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Each month, we send out our Jambo newsletter via email. This fun update is written by Mama Carla and gives updates about life at our In Step campus. You will also receive other emails with the inside scoop on what's happening in the ministry.

May 2023

Jambo everyone! I’m so sorry that this update is so late! Things have been crazy at home, with all high school kids on break! They are now at the age that if you keep them home, within the campus, they become very restless, which isn’t pleasant for any of us! LOL! I thank God for our amazing social…

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March 2023

Jambo everyone! The rains are here! Farmers are planting maize! The grass is turning green! Flowers are blooming! Kids are roping off their shambas (farms), some with innovative irrigation systems!  Rain water is being “harvested from the metal roofs around our place and a strange relief, which always seems to accompany the first rains, is felt everywhere you…

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February 2023

Jambo everyone! I hope your year has started out full of blessings and good health! Here at In Step Children’s Home, we are blessed beyond measure! God continues to show us how he’s got our backs, not only in material provision (which is in great abundance), but also in health, happiness and peace! (I know that sounds cheesy, but…

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January 2023

Jambo everyone! Wow! What a year it has been! I hope it has been a good year for all of you… one with many wonderful blessings and memories! Here at In Step Children’s Home, 2022 was a busy, productive, wonderful year! We have a magnificent team of supporters, including all of you reading this letter, who have made it possible…

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October 2022

Jambo everyone! What a whirlwind the month of October was at In Step Children’s Home! It’s like it came and went before I even got used to writing the word “October” on documents! How time flies! The highlight of the month was definitely a week-long visit from a South Hills Church team! What a wonderful…

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September 2022

Jambo everyone! I hope you are all doing well and looking forward to fall! Here, the rains are slowing down and dry season is just around the corner. Soon, all of the beautiful green landscape will be various shades of brown, there will be dust everywhere (as opposed to mud), clothes will dry on the…

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August 2022

Jambo everyone! I’m back in Kenya! I arrived to cold, wet weather! Coming from Tri-Cities, WA, which had been in the low 100’s Fahrenheit, I have been bundling up in sweaters and wearing my house slippers whenever I can get away with it! But still, I’m glad to be back! I arrived two days before…

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July 2022

Jambo everyone! I usually start my update by filling you in on the weather in Kenya. This time, I won’t do that since I’m not there! LOL! I have been visiting family in the states for several weeks now and was supposed to fly back to Kenya last Tuesday, but due to passport renewal delays,…

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May 2022

Jambo everyone! The rains have come! While most of you are gearing up for summertime, here in Kenya it’s our coldest time of year! Granted, the temperature isn’t really cold, but the rain and clouds makes it feel pretty chilly! As I mentioned in my previous update, it’s time for the new school year to…

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April 2022

Jambo everyone! Another month gone by! Oh, how time flies!This was a very busy month for our school kids! Our kindergarteners graduated to “big kids school” (first grade) in a fun ceremony including caps and gowns, entertainment, snacks and a guest speaker from the Ministry of Education. In normal Kenyan fashion, there were lots of…

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The History of Rehema for Kids

July 21, 2022

Co-founders Jeff & Carla Picicci tell the story of how they received their first baby and founded a children’s home in Kenya. Several of the children share their hopes and gratitude for In Step Children’s Home & Rehema for Kids.

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Girls Home 2022

June 5, 2022

The older girls at In Step move in to House #1 and they explain what it means to them.

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What Are Your Dreams?

April 10, 2022

The kids discuss their hopes and dreams for the future and how In Step Children’s Home are helping pave the way.

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Children Enjoying the new Playground

February 21, 2022

In partnership of Kids Around the World, Rehema for Kids was recently able to purchase and install a reconditioned playground at In Step Children’s Home.

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Stepping Stones

January 21, 2022

Home Manager, Gladies, and Occupational Therapist, Sheila, share their experiences working with children in the Stepping Stones program.

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