The Africa Gospel Church Baby Centre is a walled compound in the farming village of Ngata near Nakuru. The quiet and peacefullness of the area has now been broken with the laughter and cries of 60 babies! The local people, however, do not mind the sounds, but welcome them. ��These sounds mean that the Baby Centre is flourishing, while abandoned and orphaned babies are getting the love and care they are needing.
Currently the AGC Baby Centre compound consists of the main Baby Centre building, the Director’s home, a duplex staff housing unit, a zero-grazing dairy unit, a tilapia fish farm, and small intense farming plots. The main building consists of three wing areas which house our babies depending on their age group. We have a commercial kitchen and commercial laundry, administrative offices, and on the second floor we have housing for long-term volunteers and missionaries which live on-site. We also have some staff housing for our management team. The Baby Centre also has a nursing station and a unit that houses a resident nurse. On the second floor we also have a GuestHouse that can accommodate up to 24 guests for short-term teams and visitors. We also have an apartment on the second floor where our adoptive parents are allowed to stay the night to bond with their new child.
Construction on the Baby Centre has been completed, three fully furnished Wings are ready to house children from newborn on up to 4 years of age. Wing B has been completed and was named after a former World Gospel Mission missionary, Tammie King, who was tragically killed in a car accident several years ago. Tammie was a Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit nurse who had a heart for and loved children, dearly. Wing A has been dedicated to World Gospel Mission missionaries Bill and Melody Dearmon who had the vision for this Baby Centre. Bill passed away in November 2012. ��������������������Wing A houses newborns to children approximately 10 months of age. Wing B houses 10 months to approximately children 2 years of age. Wing C will be a very lively and “on the go” Wing, because it will house the toddlers on up to children 4 years of age.
The AGC Baby Centre also has a shamba (farm) that is located about a quarter of a mile down the road. ����This piece of land is used to grow feed for our cows. ��We also have a shamba down near Salgaa where we grow fruits and vegetables for the children. On this same property in 2008 we commissioned our own bore hole which provides water for the Baby Centre and we are able to sell water to the surrounding community to create income for the Baby Centre.
We pray that God will grant us the ability to one day use this Baby Centre to its full capacity and we also pray that one day the need for centres like this will be no more.