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SMCC in Nairobi

Scripture Mission is the name of the Norwegian Lutheran Mission (NLM) in East Africa. NLM's motto is The world for Christ.

Media ministry
Radio transmissions over FEBA radio on the Seychelles started in 1981. The programmes were made by Kenyans in the studio at Voi, later to become PendaJirani ministries. Many listeners, amongst them also muslims, tell about meeting Jesus through these programmes.

Literature ministry
The literature center in Arusha, Tanzania, deals with production and distribution of christian literature, correspondence courses and different kinds of educational material.

Administration and boarding school
The regional office for NLM's ministry in East Africa is situated in Nairobi, Kenya. At the compound you will find the Norwegian Community School as well, a guest house and Scripture Mission Conference Centre.

Conference centre
Scripture Mission Conference Centre (SMCC) in Karen is serving groups, churches and organisations with good facilities. Many groups form Norway and local church groups are enjoying the facilities and the beautiful surroundings along Langata road. For bookings please call +254728961984 or use nlmear.smcc@nlm.no 

A part of the local church
Scripture Mission supports the other work of NLM in the area. Historically NLM's mission work has been integrated in the evangelical lutheran churches in Kenya and Tanzania (ELCK/ELCT). NLM started its ministry in Mbulu (Dongobesh) in 1951 and in Mara in 1972. In 1977 NLM initiated a cooperation with the lutheran church in Kenya as well.

NLM gives financial support to the churches. The dioceses have the responsibility for the ministry, and will be in charge of priorities and goals. NLM's missionaries have assignments connected to evangelisation, education and health ministry. Thus, the missionaries are a part of the churces' ministry and will be counted together with national workers.

There are missionaries in the coastal areas in Kenya. At the Bible school at Kiabakari in Mara there are missionaries as well. At Waama bible school in Mbulu and at the Kapenguria Bible Center there are no longer NLM-missionaries, but NLM still gives financial support.