Cameron Burgon learned about Kenya Keys on an early morning photo shoot with two friends who are Kenya Keys’ volunteers. He was impressed by what he heard. Later, Cameron and Jamie were discussing their desire to instill a love of service in their four girls. It was an easy choice to become sponsors. In an effort to teach their children to serve and help others they took a portion of the money they would have spent on their children for Christmas and sponsored a deserving student in Kenya.
Six-year old Ella recognizes the great value of what her small sacrifice is providing for Esther, their sponsored student: “They don’t have much money and the schools are expensive. The moms there want their children to go to school but they don’t have enough money.”
Jamie described the connection they feel with Esther through sharing letters and photos, as well as their admiration for her: “Despite her humble circumstances, Esther has a warm smile and a heart full of gratitude. It is inspiring to read how grateful she is to be receiving an education and how grateful she is for the very small part we play in helping her achieve her dreams. She is determined to overcome her current situation to become something more.” The Burgon family’s experience illustrates how a small amount of money can change the trajectory of someone’s life. It’s a beautiful thing to be a part of.
Seven year-old Cambri says, “I feel so proud she has gotten to where she is now! Just feeling that we’ve helped someone makes me happy!” And Cambri and her sisters are really enjoying learning more about Esther and about the culture of Kenya. The family loves knowing they have a friend in Kenya!