Kennewick Team – Pastor Scott Paulson

February 20, 2024

I had the privilege of visiting In Step Children’s Home in Kenya for the first time. It was an amazing experience! I went with a wonderful team of people with a long history of loving the kids and intentionally blessing the ministry every time they go. During this trip, our team installed a large new…

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Day 3 2024 Kennewick Team

February 11, 2024

On Monday, Pastor Scott Paulson and I went into town with Baba Jeff to run some errands. It was so lively and heartbreaking! In the US, many families live paycheck to paycheck. In Kenya, many families make their living by selling goods on the street and living day-to-day to feed their families. For years, I’ve…

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Day 2 2024 Kennewick Team

February 6, 2024

Sunday was a very special day as we were able to join the children for church. Church services are held in the “baby house” for the toddlers and babies and in the dining pavilion for the other children. The church service was so beautiful! The kids recite memory verses and sing worship songs. Their voices…

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Day 1 2024 Kennewick Team

February 4, 2024

Greetings from Kenya! Though our initial flight from Pasco to Seattle was canceled, we made it to Kenya without any major hiccups. We arrived at In Step Children’s Home on Friday evening. The children greeted us with hugs and excitement. They were thrilled to see many members from South Hills Church returning. Our board treasurer,…

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Day 5 2024 New York Team

January 27, 2024

Good morning, friends! We hope your weekend is off to a great start. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this quick post from our New York team’s last day on campus. We know how much you’ve enjoyed these so we’re thrilled to share we’ll soon be able to share more as we have a…

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Day 4 2024 New York Team

January 18, 2024

From Friday’s report: Our dental team treated 60 more children and only have 25 more to go on Monday and Tuesday. Hopefully, they will have time for staff cleanings. They also did fluoride treatments on the 14 Stepping Stones (our center for children with special needs) kids. Dr. Gary will do classes in prevention on…

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Day 3 New York 2024 Team

January 16, 2024

I sent out yesterday’s post before dinner, figuring the evenings had settled into a nice routine of dinner at our sleeping quarters, devotions with children at 7 PM, lastly return to our sleeping quarters for our 8 PM reflections. Nothing too exciting to report since we all are tired and asleep by 9:30 pm. I…

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Day 2 New York 2024 Team

January 11, 2024

Good morning, all! We saw how much you enjoyed the New York team’s update from our children’s home. Here is another update from board member, Daniel Traina, who is visiting our campus with a team from the Pittsford, New York area. WOW. Another amazing day. The dental team has now completed 90 full cleanings, 20…

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Day 1 New York 2024 Team

January 9, 2024

We’re thrilled to bring you our very first blog post! Today’s blog is written by Rehema for Kids Board Member, Daniel Traina of Pittsford, New York. Daniel is currently at our children’s home in Kenya with a team from New York, including several dentists. Here’s what he reported today: The dental team had three chairs…

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