Throughout the early 1990’s, David Njenga, a Kenyan pastor, along with his wife Peninah, helped street children through school. Now their focus is primarily on children who have been orphaned through the AIDS crisis that has devastated Kenya. Along with FEB missionaries, Mark & Catherine Buhler, they opened the doors of Ngorika Children's Home (NCH) in 2004. At NCH they strive to provide a home and a future for the children. The children attend local primary and secondary schools and are well integrated into the family’s daily life. David is the steadfast, loving, dedicated father to the children of Ngorika Children’s Home. Peninah, a trained nurse, is not only mother, but nurse and prayer warrior for the children. The faith and love that this couple models for the children is helping to rebuild their lives and giving to each a hope for a better future.
Read what Pastor Shawn Barden of Fernie Community Church had to say after spending two weeks at NCH with his family one summer:
"My time at Ngorika has gifted me with numerous memories that I will cherish for the rest of my days. Not only did we find it to be a place of much joy and love, it was also a place of such warm hospitality... David walks in such a gentleness and genuine faith... he embodies the gospel. I was hoping to encourage him and minister to him, but I found just being in his presence and seeing his faith and love in action left me on the receiving end...
The work at Ngorika is one of the purest expressions of the gospel I have ever seen. Without Ngorika, these boys would be in dire circumstances. Yet, through the love, grace and unmerited generosity extended to them, their entire world and future has been changed. They have a new family, a new identity, a new security, and a new future...just like what Christ has done for us. I found myself being moved again by the beauty of the gospel story extended to me by seeing it replayed in the lives of the boys who now call Ngorika their home."