As an organization we know that God is in the business of growing and multiplying His work. As we have seen God grow our work here in Charlotte significantly, we have been praying for opportunities to extend this work in a new city.
In order to do that, we knew it would take the right people, the right community and the right time to make that happen. Our staff member Chris Klotz and his wife Lacey have been an answer to those prayers. They have been very close to Project 658 since we began and have served alongside us. God has allowed them to invest for many years in a community of international families and they are truly doing the same type of work that we have been doing in Charlotte. We are very excited to see how God grows Project 658 Nashville for His glory!
Project 658 Nashville is committed to the vision and mission of Project 658 and currently offers:
A Summer Internship Program – This life-altering opportunity allows college students to participate in Kingdom living by loving and serving local refugee families.
Community Building – Connecting with local refugee families and building friendship that will last. We accomplish this predominately through a pen pal program and sports clinics.
Support Families – Coming alongside families to help with various needs (job searching, home improvement, moving, grocery shopping, literacy coaching, etc.); create opportunities for families to connect and build special memories (local sporting events, bowling, roller skating, sharing meals, etc.); and show up for families/care for them.
Nashville All-Sports Camp – This unique camp aims to serve local 6 through 12-year-olds who desire to learn and play multiple sports in a positive, high-energy environment while growing in their faith. The heart and vision of this camp is to bring children together from all over the world to have fun playing sports, build friendships and grow in knowing Jesus. At every camp, 30% of campers are local refugees that have received scholarships to attend.