Lyndon Munetsi is the Director of Business Development and Communications for TWR Kenya.
Give us a bit of background about yourself - update us on the last 31 years!
I was born in 1978 in Zimbabwe. As the son of a pastor, my Christian walk began long before I even knew it had. I spent part of my childhood living in Berrien Springs, Michigan while my parents attended Andrews University. I also got to spend some time living in the Philippines while my parents served there as students.
I attended the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (UEAB) in Kenya graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and International Development. I've worked for various organizations including UEAB where I served as Special Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor. I have also worked with the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as a consultant.
I have always had a passion for mission work and was involved in youth and outreach activities in the many churches I attended as a teen, youth and young adult. I enjoy gospel music and I'm very involved in the music ministry of my church.
How did you land up at TWR - tell us a bit about your calling?
I felt I needed to be involved in something that mattered. This became a persistent prayer item of mine for many years. Then, without any warning, I got a call from a friend who was a member of the TWR International Board at the time, and she asked me to attend an interview at TWR Kenya. I had never applied for the position, so I was convinced that this was God's doing. A few months later I joined TWR Kenya as Business Development and Communications Manager.
What do you do for TWR - where do you fit in?
My role is one of support. My office “Business Development & Communications” works under the auspices of the office of the National Director. I provide her and the rest of the organization with Communications (the creation of funding and other proposals, publicity materials, etc.). I am also the spokesperson and public relations person for the organization so the communications mandate extends to external relations as well.
I am also involved in fundraising work. This entails looking for funding opportunities, and where possible harnessing them for the good of the organization. It a very challenging position, but God is faithful and gracious.
Can you tell me some interesting facts about yourself? Perhaps some things that we don't know...
I am the second born in a family of five children. I have had the opportunity to visit several countries on four continents within my lifetime, and as such, I enjoy interacting with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. I speak seven different languages, four of them fluently. I love to sing. I have been singing since I was a child when my parents taught us to sing during family worship each night. I believe God speaks loudly to us through music.
What are some of your likes and dislikes?
TWR offers people the opportunity to understand just how effective our service to God can be. Every day we receive feedback from listeners who have been blessed, and in some cases, who have given their lives to Christ while listening to our various broadcasts. There is a great sense of purpose and fulfillment, and there is ample opportunity for servant leadership.
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