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 146 children as of January 30, 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 146 children as of January 30, 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

Annette Mukwana



(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived March 2013.  Annette and her brother Toddy (pronounced Toadie) 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.  Annette has a […]


Ekurudi arrival web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived September 2013, Ekurudi is 8 months old.  He came to In Step severely malnourished and with Malaria.  His mother recently passed away and his father lives on the streets in a nearby slum. We welcome Ekurudi into the In Step family and look forward to seeing him restored to full health.

Naomi Shangwe (Rejoicing)



(sponsorships are monthly)

She is quiet but loves to sing.

Bonnie Blessing

Bonnie web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived February 2012, Bonnie was born on February 11. On Valentine’s Days her mother dropped her down a pit latrine and left her to die. She was rescued by someone who saw her mother go in and come out without the baby. Her mother named her Blessing and then threw her away. She had a […]

Elvis Wanyonyi



(sponsorships are monthly)

When Elvis smiles his lip goes up.

Zacchaeus Tajiri (Businessman)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Rescued from a mentally unstable mom.

Steve Mdogo

Steve Mkubwa


(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived August 2013, Steve is approximately 2 months old. He and his twin brother Micheal Mdogo were found in a maize (corn) field just outside of Kitale. Both were brought directly to In Step by the Children’s Office. Update January 30th, Both boys are doing great.

Mark Mjasiri (Courage)



(sponsorships are monthly)

He was healthy and happy, what happened to his mom?

Japther Kipruto

Japther web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived September, 2012, Japther was found in a cornfield with his birth certificate and health records.  He was 2 ½ months old and very healthy giving no indication as to why he was abandoned. The name “Japther”, apparently comes from the English word “chapter”.  The name signifies a new chapter in life.  It has been […]

Cynthia Faith



(sponsorships are monthly)

$100 anonymous in memory of Cindy Lou (one of In Steps little ones).

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.