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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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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March 2022

Jambo everyone! Greetings to you all, wherever you are! I hope you are well and experiencing God’s blessings in your lives! Here at In Step Children’s Home and Academy, it has been a crazy busy month! There are so many exciting things happening, sometimes it’s hard to keep up! February 12 was a great day,…

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February 2022

Jambo everyone! Happy new year! I hope your 2022 is off to a great start! Here at the children’s home, we have had a very busy beginning of the new year! In Step Academy has been blessed to be the recipient of a Rotary International grant, which has benefitted our students in a big way!…

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January 2022

Jambo everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas holiday with friends and family! Here at In Step Children’s Home, we celebrated our Savior’s birth in a big way! I’ll tell you more about that later! I have been seeing on social media that many of you are enduring very cold weather, snow and ice!…

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February 2024 Jambo

March 4, 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

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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