News & Events


Is there any research about how effective sponsorship is?

In truth there is not a lot of research about the effectiveness of sponsorship. In the following article Bruce Wydick and company attempt to gather that research and found some very positive outcomes for sponsored children versus their non sponsored peers. From “Chicago Journals” (April 2013) an article titled “Does International Child Sponsorship Work? A […]


Why Did You Sponsor a Child?

Why Sponsor An Child? Theresa McQueen tells us why she decided to sponsor a child in the General Church Sacred Care orphanage in Etora, Kenya. “When I heard about the plight and the courage of the children who sought out refuge with Rev. Samson it broke my heart. Aren’t all children as beloved to the […]


“Thank you so much for the dedicative work”

I am happy to announce that beds have been purchased for the children! When Reverend Samson heard that we had the funding for the beds, he wrote back saying: “Humbly thank you so much for the dedicative work. The orphans and the GC board members broke into tears of joy before finishing reading the print […]


Welcome New Committee Members!

I just wanted to update everyone with what we have been up to at HCIC. We put on two awesome events in June, the (hopefully!) annual HCIC Charity Dinner and a benefit concert, both in Bryn Athyn, PA. It was great to see everyone there and feel the support, and we look forward to woking […]


Mission – Etora, Kenya

The AIDS epidemic in Africa has drastically increased number of orphans in East Africa. In the past extended families would care for orphans, but as a result of several sociological causes, one being the increase in orphaned children, this is no longer an option for many families. According to local reports, the Kenyan society has […]


We have mattresses and mosquito nets! – HCIC

Thank you so much to everyone who helped us raise enough money to purchase mattresses, blankets, and mosquito nets for the kids! Now that the election season in Kenya has subsided into a legal dispute and no winner has yet to be finalized, life in Kenya has tentatively been going back to normal. This means […]


Kenya’s Odinga delays filing legal challenge to vote

By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s defeated presidential contender Raila Odinga has delayed filing a legal challenge against his election loss, his allies said on Friday, extending a period of uncertainty over the disputed poll. Odinga refused to accept last week’s slim first-round win by rival Uhuru Kenyatta – and his allies had said […]


Kenya’s Election: What Uhuru Kenyatta’s Victory Means for Africa – Time

By Alex Perry Uhuru Kenyatta, wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, won election Saturday as Kenya’s new President. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced that Kenya’s richest man — the current Deputy Prime Minister, former Finance Minister and the son of Kenya’s first President Jomo Kenyatta — won 50.07% of […]