Urbana, as you may have already heard, is “the largest student missions conference in the world, Urbana is a catalytic event held every three years, bringing together a diverse mix of students, alumni, missions practitioners and church leaders. The 24th Urbana takes place December 27-31, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.” Urbana 09 is where, my Church History professor, Dr. Michael Oh (CEO of Laussanne Movement) also shared his remarkable testimony at that Conference.
I watched and listened to this video on December 29, delivered at Urbana Conference 2009 by Oscar Muriu. I watched it 2 or 3 times in 2009. And I watched it again this afternoon. Each time I watch it I get really teary and deeply humbled. This is by far one of the best messages on missions I’ve ever heard.
Oscar has been the pastor of Nairobi Chapel, a thriving, missions-focused congregation, since January 1991. Nairobi Chapel is one of Kenya’s most influential churches which has spawned dozens of church plants. Nairobi Chapel serves the poor in surrounding communities through numerous ministries that include medical clinics and an HIV-AIDS ministry, Beacon of Hope. In addition, Nairobi Chapel has developed a ministry that houses and educates young at-risk girls who live on the streets of Nairobi.
Oscar holds degrees from the University of Delhi (India) and Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. He is a wonderful speaker and pastor who has ministered in many countries throughout Africa and globally. Oscar is married to Beatrice Wambui, who also serves as the Children’s minister at Nairobi Chapel. Together they have four daughters.
© 2009 InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
In light of this talk I wrote a post last year on January 28th, 2013, titled,
1. ATTITUDINAL INCARNATION.
2. POSITIONAL INCARNATION.
3. VISIONAL INCARNATION.