The Mephiposheth Project

And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?
2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
3 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.
4 And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.
5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
6 Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!
7 And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father's sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually. 
8 And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?
9 Then the king called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and said unto him, I have given unto thy master's son all that pertained to Saul and to all his house.
10 Thou therefore, and thy sons, and thy servants, shall till the land for him, and thou shalt bring in the fruits, that thy master's son may have food to eat: but Mephibosheth thy master's son shall eat bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.
11 Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons.
12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.
13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.
​​Edmond is one of our disabled boys who is in great need for a wheelchair.  He believes when he gets to Heaven he will walk like everyone else.
​​In many communities throughout Africa, children with disabilities are treated as a bad omen or a curse upon the community.  Most disabled children are killed when the are young or locked away in houses so no one can see them.  My wife and I discovered these hidden children during our visits to homes in our community.  Our hearts became heavy with sadness for the treatment of these outcast children.  King David had been a sworn friend to Jonathon, and despite his and his kingdoms feelings towards the house of Saul, he chose to honor his friendship by bestowing kindness and mercy upon Mephibosheth.  Being sworn followers of Christ,  we, along with several other women in our church, sought our Lord's guidance in forming a new program to reach these outcast children with the message of hope and assuring them that a disability is not inability. 

The Mephibosheth Project is an organization of 12 volunteer members who make up the Board of Trustees.  These volunteers each donate Kshs. 2,000 per month ($19.40 US dollars) to help the children with special needs.  The Board of Trustees meet once every month to evaluate the program and plan for the children.  We have developed evaluation points, or milestones, that help us in achieving goals one step at a time.  We began with three children and now have 66 children with special needs rgistered into our program.  We sponsor events to make our special children feel loved and cared for.  These events include seminars on speech and therapy, medical camps, counseling of parents/guardians of children with special needs, Special Needs Campaign on inclusion, care and love of affected children, Special Needs Day, and a Home Away From Home Annual Holiday.

​Our vision for The Mephibosheth Project is to work with children with special needs in our communities to enable them and their families to experience acceptance, inclusion and friendships that will help them find meaning, purpose and self-value.

​Our mission through The Mephibosheth Project is:
​      * to impact children with special needs through physical activities, education and medical care that will cause them to grow into productive adults and live up to their full
         potential.
      * to provide the children with special needs with tools and materials to help them in their daily lives.
​      * to train the guardians and caregivers of special needs children on ways of helping their child to exercise and also to counsel them on the improtance of valuing their
         child











​Our ​Needs for The Mephibosheth Project

​​Handicap Equipment

​​Volunteer Opportunities

​​Community Center for the Disabled

​​Wheelchairs

Crutches

White Canes

Tools for Occupational Therapy

Writing/Reading Material for Children

​Special Toilets for in the children's homes

​Toys for Special Needs Children

​Laptops and other Electronics for Special Needs Children 




​We know achieving this dream for a Community Center for the Disabled will take the commitment of many people.  In addition to constructing the facility, we need volunteers experienced in speech and occupational therapy.  We also need trainers for parental support and training, as well as facilitators for seminars to raise awareness and understanding.

​If you are interested in scheduling a volunteer mission trip to work on these much needed trainings, please contact us by email or through our Team Mission Opportunities page.

​​We believe Jesus Christ has a purpose for children with special needs.  It is our dream to provide a community center where we will provide breakfast and lunch, basic educational instruction depending on the need of the child, as well as occupational, physical and speech therapy.  We depend on donations from people like you to help us achieve this dream for our special needs children. 

We are currently in the design phase for the proposed Community Center.  We need to purchase the land and the building materials.  Once constructed, we will need equipment for the center, as well as, a vehicle to help with transporting the children to and from their homes to the center and medical appointments.

In order to become self-sustaining, we also want to build Green Houses and a water well to generate income for the program.

If this is a project our Lord is leading you to partner with us to make our dream a reality, please contact us either through email or phone call.

Let's  Work Together to Care for God's Children