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 150 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 150 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

Izabella Msanii (Artist)

Izabella 2013


(sponsorships are monthly)

Abandoned at 5 days old.

Jason Wangolo



(sponsorships are monthly)

Jason arrived July, 2012 at the age of nine months.  Both of his parents died.  His mother was the third wife of four to his father, and Jason was being taken care of by his three step-mothers.  As is usually the case, they could not care for Jason properly and took him to the children’s […]




(sponsorships are monthly)

    Arrived November 2013, Baby Jackie was found a week before Thanksgiving abandoned lying naked in the dirt. She has had a lot of puss draining from her eyes and her eyes were very swollen. When her eyes were pried open puss just flowed out. We had been quiet concerned as her eye balls looked […]

Meredith Laini (Tender-hearted)



(sponsorships are monthly)

We are always thankful when one of these little one are rescued.

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.

Joshua Mbeja (Neat Person)

Joshua web


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

Matthew Isaac Mwaaminifu (Honest)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Born on New Years Eve and abandoned.

Isaac Bahati (Good Fortune)

Isaac web


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Isaac was abandoned after the 2008 elections conflict.

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. […]

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 […]

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.