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 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 150 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

Joyce Zawadi (Gift)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Joyce arrived while Ron and Joyce where at the children’s home (hence her name).

Fred Wanyama



(sponsorships are monthly)

When Fred arrived he was 2 and weighed 11lbs. He has caught up to the other kids his age.

John Majisafi (Clean Water)



(sponsorships are monthly)

  Arrived August, 2012 – John was left near a clean water spring.  In Step was contacted by the children’s department to pick him up.  John is suffering from cerebral palsy, but other than that, is incredibly healthy.  He is alert and able to communicate non-verbally.  We are investigating where he came from and believe […]

Brian Kamari

Brian web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Brian is doing so well and continues his treatment.

Isaiah 58



(sponsorships are monthly)

Isaiah came to the home with his brother Francis. He is always smiling.

Jenny Pendo (Love)

Jenny web


(sponsorships are monthly)

Jenny has adapted very quickly and likes to play with the other girls her age. She also enjoys telling stories

Peter Mwauru



(sponsorships are monthly)

Peter is very smart, he would like to be a pilot. He loves to play soccer and he is good at it.

Tabitha Bahati

Rehema Bahati


(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived September 2013, Tabitha Bahati is about a year and a half old.  We do not know very much of her story right now.  We do know that she was brought to us by the police.  We hope to know more soon.

Robert Mjengaji (Builder)



(sponsorships are monthly)

Lovingly “Bob the Builder”.




(sponsorships are monthly)

Arrived January 2014, Wilfred was a year old. He had found abandoned at a private residence.  He was malnourished and had a lung infection when he arrived but is steadily improving.  We are confident that Wilfred will continue to do well here and consider his arrival a blessing from God.

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.