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
- 22 May 2020
Martin & Joy Koch are on Home Assignment in Germany, and will return to Kenya when possible. “The number of [Coronavirus] cases [in Kenya] are still low, but they have been slowly increasing. The Kenyan government has taken strong measures to fight the spread of the virus. There is a nationwide curfew from 7pm until 5am. Travel into and out of Nairobi is prohibited. There are a few exceptions for vehicles transporting food products. Until now, there have been no confirmed cases of the virus in Samburu County. We pray regularly that the virus will not spread to Samburu County, as the medical facilities there are not able to handle serious cases.”
- 20 March 2020
The Kochs are currently on Home Assignment, visiting the USA, but will cut that trip short to return to Germany on Sunday because of the Coronavirus pandemic. “We praise God that Pastor Lemeidimi has been faithfully visiting Lchakwai three days a week. He comes on Thursdays and leaves after church on Sunday. What’s App enables us to keep in touch with him despite the distance. Pray that God will richly bless his ministry there. Pray that he will be able to reach out to Samburu men and encourage them to seek Jesus.”
- 24 January 2020
“The long-awaited Samburu New Testament was dedicated on Saturday, December 14, in Maralal. There was a lot of singing and rejoicing as the Samburu thanked God for his word in their own language! Since many Samburu are illiterate, the Samburu New Testament has also been recorded. The audio files of the New Testament have been saved on SD cards that may be purchased. A new Samburu/English Dictionary was also printed and available for purchase.” Praise God that the Samburu New Testament has been finished! Please pray that many Samburu will come to faith through reading the Bible and hearing the gospel in their own language.