Love and Truth East Africa began several years ago when a couple from our church traveled to Kenya for the first time and fell in love with the country of Kenya. Since that time, we have established many Love and Truth Churches in the western and northern parts of Kenya, as well as across the borders in Uganda We hope to expand into other East African countries as God leads and provides.
The entire ministry in East Africa is led by our Chairman, Rev. Julius Muya, of Lodwar, Kenya. We also have a Bishop in Sironko, Uganda, Godfrey Kuloba, who also serves under the direction of Bishop Muya. They are assisted by Rev. Peter Amutayi in Kasosi, Kenya and Rev. Joseph Bulimo in Bugosa, Uganda. Today, we have 82 Love and Truth churches established in East Africa. We have 9 elementary and preschools, providing Christian education for many children who cannot otherwise afford private schooling. We also support orphans and young adults in getting advanced secondary and university education, as well as providing ongoing drought relief to the remote areas of Eastern Africa.
Our focus for East Africa is to see the pastors encouraged and trained, to see many more people won to the Kingdom of God, and to break some unhealthy cycles of poverty and corruption in these beautiful countries – to establish a place of healing and hope.
Yearly trips to Africa have included pastors’ conferences, crusades, ministry in schools and churches, feeding programs, giving out school and medical supplies, medical clinics, putting up fencing at schools, painting and building at schools, and making lifelong connections between the Love and Truth people in America and those in East Africa.
Love and Truth Asia came about as a result of a divine appointment by God in the year 2000, starting with a connection with one pastor in the city of Cagayan de Oro on the island of Mindanao. Since that time, LATAPI has gone through several modifications, becoming a thriving force in that area of the Philippines, as well as one church on the island of Bohol and one church with several outreach locations on the island of Luzon. Love and Truth Asia is led by our Chairman, Pastor Roger Idnay who is assisted by four other leaders (Pastor Masamiro Sumayo, Pastor Jordan Bandala, Pastor Edmundo Estrella, and Pastor Edgar Sebuala).
Today, we have a total of 28 churches, 4 schools, and 3 Bible Colleges, where we are training young people for ministry and instilling the "DNA" of Love and Truth Ministries. We also have outreaches and feeding programs in several other areas of Mindanao, including some mountainous tribal areas that are difficult to reach. We have recently acquired a piece of donated property about an hour from Cagayan de Oro that will be used as God gives direction, for His Kingdom.
Mission trips to the Philippines have included pastor’s conferences, youth conferences, ministry in churches, ministry/feeding in challenging areas, children’s outreaches, crusades, church and school dedications, and several huge baptism days in the ocean.
The future of Love and Truth Asia is exciting, and we love our brothers and sisters there! We can hardly wait to see what God is going to do next.