Who We Are

We Serve by Empowering the Local Church

We are an African-founded, faith-based community development organization. We empower the local church to break the cycle of poverty within the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world by restoring health, renewing hope, and inspiring lasting transformation.

Families, women, and children within these communities desire to change; they long for a day to have adequate food, good health, education, and a decent life. Unfortunately, because of their destitute conditions hope is fleeting and change seems impossible. Many of them suffer from physical and mental illness such as malaria and depression. They feel hopeless by their current situation, but lack the knowledge and resources to change. This should not be. We see a day when the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized families have life and have it in abundance.

Serving to Empower

Local pastors and beneficiaries in Kenya describe how our transformational development model covers four areas of impact—Economic Empowerment, Social Engagement, Community Health, and Education.

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Key Verses

I have come that they may have life, and have it in abundance.           – John 10:10b

And provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. – Isaiah 61:3

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Our Vision

We see a day when the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized families have life and have it in abundance.

Our Mission

We exist to mobilize the local Church to restore health, renew hope, and inspire lasting transformation for the world’s most vulnerable children and families.

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Statement of Faith

LIA strictly adheres to the Lausanne Covenant for World Evangelization:

As it states, we believe and affirm the authority and power of the Bible, the explained purpose of God, the uniqueness and universality of Christ, the call to evangelize, Christian social responsibility, the necessity of discipleship, the reality of spiritual warfare, freedom of worship, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the return of Christ.