Meet our Missionary – Beth Okech

I grew up in a small town in Tennessee called Estill Springs. For as long as I can remember I had a love of medicine. Last time I was home I was helping my mom clean some stuff out of a closet and found my doll with a bandaid on it’s head. My mom also would fill in a book with questions at the beginning of every school year, and I don’t remember ever answering anything other than a nurse.

We were very involved in our church growing up. My mom was my GA leader which was a group for the elementary girls to learn about missions and get involved. I was 13 when I told my mom I would be a missionary one day. Fast forward and I graduated from Calhoun Community College in Decatur, AL as a Certified Surgical Technologist and a heart ready for missions. I worked at the Madison Surgery Center and fell in love with my job, but a year and a half in I knew it was time to start pursuing a mission.

I got hooked up with Steve and signed up to go on a team. I was torn apart by the huge lack of access to medical care. I went home and signed up to go back as soon as I could which was May of 2010. It was on that trip I told Steve I was called to move to Kenya and help get the clinic organized. God called me over in July of 2011 and it wasn’t long after that I met my future husband at a Christmas goat roast.

We started dating in February of 2012 and got married in November of 2014. I have loved seeing all the leaps and bounds that have been made over the past seven years and can’t wait to see what God has in store for the future!