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Pray About It : In Christ Alone

September 30th, 2010 | Posted by | Home Page | Children | Ethiopia | Ethiopia Blog | Home Page | Health | Home Page | HIV/AIDS | Home Page | Kenya | Kenya Blog | Kenya | Kenya Blog | Kibera | Home Page | Leadership | Home Page | Learn | Kenya | Kenya Blog | Mathare Valley | Home Page | Micro-Enterprise | Home Page | Pray | Sudan | Sudan Blog

A few times throughout each year, the weight of the ministry that we have been called to serve in, presses upon me in ways that are difficult to articulate.

That which is, simply ought not to be.

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First 'This Is My Normal' Documentary Screening!

September 29th, 2010 | Posted by | Home Page | Events | Home Page | General | Home Page | Kenya | Kenya Blog | Home Page | Learn

The Mathare Valley is a place where the local water supply (the river) has become the slum’s waste system, trash system, and playground for the young.

The Valley is dependent upon the water; however, it is the slum’s most dangerous asset – threatening both children and homes with its ability to rise with untimely rain.  And while the homes, unemployment, and health concerns are an embodiment of both the local and global poverty issues, it is the “mind-set” that is the gravest concern here.

The reality is that unclean water, incredibly low wages, and poor health are simply “normal” to people living here in the slums.  Unfortunately, this way of life has become acceptable, and acceptable is the greatest hurdle to overcome.

We are  excited to invite you to join us as we explore the questions of, ‘what is poverty’ and ‘what is normal’ through the stories and imagery of the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.

Our second documentary, ‘This Is My Normal’ filmed in the Mathare Valley community is set to premiere:

October 15th 2010 at Bates Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville, KY

Doors open at 6:30pm and there is no cost to attend.

President and Founder Dr. Florence Muindi will be in attendance and the keynote speaker for the evening.

This is an event you don’t want to miss, and a film you will never forget.

Join Us.

If you are interested in receiving materials to help us promote the film to your local community in Louisville, KY or have any questions about the event please contact us at info@lifeinabundance.org.

Hope to see you there!



Pray About It : Fall Events

September 23rd, 2010 | Posted by | Home Page | Events | Home Page | Home Page | Pray

We are embarking on our annual Fall Fundraising Dinner taking place in Louisville, KY on October 14th, 2010.

It is with great anticipation and excitement we enter into this event.  We ask that you pray with us for the Lord’s provision that His faithful hand would be in the last minute details and organizing.  May the Lord continue to guide the plan for the evening and may the event bring both exposure to the work of LIA and the resources needed to empower initiatives in the communities where we serve.

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Supporting Former Street Children in Ethiopia in Unique Ways

September 15th, 2010 | Posted by | Home Page | Children | Ethiopia | Ethiopia Blog | Home Page | Events | Home Page | Give | Home Page | Ethiopia | Ethiopia Blog | Jimma

A passionate heart is contagious.

This statement proves to be true time and time again as we witness, you, our partners and supporters diligently and passionately serving the ministry of LIA within the realms of your social circles.

Recently we have started a new tool to further engage local communities in our ministry, while also raising funds for unique and specific programs in communities LIA serves.

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Pray About It: Addis Ababa

September 13th, 2010 | Posted by | Ethiopia | Ethiopia Blog | Addis Ababa | Ethiopia | Ethiopia Blog | Home Page | Health | Home Page | Leadership | Home Page | Pray

It is with great excitement we share with you an update from our water and sanitation initiatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!

Come October, we will have completed the first of the three years projected for this initiative.  Working with People for People and USAID, the key objective of the project is to reduce communicable diseases caused by the lack of clean water and sanitation practices.  The goal is to reduce these diseases by 80% and improve the quality of life for 3,200 households in the community.

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LIA Highlights from 2009

September 6th, 2010 | Posted by | Egypt | Egypt Blog | Ethiopia | Ethiopia Blog | Home Page | Horn of Africa | Kenya | Kenya Blog | Home Page | Leadership | Home Page | Learn | Home Page | Pray | Sudan | Sudan Blog

Celebrate with us!

It is with great excitement we announce that after completing our annual financial audit and compiling data, editing, designing, and mailing, we can present LIA’s 2009 Annual Report with joy!

We’ve called this annual report: Empowering Change and the entire piece showcases the ministry that God allowed us to participate with during 2009. To him be the glory!

We have mailed out a copy of the report to partners  who generously donated to LIA in the past two years, or to those that have served on a short-term team with us in Africa.  If you don’t fall within one of these criteria, or simply want to ensure that we’ve mailed you a copy of the annual report, please send us an email and we’ll get back to you.

As our committed prayer partner we ask that you join us this morning as we take time to thank the Lord for the work that has been accomplished throughout 2009.  Below you will find a highlight from each of the countries as they are found in the report.  Thank you for taking time to praise the Lord with us, both for the guiding hand of the ministry and the impact that has been seen in the communities where we serve.

Ethiopia:
–    We commenced a community based water supply, sanitation and hygiene initiative in Addis Ababa with the aim of reducing communicable disease prevalence and improving quality of life for 4,700 household in the slum areas.

–    Please Pray that this initiative will continue to grow and that more families will see improved water and sanitation in their communities.

Horn of Africa:
–    As we established our International Headquarters in Nairobi and brought our Senior management team under one roof, LIA was able to implement more programs in the Horn and facilitate and sustain them more effectively.

–   Please pray for the underground churches in this area.  That they would be protected from any persecution and would be met with receptive hearts from those within the community.

Kenya:
–    We formalized key relationships bringing our church partnerships to a total of 30 and are nurturing even greater community engagement.

–    Please continue to pray for strengthened relationships with the churches and their leaders. Pray that the training will continue and more families will be impacted by the diligent work of the local churches.

Sudan:
–    In Rumbek, South Sudan, LIA helped establish a school, children’s ministry, theological training program and medical clinic for the benefit of more than 1,200 community members.  This clinic more recently has seen great success and is well accepted and utilized by the community.

Please pray that the Lord would continue to bless this clinic and those that dedicated their time to serve the community in this transformative way.



Uniting Communities in Unique Ways

September 1st, 2010 | Posted by | Ethiopia | Ethiopia Blog | Home Page | Home Page | Learn | Ethiopia | Ethiopia Blog | Nazaret | Home Page | Serve

It is seemingly beautiful when communities collide. When people are connected from various parts of the world to learn, encourage and inspire one another.

Below is a post from Sarah Ulrich a former member of the Cedar Ridge Christian Church youth group.  Sarah and six other students traveled to Nazaret, Ethiopia in the summer of 2009, yet their passion to serve and stay connected to this community and the people they met has only grown with time. Read below to see an inspirational group of youth banding together to serve the world around them in unique ways.

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