the end of it!
That was only the beginning of a fantastic and God annointed journey of faith, hope and discovery for all involved.
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