March 9th was a significant date to GOA International family. It’s on this day that the friends, partners, stakeholders and members of the GOA International family celebrated the Birthday of Bishop David. Several decades ago in a remote village in Karatina in the current Nyeri County of Kenya on the 9th of March Baby David was born in a family that had no knowledge of the Gospel of Christ. Several years later, he would see the light of the gospel and accepted Jesus Christ.
The call of God found Teacher David Thagana teaching at Karima Girls High school In Nyandarua County when he quit his Teaching career to pursue God’s vision for his life through founding Glory Outreach Assembly, in 1991, with the main Vision Areas as:-
- Church growth, to reach both the reached and un-reached people of Kenya East Africa and beyond with the gospel life transforming gospel of Salvation and disciple them to full mature Christians with a saving faith in Jesus Christ
- Compassion, to compassionately serve the less fortunate and vulnerable members of our society to improve their living standards
- Peace building and Conflict resolution, to pursue peace within the society and families building a peaceful society to further the acceleration of the Gospel of Salvation.
- Leadership Training and Development, to help the church embody Godly leadership values for the efficient functioning of the body of Christ.
The ministry has since then grown to plant over 130 churches around the nation of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DRC Congo, Ethiopia and Most recently the newest nation in Africa, South Sudan.
We have eight Children’s Homes taking care of over 300 children and over 500 children who have gone through the GOA Compassion ministry and exited to be productive members of our Society.
For the 28 years that GOA has been in existence the ministry has not been able to construct a headquarter church. This year, GOA’s priority is to lay the foundation of the Headquarter church at Kahawa Wendani in Nairobi. This first phase project, requires up to Kshs. 10,0,000,000 an equivalent of $100,000.
For the past couple of years, Bishop David dedicated all his annual Birthday gifts to building the GOA DREAM CENTRE.
If you missed the March 9th Celebrations, its not too late. You can visit GOA US or GOA Switzerland and Send your birthday Gifts.
You can also send your gifts to Mpesa Till Number 853725
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY BISHOP DAVID!!!!