ACM exists to glorify God by providing Christ-centered support to people living in the Nakasongola District of Uganda and in Meru County, Kenya. For over two decades we have invested in these areas, living in the communities we serve. Through the dedication of time and resources from many people like you, the resilience and pride of the people we work with, and God’s grace, our communities are being transformed for Christ, and we are watching some of our earliest sponsored children lead organizations, graduate from universities, and choose marriage and family for their lives. This is so encouraging as we continue to invest in long-term care and deep discipleship for His glory.
African Children’s Mission reaches out to children in destitute circumstances and to end the cycle of poverty by partnering with local churches and communities to provide support through child-sponsorships, discipleship, education, school feeding programs, pastor training, medical clinics, providing access to clean water, and so much more.
In 1989, God gave Wayne Daniel the vision of opening a Christian home for street children when he visited Meru, Kenya on a short-term mission trip. Wayne returned to Kenya with his wife, Mary, for three months the following year. The Daniel’s became resident field missionaries in September 1991, and established a ministry for orphaned, abandoned, homeless and destitute children in Meru, Kenya. The Daniel’s took in six children to live with them in 1992. African Children’s Mission grew out of that ministry and today operates in both Kenya and Uganda.
ACM was officially formed and registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1996, as a support base in the United States to facilitate fundraising for the ministry’s work. Today the Daniel’s continue to serve ACM as members of the Board of Directors. ACM’s Board is dedicated to providing financial and spiritual accountability for the ministry, staff, and missionaries.
Our logo serves as a reminder of why we began and why we must continue. Our refreshed logo retains an image of Doris, one of ACM’s first sponsored children, whose face appears on ACM’s original logo. Doris was the physically, mentally, and emotionally abused and neglected daughter of a mentally ill mother. Doris came to live with Mary and Wayne Daniel as they were beginning their ministry to street children in Meru, Kenya. Doris’s heart wrenching story stayed with the Daniel’s throughout their time serving in Africa. God used Doris to motivate the Daniel’s to help other children like her who were suffering in Kenya and Uganda.
Doris’s profile displayed in front of the continent of Africa, highlights ACM’s focus of transforming the lives of children and communities throughout East Africa. The green color reflects hope, growth, and transformation, which is happening, as ACM has faithfully worked to proclaim the Gospel and improve the lives of individuals in the communities we serve.
Paramount to ACM is our Statement of Faith. We believe in our core values, by which we commit to live and work. Among those values are honesty, integrity, stewardship, sustainability and accountability. We also believe in a policy of privacy and security for our donors and visitors to our website.
It is our sincere hope that your confidence and trust in us will grow with each page of our “story” that you read. We welcome you to partner with us to reach out to children in destitute circumstances in East Africa.