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 152 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 152 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

Victor Ngaira

Victor Jan 2014


(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived July 2013, Victor came to In Step at 4 days old.  He was taken to the Children’s Office after his family refused to care for him because he was born out of incest.  Victor is a healthy boy with a beautiful head of hair.  He is a precious baby boy that we welcome into […]

Toddy (Toadie) Simiyu


(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived March 2013.  Toddy and his sister Annette were abandoned in a village near Kitale in July of 2012.  The children stayed with their rescuers until they could no longer be properly cared for.  The couple brought them to the Children’s Office who in turn placed them with In Step.

Sarah Malaika (Angel)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Sarah is a healthy, happy girl.

Theresa Subira



(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived February 2013, Theresa we think is about 2 years old. Her and her brother Sammy were found abandoned in the Forest. The brother knew only their first names. It is always heartbreaking and yet we are so thankful they were found and brought here.

Noel Msamaria

Noel arrival


(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived in July 2013, Noel came to us dressed in Christmas pajamas on July 25th – Christmas in July.  He was found abandoned at a local hotel after the mother checked out.  Noel is a very healthy 3 month old boy that seems to have been well cared for.  We are not sure why his […]

Wayne Mwimbaji (Musician)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived February 2013, Wayne was left with his rescuer by his mom.  The mother claimed that she was going to the toilet and would return shortly.  When she didn’t return, the lady took Wayne to the children’s office who in turn contacted us.




(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived January 2014, Anita and her brother, Micah, arrived today. Anita weighs barely 9 pounds and is 3 years old! Her brother isn’t much bigger at 5! Please pray they will recover quickly from extreme malnutrition.  

Ezra Majani

When he arrived


(sponsorships are monthly)

In April 2014, Ezra joined us late in April 2014 he was just a few days old.  His mother was just completing primary school and she was not able to care for him.  Legal proceedings are currently under way to determine what is in this tiny baby’s best interest, and we have been asked to […]

Esther Nzuri (Beautiful)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Esther has a Super Hero named Philip.

Joshua Mbeja (Neat Person)

Joshua web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Joshua fought the battle and won! He is healthy and happy!

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.