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Africa: A Continent of Great Diversity

Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. It covers about 20 percent of Earth’s total land area. With 1.1 billion people in 2013, it accounts for about 15% of the world’s human population. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It contains 54 fully recognized sovereign countries. Africa’s median age is about 20 while the worldwide median age is about 30. It straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas. Africa hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures, and languages.

Population: 953,000,000

Spiritually lost: 755,000,000 (79%)

Unreached people groups: 1344

  • Serving Kenya since 2015
  • Mission focus: community development, healing abused women (Gracie), discipling youth (Ken)
  • Mending the Soul Ministries materials, Youth Venture discipleship, and Spur Afrika

Kenya: Ken and Gracie Odhiambo

Our journey to Zaire, Africa, now called the Democratic Republic of Congo, began in 1994, when God began to speak to us regarding foreign missions. In 1996 we moved with our six children to France for language training and then in November 1996, moved to the interior village of Lodja. We later moved to Kinshasa, the capital city, to serve as the administrator of FODESA, our team’s Congolese Development Non-Profit Organization. In 2001, Dean assumed the responsibility as the IOM Field Director in Congo and in 2009, our vision to establish a Biblical Training Center in Congo was realized

More About the Odhiambos

Their ministry currently involves small group trauma healing through Mending the Soul Ministries material, facilitation of the Youth Venture discipleship program in Kibera schools and work with Spur Afrika doing mentorship and other programs with local sponsored children. They have a desire to see the community of Kibera transformed from the inside out through empowering individuals in the community, and seeing them come to personal faith in Jesus Christ.

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