Soccer Coach Helps Haiti's Tent Kids

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The monstrous earthquake that leveled Haiti six months ago has left 400,000 of the island nation's residents living in tent cities. Of that number, more than half are children left with little to do during the day.

In response, Cleveland soccer coach Ricardo Pierre-Louis has teamed up with a U.S. based ministry called One Hope to host soccer clinics for the kids living in these tent cities.

The Haitian native will share his soccer skills and help the children learn to work together as a team.

"I think this is great work that One Hope is doing," Pierre-Louis told One News Now. "As a kid growing up in Haiti, I did not have any hope; I didn't know where I was going. If you look at it right now, Haiti being devastated by all these problems, the kids are the future of this nation."

Pierre-Louis said he's glad to help the kids find relief from their situation and also give them some hope.

Through the One Hope ministry, the children will receive the Gospel message through publications like Champions and the Book of Hope.

"I think if you get the kids to stand up and know the Lord, Haiti will be a better land," Pierre-Louis said. "I think that's what we are missing in Haiti. We need the presence of the Lord in every person's mind, and also in the land of Haiti."

One Hope President Rob Hoskins joined the July 12 edition of the CBN Newschannel's Midday News to talk more about his ministry and how it will help the children of Haiti. Click play to watch the interview.

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