About Us

Churches, partners, sponsors and supporters will help Salama engage in organizational and community impact strategies to equip and empower our Kenyan brethren to better meet their missions and needs. The desired outcome is to "Embrace High Standards of Ethics, Management and Accountability" in all aspects of church building, business management, workforce development and entrepreneurship while developing adults, youth and young people with resiliency skills to negate the effect of poverty, racism and tribalism.

Salama
International Inc.

Salama International, Inc. is a Texas state incorporated, tax exempt, religious, educational, charitable, international corporation with churches and humanitarian services in various countries in Africa through developing partnerships. The primary mission is salvation for all believers and expanding services that address the critical survival needs of the people groups served. Local and indigenous churches focus on the message of salvation of the soul and body by infusing spiritual programs and services with helping communities to:

  • Growing spiritually through bible teachings, prayer, fasting and strong collaborations and fellowship;

  • Growing naturally by learning and practicing good health and hygiene practices;

  • Becoming contributing members of their communities through economic development efforts - upgrading houses of worship, planting and harvesting crops and chicken farms for employment, food and sale;

  • Becoming marketable on the global economy to increase wealth by increasing English proficiency and developing local and online businesses;

  • And more as the Holy Spirit directs.

 

The Face of Salama
International Inc.

After a three-week visit to Nairobi Kenya in November-December, 2017, I was left with a huge burden in my heart to help my fellow-laborers in the Gospel in Africa. After several pastors and leadership conferences and women’s meetings, daily conversations with nationals while breaking bread, surveying the landscape and people and interviews with pastors, a non-government organization leader and refugees in several cities and estates in Kenya, I felt a deep yearning to do something different to help. Kenyan Christians know how to preach. They know how to reach the lost. They know how to love God, their own and to try to meet lack as much as possible. They are some of the most industrious and creative people I have ever met. And yet there is overwhelming lack, abject poverty, destitution, and severe deprivation of basic human needs brought on by many sources of abuse and neglect. I also saw a desperation for help by any means necessary -from Christians and non-Christians alike.

I returned to America with a determination to return to Africa. “What can I do with my many limitations?”, I asked the Heavenly Father. After fasting and praying the entire month of January 2018, God gave wisdom on how to proceed. In March, Salama International, Inc. was formed with an expanded mission to help provide the native people with the necessary support to become self-sufficient using their innate giftings, guidance from the wisdom of God, and education, knowledge, skills and abilities to eventually create jobs, income, sustainable food sources and more that will prosper themselves and their individual communities. They need to see the tangible hand of God working to improve their quality of life.

A strong board of directors, advisory committee and prophetic intercessors have provided start-up finances and direction on how to proceed ahead. We are writing the vision and moving forward with the mission as God allows.

In 1966, Maulana Karenga of Los Angeles, California created Kwanzaa to celebrate the African American heritage, unity, culture and ethnicity based on 7 core principles called Nguzo Saba. It is a “communitarian” African philosophy that Karenga called “the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world.” These seven principles, with scriptural foundations will be incorporated into the plans and strategies to build growth, wealth and sustainability for our African churches and ministries:

  1. Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, [tribes], and race. (Ephesians 4: 1-13)

  2. Kujichagulia (Self Determination): To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves. (Ephesians 4: 21-24)

  3. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems and to solve them together. (Koinonia (Grk) Acts 2:42; Romans 15:26; I Corinthians 1:9; Galatians 6:2)

  4. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together. (Luke 19:13)

  5. Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. (Genesis 2:18; Psalms 133:1; Matthew 18:20; Hebrews 10:24-25)

  6. Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to save our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. (Deuteronomy 8:18)

  7. Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. (Proverbs 3:5-6; Philipians 4:9; 1Corinthians 10:13)

 And this we will do as God permits!