Harrison Maina Githu grew up in a Christian home in Laikipia, Kenya. He was the third of nine children. He attended Sunday School and grew in his faith in both primary and secondary school. One night in April of 1994, Harrison could not sleep, and he realized that he needed to fully give his life to the Lord. Soon after, he rode his bicycle for seven kilometers to reach someone who was a strong Christian. With guidance, Harrison gave his life to the Lord. He was attending high school at the time. In 1996, he attended college and became involved with the Christian Union on campus and a local church. Harrison was energized and on fire for the Lord. After college, he returned to his village’s church and participated in outreach. The church grew from just 11 people to 250 members. Harrison was named their regional evangelist, as the church outreach expanded to the surrounding villages.
Harrison worked with other missionaries, pastors, and church organizations through the non-profit God’s Grace For All Nations. He was named Director of Mercy Missions in 2010. Later, he was named Director of Missions to unreached tribes. This ministry involved feeding the hungry, building an orphanage, and helping bring peace and reconciliation to different tribes. He was given the opportunity to travel to Turkey and Brazil for missions training courses. He brought his knowledge back to Kenya and started working with the indigenous tribes and planting churches. Harrison has earned multiple certificates in missions, including leadership and cross-cultural missions, and a diploma in theology.
In 2003, Harrison married his wife, Tabitha Wangui Harrison. They have two children, Clement and Louise. They live in Nakuru County, but Harrison’s evangelization ministry takes him to the rural areas of Kenya.
Ministry: Changemakers For Christ
Changemakers For Christ was founded in 2016 by an American-based missionary. She and Harrison became prayer partners. Their friendship from different continents blossomed into Changemakers For Christ. The foundress of Changemakers felt God calling her and her family to partner with Harrison and other Kenyan missionaries as they evangelize their native country. Harrison had been prayerfully waiting for many years for an organization to be established that would come alongside him and his fellow missionaries. God’s timing is always perfect because the night before the American missionary proposed creating the organization, Harrison was crying out to God for a clear sign of how to continue his difficult missionary work. Harrison’s answer and his longtime vision of missionary support was realized when he was named the pastor to fellow native missionaries who were, and are, serving the unreached people in Kenya. The missionaries rely on Harrison for support as they endure the joys and many challenges of Kingdom-building. There is a great need to encourage and build up the pastors and missionaries who are making sacrifices to bring the Gospel to their fellow Kenyans.
Harrison ministers to the unreached tribes of Samburus, Turkanas, Boranas, Rendiles, Pokots, and Ilchamus. Among the Ilchamus tribe, Harrison and Changemakers For Christ have now planted 6 churches and raised up 8 leaders. These tribes are nomadic, are located in hostile locations, and are generally hostile with each other. Each people group speaks a different language or dialect, so the missionaries have to overcome a language barrier as well. Some missionaries live with the indigenous people in order to evangelize. The missionaries face many obstacles, and they are grateful for Harrison’s counsel and support. Catalyst For Africa is proud to partner with Harrison as he participates in the grassroots efforts of Changemakers For Christ.
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