History of Rehema for Kids

Learn more about where we started with Founders, Jeff and Carla Picicci and the beautiful children of Kenya!

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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.

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Newsletters

January 2024

Jambo everyone! Wow! Can you believe how fast 2023 flew by? It seems like each year passes more quickly than the year before! When I stop and realize that we have been in Kenya for more than twenty years, I can hardly believe it! And when it occurred to me that we came to Kenya when I was…

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November 2023

Jambo everyone! I hope this finds you healthy and happy and looking forward to a wonderful holiday season! Things are hopping here at In Step Children’s Home! All of the high school kids, except the four seniors who are taking finals, are home! In Step Academy and Junior High has closed for the year and we are waiting for…

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September 2023

Does time fly on that side of the world like it does here? I can hardly believe another month has passed! The weather can’t decide what it wants to do! When it was supposed to be raining, it was only showering.  Around here there are three classifications of rain; 1. Rain – what most people would call…

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August 2023

Jambo everyone! I hope you are all doing well! I know many of you are winding up your summer break and preparing for your kids to start a new school year. While here, we are just starting the last term of our school year before our “summer” break! It has been a busy few weeks as the kids…

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July 2023

Jambo everyone! Here I am, back in Kenya, enjoying the grind of real life and rainy season, after a wonderful time with my family, at home in Washington! I’ve been struggling to get caught up on everything left undone while I was gone, and I feel like I’m finally getting there! Okay, I’m never completely…

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June’s Jambo Newsletter from Jeff!

Jambo everyone! Surprise! It’s Jeff writing this month’s Jambo letter. Carla has been back in Washington state, taking a well-deserved respite, visiting with her folks, and enjoying our kids and grandkids. So, we (we being Carla, me and Estha, and Tori) thought we’d try something a little different this month, and that I’d give you…

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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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Our Videos

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 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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January 2024

January 13, 2024

Jambo everyone! Wow! Can you believe how fast 2023 flew by? It seems like each year passes more quickly than the year before! When I stop and realize that we have been in Kenya for more than twenty years, I can hardly believe it! And when it occurred to me that we came to Kenya when I was…

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You’re Their Hero

December 20, 2023
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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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