The year was 1973, a dictatorial regime in the neighboring nation of Uganda drove out USA and other national missionaries from its land. Among them was a team that fled to Kenya and helped establish The LIFE Ministry Kenya. Thus a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International was born 10 years after the East Africa’s regional hub’s independence. The LIFE Ministry Kenya can best be described presently through the lifespan of an eagle that has to make hard decision in its 40’s. In the last 43 years of existence, we have been on the mountaintops experiencing God’s faithfulness but have also definitely gone through the valley. We have had various seasons since our inception: Seasons of great harvests, expansions, equipping the body of Christ, sending of missionaries to over 15 countries, staff growth, major national projects and great impact in Kenya. However, in-spite of all these great accomplishments and successes over the years, we have also had seasons of serious challenges, up’s and down’s, declines, human failures and painful moments especially in the last 10 years now.
Partially through the Eagle’s life (40 years), it will go through a molting process that will bring great depression. It’s a painful experience and a wilderness time, with calcium deposits on talons and beak, walking like a turkey and no strength to fly and depending on other eagles to provide food. Unfortunately, some eagles will not receive the help of other eagles and will die in the valley while others will regain their strength and soar again with greater strength than ever before and climb the mountain in which they were raised on! We are currently in the latter category of eagles, regaining our strength and making us stronger than ever before in the Lord! As we move from 40 years to Jubilee year (50), we are soaring to victory like an eagle and we trust God (The Divine Eagle) to lift us up spiritually and on fire for Him to overcome all internal and external challenges as we run to Him for help through raising resources locally towards self-sustainability and contributing globally.