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The Katinas Reach Out To Their Community

August 30th, 2010

Radio Friend Phil – A story out of Nashville, Tennessee, caught my attention today:

The current economics are affecting many families including an area in one of the richest cities, Franklin, TN.

With the start of school happening, many children in an area known as “Hard Bargain” would have been wearing slippers to school, possibly until winter; however, thanks to Katinas Missions Ministry and Outreach, 200 children will have new sneakers on their feet.

Partnering with 10 Day Franklin, a division of Bethel Church Franklin, the two adopted the area providing sport camps, field day, creative arts and dinner nightly for 10 days.

“Our prayer is that the church of America will begin to have the same compassion for areas like Hard Bargain as easily as we would have for third world countries,” said John Katina. “You don’t have to look far to realize that there is need everywhere!”

The boys and girls who attend the Kids Kamps also received a Bible, Biblical Foundations book and at the end of the evangelistic outreach, a carnival was brought in to wrap up the week.

The Katinas consist of five brothers, James, Jesse, Joe, John, and Sam who are from the Samoan Islands and have been touring and recording for the past 20 years. To find out more about the Katinas or their Katinas & Friends Cruise, visit their website at http://www.thekatinas.com.

Radio Friend Phil


  1. Deb
    September 1st, 2010 at 08:16 | #1

    Thanks for sharing. We sometime forget the needy in our own country. Of course while the news focuses on other countries.

  2. Dave Shaw
    September 1st, 2010 at 13:38 | #2

    What a great story and example of Christians banding together for God’s glory. Many times Christians at large as well as the rest of America only band together for large disasters…..yet we have small, more local needs every day through out the country.

  3. Norm Rice,Jr.
    September 7th, 2010 at 19:00 | #3

    What a major blessing to minister in non-compromising ways, in an area where it’s needed the most! When alot of people hear the word “Missions”, automatically one thinks of Third-World Countries. The Truth is, it doesn’t take much to look right out our own back yards. Ministering to children over the years, it makes my heart glad to know that when school kids are ministered to physically, they will receive spiritaually in ways we could never imagine! Keep up the great work, Katina Brothers!!

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