We empower the local church to break the cycle of poverty in the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world.

Our Wholistic Transformational Development Model

empowers the local church to sustainably meet the needs of the community.
Economic Empowerment

Earning capacity and savings are the basis for alleviating physical poverty because when one can provide for his/her family, dignity and self-worth is restored.

Social Engagement

Addressing social injustice is essential for change, therefore we walk alongside the community leaders to identify the structural evil that perpetuates their circumstances.

Community Health

Health is essential for life, therefore disease prevention and health education is the only solution to restore community health in a “wholistic’ approach.


Education is the foundation for development, therefore all our initiatives include community-wide seminars and targeted educational interventions.

Where We Serve

Over the past 20 years, we have witnessed the miraculous and continue to see the kingdom of God at work here on earth. We are currently walking with 230 churches and 30 communities in 14 countries throughout Africa and the Caribbean, serving all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

3 Steps to Implement Sustainable
Transformational Development


Engage Local

We enter a community with the Lord’s guidance and ask that He reveal “men and women of peace”. We gather the local pastors and community leaders and cast vision together for their communities.


Invite Church

We partner with and work through the local church in a three-year commitment. During this time we equip and empower the church through an integrated development model that addresses the spiritual, social, and material areas of life.


Cultivate Community

 As the church is positioned to engage their community, individuals from within the church and community are transformed and begin to take complete ownership of the process.

6 Sample Communities Transformed for Life

When Faith Intersects with Development – an independent study by the Institute for Urban Initiatives

Sign up and download this 53-page report highlighting 6 communities in two separate countries empowered by our transformational development model.

LIA Updates & News

Establishing LIA-UK

We are eager to introduce the newest functioning branch of LIA in the United Kingdom! The Lord graciously laid the UK on our hearts as a potential partnership nation years ago and He has finally brought this vision to fruition. LIA-UK will exist to connect with churches, foundations, and individuals in the United Kingdom and invite them into partnership with the mission and model of Life in Abundance…

Soaring to New Heights

In 2007 as we met together to establish a 7 year strategic plan for the growth and establishment of Life in Abundance, we formulated a profitable opportunity for our organization. It was decided then that LIA would host an aviation segment to serve vulnerable and remote communities…

Community Transformation Stories

A Transformed Heart

An important aspect of our work within the countries we partner with includes short-term mission trips to our communities. Short term mission trips allow outside churches to partner with kingdom work on a global scale and are an opportunity for us to encourage, serve, and reconnect with our communities and community leaders. On a recent […]

Empowered for Change

    Semret is a young, married mother living in the town of Adama in Ethiopia. She and her husband are committed members of Gospel Light Church and her husband serves as the team worship leader. Dependent upon her husband’s income in full-time ministry, Semret’s family was unable to keep up with the increased cost […]

The Hands and Feet

Last year, we had the privilege of partnering with Rubona Presbyterian Parish in Rwanda. The community of believers wrestled with the fact that there was an evident divide between the pastors and the rest of the congregation. Although they wanted to transform their community, the pastors’ strategy was to serve the people of the community […]