In Kenya, the HIV AIDS disease is widespread, leaving over 1 MILLION orphans in the country. This disease, along with the cripplingly high poverty rate, contribute to the growing number of orphans without homes.
The vast consequences of AIDS cannot be ignored. Every day, children are suffering and dying in the conditions of slums. They are dying without love, without help, without the hope of Jesus Christ. This is the problem...there is a solution.
Millions of dollars from large organizations flow into Kenya every year. Yet the number of slums and orphans continues to grow. It is clear that these organizations do not meet the needs of orphans in a permanent or lasting way. Some organizations bring only clothing or only one bowl of food before leaving. However, these children need a permanent, loving family, a long term education, and discipleship so that they can grow as Christian men and women.
How Different We Are...
Gethsemane International's philosophy is to fully and permantently invest in the lives of the children of Kenya. Our solution, which follows the Biblical model of family, provides for the physical, emotional, and - most importantly - spiritual needs of the children. Our home parents offer 24/7 care for the children and teach and disciple them individually.
The Difference We Make...
Because of Gethsemane's permanent solution, children - who once sniffed glue as they rummaged through refuse for their food and were hopeless about their life and their worth - now know that they are "fearfully and wonderfully made."
They now have their own bed, education, three meals a day, and the love of a family. That is the difference Gethsemane makes. That is the difference Jesus Christ makes. Gethsemane International offers a permanent solution to the problem in Kenya.
The difference in the lives of these children after they accept the love of their Heavenly Father is incredible. The daily commitment of our home parents nurtures that faith and helps the children grow into strong men and women for Christ. That is what makes Gethsemane so effective.
The Difference You Can Make...
The growth of Gethsemane is because of God's provisions through our faithful supporters. Because of those who support Gethsemane we can open new homes, provide for more children, and make a difference in the country of Kenya and the world.
You can make the difference in the lives of these children. You can provide the means for a new soul to be added to the Body of Christ. You can change the life of a child who desperately needs to know they are wanted, valuable, and loved. Make a difference.