Mardy Cobb grew up in a very poor family according to United States standards. Mardy was blessed to have some good examples of compassion and to have God’s blessing in his life to see beyond selfishness. Throughout his younger years, and despite many mistakes and failures God graciously guided him through his experiences. This similarity with Richard Mogendi was something God was building for a purpose.
His contact with Richard Mogendi beginning in 2007 ultimately led to the creation of the Child of God Rescue. Mardy has been associated with COG Rescue from the very beginning and occupies the position of President among the other officers of the corporation. He has done work in the United States and Kenya to provide support and guidance to the effort going on with both the Faithful Children Center and Wisdom Academy. Mardy regularly travels to schools, charitable organizations, clubs, and churches to present updates and information on the efforts of COG Rescue happening in both the USA and Kenya.
Richard Mogendi, Vice President of Child of God Rescue
Richard Mogendi grew up in a very poor family. His family was poor according to African standards, which is very different from what we refer to as “First World” standards. God was clearly working with Richard even at this early time as He guided him through his experiences showing him a way to become compassionate rather than bitter and selfish. Once Richard was an adult and gainfully employed, he realized that God wanted him to think of others who were less fortunate.
Richard started working with orphans in 2005 on his own. By 2007, he was in a position of not only helping orphans but also helping fellow Christians who were interested in helping orphans. His contact with Mardy Cobb beginning in 2007 ultimately led to the creation of the Child of God Rescue. Richard has been associated with COG Rescue from the very beginning and occupies the position of Vice President among the other officers of the corporation. He has been appointed as the chairman of all the orphanages in Kisii County and gives seminars to other orphanage administrators on how to properly maintain and run an orphanage on a monthly basis. The COG Rescue orphanage (Faithful Children Center) is a fully registered charitable children institution and has been recognized by the MINISTRY OF EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY, LABOUR AND SOCIAL PROTECTION, including the CHILDREN’S OFFICE, as “excellent in the provision of their services according to our standards. Any assistance given them will go a long way to give hope to the vulnerable children.”