Be sure to check us out at the Cottonwood Community Center November 9th from noon to 4pm. We will be hosting a children's book live. https://cottonwoodaz.gov/
Catch us next year serving fresh cotton candy off he porch of Jt's Bistro on Main Street in Camp Verde Oct 31st from 5pm to 7 pm .
Glorybound will be at the Turkey Shoot sponsored by the American Legion November 16 from 8AM to 6PM. Join us south of Camp Verde. For more information call 928-567-3340.
The word is from the Bible, originally used when the children of Israel were in the wilderness after being taken out of bondage from Egypt. God gave them bread from heaven daily. They went out and gathered it because it was on the ground each morning. They called it 'manna' which means 'what is it'? It was bread from heaven. Today God gives bread from heaven in the form of His presence and words into our heart. God's voice comes down daily and we can 'pick it up' if we like and consume it.
Each month there is a gathering of individuals who seek to hear the voice of God for themselves. It is led by Brian Lawrence and Sheri Hauser based on their spiritual books. Those who attend are given a 'lesson' on some aspect of the Holy Spirit which is followed by 'doing' what the lesson is. We have had lessons on spiritual gifts, healing, miracles, deliverance, release from demonic sin and spiritual senses.
If you have a desire to hear the voice of God more clearly, or if you have a dream that you feel is from God, then we encourage you to attend one of our gatherings. Use the contact page for more information.
Their purpose is gathering and training young ministers. The Rehema Children Care Centre is a local licensed Non-Profit under Global Faith Evangel.
It is impossible to preach to someone hungry. You must feed him first, and then he will listen.
To share the love of God as an extension of His hand in mercy (Rehema) enabling the children to have a safe environment providing food, medical care, education and housing with the option of being adopted by new parents.
Rehema (word means Mercy in Swahili) is a Christian Faith-based program under Global Faith Evangel Ministry (the director is Pastor Nelson Saisi) in a small agricultural community of Kitale, Kenya. It is dedicated to winning souls for Jesus Christ, making disciples and raising up those who will become Christian leaders in the community. Rehema Care Centre is part of a larger vision for their ministry which includes Seminars, conferences, and open-air evangelism to distant villages training believers to trust in the Scriptures and learn to base their lives on these teachings. In a place like Bosinia village in Kitale Kenya, the bare reality of abject poverty, HIV/AIDS-related deaths; often forces children into early childhood labor, streets, pick-pocketing, destituteness and drop out of school. What Pastor Nelson passed through in life made him take life more seriously than anyone could imagine. The Lord is so good to him and he has done great things in his life. They established a children centre by the name Rehema Children’s Centre in 2007. He has a gift of music, singing and playing the keyboard while his wife Lilybeth leads people into God’s presence.
It is our goal to help change the livelihoods of these little ones, God’s kids, and make Rehema Children Care Centre a lovely home to raise orphans and needy children from impoverished families. We believe God is going to unfold His blessings and provision to let Rehema Children Care Centre serve Him in truth and spirit by saving the lives of the needy children. We are a Bible-believing project, whose aim is to care and nurture the children in a Godly manner.
-Make the Centre self-sufficient (not dependent on donations to survive).
-Teach the children education, hygiene, ministry and job training.
-Provide opportunities for others to minister and contribute to the vision.
-Become an outlet for ministry, education, food, and crafts in the community.
-Make the Center to be a template for other orphanages to follow.
I met Pastor Nelson when I was stuck on the couch with a fractured foot. At first he said that he needed some pencils for this students. I had my husband bring me to the dollar store and I used my crutches to hop around and get pencils and notebooks for the children.
This is the first pictures which were taken by Pastor Nelson. The photo in the far left corner is the hut where they were sleeping and having school. It was on a rented piece of property in the middle of a small town called Kitalia. I asked some medical people from there what were the greatest needs of the children and they said that they needed protein in their diet. Their stable food is maize (corn).
At first, I didn't send Pastor money, but tools. I bought wood working tools that did not need power. He made some benches for the students. We worked on mutual goals and set a budget beginning to send regular money each month to support them. The orphanage is actually under Pastor Nelson's Church. It is their mission. The children are from the war torn Somalia areas. They were able to rent a building and have paid teachers! This raised their level of education.
