Who We Are
Nuru Ya Mapendo is Swahili and translates “Love’s Light”, a holistic ministry to people of the District of Kasenga, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Africa. We model Jesus, who first met people’s physical needs and then ministered to them spiritually. The ministry embraces and teaches sustainable growth practices related to food and animal production in order to improve quality of life, while also ministering to the spiritual needs of the recipients. The ministry comes alongside the Kasenga District of the United Methodist Church to support and encourage pastors, to share the Good News, disciple new believers and to grow the Kingdom of God.
Nuru Ya Mapendo is a ministry growing the community of faith where Jesus Christ changes lives. We welcome the Holy Spirit so all will discover their God-given gifts and delight in sharing the love of Christ in their community and in the world. Grace so pervades the atmosphere of the ministry that questions, doubts and fears can be honestly expressed and every person is loved, respected, nurtured and celebrated.