After witnessing the gravity of human degradation, suffering, death and rampant abuse ravaging the lives of children and families during their humanitarian assistance work in Kenya and across the globe, Mr. Chidi Ogbonna and Mrs. Mercy Chidi were moved to act. They heeded an inner call to respond to save lives and give hope to children and families to the glory of God. The vision of Ripples International was born in 2000.
Ripples International [RI] vision was unveiled in February 2000. Documentation process followed thereafter, culminating into registration in June 2002 as a charitable Trust organization starting in Meru Kenya.
The name Ripples is derived from interpretation drawn from the Biblical book of Isaiah 55:10 – 11“As the rain and the snow came down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth. It will not return to me void but will accomplish what I desire and the purpose for which I sent it”.
Based on the above Bible scripture, Ripples is a ministry commissioned on the foundations of solid Christian principles, faith and obedience powered by the grace of God, without arguments on the efficacy of the Word and Power of God. We recognize the importance of this unique call to divine service and work to defend it. We therefore consider our role in service as worship to God thus we continually remind ourselves that “Service is a divine responsibility to save lives and give hope to the glory of God”.
“He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them,
"Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."
"See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.