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.

You will also receive other emails with the inside scoop on what's happening in the ministry.


May 2024

Jambo everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down and update you guys! It’s crazy how time flies and life’s busyness takes over! Today, I decided to try to beat the system! Before going to bed last night, I brought my laptop and tea kettle into my room so that I could hide out…

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February 2024

Jambo everyone! I hope you are all doing well and 2024 has gotten off to a great start! I can hardly believe that I’ve only been back in Kenya for two months… a lot has happened in a short amount of time! To say we’ve been busy is putting it mildly! In January, we were once again…

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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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Our Videos

Meet Nurse Abby

May 6, 2024

[Transcript] Nurse Abigail “Abby” Saina: My name is Abigail Saina. I am a nurse here at In Step Children’s Home. And I’ve been working here for the last five years, almost going to six years. What inspired me to become a nurse is the need to help people and also taking care of them when…

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You’re Their Hero

December 20, 2023

[Transcript]Amos, child: Welcome to our village! A place where dreams are nurtured and hope is our guiding light. Every day, kids like me, face challenges that can make our world feel uncertain abandoned, abused or left without a home. But we believe that no child should have to experience such hardship. That’s why In Step…

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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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