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“Great things can be accomplished for the Lord when no one cares who gets the credit”

(Reid Saunders, Evangelist and GNE Council member)

paraphrase of US President Harry Truman

Love Kenya Festivals

Nanyuki: 23-28 May 2023

Collaborating with Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) and Kubamba, team members:

  • Reached 36,150 people through outreach, affinity events, and the 4-day festival
  • Recorded 6,230 first time decisions for Jesus
  • Ministered in a prison, a business leaders’ dinner, and a police forum
  • Ministered in 36 schools
  • Preached in 17 churches

Karatina: 30 May - 4 June 2023

Collaborating with Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) and Kubamba, team members:

  • Reached 33,000 people through outreach, affinity events, and the 4-day festival
  • Recorded 2,976 first time decisions for Jesus
  • Ministered in 3 prisons
  • Ministered in 10 schools
  • Preached in 13 churches

Embu: 25-30 July 2023

Collaborating with Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) and Kubamba, team members:

  • Reached 50,591 people through outreach, affinity events, and the 4-day festival
  • Recorded 5,593 first time decisions for Jesus
  • Ministered in 2 prisons, a business leaders’ dinner, and a police forum
  • Ministered in 39 schools
  • Preached in 12 churches

Murang'a: 31 July – 6 August

Collaborating with Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) and Kubamba, team members:

  • Reached 45,113 people through outreach, affinity events, and the 4-day festival
  • Recorded 5,650 first time decisions for Jesus
  • Ministered in 2 prisons
  • Ministered in 25 schools
  • Preached in 18 churches

Machakos: 5-10 September 2023

Collaborating with Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) and Kubamba, team members:

  • Reached 59,343 people through outreach, affinity events, and the 4-day festival
  • Recorded 8,056 first time decisions for Jesus
  • Celebration Points: School Outreach, Student Forum, Youth Outreach, Women’s Conference, Pastor’s Conference, Prison Outreach, Street Evangelism, Business Leaders outreach, Police outreach culminating in 4 festivals over 4 days.

Why Love Kenya?

– Dr Desmond Henry, International Director GNE

The idea of a large campaign in Kenya, East Africa, has been on our hearts since Love Cape Town Cityfest with African Enterprise in South Africa in November 2019. The Palau Association hosted a delegation from Kenya in Cape Town to dream about how the Lord would move as we consider an invitation from the Churches of Nairobi to partner with them in reaching their city. What a mammoth undertaking! In 2020 COVID, along with the Kenyan election in 2022 meant that the earliest time we would be able to host a large campaign would be in September 2023. The seeds were planted for the possibility of partner city outreaches in neighboring cities and our team prayed about where the Lord would lead us.

In 2022, we spent time listening to church leaders in Kenya about where to locate the partner city outreaches and how many cities to host. We work in partnership with local churches and we only go where we are invited! Bryce Kwant, Ed Ramsami, Karen Kandia from our team, joined Benson Omondi and Edward Mungai from African for an action-packed trip visiting all the proposed cities. After this blitz, we prayerfully discerned the Lord leading us to 5 cities which we will seek to saturate with the Gospel in 2023 and beyond. Alongside Andrew Palau’s Love Nairobi campaign, the Global Network of Evangelists is mobilizing evangelists to saturate Nanyuki, Karatina, Embu, M’uranga, and Machakos with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

MOMENTS, MOVEMENTS, AND MISSION

Our mission as the Global Network of Evangelists is to identify, affirm, equip, and mobilize evangelists. We believe and uphold one message—Jesus saves!—while we embrace the many expressions of evangelistic beauty evangelists bring to the table. Our collaborative festivals embrace this approach and seek to showcase the giftedness of the many evangelists who partner in these evangelistic festivals. Whether we’re musicians, DJs, skateboarders, BMS bikers, strong men, mass evangelists, youth workers, street preachers, dancers, or spoken word artists, we all come together because of our shared desire to reach everyone, everywhere with the transformative power of the Gospel. We all believe that Jesus changes lives and that salvation is found in no other name!

Each Outreach will include

  • Pastor Launches
  • Volunteer Rallies
  • Counsellor and evangelism training (Week of festival)

Be sure to check back after each outreach to celebrate all the Lord does!

The presence of a strong and vibrant Christian community provides a solid foundation for evangelistic efforts. We serve as catalysts in cities to fuel evangelistic fervor. We partner with the Church to equip God’s people and partner with them to reaching their community for Jesus with friends from around the world.

We inspire, connect, mentor, and fuel pastors, Great Commission Christians, and evangelists by encouraging membership to the global network and by providing tools like the three year Advance Group mentoring guide to support the work of evangelism beyond the evangelistic moment.

God’s church exists for mission as fire for burning. Through our global network we desire to showcase how effective evangelism through collaborative partnership can serve God’s mission, plant more churches, and revitalize Christ’s bride.

OUR EPIC TEAM AND MINISTRY PARTNERS

Desmond Henry International Director

Bryce Kwant Director of Ministry and Collaborative Action

Karen Kandia GNE Communications Coordinator

Heather Zimny GNE Strategic Initiatives Manager

Allan Njeru Project Manager

Lindsey Hendersen GNE Ministry Assistant

Alan Greene GNE Member Care