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Oral History Interview with Saruni Lemargeroi

 Collection
Identifier: CN 728

Scope and Contents

Oral history with Saruni Patrick Lemargeroi in which describes his childhood as a Maasai Moran (warrior) and herdsman in Kenya; conversion after viewing the Jesus film; his education at Moffat Bible College, Africa International University, and Wheaton Graduate School; call to be a minister among pastoral nomads; contextualizing Christianity within Maasai culture; Pentecostalism among the Maasai; the status of the Africa Inland Church in Kenya. The time period covered by the interview is 1989 to 2022.

Saruni Lemargeroi was interviewed by Bob Shuster in the offices of the Evangelism and Missions Archives.

Dates

  • 2022

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the materials in this collection is held by the Evangelism and Missions Archives at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

Biographical / Historical

Full name: Saruni Patrick Lemargeroi

Birth: December 29, 1989

Family

Parents: Monica and Laurent Lemargeroi (both deceased)

Siblings: 3 brothers (1 deceased) and a sister, as well as many other stepbrothers on his father’s side, who is a polygamist

Marital Status: Single

Conversion: 2005, while watching the Jesus film

Ordination:Licensed to preach in 2013, Associate pastor in the Africa Inland Church, Kenya

Education

2009-2013 - Moffat Bible College, Kijabe, Kenya. Received a Bachelors degree in Bible and Theology

2015-2016 - Africa International University, Karen, Kenya. Received a Bachelor of Theology

2019 - Appalachian State University, Boone, United States. Attended a summer non-degree program for leadership development Career

2012 - Founder of the Maasai Transformation Project, which combined church planting, water resources, development and education among the Maasai people

2013-2022 - Associate pastor to Nicholas Lekorere in the Africa Inland Church, working among the nomadic Maasai and Samburu people.

2017-2018 - National administrator for Life Ministry, an affiliate of Campus Crusade for Christ. Did evangelism and discipleship training among students and others. Arranged the launch of the Jesus film among Masai audiences

Extent

1 Sound Recording

135 Minutes

Language of Materials

English