Hope 4 Kidz International (H4KZ)
In 2007 Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo (CCMV) sent Keith and Chona Sharp and their two children, Cherish (12) and Mark (10) on a short-term mission to the Philippines. The Sharp's were shocked by the need, surprised by the open door to evangelize at the public schools, blessed with the use of the schools' facilities, help of the teachers, conducting ministry to the kids. Most encouraging was the heartfelt response of both children and adults as the Holy Spirit moved in their hearts in response to the timeless Gospel message.
Keith's activity in foreign missions and acquaintance with missionaries and missions in the Philippines for many years led to his 1994 marriage to Chona, a worship leader and teacher. Keith also served on the Missions Counsels at Calvary Chapel Irvine and Calvary Chapel Mission Viejo. There interest in missions along with Chona's gift and experience serving on worship teams plus their experience as Vacation Bible School (VBS) servant leaders and their children's experience participating in VBS many years provided an idea for ministry.
Training & Outreach
During the 2006-07 school year, with the encouragement of CCMV Senior Pastor Travisano, Keith, Chona, and family prepared a VBS program to present. Keith and Chona also trained at Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) and coordinated with CEF personnel in the Philippines to team with them on their outreaches. With the help of Pastor Cuenca, who married them in 1994, they presented their family VBS to an overwhelming response at the Dumpsite Church ministering to hundreds of children living, many as scavengers, alongside the Lapu-Lapu City dump.