Our story is a story of love. Imani republic was conceived in love. 1 Corinthians 13: 1-3 “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
We believe that love has the power to overcome every difficult situation. The unconditional love Jesus demonstrated for the sick and the hungry, for children and widows, for prostitutes and foreigners, for friend and even for foe, sets the standard we aspire to today. Love drives us to serve all people in need today, regardless of race, gender, age, location, religion or social status.
1 Cor 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
Our story is a story of faith. Everybody needs an opportunity or a second chance in life. We do not always choose what life throws at us. One day you are comfortable and have everything and the next you are rock bottom and have no where to turn to.
Philippians 4:11-13 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
One of our key driving forces is to inspire and empower people from all walks of life by creating an opportunity that can be that second chance someone has been waiting for. Faith is the first step one takes in the right direction. Faith makes all things possible.
Jesus was known for spending time with those on the fringes of society, always seeing potential for change and transformation where others could not. His example motivates us to live and love at the edges and to find potential in the toughest situations.
And our story is a story of hope. We wake up everyday because we hope for a better, more productive day. We hope, we believe, we trust even though there is no guarantee. We make plans months in advance, we plan our days and what we intend to do. Why? Because we have a hope for the future. Not everyone has the same opportunities.
Jesus presented a radically different view of how life, relationships and society could be. He said he came so that everyone might have a full life. This gives us a glimpse of how things could be, and it motivates us to work for justice for all, so that everyone might experience a ‘full life’, with no-one left behind.
Our purpose in the community is to instill love among every individual, stir up their faith and establish hope for a brighter future. We aim to lead change by empowering people to ignite and sustain change around them.