Talanta Awards Set for Saturday in Orange County

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Lifeline Church in Buena Park will host the Los Angeles chapter of Talanta Awards this Saturday, March 12th from 3pm.

Talanta offers a ministry that develops talents and highlights what is good within the Kenyan youth living in Diaspora. The purpose of Talanta Franchise is to lead Children and Youth to Jesus Christ while at the same time developing youth mentors and leaders

According to Rev Wambui Njoroge who is one of the organizers, young people should be exposed to opportunities while they are young: “Imagine if there was a ministry like this when I was young. At 21 years, I recall playing my guitar on the streets of Nairobi, without any kind of direction.  It was David Amunga who noticed and extended to me an invit
ation to record music with his band. But there was a problem. One friend decried the fact that I was too young, and as a Christian, to be playing in a secular band, you know, a ‘worldly band.’ That was the end of my dream. There weren’t gospel bands where I could utilize my skills.

But dreams do not die, if you believe in those dreams and keep God as the centerpiece to such aspirations. I was over 55 years when I produced my first CD. I was excited. I am the one playing rhythm guitar and African Drums.

Our children and youth do not have to wait until they are 50 to realize their potential. Talanta is offering a beautiful opportunity to highlight talents in various areas of America. To this end, we need more parents to support the Talanta and for people to turn out in large numbers this weekend.