CENTERWILL is a ministry currently working out of Meru, Kenya (Africa) that focuses on three basic Biblical principles...
Making disciples (Matthew 28:19-20)
Caring for orphans (James 1:27)
Caring for widows (James 1:27)
With everything we do we always take time to pause and invite the Holy Spirit to guide us. This is crucial for aligning our actions with the will of God.
CENTERWILL began as a "mom & pop" family based ministry, founded by David & Sarah Richardson in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. They have two young daughters who are also actively involved in the ministry.
After visiting Meru, Kenya in 2013 with another ministry, David & Sarah had a clear vision of how God could use their family to provide tremendous relief to many of the orphans & widows living in this area of Africa.
For reasons of financial stewardship, the Richardson's felt it made more sense to hire local Kenyan's to carry out the day-to-day work, and they would manage the ministry remotely from their home in Oklahoma. Thanks to modern technology David & Sarah can stay in constant contact with their staff in Kenya through video chatting (FaceTime), email, texting, and file sharing (Dropbox).
Although this is a fairly rare and unique approach to international missions, it has proven to be a highly successful way of doing things. David and/or Sarah travel to Kenya as often as 4 times a year.
Sarah & David Richardson
CENTERWILL has now grown into a big family of friends who share the same passion for caring for the orphans & widows in Meru, Kenya. Our volunteer staff is continuing to grow, as well as the number of people who travel to Kenya with us for short-term mission trips.
We currently have 14 full-time employees in Kenya. All of whom are native born to Kenya. Some specialize in caring for the orphans, some disciple the widows, and some teach economic development. To find out more about our staff go to our STAFF page.
We are also proud of the partnership we have with the churches that call CENTERWILL their "Global Outreach Partner". These churches include:
Kirk of The Hills - Presbyterian (Tulsa, OK)
Everyday Church (Moore, OK)
Faith Bible Christian Outreach Center (Storm Lake, IA)
First Baptist Church (Dadeville, AL)
North Pointe Baptist Church (Edmond, OK)
If your church would like to partner with us please contact us.
We're always looking for new people to join our family based ministry. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in partnering with us: email@example.com
100% of all donations go directly to the work on the ground.
From the beginning the Board of Directors felt it was important for them to assume the responsibility of paying for ALL the operational expenses of the ministry, which allows every penny brought in from donations to go directly to the work on the ground.
Neither David or Sarah Richardson draw a salary from CENTERWILL, but rather, they continue to work their jobs to make sure they are not a burden to the ministry financially. David is a small business owner, and Sarah is a school teacher.