The new Rafiki Chapel and Visitors Center were completed this month and have now become a reality. The dedication and first worship service was held on Saturday, February 19th, 2022. Reverend John Nganga celebrated his 60th birthday with the first of many worship services in the newly built Chapel. What a gift this was for him!
Thank you Short North Rotary, Rotary Club of Marietta District 6690 and all of the others that have donated to this wonderful project.
Our team has been very busy trusting God for the ongoing work at Rafiki despite coronavirus pandemic. A lot of old projects are being rehabilitated. One of our larger projects is the expansion of the pig sheds. We now have eight (8) females and within the next several months, they will start giving birth to little ones. Please consider supporting uswith any amount for this pig shed expansion project. Our budget is $2,000. In God we trust.
Rev. John Nganga recently returned to Florida for a month long visit and wishes to share some photos with you. He returned to Kenya and the Rafiki family on December 17th and sends blessings to all as we enter into 2020.
From left to right: Ted Celeste, Terry Davis, Arnett Howard, Karen Heiser, Steve Heiser and Bobbie Celeste
In early March, Dr. Terry Davis led a small group to Kenya to witness all that is happening at Rafiki Children’s Center. The group consisted of fellow Rotarian Steve Heiser from the Columbus Club and his wife, Karen, a colleague at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Also along were Ted and Bobbie Celeste, pillars of First Community Church, which has been a huge supporter of Rafiki. Rounding out the group was Arnett Howard – a very popular jazz musician in the central Ohio area. Reverend John Nganga was able to join them from Florida.
Click here to download and read full detailed report from Dr. Davis.
The kids from Rafiki Children Center attended a Christmas party, hosted by Catherine Gatheru and her team at the International School of Kenya. The kids
were very grateful and appreciate for all the unconditional love and gifts they received. Please remember the kids at this time of Christmas and use the donation button on this site to donate online. We shall for ever be grateful to all those that have extended their hand of support for the last 17 years since Rafiki was birthed. All the honor and glory belongs to God. Shalom.
On September 11, 2016, Ven. Kamau from Ngong Archdeaconry invited the Rafiki Family to worship at Emanuel Church. Reverend John Nganga preached and shared communion with the church family. The congregation donated clothing and money to support the children of Rafiki. Their love touched us.