Jimmy Rotech lives in Las Vegas. His father has a maize field about 10 miles from where the children live. I contracted his father to purchase a cow which was with calf and continue to keep it until it was brought over to the orphanage. They brought it in a pick-up truck! The people go out into the fields and handpick the food for the cow daily. Pastor and his people built a chicken coop and got some chickens. We began to work on the fibercrete project which will make bricks out of paper and sand. Churches joined in giving equipment and books...and we sent them on...
Top right photo is when they received uniforms. It is really a stigma for poor people to not have school uniforms, so it gave them a sense of pride to finally have uniforms. Nelson had one of the women in the church make them.
Pastor did a lot of research and in its time, he bred the cow once again. It had another calf and they were happy that it was a girl. Now they had three cows. We always had a rule that they needed to give the milk -firstly- to the orphans. If they had extra, then they could sell it. Look at the difference in their faces now that they have protein and hope!
Administration of Rehema
The Rehema Pilot Project consists of Administrators four selected by Sheri Hauser and four selected by Pastor Nelson as follows:
1. Sheri Hauser – From Washington State, USA. Registered Nurse, Project Director Rehema Pilot Program and Director of Glorybound Publishing, Camp Verde, USA.
2. Manny Bandoh- Financial Management with a degree in Agricultural, from Ghana, Africa residing in London, UK for last 25 years.
3. Jimmy Hendrickson-From Washington State, USA. Computer expert. He is overseeing the computer lab and Education structures.
4. Lilly Romutap RN- From the Philippines, now residing in Las Vegas, USA. Registered Nurse with a heart to see the children adopted.
5. Stanley Kidiavayi RN-(from Niarobi, Kenya, now living in the US. Registered Nurse advancing in education to become Nurse Practitioner. Will build and run the Hospital)
6. Pastor Nelson Saisi Milaho Rehema Director-Now overseeing the Care Centre and doing everything.
7. Walter Ateya-Living in Kitale, Kenya
8. Samuel Odali-Living in Kitale, Kenya
9. John Wanjala-Living in Kitale, Kenya
10. Lylibeth Kathure-Kenya-wife of Pastor Nelson.
The administrators are not directors in that oftentimes, directors meet and plan then administrate others to do the work. We plan to do the work financing as we go along. There are many which are assigned (by Sheri and Nelson) at this time to assist in the planning and purchasing of needed supplies and elements which help toward the ultimate mutual goals. Administration consists of those individuals who oversee the project ensuring it continues to follow the assigned purpose. It is a group of committed individuals who love God and Children with a desire to help nurture them into the ministry.
Our strategy for Rehema is:
Our plan is easy: Grow what you can to get what you need and sell the excess to buy what you cannot.
Our strategy is to purchase land and cultivate the property, filling it with crops part of which they will eat and the other part of which they will sell and having animals for food. They are sick, so because of requests, we are also building a small hospital. The idea is to turn them from being beggars to becoming educated contributors to society. Poverty and lack of education have held them in the position in which they dwell. We bring in education and funds to build a foundation and promote them to build up themselves by giving them tasks that are reasonable within their parameter (education and finances).
Within this strategy, I have gathered individuals who are educated in specific areas and a heart for others who are destitute, for the orphan children and for God. Each person is carefully chosen and tested to ensure that their motivation comes from within (given by God) rather than from some other source. It is recognized that motivation drives. The motivation which is pulled (guilt) does not endure and feeds loathe; therefore it is essential that the motivation of each individual be thoroughly tested. It is quite easy because I use the verse in Scripture which says, “He who is faithful in little will be faithful in much.”
So, I give the person a small job…and wait to see if he or she does it. Then, I give another small job, and another. Usually, by the third job either the person has fallen out of interest or is begging me for a bigger job.
The project glue which is intended to be used to hold the entire thing together is relationship and commitment. First is our individual relationship with God in loving Him enough to desire to serve Him rather than ourselves. Second is our relationship with one another. You see, we need to be willing to hang together as friends no matter what. I need to consider Pastor Nelson to be my friend through thick and thin, no matter what the outcome may be according to the plans which I have concocted regarding the Rehema Project. We must always remember that people are the most important part of everything we do. I honestly believe that if someone fails to do what he or she is supposed to do (according to the request of God) then God will send someone else to do that job. It is not our responsibility to worry about who God will provide, but be assured that His provision is sure.
