There are few things more inspiring than seeing the Global Church coming together to serve the greater Kingdom.
As many of you know (and possibly attended), LIA hosted two benefit dinners over the last several months – one in the Kansas City area (July 14) and one in Louisville, Kentucky (Sept. 27). Both nights combined resulted in nearly 600 people united by the work of the Lord through LIA, as well as more than $170,000 dedicated to bringing life to the world’s youngest country!
What a beautiful sight to see followers of Jesus rallying together to Wake the Giant and empowering the local church to bring life to the most vulnerable in South Sudan and elsewhere.
Next up – the Winter Benefit Dinner in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Nov. 17. If you live in the area, it will be an evening you won’t want to miss!
Here are few great photos from our time with the LIA family at both dinners:
The LIA 2012 Summer Benefit Dinner in Overland Park, Kansas (July 14th)
An interview with Brian Wright, senior pastor of Cedar Ridge Christian Church (left); and Dr. Florence Muindi, LIA founding president/CEO; conducted by Doug Hansen of the LIA U.S. Advisory Council (right).
Dr. Muindi casting the future vision of LIA.
Dave Stone, senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church, emceed the evening in Kentucky (Sept. 27).
Attendees listen to Dave as he shares his heart for the ministry at the KY Fall Benefit Dinner.
LIA founding president/CEO Dr. Muindi was honored recently to contribute writing for the inaugural issue of Leadership Journal Africa.
In her article, Dr. Muindi takes the opportunity to remind African leaders what is required for true transformation:
“Leadership begins when we identify what God wants and sign up for it wholeheartedly, to wherever and for whatever it takes, joining those he invites until is it done his way and to his glory.”
Click on the image below to read the whole article.
To learn more about Dr. Muindi and LIA’s philosophy, visit our Resource Library and our LIA In The News sections.
Last month, the Christian Center of Park City, Utah, hosted Hike for Hunger with more than 300 people who participated. Organizations, churches and families alike came together to rally against hunger and support people locally and globally who go hungry every day.
LIA was chosen as one of the global benefiting partners, with a portion of the day’s proceeds going to support our long-term food security initiatives in the Horn of Africa.
“We love this concept – a community coming together in action to stand against hunger. That’s the very definition of Waking the Giant,” said Justin Narducci, LIA’s vice president of operations. “We are honored and humbled to have been a part of the event.”
Images courtesy of Christian Center of Park City
See more of Hike for Hunger photos on the Christian Center of Park City’s Facebook page.