Rehema Ministries/dba In Step Foundation, Kenya

Two names, one ministry.


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

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Mission Statement

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 149 children as of October 21, 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 149 children as of October 21, 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

Joy Julia



(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived January 2014, Joy was two-month-old when she arrived in mid-January after her young mother was determined to be unable to care for her at this time.  She is an attentive, healthy, adorable little baby girl.  We’re honored to care for Joy Julia! It is always our hope that one day she can be reunited with her family.

Raymond Mwaminifu



(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived November 7 2012. Raymond was abandoned in an area called Matisi and was taken by the area chief to the police.  He was two days old.  When we picked him up, he was dressed only in pajamas and wrapped in a blanket.  Everything was soaked in urine.  Raymond will have a safe and happy […]

Norman Mwimbaji (Singer)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived May 2011, Norman is very small.  He looked to be maybe two or three weeks old.  The only information we had is that he was abandoned and his mama ran away. Norman when he arrived.

Isaac Bahati (Good Fortune)

Isaac web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Isaac was abandoned after the 2008 elections conflict.

Izabella Msanii (Artist)

Izabella 2013


(sponsorships are monthly)

Abandoned at 5 days old.

Ruth Mwangaza (Light)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Sweet “Baby Ruth”, a happy child.

Bravin Ekiru

Bravin web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived on July 23, 2012 at the age of two.  Both of his parents had passed away, and he was being raised by his grandmother.  He became sick and was treated at the hospital for malnutrition.  His grandmother realized that she could not care for him properly, and requested that he be taken somewhere he […]

Hope Elizabeth

Hope web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Hope, has remained with us this is the only home she knows.

Nathan Mwalimu (Teacher)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived November 2012, Nathan was reportedly found by the side of the road on November 1.  The children’s department guessed his age to be about two weeks old.   Nathan when he first arrived.  

Sandra Atieno



(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived, July, 2012, Sandra was age 6. Her mother abandoned her and her brother, Lewis, in town. Sandra is a hard worker and loves to help in the laundry.  She knows where she went to school and that her father is a butcher. We asked her if she could show us where she was from, […]

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.