Believing that God wanted to make a place for children of the Philippine islands to be nurtured so that they would prosper spiritually and physically in their own land, Connie Andrews and her late husband, Vernon, began the work with four girls in 1981.
Today, there are around 70 children being cared for residentially at Rehoboth Children’s Home or in REAP (Rehoboth Educational Assistance Programme) which provides support for local students in elementary, high school or college to finish their education but to remain at home living with their families.
The families supported come from 70% of the population living under the UN poverty line.
Kathryn Thompson is a trustee of Rehoboth Children’s Homes Trust and a resident volunteer. She has been living and working in the Philippines since 2003. She spends on average ten months of the year out in the Philippines, living at the Home, and the rest of the time back in the UK. She does not receive a salary but is supported by individuals and churches who contribute to her expenses.
Kathryn’s main responsibilities involve teaching the children English and giving extra support with their school work. She is involved in liaising between the Rehoboth trustees in the UK and the trustees and staff in the Home. She writes the regular prayer updates, newsletters and other publicity material, and provides admin support to the Rehoboth Executive Director.
For more information see: rehobothchildrenshomes.org