Here are some resources to help you learn more about LIA's development model and the areas where we serve.

Share LIA - Need a tool to share LIA with your community? Download the LIA overview video, discussion guide and next steps now!

Other Ways to Partner and Engage with LIA - Hear Dr. Muindi, LIA's founder, discuss a few important ways we need your partnership!

Partner Testimonials

This work would not be possible without the support of our great partners!

Click on any of the individuals below to see what they say about partnering with LIA to restore health, restore hope and inspire lasting transformation for the world's most vulnerable.

Paul Park 
Executive Director
First Fruit, Inc
Debbie Doty 
African Deputy Regional Director
Medical Teams International
Candy Sparks 
Executive Director
The Crowell Trust

 
Charles Vittitow
Director of International Missions
Southeast Christian Church
Ron Barnes
Global Outreach Pastor
Flatirons Community Church
John Bailey 
Director of Missions
Asbury United Methodist Church
   
Jannine Ebenso
Head of Quality Assurance
The Leprosy Mission Int.
   

 

Paul Park
Executive Director, First Fruit, Inc.

"It's often said that you are known by your partners. My first point of reference then would be Life in Abundance. They embody so much of how we aspire to be known. They love the local church and believe in her potential as an agent of community transformation. They are willing to go to hard places. They walk with their local partners across time and through difficult circumstances. They combine proven methods with innovative new approaches. And they consistently recruit and retain godly, humble, smart, resourceful servant-leaders in their numerous African sites as well as in the US. It has been a relationship we have been enriched by, learn immensely from, and continue to cherish."

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Debbie Doty
African Deputy Regional Director, Medical Teams International

"Medical Teams International has had the privilege of partnering with LIA since 2002 in HIV and AIDS related projects in Ethiopia. We share a common passion to strengthen African leaders and equip local churches to transform their communities. Throughout our partnership, LIA has been very responsive, transparent, and accountable, applying best practices in their strategies and programs, and building strong collaborations with local churches, community leaders, government officials and other NGOs.  Medical Teams International is very honored to partner with LIA!"

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Candy Sparks
Executive Director, The Crowell Trust

"I 'accidently' ran into Life in Abundance. While researching a grant proposal, a friend suggested I write Festus Muindi to learn about the organization in question. Festus led me to Florence through which I learned about Life in Abundance. I received a copy of Florence’s book: “The Pursuit of His Calling” and knew I had found a kindred spirit. Florence’s ministry is impressive, her leadership is remarkable; but it is her love and heart for God that deeply touches me. In her book Florence wrote: “Beware of: Compromise – Delay - Prayerlessness – Dependence on own resources”. From this position of weakness, God has been able to do great things through Florence and Life in Abundance. May God be praised."

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Ron Barnes
Global Outreach Pastor, Flatirons Community Church

"Under the leadership of God, stewarded by Dr. Florence Muindi, LIA is one of the best examples of a ministry that truly understands that ALL people are very capable to make changes in their lives and when collected into a local church, their world.  This is not because they are simple humanitarians, but because they recognize that each human being is created in God’s image and each local church has the authority to impact the world in which they live. A beautiful ministry that calls us all to that for which we were created."

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Charles Vittiow
Director of International Missions, Southeast Christian Church

“When one surveys the multitude of ministries that serve the underserved, LIA shines bright.

Our church has partnered with LIA for 15 years and we celebrate the fact that our relationship has continued to deepen. From short term missionaries to our senior pastor, from our understanding of prayer to our mission philosophy and strategy, one can find very few ministries within our church that have not been affected by this humble East African ministry. They have taught us how to bring dignity to the poorest of the poor, how to distinguish between relief and development and how to minister wholistically in our own community. As we go to the ends of the earth with the gospel, we strive to go together, as God’s global church. We are honored to serve alongside LIA, to use the gifts and resources each of our organizations have been given to finish the task. In Africa, they have a proverb that says, 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' We have chosen to go together for the glory of the one who sends us.”

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John Bailey
Director of Missions, Asbury United Methodist Church

“All of this reading about Jesus, hearing sermons, reading books and studying theology is great, but it is of no consequence in our lives if we do not put it into practice. The mission field is like the “laboratory” or the place where we see whether or not we truly believe these principles Jesus tells us about in the Bible. It is one thing to learn about “emptying oneself” it is an altogether different thing to walk empty for a few days. Jesus didn’t just preach healing, he took His disciples into the world and said, “now, you do it.” Partnering with LIA provides us as a church the opportunities to test these words of Jesus and know that they really do work. Without this experience, it is just theory."

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Jannine Ebenso
Head of Quality Assurance, The Leprosy Mission International

"I was introduced to Life in Abundance through our work in Ethiopia, where we are working together in partnership in a community development programme (WASH and livelihoods) in a leprosy-affected community in Addis Ababa. On meeting the staff of LiA, I have been struck with how they are very professional, but at the same time they are Christ-centred. LiA proves that the two are not mutually exclusive. I enjoy interacting with LiA Ethiopia to solve problems together in what has not been an easy project to implement. The openness, integrity and godliness of both the international office and national office staff has been something that has impressed me very much."

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