About HCH - HCH History
Harvest Children's Home began out of deep concern, to answer the needs of desperate children whose parents died of the killer disease, AIDS. The Lord laid a burden on the heart of Rev Valentin Mbong, who in 1992, took a bold step of faith and began to sensitize communities and local Churches about the impending doom of these helpless orphaned children.
Practical steps were then taken to save, protect and care for these little ones:
one: Emergency Foster Homes within the immediate
families of these children were established, and food,
clothing, healthcare and education were provided for the
orphans as a temporary measure.
Because these children were still not being properly
supervised and cared for in their foster homes, in 1996 a
traditional house was built and thirty of the most
vulnerable, at risk kids were brought together in this
facility, where their needs were better met.
three: Following an outpouring of God's financial
blessing in 2004, through the ministry of Cry Cameroon, the
construction of Harvest Children's Home's current facility
began - a more permanent, modern and spacious complex on ¾
of an acre of land graciously donated by Salem Baptist
Church of Fundong, Cameroon.
Step four: Through the amazing generosity of Harvest Chapel Church in Richmond, CA, World Orphans in Colorado and a host of compassionate Christian friends, the construction of Harvest Children's Home was completed in 2005.
Bunk beds were made by a local carpenter. Mattresses, were provided by the family and Churches of Bishop Wilfret Johnson in New-Orleans, LA and Harvest Chapel in Richmond, CA, and bed coverings and toiletries were donated by Christians of the Cameroon National Baptist Convention. In July 2005 the doors of Harvest Children's Home were opened to the 30 orphaned children who were sheltered in the hut and 30 more joined the family during the following week. For these kids, it was a dream come true. In 2007, the Cameroon government recognized and legalized Harvest Children's Home and officially endorsed it as an exemplary facility and safe place for orphans. What an amazing story - and you can be part of it!