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 Time of prayer during ground-breaking of Phase III, Summer 2016

 

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Hand in the Sand

Several years ago, Dr. Florence Muindi, our LIA Founder, and CEO took a prayer walk along Lake Langano in Ethiopia. During the walk, God asked her to dip her hand in the sand and take a handful. God then revealed to her, “As many as are the grains of sand in your hand, so will be the leaders who will be equipped through the work of Life in Abundance.”  That day was the beginning of a dream with the Lord, to see a Training Center established in Nairobi, Kenya for regional, national, and international equipping.

Many years before that walk, the Father gave Dr. Florence a very specific model for Church-based transformational development—a model that has been implemented, monitored, evaluated, refined, and replicated over 25 years within more than 300 local churches. 

We know firsthand that training is a core factor in empowering people to participate and own their community’s transformation. For that reason, the LIA Training Centers are being established to equip leaders in different communities, churches, organizations, countries, and continents in sustainable transformational development with a Kingdom focus.

Construction of the Accommodation Block

 

Why a Training Center?

As you can imagine, demand for training and equipping outpaced our capacity. In previous years, due to our need to strengthen and steward our mission and model well, we’ve had to say “no” to many equipping opportunities to not spread ourselves thin. The Father in recent years has made way and invited us officially into this next season of Life in Abundance where we won’t just steward the model ourselves for the work of Life in Abundance, but we will train and equip hundreds of thousands of leaders in sustainable transformational development as they serve the communities they’re called to reach. 

Our previous way of providing training limited us to specific training for specific groups targeting narrow topics. However, the new training center will increase the number and the spectrum of courses offered to worldwide leaders serving in various capacities. 

To date, we have completed the first two of three phases; Phase I–LIA Headquarters, Phase II–Training Facility, Phase III–Accommodation Block.

 

beginning stages of construction Phase I - Office Building
Phase II - Training Center Phase III - Accommodation Block

 

Current Standings

As we finished our finance meeting in January, we were overjoyed to see how far the Lord has brought us with the Training Center Project. The first two phases are complete and we have our hand diligently at the plow to complete Phase III—our Accommodation Block—on time. We plan to dedicate the completed project to the Lord and for His glory on September 6, 2017.  

To complete the construction and furnishing of the Accommodation Block, we need to raise a total of $185,000.

$85,000 will be designated for construction and $100,00 will be used to furnish 21 accommodation rooms and four additional rooms—an apartment, gym, TV room, and lobby—at $4,000 per room. 

 

Would you join us as we GO TOGETHER
and FINISH this task the Lord has laid before us?

 

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