News Release

Church Donates Generous Cash Donation to Special Needs in Kosrae

Special needs children benefit from playground project donation

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is donating funds to the Kosrae Special Parents Network (KSPN).  KSPN works with twenty-six special needs children ranging from three to eighteen years old and has informed us they would like to purchase safe and fun outdoor recreational equipment for them. This playground project will not only benefit these children and their families for the current year, but well into the future for more children and families.

The Church’s humanitarian department in Guam is providing a cash donation to KSPN so they can purchase any needed equipment for their playground.  The Church is grateful for this opportunity to provide these funds to support those with special needs.

William H. K. Davis of the Guam humanitarian department has partnered with KSPN in the past to donate toys and games to be played indoors.  With this donation they are expanding to outdoor recreational activities, something these special needs children desperately need to aid in their development.  By expanding to outdoor activity, the children can develop dexterity, social skills, problem solving, and a variety of other skills, which will assist them to reach their maximum potential, while at the same time, making life more enjoyable.

A donation ceremony was held May 12th via ZOOM, between heads of state as well as others in Kosrae. KSPN Directors, local Church members and the Church’s humanitarian department in Guam.  The Lt. Governor as well as others expressed their deep appreciation for the Church’s donation.  KSPN Secretary Treasurer Berla Nena was recognized for time and efforts she put forth in communicating with the Guam humanitarian department to successfully receive this funding.

KSPN Pres. Isao Mike expressed his thanks, “Your generous donation will really affect a lot of lives here in Kosrae, especially the kids with disabilities. Thank you is the only word I can say for now. Kulo ma lulap.”  ~ KSPN Pres. Isao Mike

Lt. Gov. Arthy Nena stated, “I join the parents in thanking the church and its members for the gracious contribution to our people.” ~ Lt. Gov. Arthy Nena

Those in attendance at the Governors Complex on the island of Kosrae sang a special song in their native language to further express their appreciation which can be viewed on the YouTube video below.

The Church knows the worth of souls, and values physical and mental growth. Tithes and offerings bless both the donor and receiver as members donate globally, enriching lives and lifting spirits. Hearts are touched by this opportunity KSPN is offering the recipients of this organization.

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