Founder and Team
It took the hearts of compassionate people to help build a dream.
Rev. Philip Githaiga, Founder
Morning Stars Ministries was founded by the late Rev. Philip Githaiga in December of 2007. He also founded Stars for Jesus in 1997. He had a passion for God and children ministry. Rev. Philip Githaiga gave his whole life into taking care of the orphaned and the needy. His dream was to see those children grow up into influential people in society.
He was a man of great faith. He started the ministry from the ground up, and since the conception of Morning Star Ministries, over 100 children have graduated, have families and are doing well. It wasn't easy and he never wanted anyone left out. He had so much compassion and love for children. He loved God and loved children.
He will always be remembered as “Daddy” to many and we will always remember his fight to help children from all backgrounds, especially those from the street. When he was a teenager, he would sell trees. And with the money, he would buy jackets and other items before visiting the streets of Karatina to hand them out.
He always said that God will provide and surely we have seen God. It has now been 9 years since he has gone and it seems like only yesterday he was here. We will always remember him and His great faith. His vision will continue by the grace of God and by faith. It has not been easy, but we have seen the hand of God.
He always said be kind to everyone, even your enemies, Love them and always show them respect.
Every child should be given a chance to be able to dream again, no matter their social background; whether they are a street child or an orphan, everyone needs to be given the opportunity to live and to dream again. Through that vision, children have grown up to be doctors, beauticians, civil servants, chefs, bankers, accountants, mechanics, pastors and many other jobs.
We are so grateful to be a part of this vision. We can't wait to look 30 years from now and see where God has taken us.
When you rescue a child, you never know who they will become. But when you see them graduating and coming back to help their brothers and sisters, it's worth all the tears and laughter.
Continuing the vision
mr. and mrs. francis and reah nderitu
When Philip died, he left a wife, Reah, and daughter. In 2014, Reah re-married to Francis Nderitu Ndirangu. Both share a passion for children and have been privileged to continue the vision that Philip started in 2007. From a tender age, they both used to work in Sunday school.
Reah’s parents were missionaries in Kenya for over 20 years. Through that experience and exposure, Reah learned to work with children and adults from all backgrounds, especially children with HIV and AIDs. She's nursed many of them back to health; and is happy to see them as adults today.
Francis's parents were very active in the church, influencing him to follow the same path. Francis was active in Awana at a very young age and other missionary activities. Francis always had a great passion for orphans and street children; and loves working with them to improve their lives.
Together, God has allowed them to be a blessing in Kiambu, and to help and care for many children. It is always a joy to see children grow up to love and serve God, and to able to fulfill their dreams.