‘You can be born in the slum, but the slum is not born in you’ – Stori Yangu

19 April 2021
Reverend Lucy Natasha is a true testament to this statement.
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Reverend Lucy Natasha is one of the few influential young preachers from Kenya who is recognised and respected in Africa and the world. She’s known for spreading peace and love through her ministry, including her various generous acts of charity.

Humble beginnings

Natasha grew up in Mathare, one of the biggest slums in Nairobi. She recalled how her mother struggled to bring them up in a one-roomed house. Her mother, a pastor too, believed that even though you can be born in the slums, the slums cannot be born in you.

At only 9-years-old, a life-transforming incident took place in her mother’s house. A prophet prayed for Natasha and set her on a trajectory to be a deliverer of God’s word. By her next birthday, Natasha had begun preaching powerful and compelling sermons that converted many.

After finishing high school, she traveled to South Africa to study theology and returned to Kenya to start her ministry.

And as it is said, the rest is history.

Her ministry journey wasn’t easy, but her family and friends helped her to succeed to the point she is at. She published 12 books and set up a broadcasting station that airs her sermons. Natasha has made great strides, providing a model for young and upcoming preachers.

Here are some quotes she lives by:

  • You cannot make everybody happy because you are not called for everybody.
  • Wakati Mungu anakuita, haangalii unaweza ukafanya nini. Anaangalia atafanya nini kupitia wewe.
  • You cannot achieve success by yourself.
  • What you carry determines your warfare.
  • If you want to make everybody happy, sell ice cream.

Stori Yangu airs every Saturday at 8pm only on DStv 163.