Just a little over 2 years ago in March of 2017, Sole 2 Soul Mission began. Why? Because of GOD!
Sole 2 Soul was founded March 16, 2017 because God commanded us all to help others. In
2017, the Fagala family started Sole 2 Soul Mission because a student enrolled at the local
school that Jill Fagala worked at was so desperate to have shoes that fit, the student cut
openings so he wouldn't completely outgrow his only pair of shoes.
Jill Fagala, the school nurse, and her family were determined to help this kid and others like him. The Fagala family couldn't stand to see children in their community suffer. They started giving out shoes.
Not long before Sole 2 Soul Mission began, God spoke to one of the members of the Fagala
family and said to stop waiting for those that need Jesus, especially the kids, to come to an
elaborate church but to go out into the city where the people in need of socks, shoes, and Jesus were living. The Fagala family reached out to community leaders like Kevin Tucker, who later became the Board Chair for S2S.
In March of 2017, the Mission began as the Fagala family and mission-minded volunteers
obeyed the calling and held the first event in Anson County, North Carolina with the help of
Kevin Tucker and his church Deep Creek Baptist where 107 kids received shoes. That first event for the Mission had over 50 volunteers to help spread the love of Jesus Christ and 3 children said YES to Jesus! That was all the confirmation that the founders of the Mission, the Fagala family, needed to remain faithful and to carry out the burden that God laid on their hearts, beginning with a few years before.
Sole 2 Soul exists because children and adults are in need of shoes and socks for today and in need of Jesus for the rest of their natural and eternal lives. God commanded everyone to help anyone in need. Shoes are a basic necessity and when a child or adult does not have decent footwear, disease, injury, and embarrassment exist. And Jesus is “The Way, The Truth, and The Life” (John 14:16).
Since its start two years ago, S2S has stretched across over half of the US and just about a tenth of the whole world’s countries, covering the feet of children and adults in need and sharing with them the love of Jesus Christ.
Throughout the past 2 years, children in 19 territories have been blessed with shoes and socks (including over half of the United States of America). Locations include:
United States of America
Columbia, South America
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Within the first two years, 37,000 PAIRS have been given to children and adults in need through Sole 2 Soul Mission. Over 225 souls have been saved by accepting Jesus Christ as their savior! S2S has also helped to finance the construction of 2 orphanages in Kenya. S2S is meeting the needs of brothers and sisters in Christ all over the world.
All of this is possible because of people like the Fagala's, their leadership team (read more about this team here on the S2S website), and the amazing support of the members of churches like Elevation Church in NC (watch a story about this partnership here).
Want to get involved with S2S? Visit the website today and fill out this volunteer form today!