Meet Reformed Heart Orphans Center

Meet Reformed Heart Orphans Center

Meet Reformed Heart Orphans Center

Name

Reformed Heart Orphans Center

Oakseed ministry partner since 2020

Location

Kisii, Kenya

Ministry Focus

Orphan Care

About Reformed Heart Orphans Center

Reformed Heart Orphans Center (Kenya) is raising 35 orphaned children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, establishing the children in a loving family environment where they are cared for and discipled. The children are integrated into the life of their local church, where they receive spiritual instruction and worship together.

In addition to providing a loving home environment, RHOC enrolls children in local schools and supports them in their educational endeavors. Reaching high school is a significant milestone for orphans, and without RHOC’s support, many of their young people would not be able to afford the cost of high school tuition. RHOC also provides the children with food, housing, and medical care. Children participate in computer classes and learn to sew their own clothes. Additionally, RHOC runs a dairy farm with four milking cows to provide milk for the children.

One creative way they demonstrate the dignity and worth of each child is by hosting monthly birthday celebrations, where every child enjoys cake and special treats, and the birthday children receive gifts.

About Kenya

Kenya, located in East Africa, lies along the Equator, bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Lake Victoria, and the Indian Ocean. Its population, around 56 million, comprises many different ethnic groups. Forty percent of its population is under age 15, and about seventy percent lives in rural areas.

Millions of Kenyan children are orphans, many because of political crises resulting from tribal wars and the devastating impact of HIV. There is a massive need for them to have safe homes, access to education, and stable food sources, especially if they are to rise out of poverty as they reach adulthood.

Liaison Notes

“Oakseed came in, prayed with Reformed Heart Orphans Center, and supported them, showing them the best path to take and giving guidance. To me, the greatest prayer that has been answered regarding provision to this orphanage is that it now has over 30 children. In the last two to three years, they’ve tripled in terms of number of children they’re helping and size of their facilities. Four older children have been saved. They’re in high school now and are truly hanging onto the faith. I’ve visited many times, and we get to chat a bit about their faith, and you get to see that they’re hanging on there.”

“Each time a need arises, we pray, and the Lord provides—almost every time. I can’t see any genuine needs the Lord has not supplied…  The Lord has just answered, and we really thank God for this.”

~Rev. Sam Oluoch

RHOC’s High Schoolers

Prayer Points

  1. Please pray for the Lord to use the staff of Reformed Heart Orphans Center to shine the light of Jesus into the hearts of these precious orphans and strengthen and mature new believers through His word.
  2. Pray for the Lord to bring unbelievers to faith in Him and strengthen and mature believers in faith, love, and steadfastness.
  3. Please pray for the Lord to protect the high schoolers as they attend boarding schools, giving them godly friends and influences.
  4. Please pray for the Lord to give these young people an insatiable hunger and thirst for Him and His Word, especially those away from home.
  5. Pray for the Lord to provide jobs for the young people of RHOC when they graduate from school or university and make them a blessing to their communities.
  6. Pray for the Lord to help the directors and staff of RHOC to persevere in faithful labor and not grow weary in doing good.

*Read recent ministry updates from Reformed Heart Orphans Center on our blog.


Oakseed offers several ways to support Reformed Heart Orphans Center as they seek to bring the gospel to their community, including prayer resources and financial support. Please visit our prayer or bazaar catalog pages for more information.