Britt Odemba

Serving the Lord in Kenya


 

Bio

Britt Odemba serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Kenya. Britt works with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK) as an educational consultant. She has served primarily with Springs of Life Lutheran Church in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, where she helped restore their school, Karama Academy. During her time in this role, she facilitated growth in the school’s enrollment, assisted in its budget process, hired new staff, established a management board, assisted with infrastructure developments and trained staff. She continues to help mentor and support the administrative staff at Karama, and she serves on the school board.

Britt’s main role now is to assist the local Project 24 director. Project 24 is a children’s boarding facility program initiated by the LCMS and the ELCK. A child sponsorship program called Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya has stemmed from the Project 24 program, and Britt now oversees this sponsorship program. She is in charge of collecting, sharing and storing all the children’s information. She assists with creating partnerships between donors and the children in need within the ELCK partner church. Once these relationships are established, Britt serves as the key communication person between the two parties. Overall, she has really enjoyed watching these relationships develop and grow over these last few years.

Britt is originally from Palo Alto, Calif., and she has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Concordia University, Irvine, Calif. Before serving in Kenya, she was a preschool teacher and director at Christ Lutheran Church & School in Costa Mesa, Calif. God prepared Britt for her work in Africa through four short-term mission trips, three of which were in Kenya. Britt’s hobbies include reading, visiting with other moms and mentors, and spending time with her husband Micah and their children Rael and Silas.

Prayers

Pray for Britt as she continues to serve in Kenya. Ask God to guide her and Micah as they raise Rael and Silas in the Christian faith. Pray for the Christ’s Care for Children: Kenya program and that the children may continue to grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Pray that God continues to bless the efforts of the staff at Karama Academy. Let us give thanks to God that Britt continues to serve in Kenya.

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Additional Information

  • Birthdays:
    • Britt - Aug. 4
    • Micah - June 16
    • Rael - Feb. 16
    • Silas - May 5
  • Wedding Anniversary: April 11
  • Home District: Pacific Southwest

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