Sugar Land First UMC will be hosting, “Hope for Kenya,” a Mother’s Day Tea for PCH on Saturday, May 5 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. located at 445 Commerce Green Blvd. in Sugar land, TX. Music at the event will be provided by Barbara Johnson Tucker. Tickets are $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact either Nancy Thomas (281.382.8013, email@example.com) or Ken Ticer (832.236.8627, firstname.lastname@example.org).
There are two final initiatives that need to be completed before the new Rehoboth Home is ready for occupancy. The Home is essentially complete, but a Central Septic System needs to be built and the Home furnishings need to be purchased before girls can move into the home. Please go to the links below to learn how you can help to make this home a reality and enable PCH to bring another 20 girls to the campus as soon as possible. Thank you!
Click here ot learn more about the Central Septic System.
Click here to learn more about the Furnishings needed for the Rehoboth Home.
Seven of our orphanage girls are now officially high school students! Not only that, they are in boarding school at Joram Gitau Memorial Academy.
Effective November 1, 2011, Larry Watson became the new Chairman of the PCH Board and Executive Director U.S. Stephen Githumbi, who is relocating to Kenya, is now Vice Chairman. Stephen will become Executive Director Kenya upon his arrival in Kenya later this month. The changes were made to enable the development of PCH staff, both in the U.S. and at the campus in Kenya.
Larry has been a Board member since 2000 and has been Vice Chairman of the Board since 2002. He is recently retired from a 33 year career with ConocoPhillips. He will be working as a full time volunteer and will be seeking other people to volunteer their efforts to help fill staff positions to support PCH’s U.S. activities. More will be posteed about this as job descrptions are developed and approved by the Board.
Stephen has been Chairman of the PCH Board since his brother and past Chairman, Joram, died of cancer in 2003. Stephen recently retired from the Pomona Unified School District, where he served as a teacher for 23 years and is an ordained Presbyterian Pastor, serving most recently with the Kenya International Community Church in the Los Angeles area. Stephen and his wife, Hannah, are returning to Kenya after living in the U.S. for almost 20 years. As Executive Director Kenya, Stephen will oversee the daily operations of all activities at the PCH campus. As career educators, both he and Hannah will be especially involved with the development of educational opportunities at Joram Gitau Memorial Academy.
In January, Kathie Mann, Director of the Partners In Missions (PIM) program for the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, visited the PCH Campus in Ngong, Kenya. She was accompanied by UMC missionaries who will be serving at the Maua Hospital facilities north of Nairobi. PCH has a close working relationship with the Methodist Church Kenya, with particular emphasis on operation of the Joram Gitau Memorial Clinic.
The UMC has recognized PCH as a mission partner organization and donations can be made through any UMC church with reference to Advance Number 3019212. A PIM Mission Team from Texas will visit the campus in Kenya in late July and early August. To learn more about that trip, click here.