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Donations Needed to Get Rehoboth Home Opened!

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.

7 Orphanage Girls Enter High School

Seven of our orphanage girls are now officially high school students!  Not only that, they are in boarding school at Joram Gitau Memorial Academy.

The story behind the story is that eight years ago, these girls came to us destitute, desperate orphans, and they were not within a prayer of getting to elementary school let alone high school.  It was such an emotional moment for to welcome them into our school, all seven of them. Sunday, February 5 was visitation Sunday, and Kagendo and her husband visited them as  their official parents as far as the school is concerned. Kagendo woke up at 4 a.m to cook their favorite Kenyan food ( chapati) to take to them. She has fed them, taught them God’s Word, prayed with them, taken them to hospital whenever they were sick and done whatever mothers know to do for kids to turn out ok. This was a moment of great pride as these girls have reached what was a few years ago an unreachable goal.
Congratulations to the girls and thanks to their sponsors and the many donors who have made this occasion possible!

Leadership Change at PCH

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.

New PCH Chairman Larry Watson and wife Brenda

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.

Stephen & Hannah Githumbi visit JGMA

UMC Texas PIM Director Kathie Mann Visits PCH

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.

Christmas Wish List for Orphanage

Thanks to all who contributed to the Christmas Wish List this year. Thanks to you, all of the needs identified for the orphanage were funded. God has truly blessed PCH with such great supporters. We will be providing pictures in the next few days of some of the items and activities provided through your generosity.