Patrick & Katie Gerber
in Kenya since 2016.

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What do we do in Kenya?

Patrick’s Role

Patrick uses his skills and experience in communication, photography, videography, web development, and social media to promote the ministries of Missions of Hope International (MOHI). This is a lot of what Patrick used to do for MOHI while working for CMF International for 10 years.

Patrick is currently the Communications Manager for MOHI. He leads a small team of Kenyans to produce all of MOHI’s media content. This involves traveling to dozens of MOHI communities around Kenya to capture transformational stories and document important MOHI events. The team both proactively creates this media and also responds to requests from nearly 100 church partners in the U.S. who want to promote child sponsorship. Occasionally Patrick is asked to assist in leading technology projects, including a large initiative to roll out computers in MOHI’s schools.

With the purchase and outfitting of a 2007 LandCruiser Prado in 2020, Patrick has started providing transport for MOHI staff to remote rural communities. Transportation in Kenya is always challenging and expensive so these offroad adventures help expand MOHI’s ministries.

Katie’s Role

Katie works in the Spiritual Department of Missions of Hope International. She uses her 15 years of children’s ministry experience in America to help MOHI develop it’s discipleship programs for MOHI’s 27,000+ kids and the 1500+ staff. She has helped provide the structure and planning for the various spiritual programs of MOHI.

Katie trained a team of Kenyans to develop age appropriate daily devotionals for teachers to use with their students in their classrooms as well as the staff. Katie also helps coordinate dozens of visiting international teams a year who put on fun Vacation Bible School programs for our students at our schools.

Since early 2021 Katie has been helping MOHI launch its new church camp for all of MOHI’s 6th graders. Angaza Discovery Camp is located on the Kenyan coast and provides an idyllic setting for kids to be discipled while being exposed to many new things. She wrote the curriculum and continues to work closely with the mostly young staff to build up their capacity to make a powerful impact on these kids at such an important age. Now she will also be helping MOHI create a new camp for high schoolers.

Life in Kenya

We rent a home in a safe, gated community. The house is plenty big enough to host visitors. We drive a Subaru Forester and a Toyota LandCruiser Prado. Both have upgraded suspensions for off-roading when the roads are awful in the slums or in the remote Kenyan countryside.

Hannah attended a great Christian private school with many missionary kids and ex-pats called Rosslyn Academy. She graduated in 2023 and attends a University in Philadelphia near family.
Katie and Patrick both work out of the Pangani Center, MOHI’s first and main campus, located in the slums. Along with a school for over 1000 students it houses five floors of offices for MOHI’s staff and a clinic. We have fiber-optic internet at the office and our house so we are always connected for work, Netflix, or connecting with family and friends in America. We’ve lived here since 2016 and Kenya is very much home.

Our Ministry Teams

CMF International is a global missions team creating and growing Christ-centered communities in 24 countries.  Patrick first affiliated as a missionary with CMF in 1999 to travel to CMF’s fields to document the work for two years. That role quickly transitioned to a staff role that lasted for 10 years.  We had the honor of visiting Nairobi, Kenya back in 2002 while visiting the rural Kenyan church planting teams that had been in Kenya for decades.  This was when CMF was just starting to look into how they could help reach people in the huge slums of Nairobi.  As we’ve been back over the years we’ve seen first hand how God is blessing this partnership between CMF and Missions of Hope International.

We have the utmost respect for CMF’s leadership.  If you want to know more about CMF, please check out their website or read more about the CMF Kenya teams.

At Missions of Hope International (MOHI), we educate, empower, restore, and redeem disadvantaged children, families, and communities to transform lives through hope in Christ.

MOHI began its operations in 2000, with 50 children attending school in a tiny rented house in the Mathare slum. Today, MOHI provides a quality Christian education, medical care, nutritious meals, love, and encouragement to more than 25,000 children in 33 different Centers throughout Mathare Valley and neighboring slums and also in rural, remote towns and villages around Kenya. Various ministries are designed to empower their parents with job skills or provide small business loans. Families and entire communities are being transformed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

What God has done here through this “Hope Partnership” between CMF and MOHI is nothing short of a miracle!

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