Evangelical Ministries Ukambani2018-02-12T21:20:45+00:00

Evangelical Ministries Ukambani (EMU)

Back in the early 2000’s, a group of pastors met on the veranda of the then “Mission House” with Alan Dunlop. Alan called the meeting to discuss practical help and support for local evangelical Churches. In addition to the practical help in times of famine or on special occasions, FAME also provides spiritual assistance. A few classes in biblical studies constituted a “Bible College.” The benefit of this early Bible training is still evident today.

FAME Reformed Theological College

In January 2018, we began a new phase; a full-time theological college. The goal of our college is to strengthen the local Churches through solid biblical exegesis, Reformed and experiential theology that will translate into meaningful Christ-focused worship in the local churches.

Catechizing the Local Sunday Schools

At FAME, we take a special interest in the biblical instruction and spiritual growth of children the next generation. FAME employs a catechist who works with thirty-five conservative evangelical Churches to ensure that the children are properly and consistently instructed in their catechism and Bible memorization. Each year we facilitate a special quiz event in which teams of children from the local Churches and our FAME centre can interact with one another around the Scriptures.

Local Church Assistance

Official records show that crops fail four to six times out of every ten in the semi-arid region of Ukambani in which we work. As Christians, we are obligated to help, not only with spiritual assistance but in practical and financial ways also. Our assistance includes, providing seminars at our Resource Centre, perhaps a roof on a church building for a needy congregation, or providing a goat and rice for special Church functions and supplying devotional and evangelistic literature.

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In the Reformed and Evangelical tradition, FAME is a “word and deed” ministry bringing the hope of the gospel into the poverty and famine of eastern Kenya.

In March 1996 Alan Dunlop launched a support network among churches in Northern Ireland for their counterparts in Kenya. He called it FAME, Friends of Africa Missionary Endeavor. That same year he left his pastorate of fifteen years to pursue his vision on the foreign field.

In March the following year, Alan received a request for medical aid in a remote area east of Nairobi. A mud-walled room was available in a village if FAME could provide wages for a nurse and medical supplies. Around the same time, he received a gift from a family in Northern Ireland to do something in memory of their daughter who had recently died from leukemia. The Naomi Curran Memorial Clinic (Curran Clinic) was built in 1998 by two of our current board members …

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The orphanage opened in 2006 when Alan and his wife Irene discovered a family of three children living alone and destitute. FAME had previously sponsored orphanages in other parts of Kenya, but this was help needed at our own doorstep.

We now feed, clothe and provide a home for up to 200 children, ranging from 4 to 18 years of age. Many of our children are “AIDS orphans” and we accommodate their specific dietary and medical needs. We provide food, clothing, sports, education and vocational training, but above all spiritual care. One of the children from that first family rescued, recently graduated from …

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Door-to-door outreach in the region in which we work looks very different than it does in the Western world. In the rural area around the FAME Centre, families survive by subsistence farming, with perhaps a few animals on their “shamba.” To reach these people we must go into the bush on foot or on motorcycles. These are hospitable people. When we arrive, they gather a few chairs or jerry cans under the shade of a tree, and welcome their guests. They are willing to listen, sometimes spending hours reasoning through the gospel.

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Back in the early 2000’s a group of pastors met on the veranda of the then “Mission House” with Alan Dunlop. Alan called the meeting to discuss practical help and support for local evangelical Churches. In addition to the practical help in times of famine or on special occasions, FAME also provides spiritual assistance. A few classes in biblical studies constituted a “Bible College.” The benefit of this early Bible training is still evident today.

Learn More

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