Jesus said, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you” (John 14:18). Pastor Steve Ngenga’s vision for Morgan House is to create a safe living condition for orphans and neglected children while simultaneously providing opportunities for health care, education and the chance for these children’s basic needs to be addressed. The orphanage will provide holistic care for the children, meeting their physical, educational, emotional, and spiritual needs.
The Morgan House is an old British farmhouse on a mountainside in Northern Kenya. A British settler left behind the estate when the Republic of Kenya gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1963. For over forty years the house, in an area where many don’t have shelter, stood boarded up and deserted—until recently.
The story of the Morgan House is truly a story of God’s blessing. An individual from North Carolina several years ago participated in a short-term mission trip to Eburru, Kenya where he met Pastor Steve and witnessed both the need of the village and how God was working through some extraordinary people in Eburru. He was so inspired by what he saw in Eburru that he convinced a family member to donate $20,000 towards Pastor Steve’s vision to turn the abandoned British farmhouse into an orphanage.
In addition, a small church in North Carolina where the first donor attends connected to Pastor Steve through several members flew Pastor Steve to the United States to preach and talk about the Morgan House and orphanage – in response, the church collected enough money from its small congregation to provide a one-time donation of $10,000. An individual in the audience was inspired by the Morgan House vision and donated $20,000. Over the past 18 months, a total of $50,000 has been raised to purchase the Morgan House—a true story of God’s faithfulness.
David’s Hope International is committed to take the next step and turn the Morgan House property into a working and sustainable orphanage—enabling the children in Eburru who have no home, to thrive with food and an education and not just survive on the streets without hope for the future. David’s Hope International has joined where God has obviously been working; the circumstances surrounding the Morgan House is a complete God ordained miracle. It is our hope and prayer that God’s glory will be seen as we focus on the children of Eburru, and therefore impact the entire community.