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Gethsemane International, Inc.


Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Missions-Sending
Legal Name: Gethsemane International, Inc.
Established: 2003

Organization Description & Goals:

We invest completely in the lives of orphaned children, thoroughly equipping them for life. We believe that the most important need for these children is Jesus Christ - we desire to truly make disciples, one child at a time. We provide for each child's holistic needs by creating families with home-parents, siblings, chores, meals, education, and love. Our emphasis is on the development of spiritual depth in the heart of the child, as well as meeting the physical, educational and emotional needs. In contrast to many organizations, we don't want to only meet temporary needs but also meet the permanent needs of each child.

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

Gethsemane International aims to "Raise Christian Men & Women Around the World" by rescuing orphans, largely as a result of HIV/AIDS, from extreme poverty or abuse and providing education opportunities and a home for each child. Our goal is to grow adults who are capable of breaking the cycle of poverty and are equipped to spread the truth of Jesus Christ in their communities. To achieve this goal, we have established a family environment - complete with loving parents, siblings, healthy lifestyles, medical care, and Christian education - modeled after the example of a Biblical family. Gethsemane currently owns and operates a Children's Home outside Nairobi, Kenya where once abandoned and AIDS orphaned children live. This mission started as a little school in the middle of the slums of Kenya and now has grown to provide a full home for these children. Gethsemane currently provides a loving home, fully staffed, that cares for the children's physical, emotional, and academic needs with a special focus on teaching and demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ.

Denomination(s): Nondenominational
Open to New Locations: No
Service Locations: International
Active Cities: N/A
Active Regions: N/A
Active States: N/A
Active Countries: Kenya


Ministries Offered Children
Missionary Durations: 1 to 3 Weeks
1 to 3 Months
Individuals: Yes
Divorced: Yes
Married Couples: Yes
Families: Yes
Groups: Yes
Educational Requirements: No
Does the organization provide funding? No
Does the organization provide benefits? No

Trip Costs Details:

Two week service trips cost around $1500, airfare not included.

Does the organization require training? No
Does the organization provide training? Yes

Training Provided by Organization:

Orientation and preparatory training-variable based on the individualized needs of the person or group serving.

Application Process:

Interested persons send an email to us. Then, fill out a missions application located on our web. Each person is vetted by organization owner. Correspondence takes place between interested person and owner. Plans are made to attend a service trip, or plan a customized trip to meet the needs of a particular volunteer group. Volunteers go through prior training and orientation before the trip. If longer internships or missionary service is desired, then plans are made to arrange the trip; find the best fit for service according to the volunteer's strengths and time constraints; followed by training and orientation.