Meet the Founder

Jane Nitz | Founder & CEO

Jane graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and began her career as a dental hygienist in Port Neches. She had no idea that her career in the dental industry would be the start of a much deeper calling the Lord had for her life.

In 1997 Jane had a dream about Africa. The following Sunday at church, her pastor announced an informational meeting for an upcoming mission trip to Kenya. Stunned, Jane leaned over and whispered to her husband, “I think I’m supposed to go on that trip!” Months later, Jane found herself traveling to Kenya with a medical mission team from her church.

During the trip, Jane witnessed the deplorable conditions facing Kenya’s orphans. Once back home, she could not stop thinking about her time in Kenya. Jane felt the Lord leading her to build a home for the orphaned children of Kenya. Nearly 20 years and many children later, Into Abba’s Arms is considered a hub for Christian ministry in the central highlands of Kenya.

Jane is adamant about the heart of the work at Into Abba’s Arms as she explains, “We want our children to grow up knowing they are loved. We want them to know the Lord deeply and be grounded in Scripture. It’s what brings about the greatest change in our children, because like all sinners, every one of them has a past.” Now they have a future!