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

Abigail Mtoni (River)

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(sponsorships are monthly)

The couple who found Abigail fell in love with her. They have applied to be foster parents, with the ultimate goal of adopting her.

Alice Lomora Aboi



(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived on October 8, 2012.  Alice is the 120th child. God gave Psalm 120:1 – 2, I call on the Lord in my distress. Save me, O Lord, from the lying lips and from deceitful tongues. She is now in a safe a place where words cannot hurt her. Her mother passed away two weeks prior […]

Michelle Rohosafi (Clean Heart)



(sponsorships are monthly)

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

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.  

Rael Nafula



(sponsorships are monthly)

February 2014, Two month old Rael came with her older brother, Brian. We were asked to care for this darling baby girl as her young mother was unable to do so. A strikingly beautiful baby, little Rael is doing very well so far, and we are really enjoying seeing her tiny personality starting to shine through. […]

Benson Ipukito

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(sponsorships are monthly)

Benson is a very healthy and happy boy.

Rehema (Mercy) Grace



(sponsorships are monthly)

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




(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 […]

Michael Mdogo

Michael Mdogo


(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived August 2013, Michael is approximately 2 months old.  He was found abandoned in a maize (corn) field just outside of Kitale.  He was found along with Steve.  Both were brought directly to In Step by the Children’s Office. Update January 30, 2014, both boys are doing great. Update April 5, 2014, couldn’t resist this […]

Mercy Neema (Grace)



(sponsorships are monthly)

She is a happy little girl.

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.