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 December 2018
“We are thankful for the six Samburu women, two teenage schoolboys, and the Samburu man who followed Jesus in baptism on 4th November. Other women want to be baptized. We hope to have a second baptismal service in December. Pray that these sisters and brothers in Christ will grow in their faith and stand firm. Pray that their lives may encourage others to follow Christ. We praise God for the one Samburu man who was baptized. May other man be challenged by his commitment to Christ.”
- 19 October 2018
“Sometime later this month we hope to have the first baptism here in Lchakwai! Pray that those who will be baptized will take a strong stand for Jesus and be a witness to others. Pray that God will show them where they need to follow the teachings of Jesus rather than Samburu traditions. Two men have been attending the [baptism] classes quite regularly. We pray that at least one of them will be ready to make this step of commitment.”
- 21 September 2018
“In our last prayer letter, we mentioned that Pastor Lekorere would come to explain the meaning of baptism to those who were interested. He came and not only talked about baptism, but also taught the first of 18 Bible lessons that baptism candidates learn. We continued to have Bible classes every Saturday that we were in Lchakwai. Between 15 and 25 women have been attending and two men have participated regularly… Pray for those who attend, that they will understand the teaching and follow Christ with their whole hearts. Pray especially for those who will be baptized.”