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A Man Transformed by the Good News

Mike Schrage, Executive Director

Dennis Okoth has a story to tell. He accepted Christ as a young adult and survived after his own parents poisoned him for following Christ. Today he works as a missionary in Uganda. He is a thrilling illustration of a man transformed by the Good News. In the picture below, Dennis is on the left and Kennedy Obura, a Christian worker in South Sudan, is on the right.

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Dennis is a teacher, pastor, elder statesman, and director of Messiah Theological Institute. Thousands have attended his humble training program, and hundreds have graduated with basic and advanced certificates empowered for Christian service.

Dennis and his wife Mary have obeyed the call to leave behind comfortable lives in Kenya and endure challenges in Uganda. They have a lower salary and withstand mocking from local government leaders. They persevere despite threats and several robberies of their house.

With great resolve, Dennis stated that he is not going anywhere because God continues to protect his family and his ministry in Uganda. His work reaches throughout Uganda into parts of Rwanda, Kenya, and Sudan.

Dennis serves on the board of GNPI-Kenya. In addition to his current full-time job in Uganda, Dennis offers guidance and counsel to our staff at GNPI-Uganda, located next door to his training center in Mbale.

When I brought some guests to meet Dennis recently, he said, “I love GNPI and will always be a supporter because of what it is doing in Kenya, my home country, and for my ministry here in Uganda.”

To hear more about this remarkable man, make plans to attend ICOM 2016, November 17-20, in Lexington, Kentucky. He will share his testimony and present in several workshop sessions.

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