How We Begun
HOW DID THE MAASAI EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION BEGIN
Established in 1996, the Maasai Evangelistic Association is a non-governmental, Christian Organisation committed to rural Evangelism in Maasailand, also promoting rural development and reducing poverty. It is registered with the Kenyan Government under the Ministry of Culture and Social Services, as a Community Based Organization.
Our overriding goals are:
to preach the good news of Jesus Christ to the people in their communities;
to support development initiatives at local levels, in order to reduce and eliminate poverty and suffering among the country's large and growing population.
How We Began
In 1987, a young Maasai pastor named David Ole Kereto felt the Lord place a burden on his heart for the Maasai people in Kenya and Tanzania. He started preaching to the Maasai in 1986 as an evangelist. He went to Nduluku Bible Institute in Machakos (Kenya) from 1987 to 1989, and was later transferred to Kapsabet Bible College (Kenya) for a Higher Diploma in Theology in 1990 to 1991. From April 1991 he has been involved in full-time ministry among his own people, the Maasai.
There was a thick blanket of spiritual bondage among the Maasai people. An heartbreaking and often hopeless as the situation appeared, David knew very well that Jesus was the only hope for the Maasai tribe, and he vowed to dedicate his life to proclaiming Christ among the unreached areas of the Maasai land with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And so, the Maasai Evangelistic Association was founded. MEA surveyed the almost overwhelming spiritual and physical needs that gripped Maasailand, and developed a holistic vision statement to guide them in their Outreach Mission to the Maasai. "For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord and ourselves your servants for Jesus sake." 2 Corinthians 4:5.