defend the cause of the weak and fatherless
Loitoktok is a small Kenyan town that is nestled along the border of Tanzania in Masai land near Mt. Kilimanjaro. Seeing a great need within his country for ministering to orphans, Dr. Steve Kabachia, the founder of JHM, received a vision from God to begin an orphanage in Loitoktok. He saw a specific need in this region after visiting a local orphanage on a church-planting mission trip. After years of planning and fundraising, the vision is now being realized.
The orphanage is a Kenyan-birthed and Kenyan-run endeavor meeting the needs of Kenyan orphans from all over the country. It will be a self-sufficient orphanage with electricity, clean water, kitchen, dining, and lodging facilities, and a farm. In 2012, we sent a shipping container from Savannah, GA with a Kubota tractor that is being used to plant and produce crops. There are nearly 20 acres of land that are available for crops and future expansion. We have 5 houses, a kitchen and storage building. Each housing unit will sleep 12 orphans which will allow us to serve 60 orphans total. Each house will have a house mother and/or father. The children will go to the local school and will have an opportunity to further their education.
After our medical mission trip to Tororo in 2013, our mission team traveled to Loitoktok and participated in a service of dedication of the first orphanage building. Many of the Agape Fellowship leadership attended including some local community leaders. Watch this video to hear Dr. Kabachia explain the vision for the orphanage.
Please consider partnering with us to feed, clothe and support these orphans. Your support is invaluable as we continue to expand the scope of this ministry.
We would like to particularly thank our church partners who have made contributions to this project. If you'd like to also join us, please contact us!
Metropolitan Church of God
2800 Metropolitan Way
Birmingham, Alabama 35243
Open Door Church
5701 Birmingport Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35224
The Church Next Door
5755 Feder Road
Columbus, OH 43228
Alcoa Maryville Church of God
2615 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, Tennessee 37804