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 157 children as of December 4, 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 157 children as of December 4, 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

Pendo Zawadi (Gift)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Pendo makes you smile!

Michelle Rohosafi (Clean Heart)



(sponsorships are monthly)

She is well adjusted, even if she does think she should be held all the time.

Elvis Wanyonyi



(sponsorships are monthly)

When Elvis smiles his lip goes up.

Caroline Nangila



(sponsorships are monthly)

Caroline came to us in September 2014 at the age of three years.  Her mother is mentally handicapped and was not able to provide proper care for her daughter.  Caroline is a playful and talkative girl, and is adjusting well to life here.  We thank God that she is now a part of our In […]

Jackson Mkulima (Farmer)

Jackson web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Jackson has learned to eat more than his share! He is healthy and happy!

Rehema (Mercy) Grace



(sponsorships are monthly)

Rehema likes playing “big sister” to the tiny babies.

Samuel Mtoni (River)

Sammy M


(sponsorships are monthly)

“Sammy”, is a great kid, with a big smile.

Eliza Wambui

Eliza web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Eliza will steal your heart.

Francis Chirchir



(sponsorships are monthly)

Francis came with his brother Isaiah “58″.

Alvin Kiptanui

Alvin web


(sponsorships are monthly)

  Update 2012, Alvin is walking and loves to cuddle. Arrived March 2011, Alvin was about three months old. He was healthy and absolutely perfect. His mother is considered a child and has no means to support herself and the baby. He has been placed with us and she has visitation rights. They will decide […]

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.