Missionary work since 1978

New Life Mission – Aid was founded in August 1978 and has been doing mission- and charity work ever since. The work started in Kenya by building a childrens home for children who were in prison together with their mothers. The children were living in terrible conditions and we were unable to just watch this without getting engaged. This was the start of  a tremendous charity work in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
 

Over the years, New Life has transported thousands of  tons of emergency supplies to poor families and hospitals in several East European countries.


In Kenya, New Life has built, and rehabilitated, children’s homes and started pre-schools, primary schools and a high school.

In addition to this, New Life is running a center for street boys, a project for widows and a charity work among the poor in the slum. New Life has also developed several water projects in Kenya, in addition to support of children’s homes in several countries in Latin America and Eastern Europe.

New Life has alwys worked closely with th elocal population and local resources.

Employees

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Gunnar Enok Nilsen

CEO

Gunnar has been a part of New Life since the very beginning in 1978! He has a hart which is burning to help the rejected ones, the poor and those who have nothing.
Gunnar has been working as a contractor for many years, but at the same time has always given himself  to the organization. He I now working full time for New Life Mission – Aid and also has the role of chairman of the board.

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Runi Rogers

Secretary

Runi has studied microbiology in Holland and has worked as a research scientist for many years. She works as a secretary, which includes donor monitoring, translating and other administrative work.
She has also lived in Cape Town for a few years, and we enjoy the benefits of her language skills and cultural understanding, in addition to her analytical working method.

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Vegar Mikalsen

TV-Producer

Vegar has studied television direction at Lillehammer College. The TV programs and reportages he makes are of a very high quality, and we are extremely grateful for having such an accomplished and sought after producer on our team!

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Monika Brandys

Department manager, Poland

Monika is a trained translator in Norwegian and English. She used to work as the national leader for the student mission in Poland, coordinator of volunteers at the Pentecostal church in Warsaw, and as deputy leader of the Polish school in Basilea, Switzerland. She is chairman of the board departmentmanager in New Life Mission - Aid, Poland. She is very creative and is a big resource in our international cooperation with Kenya and other European aid organizations.

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Liv Randi Lindseth

Project coordinator

Liv Randi has worked with project management, project assistance and networking nationally and internationally for more than 20 years. Common to all projects is that they operate at the intersection between energy, climate, communication and education. In these projects, it has been important to get people with different professional and cultural backgrounds to collaborate effectively to achieve common goals. She has a broad knowledge and understanding of energy, energy sources, energy saving and the consequences of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, as well as attitude creating work.

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Ina Winje

Fundraiser og Prosjektkoordinator

Ina has primarily a background in patient work and project management within medicine and health. In addition, she has competence and experience with network building, attitude creating work and communication. She works with new projects and funding.

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George Ochieng

Video photographer, Kenya

George is a photographer for New Life in Kenya and delivers video material from the various projects in Kenya. The work he does is very important to be able to deliver updated video reports and features from our work, and we are very happy to have George with us in our team. He also assists with video production during live broadcasts and television campaigns.

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Edward John Hughes

Ambassador

Edward is our ambassador in Norway and internationally. We are very happy and thankful for what Edward is doing for the mission and to reach out to people. 

Our collaborators

Archbishop Winnie Owiti

New Life started a cooperation with Winnie and Silas Owiti in 1989. This couple were leaders for Ebenezer Life Centre, right up to the passing of Silas in January 2019. Winnie is now the leader of Ebenezer, and a fantastic preacher. She is the head of approximately 2000 smaller and bigger churches in East Africa. She has also has had several important, national solstices. But first and foremost she is the loving and caring «Mama Winnie» for all the children who live, and have lived, at Ebenezer since the start.
 

Read more about Ebenezer Life Centre here: https://www.ebenezerlifecenter.org/

Turphosa and Bishop James Ayuko

We have worked with this wonderful couple from Nairobi since the beginning of the 1980s. Through their church, Conquerors Covenant Saints Church, where James is bishop, we have built several schools, churches and a health center together, in addition to distributed food to thousands of families. 

Heidi Bannice Ayuko

Heidi is the daughter of Turphosa and James Ayuko, and is today the leader of our girls program «Gold in the slums, diamonds in the dust». She is a trained social worker and has a big heart for the children and young people in Kenya.  

Shireen and Roger West

Shireen og Roger West er fra henholdsvis England og Sør-Afrika, men har i en årrekke bodd i Kenya og vært misjonærer i flere land i Øst-Afrika gjennom deres organisasjon Revival Fire Ministries.

 

Read more about the work of the West family here: https://www.rfmafrica.com/

New Life Mission – Aid Polska

The foundation was founded in 2019, and has come about after many years of cooperation with individuals and churches in Poland. It has a board consisting of 4 people: Monika Brandys, Marek Kaminski, Pawel Brandys og Joanna Poznalska. 

 

Read more about New Life Polen here: https://www.newlife.no/pl

Kitanda

The Belgian charity organization Kitanda has been an important collaborator with us since 2011. Together we have built the school in Ayweyo, we have developed water projects, worked with agriculture and assisted each other with knowledge and ideas for further development. 

 

Read more about their engagement here: https://kitanda.be/

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