“Is not this the kind of fasting that I have chosen?…Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.”
– Isaiah 58:6-8
Kindness International is a non-profit organization dedicated to showing children the kindness of Jesus by helping them escape poverty. Through several different programs, these children receive medical services, nutritional needs, everyday life skills support, and opportunities to experience Jesus and grow in their understanding of the Gospel. Kindness International partners with the Mariano Rivera Foundation as well as with churches within the United States and other countries. We also partner with the University of Valley Forge where students can further our mission through short term missions’ trips, internships, and through working with their local or home churches.
Reverend David Kim partnered with the Mariano Rivera Foundation, several churches both locally and abroad, and the University of Valley Forge to establish Kindness International in 2022. Reverend Kim has such a passion and heart for children living in poverty. He experienced the great needs of many children living in poverty at an incredibly young age as he grew up spreading the Gospel with his missionary parents in Ghana, West Africa. When he grew older, his parents moved back and forth planting churches within the United States from New Jersey to Washington.
With an ardent desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus working to spread the Gospel in unreached places, Reverend Kim pursued his call from the Lord and was ordained by the Assemblies of God in 2004. He planted several churches and schools both in the United States and abroad. Kindness International is an avenue in which many children can be reached to help bring them out of the chains of poverty as well as a way for the kindness of Jesus to be spread worldwide.
Mariano Rivera has a heart for Christ and to serve those in need. He was an unanimous first ballot Hall of Famer who was a 5x World Series Champion. After his time playing baseball for the New York Yankees, Mariano Rivera began the Mariano Rivera Foundation which has a mission to provide economically disadvantaged children with opportunities to excel academically and to provide them tools to become established in high end careers. Mariano Rivera serves as the President of Kindness International – seeking to further spread the kindness of Jesus with children in poverty around the world.
The University of Valley Forge is an Assemblies of God university with a mission to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world. Valley Forge equips students in a spirit filled, loving community that makes disciples outside the classroom. The University of Valley Forge sends students every year both domestically and internationally on short term mission’s trips – serving in many different capacities and locations. Kindness International partners with Valley Forge in sending students to the different countries we work in through short-term mission’s trips and internships.