In December of 2012, ServeNow was launched to serve people in need by caring for orphans, widows, underprivileged children and youth as well as equipping the Church for greater fulfillment of its ministry and providing humanitarian assistance where needed.
The people of this world are still in desperate need of the Good News – whether in word or in deed – and ServeNow is committed to making a difference, one life at a time.
Here is our mission statement:
Sharing Christ’s passion for the world by serving the most vulnerable through national churches and leaders.
ServeNow was started in December 2012 by Lars Dunberg and his daughter Maria Sturt. Their mission was to serve those most in need around the world. ServeNow’s first project was the rebuilding of a toilet facility in Uganda where children were attending school. Since then the ministry has grown significantly, serving over 3 million people in our first five years throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Muslim World. We are equipping the local church and coming alongside them to reach their communities for Christ … and we are just getting started!
Chris came to understand Jesus Christ as Lord and the necessity of discipleship in a dorm room Navigator Bible Study at Michigan State University. After a successful career in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Chris arrived at a “halftime” invitation to serve with Partners International in reaching the unreached with the Gospel. Recognizing the incredible value of working alongside national churches and leaders, Chris continues that calling with the mission of ServeNow to promote both knowledge of the ministry opportunity and to encourage Kingdom generosity in the Southwest USA.
Chris is an adopted son of Texas. He and his wife, Julie, live in Dallas.
Lydia Munene serves as Vice President, Africa for Biblica – The International Bible Society where she provides oversight of Biblica work in Africa. She is married to Rev Jotham Munene who serves as a Pastor with Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) and they have two daughters aged 20 and 15. Lydia and her family currently live in Mombasa, Kenya, having relocated from Nairobi in 2019 to start a new church plant – CITAM Mombasa. Lydia is passionate about discipleship, particularly for Africa’s children and youth and is involved in School outreaches and Sunday School ministry.
Our accountability to our donors is one of our highest priorities. Our goal is to use the funds entrusted to us as wise stewards. To do this requires continued monitoring and annual audits of our fund distribution. ServeNow is also a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), Guide Star and Excellence in Giving (EIG).