On March 6th we hosted our first ever fund raising dinner in Nairobi, Kenya.  A unique message was prepared and presented by LIA President Dr. Florence Muindi and our documentary film ‘This is my Home’ was shown giving a glimpse into the reality of our ministry.

The keynote speaker for the evening was none other than His Excellency Daniel Arap Moi, 2nd President of Kenya.  We are thankful for his encouraging words, time and thoughtful endorsement of our mission!

The President drew much media activity and we are excited to share a clip from Kenya Television Network covering the evening. The translations for the clip can be found below.

Thank you to the guests of this transformational evening, for your partnership and support of LIA.  We also want to thank former President Daniel Arap Moi for his presence and message shared at our event.

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Translation:

LIFE IN ABUNDANCE INTERNATIONAL GATHERING DINNER-NAIROBI

“MOI ON TOGETHERNESS”: MARCH 08, 2010

Reporter: Retired President Daniel Arap Moi talking at a fund raising gathering dinner insisted to the Kenyans and Africa in general not to look unto people who do not deeply recognize their problems to seek solutions. He said to do that, is same as African continent being unable to cater for its responsibilities.

Moi: Most often Africans behave as if they expect sympathy from someone somewhere. We have a lesson today that an African scholar (Dr. Florence Muindi – LIA President) can abandon a promising career and rise to her feet.

Reporter:  He said the steps to help those less fortunate in life and the sick is important. He praised the efforts of that organization (LIA) to help in areas of health, noting that the fight against HIV and Aids and food hunger is important though young people loose direction in today’s life.

Moi: I can not say there is a shortage of good people in this world. But I can say, there is a shortage of people who are willing to inspire and encourage others.

Reporter: Ret. President Moi asked the main donors of that organization (LIA) to reflect on putting their headquarters in the country (Kenya).

Moi: Because this is an African driven initiative. It is only fair that Nairobi becomes the headquarters.

Reporter: The celebration took place in one of the hotels here in Nairobi.