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
- 21 June 2019
“Since Saturday, February 23, a group of Samburu men has been meeting in Ltepes to hear the word of God. 10 Samburu men participated in the first meeting the end of February. However, the next week there were only four men. The attendance has varied a lot, there are often four to six men, but men have continued to meet every Saturday that Martin has been here. Praise the Lord that they are coming and listening. Martin’s prayer is that these men will have a real hunger for God’s Word. May God open their hearts to hear and respond.”
- 1 March 2019
“On Saturday morning ten Samburu men participated in the meeting under a tree in Ltepes. They agreed that they want to meet regularly on Saturday mornings to learn more about God from the Bible. It was a good beginning. Praise the Lord! Continue to pray that these men, and others, will come to hear the words of God. Pray that God will open their hearts and give them a hunger to know Jesus. We are excited that these Samburu men want to know more about God! Thanks for your prayers. He hears and answers.”
- 25 January 2019
“This past month there have been many weddings and other celebrations in Lchakwai and the surrounding communities. We participated in some, and provided our water drums and large cooking pot for many more. On Christmas Day our church held a celebration, with chai and rice and beans for whoever came. Quite a number of people, including men and youth, attended. After the meal, a smaller number gathered for the baptism of three Samburu women. We rejoice that these women have taken this stand and will be known, not just as churchgoers, but also as followers of Jesus. Pray for other women who would like to be baptised, but are hindered by the disapproval of their husbands. Pray that God would change the hearts of their husbands.”