2024 Mission Team to Kenya | St. John's is going to Kenya in 2024! We are in the beginning stages of planning a mission trip to Kisumu, Kenya in June 2024. If you're interested in learning more or applying to join our team, please click here to go to our Kenya Mission Linktree. You can also contact team leader Laura Ellsworth at ellswlau000@gmail.com or attend the upcoming info meeting on Sunday, September 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the Lower Level Green Room.

Good News Kenya |
 In 2006, Holly Okoth visited Good News Community Centre in Kenya during her YWAM outreach. There she met GNCC founders, James & Vangie Odongo that had a passion to bring transformation to Kenyan communities through practical, spiritual ways of evangelism and discipleship in Christ. The Odongo’s founded GNCC in Kenya in 2005 after being YWAM leaders for over 12 years. GNCC hosted several mission teams from the U.S. and in 2012, Holly moved to Kenya and married Pastor Fred, a GNCC pastor.

In 2018, Holly and Fred founded Good News Kenya in the U.S. to help support ministries of GNCC. Good News Kenya focuses on three areas of ministry: discipleship, education, and child sponsorship. Holly and Fred work alongside a very equipped Kenyan staff that have a desire to know Christ and make him known in their community. Pastor Fred pastors a church and serves alongside a team to disciple the body of Christ. Holly oversees our sponsorship program that partners with families by relieving the burden of school fees for vulnerable children in Kenya. Together they have directed Good News Migwena Academy since their grand opening in 2020, currently providing Christian, affordable, and quality education to a rural village in Kenya.

Good News Kenya has a Board of Directors that help keep them focused and accountable in ministry. GNCC also has a leadership team in Kenya that leads the vision for the ministry in Kenya. We continue to be open to the ways that God has called us to help develop our community.  At times, this comes in form of providing food baskets as relief during Covid or partnering with small businesses to help increase their income during difficult times. We have a yearning to make Christ known through our actions and try to help meet physical needs as a way of evangelizing, while we point people to Christ. Thank you for following us on our journey to spread God’s word to the Kenyan community! To follow Holly and Fred’s journey, subscribe to their monthly newsletter, and more, go to their blog: www.goodnewskenya.org, or send a note of encouragement to them via e-mail.