St. Peter Lutheran Church sponsors this very important ministry through our offerings each month. Captstone is a ministry to the street children of Western Kenya, specifically Kisumu and the surround areas. Capstone was founded in 2005 with the objective of restoring street children with their family. The ministry is founded upon the Scripture from Psalm 118:22 "The stone the builder's rejected has become the capstone."
In Kisumu more that 1,000 children, mostly boys, live full-time on the streets, begging and stealing to survive. They sleep in open parts, on the sidewalks in front of shops and even in the sewers. Few believe that they can or even should be rehabilitated. But at Capstone we believe that every child has value and every child should know the love of God and family.
To date Capstone has reconciled 329 children with their families. Capstone has ongoing outreach to mostly boys in the street, has a location on the Lutheran Church compound for outreach to the boys each week, operates a Transition Center just outside Kisumu in the rural village of Mbale and makes regular and frequent follow-up visits to families of reconciled boys.