Martin & Joy Koch
Sent from Freie Evangelische Gemeinde, Giessen, Germany
Martin & Joy work among the Samburu in northern Kenya, seeking to share the gospel with them.
Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963. Since then British tourism has been a key element of Kenya’s economy, however, unemployment, poverty and crime remain high. Whilst the majority religion is Christianity, Kenya’s ethnic diversity and vast countryside means there are still many unreached with the gospel.
The Kochs began serving with AIM in 1994, working with the local church in Kenya in training church leaders and assisting in church ministry. They led a Samburu TIMO team from 2013 to 2016, seeking to grow relationships that lead to opportunities to share the gospel and disciple believers.
Following the TIMO team, Martin and Joy are continuing to reach out to the Samburu of Lchakwai, Kenya. Building on relationships established by the TIMO team, they desire that a number of Samburu women, men, moran (warriors), and children will decide to follow Christ and that several churches will be formed.
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Martin & Joy are working in Lchakwai, Kenya, seeking to reach the Samburu with the gospel and disciple believers.
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Latest prayer points
- 24 November 2017
“In the last seven weeks, we have been able to distribute more than 100 treasures in this area of Samburu. People are eager to receive one of these solar powered MP3 players. Each treasure contains three sets of Bible stories, Matthew, Paul’s letters and John’s letters, Christian songs and the sound track of the Jesus film. They can listen to all of this in Samburu! Quite a number of men are asking to receive a treasure. Pray that God will speak to hearts through His Word as people listen.”
- 8 September 2017
“Please continue to pray with us that five Samburu men, elders or moran, will decide to follow Jesus by the end of 2017. Pray for many opportunities to proclaim the gospel. Pray for conviction, that they will recognize their need for a Saviour. Pray that they will seek after God. Pray also for the women who attend church that they will understand the Word that they hear and the songs that they sing. Pray that they also will truly seek after God. Pray especially for the four women who try to meet on Friday afternoons for praise and prayer. Pray for Martin and I that we will live close to God and grow in our love for Jesus. Pray for wisdom in setting our priorities, and that we would be sensitive to obey his leading. Pray for improvement of our Samburu language skills.”
- 11 August 2017
“Another big happening in Lchakwai is the “lorora” built in preparation for the final Lmuget of the Kichami Moran of the Ltoijo clan. A lorora is a large settlement of houses built especially for this time and this celebration by the mothers of the Kichami Moran. There are about 40 houses in the “lorora” that is located not far from the primary school and not far from our home. Women, men and Moran have come from quite some distances to participate in this lorora. So we have been meeting new people and occasionally have had the opportunity to share the gospel with them. Our home has become quite the meeting place. At about 3 PM you may find some 12-15 men gathered at our house to drink a cup of chai and talk with each other. We were able to share the Jesus Film in the lorora and the day afterwards one of the men was telling all the others how Jesus had said to turn the other cheek. The men were interested in hearing the story of the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection. And we even talked a bit about the meaning afterwards. Pray that these seeds will bear fruit and spur interest in knowing about this Jesus! Keep praying for those five Samburu men to follow Jesus by the end of 2017. We still don’t know who they are, but we are praying for a number of men and are excited to learn just how God is working and drawing men to himself.”