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We met in 1998 in Tindert/Kenya at the Dingua Mission, where we were both working at an orphanage. After I stopped working at the orphanage we met again in 2001 when I was helping some pastors build an orphanage.
At that time Selina was also searching for a project she could work with after she had quit working at the orphanage as well. I met her with friends in Nairobi. When she shared her situation with me, I invited her to work with us.
We were the only single people at the orphanage, so we would sit together in the evenings and we quickly got to know each other, the rest is history and we got married in Kenya in 2002.
After our wedding we decided to start our own project for street children in Kisumu. We signed a contract of purchase without money, but a lot of faith that can move mountains and bought a big property outside Kisumu.
We worked with street children and housed them in our home. In the end we had 30 children and our resources were used up and we started housing children with relatives and foster parents in order to use the home as Rescue center only. That is a much better solution and we are now caring for 55 children.
Selina, who is a pastor, founded a church on the property. Today, our church is registered and we have several church branches that have emerged in the past. In 2015, Selina became a bishop.
Kindergarden / school:
We have been running a kindergarden for several years that will now be extended to a school. In this school, we also integrate children from socially deprived families, which are supported through a sponsorship program in our school.