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John and Kendra Enright have been working as missionaries in Africa since 1973. John passed away suddenly on December 26, 2017 in a tragic road accident.
Kendra continues to serve Kafakumba, though she is officially retired. John and Kendra were involved in the construction of a Leadership Training Center when war started in the Congo in 1998 and they had to leave.
Since 1999 John and Kendra worked with the United Methodist Church in Zambia. They helped build the Kafakumba Training Center as their base, and from there were able to continue many of the same programs they had in Congo, particularly the Kafakumba Pastors' School. John started many development projects, working in partnership with Zambians in the areas of woodworking, agriculture, and business. Kendra has two grown sons, Brian and Nathan. Both boys and their wives are currently living in Zambia.
Since his father's death, Nathan oversees the honey company, Bee Sweet, as the CEO, while Robin stays busy helping run Kafakumba Christian School (KCS) and, of course, the family. Nathan is John's youngest son and was raised here in Central Africa.
Pastor Kilembo is the Director of Kafakumba Training Center and is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Therese leads "God's Kids," teaches sewing classes and is part of a local women's group. In addition, she is still raising 2 children at home while 2 of her children are attending Purdue University and 1 is at Mulungushi University in Zambia.
Rabbeca is our hospitality coordinator and is often the first smile you see welcoming you to Kafakumba Training Center when you come to visit. Rabbeca is newly married to Gabriel!
Nate and Elinda (Enright) Steury arrived at Kafakumba in mid-2013. They serve the Church here in Zambia in several ways. Since John's death, Nate does some accounting at Bee Sweet Honey, helping Nathan Enright in the management aspects of the business.
He is also here to provide support for the United Methodist pastors in Zambia and is himself a pastor of the English speaking congregation at Kafakumba Training Center. Elinda is a nurse and a professor of nursing. She currently teaches online at Eastern Florida State College Nursing School.
Nate and Elinda were both born and raised as MK's (Missionary Kids) in Africa. Elinda was born in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) to Ken and Lorraine Enright, and Nate in Kenya to Ernie and Sue Steury.
Their oldest son, David and his wife, Amber are also currently working at Kafakumba Training Center after moving here in December, 2015.
Ken and Debbie Vance have been missionaries with the United Methodist Church (UMC) for many years. They served in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), before war forced them to leave in 1997. Ken is an ordained elder in the UMC as well as a pilot. His primary role in Congo was to direct and fly for Wings of the Morning, a mission flight ministry dedicated to transporting those without access to healthcare to medical facilities. Although his role as a pilot is no longer necessary in the work at Kafakumba, he teaches courses at the Kafakumba Pastors' School and preaches at his church in Fisenge, where they have moved into their new sanctuary. They are the parents of two grown children who live with their spouses in the USA !