What we do
We work with discarded treasures and show them their lives have value.
The purpose of ITHM is to rescue orphans and destitute children by breaking the cycle of poverty through introduction to Jesus Christ, education, family, and adoption. We desire to show these children that they are treasures and their lives are valuable. This is done through sharing the Gospel of Jesus, providing quality education, meeting practical needs, building safe housing and placing children in family structures.
Current projects include education sponsorships for primary, secondary, and university age students, The Treasure House - Kenya, and ITHM - Africa's sustainability efforts with the Acacia Ranch. In partnership with churches, individuals, and organizations in the United States and Kenya, we can improve the world, one community at a time.
ITHM is a registered 501(c)3 organization that was established in 1997.
ITHM began when Jennifer Lawrence and Betty Phillips saw the plight of thousands of orphans that were abandoned in Romania. What started as a dream to help 10 children in Romania, spread across three countries and hundreds of children.
Started in 1997, ITHM now serves orphans and destitute children in Nairobi, Kenya through ITHM - Africa and the Treasure House - Kenya. Past projects include Hosanna House for Girls in Romania, HOREC, a girls rescue center in Endabaguna, Ethiopia, the Joshua Project, and Spring Valley.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended to the dead.
On the third day He rose again;
He ascended into heaven,
He is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and He will come to judge the living and the dead.
For by grace you have been saved through faith in Jesus Christ.
This is not of your own doing, it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8 ESV)
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the fellowship of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.