Share the Mission

Pastor John Huss with Britt Odemba

Share the Mission
Message Notes

Share the Mission

A Conversation with Britt Odemba

Sharing with us today — Britt Odemba

Serving the Lord in Kenya

Britt works with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya as an educational consultant, helping them expand their education programs throughout the country. She serves primarily with Springs of Life Lutheran Church in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, where she is helping to restore their school, Karama Academy. During her time in this role, she has facilitated a growth in the school's enrollment and has assisted in its budget process and the hiring of new staff.

Britt is from Palo Alto, Calif., and she has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Concordia University, Irvine. Before Britt headed to the mission field, she served as a preschool teacher and director at Christ Lutheran School, Costa Mesa, Calif., from 2002 until 2012. God prepared Britt for her work in Africa through four short-term mission trips, three of which were in Kenya. During these trips, Britt helped at a rescue center, led vacation Bible school and taught health and hygiene classes. Britt's hobbies include reading, hiking and spending time with her husband Micah and their daughter Rael.

Call and Response

How did you discern God's call on your life? What was it like to respond in obedience to that call?

Life in the Field

We assume that being a Missionary is far different from life in California.

What has been the most significant difference for you?

What surprising similarities have you found?

How have you seen God's fingerprints on your ministry and on your life?

Help Wanted

How can the church pray for and support the workers who are among the harvest?

What prayer requests do you have?