Repentance ministry (Repentance Preachers Soul Winnng Foundation) was birthed around 1980 by a team of young passionate brothers and sisters. Among these was Simon Peter Karanja (Kijana wa Yesu), Joseph Wambugu, Stephen Waweru and Solomon Kamau. They were later joined by Jackson Kingori and others whose hearts yearned for ministry to young people.

From 1982, the ministry experienced a very rapid growth with many present day members joining. These included James Munene, John Murimi Ngiri and Rosemary Murimi, Kamau Kiroko, David Muindi, Elishiba Kiroko, Carol Maingi, P.K.Njuguna, Ephatus Nganga, Bishop Geoffrey Njuguna, Margaret Munene, Charity Wamithi, James Mbugua, James Wanjohi, Gabriel Ngulutu, Obadiah Kariuki  and several KMTC sisters among others. While the team operated primarily from Nairobi, a chapter was opened in Nyeri.

The ministry consisted of young single men and women who were mainly in colleges while a few were employed. They met regularly, on a monthly basis together in members’ houses (having travelled from different parts of the country) for a weekend to plan and pray over the ministry activities. Prayer, love and humility marked the team.

The Nairobi team started meeting at Ufungamano house every Thursday evening for a time of prayer and sharing of the word and preparation for weekend missions.
The team would over the week-ends traverse the mission ground mainly in Central, Rift Valley and Eastern for Sunday services and weekend challenges. The amazing thing was the reality that the team had little money and no private means of transport but being on fire for the kingdom, travelled in the day and in the night, sacrificing time and the little they had to get the gospel out. It was great joy to witness hundreds of young people yield their lives to Jesus Sunday after Sunday  and in weekend challenges.

One amazing this was the conventions that were held every holiday (three times a year) rotating from district to district from Embu, Nyeri, Nyahururu, Muranga, Thika, Machakos and other locations.  This demanded great sacrifice for the team spending a week every holiday and having to travel from their locations to the conventions venues. The most remarkable thing in this convention was the intensive prayer sessions before the convention and during the convention (Thursday would be a prayer and fasting day for all participants). God moved in amazing ways.

Another remarkable activity was the mission outreaches to unreached places ranging from Kilifi, Wundanyi, Loitoktok, Nyahururu, Machakos, Mwingi, Arusha, Kisii, Wamba and other far places beside Central Kenya. The team would risk snake bites and cold nights in villages in the outreach.