Students in Kenya’s slums who can’t afford to attend
high school languish in unsafe neighborhoods where there is no hope.

That’s the reality of Kenya’s slums. So for poor students who aspire to a better life, a Christian faith and educational support are life changing. The ASPIRE WAY is to come alongside local partners to love these kids through…

Sports MINISTRY

Spreading the goodness of God through soccer camps, tournaments and leagues.

Education MINISTRY

Awarding boarding, public school, and university scholarships to aspiring scholars.

Gospel MINISTRY

Spreading the good news of Christ with all students and athletes in our programs.
  • Boarding school puts students on a path to university or a vocation and out of the slums.
  • Following Christ gives students guidance and empowers them to a fulfilling life.
  • Transformed lives impact many others, building enduring communities of Christian faith in Africa.

THE ASPIRE Globally STORY

2007

At the last possible minute, Wahinya Njoya, a student at Starehe Boys School in Nairobi, Kenya, was accepted to a foreign exchange program with University School in Cleveland, OH. Linda and David Chittock were blessed to host “Wawa”, who fit in so well with their three sons, he became part of the family. Seven years later, Wawa’s younger brother Kimani moved to the U.S. for university and joined the family.

2017

David visited Kenya on a mission trip with Ambassadors Football for their TREC program, where soccer coaches are taught to be loving Christian father figures to their charges. David learned of the challenges of the slums, and he and Linda began supporting local soccer coaches that were changing slum kids’ lives through faith, school scholarships and soccer.

2019
We were invited to join a Kenya mission trip by pastor Aaron Tredway of Fellowship City Church of Chagrin Falls, OH. We spent heartbreaking time in the slums, but also built relationships with Ambassadors Football’s leadership team, Barnabas Apwacho of Game On For Christ soccer ministry, ICC Church’s pastor Gibson Anduvate, and Sarah Kimani, a teacher and mother of our Kenyan sons, who eventually became our Kenya Education Director.
2020
With another couple, we started a 501(c)(3) non-profit to formalize and grow our faith, education and soccer ministries, ultimately impacting thousands of Kenyan youth and families.
2022
Keeping the education and soccer ministries, we launched ASPIRE Globally and visited Kenya to strengthen our relationships with a growing team of soccer, education and church partners in Nairobi. While there, we oversaw the opening of the new ASPIRE Life Centre in Mathare slum which impacts a growing number of students who can worship, learn, and study in a safe environment.
2023

It is exciting to see the growing impact of ASPIRE Globally in Kenya. Our scholarship count is at an all-time high, we have formalized our Grains of Grace food ministry for undernourished students, and we are exploring opportunities to expand to new communities and countries.

OUR ASPIRATIONS

MISSION

Transform the lives of aspiring students in impoverished communities through faith, education and sports.

VISION

Enduring foundations of faith in aspiring communities. 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

WE BELIEVE IN… 

One God, creator of heaven and earth, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the same in essence and equal in attributes. 

The Holy Bible as originally given by God, divinely inspired, inerrant and complete; the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 

Our Lord Jesus Christ, who in the flesh was both God and man, and in His virgin birth, His sinless human life, and His divine miracles. He died as a penalty for our sins and was raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later, he ascended to the Father’s right hand in heaven, where he is head of the church and intercedes for believers.  He will personally return in power and glory. 

The Salvation of lost and sinful mankind through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works. 

The Holy Spirit, who convicts people of sin, convinces them to believe in Jesus Christ, who converts those who believe, and whose indwelling in believers enables them to live a holy life; to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ. 

The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers in the Church, the Body of Christ. 

The Resurrection of both the Christian and the non-Christian; the Christian to the resurrection of life and the non-Christian to eternal separation of God.   Satan is the primary adversary of God, of His work, and of His people, but is always under the controlling restraint of God. 

 

WE BELIEVE IN… 

One God, creator of heaven and earth, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the same in essence and equal in attributes. 

The Holy Bible as originally given by God, divinely inspired, inerrant and complete; the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 

Our Lord Jesus Christ, who in the flesh was both God and man, and in His virgin birth, His sinless human life, and His divine miracles. He died as a penalty for our sins and was raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later, he ascended to the Father’s right hand in heaven, where he is head of the church and intercedes for believers.  He will personally return in power and glory. 

The Salvation of lost and sinful mankind through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works. 

The Holy Spirit, who convicts people of sin, convinces them to believe in Jesus Christ, who converts those who believe, and whose indwelling in believers enables them to live a holy life; to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ. 

The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers in the Church, the Body of Christ. 

The Resurrection of both the Christian and the non-Christian; the Christian to the resurrection of life and the non-Christian to eternal separation of God.   Satan is the primary adversary of God, of His work, and of His people, but is always under the controlling restraint of God. 

 

ASPIRE LEADERSHIP

David Chittock

Founder and President

Linda K. Chittock

Founder and Vice President

Sarah Kimani

Kenya Education Director

Barnabas Apwacho

Nairobi Sports Leader

Joan Nosal

Board Member

Ron Lloyd

Board Member

Wahinya Njoya

Board Member

Laura Pinnick

Board Member

Patric Fransko

Board Member

TRANSFORM A LIFE TODAY!

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