Commitment to one another and the Project is important because it enables the project to weather the time. If we are assured that the others ‘won’t go away’, then we can relax in those relationships and work through problems. It is like a marriage; once we commit then we need to become willing to work through difficulties together.
Strategy is different from tactics as defined in the dictionary. Our strategy is based on the love of God treating the children as if they are our own. That is not hard. The word tactic seems to indicate that what we are doing is in the midst of enemy territory. Indeed, this is true. Does the enemy desire to kill, steal and destroy? Indeed. Does the enemy desire to keep these children destitute, forlorn and continued orphans? Indeed. Does the enemy hate us? I hope so.
Our tactics combined with the strategy is like pulling a lamb out of the teeth of a lion. We understand that there may be some damage done to the lamb (losing an ear or fur) but he will be given his life. We cannot change the background of these children and surely they have had trauma in their lives, yet we can help to focus them on that which will bring healing, comfort and promote a positive future not only for them as individuals but for others as they grow up to become ministers in their own right. Will we still lose some? Probably. We cannot steal their will and the enemy has been so strong against them that hate may have already taken hold of their lives. That seed of hate may continue to grow and produce bitterness causing them to flee the covering which has been provided for them; they will hit the street as teens. We are fooling ourselves to assume that some of the scars inflicted on these children are not deep enough to cause terminal damage. They still have their own wills and it is important to encourage them to turn that will over to Jesus and allow His healing to permeate their lives. Yet, some will only say the words and placate the leaders up to a certain age…then they will leave. Are they our responsibility? How can they be if they choose to turn their back on their healing and future options?
As great as our plans may be, they still are dependent on willing young children who desire to be a part of them. Nelson and his wife, Lylibeth have proved that they love the children and have put together components needed to raise them in an environment that promotes the love of God. Rehema Pilot Program is not tampering with his program at all, but promoting what is already in place. We understand that it is easier to teach children when they have a full stomach and are not sick.
Basis for Strategy
We have based this strategy on several factors….
1. The soil in the area is fertile. It is reported as a premier agricultural community. So, we will teach them to grow what they can to get what they need. To do this they need land, seeds, farm equipment and knowledge of the growing.
2. Some things cannot be grown, so if they grow cash crops then they can sell the crops to purchase the items which they cannot grow.
3. The children need education; therefore a school will be set up. There are several areas of education embedded in the program. Agricultural education, husbandry, woodshop, art, cooking, sewing, food preservation, and religious.
4. Most of the children are from parents who have died as a result of Aids Epidemic; therefore they are malnourished and sickly. Nelson requested a hospital, so our plans include a children’s hospital.
5. Generating income using that which they can grow. There are several avenues of potential income including selling crops to local markets, selling arts and prepared foods to tourists, doing safari excursions and continuation of the Fibercrete Project locally.
Phases of the Rehema Pilot Project
Notice the need and accept the task.
Define current needs and possible solutions
Bridge gap between countries
Define parameter of Project
Identify areas of responsibility
Develop the physical foundation of projects
Draw Plans and disseminate information
Chicken Coop and Cow
Tools and electronic gear
Fibercrete Trials (6 areas of the world)
Look for Land to purchase
Support Education environment
To be Involved in Rehema Pilot Project
Give donations of specific items.
Books. We are building two libraries (one for the community and one for the orphanage. We need hardbound sturdy books and VCR tapes with players.
Donate time to sort items or direct others with specific projects. We have Bookbags, clothes, safari, husbandry, education, food and storage, fibercrete, building plans, agriculture, hospital planning and development, international adoption, library planning.
Give finances. Be aware this is not designated 501C3 (at this time), so the donations are not tax-deductible. However, we give monthly support of 200.00 USD to help feed the children, pastoral family and the animals. This pays for their rent and expenses. Please contact the director if interested because one of the important elements with the project is not to infuse too much money into the project but rather focus on enabling them to support themselves. We will probably need around 20,000 USD to purchase land and begin the buildings (Phase 5).
We are beginning the actual fibercrete test building project in June 2020 in two places in Ghana (EOF Gabriel) and Dennis Bandoh (architect), in Nigeria, in London with Manny Bandoh (his father and our agriculturalist), in Bulgaria with Pastor Mladen Petrov and with Evangelist Eric Yaqub in Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan. The first structures will be built in Golden Valley, Arizona, USA. We will be building a paver stone roadway, block wall, bottle building, baked brick building and a few fibercrete buildings.