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
- 15 November 2019
“We have started making plans for our next Home Assignment. We have flights to Germany on January 31, 2020. We are planning to be visiting in the USA from March 10 until May 6… Please pray for us as we try to make these plans and contact all the people we would like to see. It might not be possible to see them all! Pray with us that one of the AIC Samburu pastors will be able to stay here in Lchakwai to continue the work with the church here, and the outreach to the men of Ltepes, while we are on Home Assignment.”
- 13 September 2019
“A large ‘Lorora’ has been built at Lchakwai with about 70 houses. A ‘Lorora’ is a number of houses enclosed by a thorn fence. Traditional ceremonies take place there. This time the mothers of the boys who will be circumcised have built houses in the Lorora. More than 100 boys will be circumcised in the large Lorora at Lchakwai. The boys and their mothers will probably remain in the Lorora for several months, possibly until the end of this year. There are a few smaller Lororas in this area. Some extended families have built their own small Lorora. Some of the boys in these smaller Lororas have already been circumcised. I just learned that the circumcision of the boys in the big Lorora will take place this Thursday evening and Friday morning. Two boys, who are baptized Christians and attend school, will soon be circumcised in that large Lorora. Pray that the Holy Spirit will give them discernment as to what traditions they can participate in, and to those traditions that would not be pleasing to Jesus.”
- 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.”