Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kingdom Hoops Hosting Program Update

We’ve had some successful student visas go through over the past week for our Kingdom Hoops Ghana players!!!! James Okine was approved for a visa last Tuesday, May 17th and he arrived in Iowa on Sunday!!! Here he is pictured with his host family, the Baugh’s from Pella.
James is SO EXCITED to finally be here! He has been waiting such a long time, but God is GOOD!

Also, Peprah was approved for his student visa yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, he will be back on Iowa soil soon! We are working out flights, thinking he may travel back to the U.S. with us during our August trip to Ghana. We’ve missed his cheerful presence in our family so much!

Mike Davies, coach of Kingdom Hoops Ghana, has a visa appointment scheduled for June 13th. Upon approval he will be attending DMACC in Ankeny and will volunteer coach for Jake’s teams.

Two other potential host students, Riyaz and Cyril will be having their visa interviews coming up on June 14th. They are projected to be hosted by the Vander Weide family once approved and will attend Iowa Christian Academy, and West Des Moines Dowling respectively.

McMartey Lawer has an I-20 for Des Moines Christian and will have a visa appointment scheduled soon. We are in need of a host family for McMartey.

A few other potential host students have been identified off the Kingdom Hoops Ghana team and will begin going through the academic screening process to assess where they will fit best.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Kingdom Hoops hosting program you can email Dawn at


Nate and Natalie said...
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Nate and Natalie said...

Such exciting things are going on right now. Question, do the host families have to be in IA? We'd be interested if MN is an option!

Janel said...

N & N, yes MN is an option!!!! :) I'll be in touch later today!