Rehema Ministries/dba In Step Foundation, Kenya

Two names, one ministry.



 501 (c)(3) Domestic non-profit Corporation

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Mission Statement             Enhancing TRUST

Rehema Ministries, (Trade Names)

Rehema In Step and In Step Foundation Kenya,

The mission is to protect, love, educate, and provide medical and long-term care to the abandoned and orphaned children who come to live with us at In Step Children’s Home in Kenya.

About Us

• We are debt-free.

• We have clear title deed to our 20 acres of land located in the Cherangani Hills region of Kenya.

• We have built a 5,600 sq. ft. building with a 110 ft. veranda that is the main housing. It is over flowing with children. The first floor of the Dorm is up and we are working on the rest as funds come in. The first two rooms of our school are in use and playground area has been constructed. This is an ongoing project as the kids grow (we need two more rooms). The Medical Center is almost done. We need floor tile, bathroom fixtures, water tank/tower and hook up to the electricity.

• We tapped into an underground river that now provides us with pure, clean drinking water. We offer free water to the surrounding community every morning. With water we can now grow year round. A visiting team built two greenhouses in the spring of 2011.

• We currently have 151 children as of August 7, 2014. Our average growth is two children per month. We are the largest employer in Sibanga, Kenya, employing widows, single moms, field workers, building teams and security guards.

• We have ongoing construction projects as funds become available.

• While other ministries have come along side us to provide assistance, for which we are grateful, we are in no way affiliated with any other organization operating in the US, Canada, or Kenya unless otherwise stated on this website.


• That each child would be sponsored to ensure all needs are met. Some of our kids will require lifetime care due to their disabilities; others will hopefully catch our vision and continue what we have started.

• Continue to build family-style dorms so that no child will be turned away due to lack of space.

• Long-term construction goals: cafeteria, preschool, school and technical training center. We hope to build two classrooms a year to keep up with our growing children.

• Become self-sustained by opening to the public the clinic, private school and technical training center.

The estimate for fully orphaned children (having no parental care at all) is placed at 18.52 million worldwide and 60 million abandoned. These numbers are based on Orphan Estimates published by the United Nations Children’s Fund 2009 (UNICEF & CHA). (I am sure this has gone up.) Help us help the children.

We are making a difference, help us change their World!


Population of the United States, as of September 7, 2012, is approximately 314,325,838. What would happen if even half of these people gave a dollar or more a month? Together, we could change the World! Not everyone can go, but they can help people like us who would keep building and bringing kids in to a safe environment. 

Briton and Ron Panzero, Jr, VP Rehema In Step

Children’s Home

Our family has grown!  We now have 151 children as of August 7, 2014. We are the largest employer in our area. Our goal is to hire widows and single moms whenever possible. Read More…

Current Projects




School House (2 rooms)

The school house is being built 2 rooms at a time. This is our second set of rooms, for our permanent school house for 2013




(sponsorships are monthly)

Catherine, four or five years old, came to us in August 2014 after questions publicly raised regarding the quality of the care she was receiving at home.  In an apparently dramatic episode, Catherine was rescued and then delivered to our door. She is a cheerful little girl with a strong will and light spirit. We’re […]

Wanjiku Wangare



(sponsorships are monthly)

Praying for healing, for release of seizures and a full abundant life in Christ. (Linda)

Brian Wekesa



(sponsorships are monthly)

Brian was sent to us with his baby sister, Rael, when he was one-and-a-half, in February 2014.  Small for his age, it seems that the challenges faced by his teenage mother led her to be unable to properly care for him.  He was initially treated for malnutrition, as his growth and milestones had clearly been […]

Abigail Mtoni “Abby”

Welcome home Abby!


(sponsorships are monthly)

Abigail, or “Abby” as we call her, first came to In Step when she was just four-months-old in 2009 after she had been abandoned and rescued by a Good Samaritan.  In 2012 the Children’s Office found a foster placement for her and she went to live with a new family in a city an hour-and-a-half […]

Tabitha Bahati

Rehema Bahati


(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived September 2013, Tabitha Bahati is about a year and a half old.  We do not know very much of her story right now.  We do know that she was brought to us by the police.  We hope to know more soon.

Sharon Chebet



(sponsorships are monthly)

January 2014, Sharon came to us she was six years old.  She had been living at a nearby children’s home for some time but it was believed that her placement with us would be more appropriate for her, developmentally.  She had been well-cared for but had never attended school of any kind.  We were happy […]

Nigel Toshindwa (Victor)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Nigel and his twin sister, Michelle, were placed with us by the Children’s Department.

Laura Ihali



(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived Novermber 2013Laura came to us at two-months of age in October 2013.  She had been found by a good Samaritan, having been abandoned in a maize shamba near a local hospital.  Laura has a sweet face and, although still sometimes weak, is generally doing well here at In Step. graa is

Brian Kamari

Brian web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Brian is doing so well and continues his treatment.




(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived September 2013.  Hadijah was placed with In Step after her mother was arrested for killing her four month old sister.  We welcome Hadijah into our In Step family where she will be loved and cared for. Update January 30, Hadijah is doing well as you can see by the smile. We are as blessed […]

Just want to visit?

If you’re planning a trip to our area of Kenya and want to stop by and visit then email Terry Kiser at or if you’re already in the country then call Jeff Picicci at (720) 887-604 to make sure it’s an ok time to do so.

To Go On a Mission Trip

If you’re looking to go on a mission trip to our facility then visit the Getting Involved page for more information.