Our Story

Our Story

Mercy Nairobi Foundation was formed in 2021 out of a desire to see healthy Christian partnerships between Christians in Kenya and Christians in the USA. Often when people think of developing countries, they only think of poverty and a need for charity. Although these challenges do exist in a country like Kenya, Mercy Nairobi Foundation sees an opportunity to step into the challenges and partner with people to bring about long-lasting Gospel-driven change.

We believe we can leverage and steward resources and God’s people for gospel advancement. Christians in places like Kenya might not have the same resources as the church in the West. Still, they are eager to be trained and willing to participate in the universal Church’s mandate to reach the unreached with the gospel.

We believe in fostering healthy Christian partnerships that result in sustainable and reproducible gospel endeavors, and are convinced that indigenous believers are best suited to come up with local solutions to meet local needs.

Mercy Nairobi Church Planter Family

The Waruhiu Family

Allan and M’Lynn were married in 2013 in Kenya and have three kids, Anaiya, Zeek, and Ezra. They moved to Dallas, Texas in 2014 where Allan attended seminary at Criswell College. He graduated with a Masters in Christian Leadership in 2018 and is currently enrolled at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary working towards a M.Div in Apologetics.

Allan is currently serving at Mercy Church in Charlotte where he has served as the student director and most recently as a church planting resident. M’Lynn is a special education teacher and a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. They are following the Lord in a calling to go back to Kenya to plant a church in Nairobi where they desire to engage the culture with the gospel of Christ and works of compassion.

We desire to plant a church that will be a hub for gospel awakening in Nairobi that is carried to the ends of the earth. Mercy Nairobi's mission will be to make disciples for the glory of God and the good of all people.

As the people of God, it is our duty to take the light of the gospel to the darkest places in our society with both the proclamation of the gospel and the works of compassion. Mercy Nairobi Church will come alongside homeless women and children in Nairobi by starting the first homeless shelter in the city. This is a huge undertaking, but we have to start somewhere. We can't afford to sit on the sideline and watch while thousands live on the streets without hope for a better tomorrow. Our Lord in Isaiah 1:17 tells us to "learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.