Sammy & Mary Murimi

Share International grew out of the vision and inspiration of Sammy and Mary Murimi, Christians of Kenyan nationality. God has blessed Sammy and Mary with four children, David, Justus, Neema, and Baraka, and four grandsons – Daniel, Ezekiel, Bradyn, and Moses.

In spring of 1978, Sammy attended a Missions Convention at the headquarters of Worldwide Evangelization Crusade’s (WEC) in Bulstrode (near London) where “Brother Andrew” (Andrew van der Bijl) was the speaker. It was at that convention that Sammy surrendered his life to the call of Missions, with no idea where that would lead.

In the summer of 1978, Sammy traveled to Birmingham, England, to visit a friend. As he watched a TV documentary by BBC on the Turkana people of Kenya, he sensed the nudge from the Lord calling him to reach the Turkana people with the Gospel.

On January 18, 1989, while studying Missions at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in Illinois, the words “share the gospel… (and) our lives” by Apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 2:8 made a strong impression on Sammy. It was at that moment that Share International was born.

Share began ministry in Turkanaland in 1997. Since then, with God’s help and the prayers and support of His people, the ministry has:

  • Reached over 60% of the 1M Turkana people with the Gospel.
  • Led 80,981 people to faith in Christ as Savior and baptized 10,950 where water was available.
  • Witnessed 38,424 believers who are participating in regular Discipleship classes.
  • Trained over 304 missionaries in the Bible Pathways program at the SEND Center in Lodwar.
  • Trained and commissioned 208 Sunday School teachers.
  • Trained, deployed, and supported 131 Turkana missionaries who have planted and are actively supporting 411 churches in Turkanaland, with an additional 75 preaching outposts.
  • Established 30 Adult Literacy classes in remote villages.
  • Established ministries for men, women, young men, young women, and children in the churches planted.
  • Established the “Disciple-Making Movement” through which ministry leaders in the 10 strategic geographical regions (called “Zones”) within Turkana County will be trained to make disciples that will make disciples in local congregations.

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