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Capstobtn_fbk_160_ane Ministries is a ministry to the street children of Logo-transparentWestern Kenya, specifically Kisumu and the surrounding 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 than 1000 children, mostly boys, live full-time on the streets, begging and stealing to survive.  They DSC_0009sleep in open parks, 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.

The process is often filled with challenges. Shame, discouragement, hopelessness, poverty, HIV, malaria, alcoholism and substance abuse are just a few of the ongoing challenges of this work.  Sometimes the road is rough and the setbacks are discouraging but we know God is able and desires change in these children and in their families.

To date Capstone has reconciled more than 300 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 DSC_0120visits to families of reconciled boys. To read more about Capstone Ministries just click on the pages below.

We thank you for visiting our website. We welcome your questions and your response.  A monthly newsletter is available below.  You can also have it emailed to you directly. You can write to us as the directors at capstoneministries@gmail.com.

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God bless you.

Pastor Dan & Patty Schmelzer


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Capstone Ministries, Inc. is a 501 c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

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Lutheran Heritage Foundation April 2013 Newsletter featuring Capstone Ministries.


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