Mahaya Child Development Center

This church has about 100 members and their vision is to equip and disciple followers of Christ to spread the word about His saving love. As a part of this vision they host 349 children at their Compassion center where they participate in devotions, Bible studies, and spiritual-based camps.
Kenya
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Mahaya, Kenya

349 children

Pastor James Opiyo Ombewa is changing Mahaya as he serves the children in Jesus’ name. This church oversees a Compassion child development program and is looking to partner with a church in the U.S.


  • Compassion-sponsored children receive regular health screening, medical help when needed, academic funding and materials, and tutoring.
  • Activities at this center include: educational tours, outreach ministry, vocational training in tailoring, bicycle repair, and carpentry, HIV/AIDS awareness, parenting workshops.
  • This church also hosts a Compassion Child Survival Program that provides aid to 0-3 year olds and their caregivers.

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  • The dry plains of Mahaya are home to 54,000 residents.
  • Adults in the community that have work make their living through farming and the average family income is the equivalent of $20/month
  • Health issues: HIV/AIDS, malaria, typhoid.
  • Social concerns: orphaned children, unemployment, drug abuse, lack of housing.
  • St. Mark’s Anglican Church of Kenya, Mahaya began in the early 1940’s through the evangelistic work of a few start-up church members.
  • This church has partnered with Compassion for 11 years.
    Child Development Center Information:
  • Compassion-sponsored children receive regular health screening, medical help when needed, academic funding and materials, and tutoring.
  • Activities at this center include: educational tours, outreach ministry, vocational training in tailoring, bicycle repair, and carpentry, HIV/AIDS awareness, parenting workshops.
  • This church also hosts a Compassion Child Survival Program that provides aid to 0-3 year olds and their caregivers.
  • Increased vocational training options are available as well as nutritional and health workshops.
  • Families are hearing the Gospel and experiencing the love of God through the program staff.
*Consider using this profile as a tool to begin a discussion with your leadership to see how it may fit with your church's vision and mission. While we cannot guarantee you will be partnered specifically with this Pastor, we are seeking participants for our Church to Church strategy.