Already a faculty member at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology over 3,500 miles away in Kenya, he knew his solutions would have to be self-sustaining without his physical presence.
In 2005, John and his wife Tity first opened their house in Bumpe to these children so they would be regarded no longer as orphans, but rather as members of God’s family and of their village community. At the same time, they saw a need to care for widowed women who also lacked support. Together, John and Tity founded Faith Home to provide a nurturing Christian environment where widowed women can help raise orphaned children in a family setting, and become mothers and grandmothers to them.
Over time, John and Tity’s modest three-bedroom house has expanded into a sizeable complex capable of sheltering 40 children. Today, Faith Home provides holistic care and support, including education and job training, for 36 children and 8 women.
John received two PressOn Grants to develop this ministry and to support Lucia, a young woman from Faith Home, who will help lead the ministry after she completes her college degree.
Photo Credit: Overseas Council and Faith Home