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 will return to share the gospel with the Samburu in Lchakwai, Kenya in February 2016 following their home assignment.
For any queries, please email: email@example.comIf you would like to partner with the Kochs in your prayers, gifts and practical support, please download and complete this form and return to Freepost RTJH-JRZE-XXKX Africa Inland Mission, Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN.
Latest prayer points
- 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.”
- 23 June 2017
“Please continue to pray for five Samburu men to follow Christ by the end of 2017. We are praying for a number of men by name but do not know yet just which men God will draw to Himself. Five Samburu men who acknowledge Jesus Christ as their Lord will be a great setback to the dominion of Satan here – pray with us for this miracle. He is able!”
- 26 May 2017
Martin & Joy Koch work with the Samburu people, in Lchakwai, Kenya. They write: “Pray (also) for four Christian Samburu women who have begun to meet on Friday afternoons. They want to praise God in song and prayer, hear more from God’s Word and pray for one another and for the needs of others. Pray for God’s blessing on this meeting and pray that these women will be a testimony and a blessing to others. Continue to pray for five Samburu men who will follow Jesus by the end of 2017. Although we have a lot of contact with men, we have few opportunities to speak with them concerning Jesus and faith. Pray for such opportunities, and for wisdom for us to know how we can best interact with them concerning our love for Jesus.”