Are you planning to attend GMHC in Louisville next week, or ICOM in Kansas City the following week? If so, be sure to connect with LIA! Here are the details:
LIA senior leadership, including Dr. Florence Muindi (founder/CEO) and Victor Mikebanyi (regional director), will present three break out sessions:
- Friday, Nov. 8 – 8:00 a.m. – Serving Orphans and Vulnerable Children with Dignity
- Friday, Nov. 8 – 8:00 a.m. – Practical Insights from a Successful Community Health and Development Program
- Friday, Nov. 8 – 1:30 p.m. – Is There Hope for Haiti? Modeling New Initiatives
LIA will also host a booth #1601, so be sure to stop by and say hello!
Dr. Florence Muindi and LIA engagement manager, Tina Bruner, will participate in two breakout sessions:
- Friday, Nov. 15 – 9:00 a.m. – STM 101 – Is Our Helping Hurting; What Will They Say About Us?
- Saturday, Nov. 16 – 9:00 a.m. – Panel Discussion: Short-term Mission Know-how
Be sure to stop by the LIA booth (#335) in the exhibit hall at ICOM.
Hope to see you there!
In case you missed the 2013 Fall Ministry Update Webinar, we’ve posted the recording in our Resource Library.
It’s worth setting aside an hour this week to hear about all the great developments the Lord has granted for LIA! Dr. Muindi reflects on our 2013 goals and the plans God has laid for LIA in the coming years. Tom Kemner, LIA’s new partnerships director, shares ways that you can join us in this work.
This work would not be possible without your support. Thank you for coming alongside LIA.
Watch it now.
Keep an eye out for the announcement of the Spring ministry update webinar in early 2014.
As time flies by, we want to continually give pause and celebrate the great progress that the Lord continues to grant LIA and its partners.
In just one year in Djibouti, an orphans and vulnerable children program has already grown such deep roots, that we’ve seen it multiply to include other vulnerable people as well. Since there is no formal Church in this community, LIA has partnered with believers who serve as the leaders among their neighbors. LIA has walked alongside this community to implement an OVC program for 110 youth and their families.
LIA has also helped this community to implement an economic empowerment initiative with 40 women and youth to enable them to support not only themselves, but their families as well. 16 women are already running their own businesses with micro-loans!
Local believers and LIA aspire to see:
+ Children and families receive adequate care and support
+ Families receive education about key issues with long-term effects
+ Improved household income
+ Increased school attendance and decreased drop-out rates
+ Freedom to hope for a better future for this vulnerable community
Let’s pray the work of these believers will proclaim God’s glory – that the community is transformed physically and spiritually.
Late last month, 200 people gathered at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, KY, for LIA’s annual benefit reception. It was such a blessing to spend time in celebration and worship of what God is doing to restore life to the world’s most vulnerable people through the local church. It was a truly special evening as we were able to share memories with long-time supporters of the ministry and introduce lots of new faces to the work God is doing.
This year, as we shared the future vision of LIA, we focused our attention toward LIA’s efforts to serve the most vulnerable, orphans and vulnerable children, in Kenya.
Thanks to the generous contributions of individuals, organizations and churches in the Louisville community, more than $134,000 was raised to support those goals!
We are grateful to everyone who joined us for the event. Below are a few pictures from the evening. A special thanks to all of the volunteers, sponsors and program participants who helped make it possible.
If you weren’t able to attend, it’s not too late to join us in this Kingdom work! If you are interested in making a contribution, visit our donate page for details. Your gift will have a lasting impact.
Left to right: Jesse DeYoung of Flatirons Community Church; LIA Founder/CEO, Dr. Florence Muindi; LIA Director, Partnerships, Tom Kemner