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!

Beth