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
- 27 July 2018
“[In May] we were planning to take Pastor Nicholas Lekorere from Maralal to Lchakwai so that he could speak with [some] women interested in baptism… There were 17 women at that first meeting and one Samburu man. On our way back to Lchakwai on Friday, Martin stopped at one home and invited the man of the home to join us for that meeting. He responded positively and was actually the first person to come for the meeting. He waited around for the women to arrive so the meeting could begin and stayed through the whole time… In Africa Inland Church churches, baptism candidates attend classes where the 18 lessons of the catechism are taught. We decided to continue to have Saturday morning meetings and to work through the lessons in the catechism… The next two Saturdays in May we met again in our living room. The same man participated in all three meetings. The number of women attending increased, though many women attended only two of those three meetings… Pray that all will understand what is being taught and will respond in faith to the Word. And don’t forget to praise God for how he has been working! Praise him particularly for the one Samburu man who seems intent on knowing God’s ways.”
- 23 March 2018
“We have continued to have 20 women or more at our Sunday services. There has been talk of building a church building. However, the funds for that are lacking as the women strive to get enough money to buy the food they need. There has also been talk of baptism. At least two of the women are eager to be baptised. Pray that God will lead us and give wisdom as to how to go forward. Please continue to pray with us for Samburu men to seek to know Jesus. Pray especially that some men will dare to attend church. Several men have said that they will come, but we are still waiting to see them on Sunday. Pray for wisdom for Martin, as to what he may be able to do to reach out to the men.”
- 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.”