In August 2012, NBA player Steve Blake – point guard with the Los Angeles Lakers – traveled to Rwanda with Africa New Life. He put on a basketball clinic for Rwandan students, played in an exhibition game, visited his sponsored child, and had an overall great experience he is excited to share.

Steve with Neli

I just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Rwanda, Africa. My wife, Kristen, and I traveled with a team to visit Devine, the child we sponsor through Africa New Life Ministries. It was phenomenal traveling through the countryside to visit this young girl, who has been getting an education because of our sponsorship. We visited Devine in her home where she lives with her elderly grandmother, when on holiday from her studies. We brought simple gifts of food and clothing and were warmly received. Devine’s grandmother cried through most of our visit.

I have seen firsthand the difference child sponsorship makes in Devine’s life and Kristen and I are making it our mission to see how many lives of children in Rwanda can be changed through child sponsorship and Africa New Life.

– Steve Blake

Will you join Steve and Kristin as they partner with Africa New Life to change lives in Rwanda?


Blake basketball faceoff
Blake game break
Blake team prayer
Blake basketball in Rwanda