FAQ

Based in Windsor, CO, His Little Feet was founded in 2009 by Mike and Christa Hahn. Since the organization’s start, children from China, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, South Korea and the United States have participated in the choir and academy. From the voices of choir children, over 9,000 children in poverty have been sponsored in 26 countries, over 1,000 individuals have gone to serve and visit orphan children in over 13 countries, and hundreds of children have received forever families all over the world. Today, the numbers of children being impacted are growing! Much impact is made because of the many individuals and churches around the world whom support His Little Feet’s efforts in helping, loving and training orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide.
The His Little Feet International Children’s Choir, consisting over the years of orphaned and previously orphaned children from China, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, South Korea and the United States, travels the United States, being the voice for orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide. The tour encourages people to respond through various national organizations associated with His Little Feet by sponsoring, going overseas to serve orphaned and vulnerable children, and adopting.
Each live performance event includes powerful testimonies from the children’s life experiences, several songs in both English as well as in the children’s native tongues, mixed with a culturally unique, worshipful, Gospel-centered message.
His Little Feet International Children’s Choir is comprised of a hand-selected group of children, ages 6-12, from around the globe. Over the years the choir has consisted of orphaned and previously orphaned children from China, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, South Korea and the United States. All of the children in the choir have lost or been abandoned by one or both of their biological parents due to preventable disease, extreme poverty, lack of clean water, HIV/AIDS, tribal warfare or even death. Today, all of the children now come from loving environments where they are nurtured, fed, sheltered, clothed and educated. Although each of these children have faced tremendous challenges in their young lives, today they represent hope. Each one of these children have a powerful testimony of being rescued and given hope. The confidence the children gain from their experience with His Little Feet strengthens, encourages and equips them to become future leaders in their communities around the world.
At the end of the choir tour, all of the international choir participants return to their home country, where their individual mental, physical, spiritual and overall personal needs are attended to, moving their lives in a positive direction for the future.
The His Little Feet selection committee, coupled with His Little Feet’s international partners who know and work with the children on a daily basis in the children’s home country, select the children and chaperones for the program. His Little Feet also works alongside of the government branches in each country for approval and support through the selection process and beyond. The mental, physical and emotional stability of each participant are taken into high consideration during the selection process. All participants being considered by His Little Feet are asked if they want to be a part of the program or not. Once selected, the participants get to be part of a culturally unique presentation and experience, while at the same time, impacting others in need around the world.
The children are between the ages of 6 and 13 years old.
Churches, schools and other organizations provide for the ongoing support of His Little Feet programs in the United States and abroad. His Little Feet seeks out projects around the world to assist children in need.Individuals, groups and/or churches who attend His Little Feet tour events are asked to consider committing to sponsoring a child in need, going on an international trip to serve orphaned and vulnerable children or giving a child in need a forever family.
His Little Feet is unable to and does not facilitate adoptions for the children in the choir. However, His Little Feet does believe in adoption… that every child who needs a family deserves a family… whether adoption takes place in the child’s country of origin or in another country. If you are interested in adopting a child that needs a family, His Little Feet can refer you to a licensed adoption agency that has hundreds of children ready to be adopted, ensuring that any family interested in adoption can be led through all legal procedures and guidelines properly. Please keep in mind that while adoption is an option for some families, after the adoption screening process, not all families are able to adopt. His Little Feet encourages those unable to adopt to prayerfully consider helping another family adopt a child by giving financially to an adoptive family in need.
At the conclusion of each year’s tour, His Little Feet works alongside their international partners and/or custodial caregivers to attend to the personal future needs of each participant. His Little Feet believes that the confidence the children gain from their experience in the United States will give them the desire to become future leaders in their communities.
While the children are in the States, they participate in the His Little Feet Life Training Academy. The children receive tutoring and training in academics (English, Mathematics, Language Arts and Physical Education), performing arts (Music, Choreography and Drama) and life skills (Leadership Development, Team Building and Social Skills.). The His Little Feet Life Training Academy provides a holistic approach over a short season of time, providing the children with experiences that change their lives forever.

The English curriculum used at the His Little Feet Life Training Academy is called ACE. This individualized curriculum introduces children to concrete and abstract reasoning skills at appropriate age levels. ACE’s curriculum contains grade level vocabulary and concepts that move in a mastery-based format from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract.This unique program consists of mastery-based curriculum and materials that are self-instructional, character building, and individually prescribed.Whether the student is a high achiever, a moderately paced learner, or a slow learner, the ACE educational process begins at the exact level determined by the child’s ability. This is individualization, making it possible for each student to master the subject matter before moving on. Such mastery is the foundation upon which all future learning is built.

Currently, there are 200 ACE staff members provide training services, curriculum, and materials for an international network of 6,000 schools and thousands of home educators in over 140 countries.

At the beginning, throughout and end of the Life Training Academy school year, His Little Feet assesses and evaluates each student’s academic level, advancement and potential. The following testing tools are used for assessment and evaluation: ACE online testing, ACE individual Pace Tests Curriculum, and the United States standardized test “Iowa Test of Basic Skills.” Also, each student, along with their tutor, keeps an individual log of their work and progress.

Equally important to the English curriculum, the other curriculum used in the His Little Feet Life Training Academy originates from the student’s country of origin, prescribed by the academic professionals overseeing the children’s study’s in their home country. The His Little Feet Life Training Academy esteems the ongoing education of the children in their native language and therefore structures time for “International School” to take place on a weekly basis, specifically taught by the international essential support staff that are assigned to travel with, chaperone, translate, direct and tutor the children throughout the entire time the children are in the Untied States.

All of the tour staff are assigned as the tutors and instructors for the His Little Feet Life Training Academy. The supervisors for the His Little Feet Life Training Academy manage and assess the program, as well as each have baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate education-focused degrees and experience.
All of the His Little Feet Life Training Academy Staff are CPR & First Aid certified, background checked on a National level, and trained to tutor and teach the academic curriculum (ACE Academics), performing arts (HLF music and choreography) and life skills (leadership development, team building and social skills).

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

— James 1:27