9 episodes

Canopy Life exists to give vulnerable children the heart, home, mindset, and skills they need to become Godly, innovative leaders and entrepreneurs. This podcast will explore topics related to life in Kenya, running a nonprofit and how you can get involved to support our community in Kenya.

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Canopy Life exists to give vulnerable children the heart, home, mindset, and skills they need to become Godly, innovative leaders and entrepreneurs. This podcast will explore topics related to life in Kenya, running a nonprofit and how you can get involved to support our community in Kenya.

    Episode 07: Emotional & Mental Health in Kenya.

    Episode 07: Emotional & Mental Health in Kenya.

    In this episode Christi sits down with Shae, Founder of Kutoa Project, to discuss mental and emotional health in Kenya. The Kutoa Project provides therapeutic social services in a safe, Christ-centered environment and equips Kenyan youth who have been affected by violence, abuse, homelessness, trafficking, disease or loss by providing therapeutic services.

    Because of generous donations, Canopy Life is able to tap into Kutoa Project's services that benefit the children and staff at our boarding school in Kenya. 

    Learn more about Kutoa Project: https://www.kutoaproject.org/

    Learn more about Canopy Life: https://canopylife.org/



    This podcast was brought to you by Uplink Marketing.



    Music Credits:
    "Bumba Crossing" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 21 min
    Episode 06: An interview with the children at Canopy Life Academy.

    Episode 06: An interview with the children at Canopy Life Academy.

    In this episode you'll hear from three children living and learning at Canopy Life Academy in Kenya: Joshua, Delight & Gladys. 

    Christi also shares about a new child sponsorship model they tested out this year inspired by World Vision that involves letting the children choose who their sponsor will be. 

    Join us to play a part in helping children in rural Kenya become Godly innovators: https://canopylife.org/sponsorship/
    Learn more about Canopy Life: canopylife.org

    World Vision video that was an inspiration to us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Q16FOj6rw





    This podcast was brought to you by Uplink Marketing.



    Music Credits:
    "Bumba Crossing" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 19 min
    Episode 05: Child Sponsorships: An interview with Rob Shoemaker.

    Episode 05: Child Sponsorships: An interview with Rob Shoemaker.

    In this episode Evan Chasteen and Christi Gordy talk with Rob Shoemaker about his experience sponsoring children in Kenya.

    Rob is a long-time friend and supporter of Canopy Life and travels to Kenya multiple times each year. He shares insight into how impactful child sponsorship can be on the children and the sponsor.

    Find out more about Canopy Life and child sponsorships: https://canopylife.org/

    The Canopy Life podcast is brought to you by Uplink Marketing: https://uplinkmarketing.com

    • 37 min
    Episode 04: How to Approach Missions as a Family. An interview with Tracy & Tucker.

    Episode 04: How to Approach Missions as a Family. An interview with Tracy & Tucker.

    In this episode Evan Chasteen and Christi Gordy talk with Tracy and Tucker about their family's unique approach to missions. 

    Tracy is married to her husband, Kevin. They live with their four kids in Georgia and have come up with a unique way to engage with missions as a family. 

    Tucker is Tracy's son and a senior in high school. 

    Find out more about Canopy Life: https://canopylife.org/

    The Canopy Life podcast is brought to you by Uplink Marketing. https://uplinkmarketing.com

    • 38 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Getting Ready to Travel to Kenya & Book Recommendation

    BONUS EPISODE: Getting Ready to Travel to Kenya & Book Recommendation

    In this spur of the moment episode Christi talks about her preparations and plans for traveling to Kenya next week. Christi will be meeting the new fourth grade students for the first time and conducting meetings with the team in Kenya. 

    Book Recommendation: Becoming Whole by Brian Fikkert & Kelly M. Kapic 

    Learn more about Canopy LIfe: https://canopylife.org/

    • 7 min
    Episode 03: Relation-trips. An interview with Brian and Haley.

    Episode 03: Relation-trips. An interview with Brian and Haley.

    In this episode Christi Gordy and Evan Chasteen talk with Brian and Haley about their experience traveling to Kenya in the summer of 2019 together. 

    Brian and Haley live in Georgia and found out about Canopy Life Trips through their local church. To find out more information about Canopy Life and the work they are doing to empower children in rural Kenya to become Godly entrepreneurs go to canopylife.org.

    • 37 min

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