Christian Leaders for Africa (CLA) is a not-for-profit organization of people who share a vision for Africans training Africans in Africa. Formed in November, 2002, CLA is a partner with Africa International University (AIU) in Nairobi, Kenya. AIU is a Christian university that was previously known as the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (NEGST). The university will have three major schools of study, NEGST, the Institute for the Study of African Realities (ISAR), and the School for Professional Studies (SPS).
The board and staff of CLA seek to develop US support for ongoing programs at NEGST, including student scholarships, faculty support, the new doctoral initiatives and various capital projects.
Christmas Greetings from CLA. We have a number of praise reports and one request that we want to communicate with you. On the praise front we have met all of our scholarship requirements for the Masters and undergraduate programs for the first semester. Also, our giving to “named students” is ahead of last year. Additionally, we have fulfilled our faculty requirements. We closed our” Road Project” fund at the end of November and have exceeded that goal by a wide margin. We received a very significant gift from an anonymous donor at the end of November insuring this project will be completed and fully paid. Pictures of the road construction are shown below. We have had a number of donations to complete the renovations at the Kijiji Guest house. New dining room furniture has been purchased as well as a hospitality software package. Overall our donation base is up significantly over the previous year with one exception.
Our shortfall is with the PhD program. It is our largest donation segment and is always our most challenging to fulfill on a timely basis. As of this writing we are $10,000 short to complete this goal. And as a timing note, we will soon enter the second semester time frame and want to be able to make payments early in each semester cycle, so please consider making a year end gift to help us in reaching our commitment.
Does my contribution make a difference? Listen to the following testimony from one of our CLA scholarship recipients as you consider your yearend giving.
PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 3302
Carmel, IN 46082
As we approach the day of Jesus birth, let us remember that He is the reason for the season. He is also the reason for AIU-NEGST and the corresponding CLA programs. Your school is providing the next generation of Christian teachers, preachers and leaders that will continue to transform the African continent. Scholarships provide the needed help to enable many of these students to fulfill their goals and the transformation that will take place. We continue to be thankful for your generous provision. Please know that your investment makes a difference.
Wishing you all of the joys associated with Christmas and HIS birth.