News & Events

October 2016 Report

  When Helping Children in Crisis (HCIC) was first formed in 2012 in response to a needy situation in Kenya, the committee knew that there would be challenges in maintaining a working relationship between the General Church Sacred Care mission (GCSC) and HCIC on account of the cultural differences and expectations between Kenya and the western world. […]

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Good News of Student Achievement

We received very happy news from Samson. One of our orphans attending high school scored high enough to qualify for university! Only about 1% of Kenyan students achieve this goal. This young woman’s hard work and bright future impress and inspire us. Samson, the children, and the community are thrilled. Samson wrote: We have had a lively service […]

February 2016 Update

  There have been some recent developments in Kenya that I thought you would all like to know about. The conditions in Etora are rough under normal circumstances, but the rainy season magnifies these conditions. The world becomes a mud bath. High winds and driving rain make it impossible to be outside. Roof Collapse About […]

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January 2016 Report

Helping Children in Crisis (HCIC) continues to support the work of the General Church Sacred Care (GCSC) orphanage in Etora, Kenya which operates under the leadership of Rev. Samson Abuga and Rev. George Magero. This past year we had five young adults attending vocational school, 16 students attending local boarding high school, and 44 elementary-age children. […]

Nurse Hired

Thanks to two generous sponsors, the GCSC recently hired a nurse to care for the children. Nurse Callen works at a nearby hospital and visits the orphanage once a week to assess the children’s health. She submits monthly reports to HCIC documenting which children are sick and describing their diagnoses, treatment, and recovery. Nurse Callen also works as a […]


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Raffle Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Lach Brown, who won a commissioned watercolor by Rev. David Lindrooth! Lach plans to have David paint a portrait of one of his grandchildren. Mehmet Oz did the drawing at New Church Live right before Christmas. Thanks to David, Lach, and the rest of the participants, we earned over $1,000 which will go toward purchasing […]

Upcoming Events: Craft Sale and Coffee Day

Bryn Athyn Craft Sale Time: 8:00-10:00 pm on Friday, November 20 and 10:00 am-3:00 pm on Saturday, November 21 Location: Bryn Athyn Society Building, 600 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, PA Visit our table at the Bryn Athyn Craft Sale! Talented crafters generously donated some of their beautiful work to HCIC. All of the proceeds will […]

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Thank you, Brittany

Brittany Frazier Price recently stepped down from her role as Sponsorship Director. We are incredibly grateful for her service on the executive committee. As one of HCIC’s founding members, Brittany played an integral part in establishing this organization. Her background in anthropology and archaeology helped us better work with people from a different culture. Brittany established the […]

Summer 2015 Report

Update on the children It has been a cold and rainy last few months. The General Church Sacred Care orphanage (GCSC) staff have struggled with health issues and often had numerous children in the hospital with malaria and pneumonia. Samson and Jackline have been sick too. The children sleep under mosquito nets, but they are […]