Kelsi Lamberth and Ariel Cox co-founded My Child Ministries while they were still in college and have seen this ministry go from a dream to reality. Through a lot of hard work, late nights and divine favor, My Child Ministries has had the pleasure to construct the My Child Ministries children’s orphanage in Eldoret, Kenya on Prayer Mountain. The initial building, constructed in 2013 was the first in a multi-home orphanage project. My Child Ministries has undertaken this project in partnership with International Vision Center of Kenya and Hearts Afire, a Florida based ministry. Five of the eight children living in the home were brought there as orphans and now have been legally adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Kimboy, the house parents.
In 2011 Kelsi and I were sitting in my car as I drove her home from studio class. I was telling her my plans to build orphanages and she stared at me jaw dropped and shared with me her own dreams and then we got to work. Fast forward almost 10 years and My Child Ministries partnering with Hearts Afire and International Vision Center have finished 1 out of our multi-home children’s home project in Kenya. We have 5 children in our first children’s home. Did you notice I didn’t call them orphans? Our plans are to RETHINK the way we think of orphanages. We aren’t just throwing a bunch of kids in a building. We are strategically placing children with house parents who are ADOPTING these children and raising them as their own. • Here are a couple of the cutest kids that live in the children’s home as well as the process. I hope to build more of these homes in my lifetime.
He was born an orphan 4 yrs of age in Shinyalu village in Kakamega County, Kenya. He lived with his grandfather who was too old to work to provide for him. They lived in poverty after the sudden death of His father and abandonment by his mother. Rescued by the good Samaritan, he was found sick with a di protein malnutrition.
Born on the 6th July 2013 she lived in Mosor village in Keiyo county . Raised by a single mother who had a heart issue that forced her to be bedridden . Joyline’smother could not afford to provide basic needs to her daughter ( i.e food clothing and shelter ) .The mother rejected her and handed her over to the church
He was born 5th June 2013 in Shiasaba Sublocation Shinyalu village .He lived with a single father who was jobless and couldn’t earn a bare minimum income to sustain Mushesia. He was found abandoned and sickly and recused by the church.
She was born on the 8th May 2007 in Shitao village Kakamega county in poor conditions with both her parents after the sudden death of her mother . Joy’s father re- married and Joy was subjected to battery. She lived sickly with ulcers, malnourishment her health worsened due to luck of medical care. She was rescued and taken to the church