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Louis and Martha Johnson received their appointment as missionaries to Kenya, East Africa in October 5, 1989.  Louis Johnson was born in Monroe, Louisiana and reared in Pasadena, Texas.  Martha was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and reared in Lufkin, Texas.  They married in Pasadena, Texas on April 20, 1973 by Rev. Arless Glass.  They moved to Iowa in June 1979 and pastored in Sioux City, Iowa for 11 years. During this time, he served as the Iowa District’s Conquerors Secretary and President.

Brother and Sister Johnson’s ministry in Kenya consisted of teaching in the Bible school, teaching pastoral seminars and preaching in many churches. Also, during this time their ministry included traveling to Uganda, preaching and assisting in the establishment of the work there.

In 1998-2001, the Johnsons served in Uganda as furlough replacements while Arlon and Darline Royer.  In January, 2001 the (Foreign) Global Missions Board granted their request to transfer to Burundi and Rwanda.  Upon completing language study, they arrived in Rwanda in January 1, 2004.  Unable to secure the registration for the church and their resident permits, they served as furlough missionaries for Randy and Theresa Richardson on the islands of Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.

In November of 2005, they began assisting and ministering in the country of Ethiopia.  Shortly thereafter, their appointment changed to Ethiopia and Rwanda.  They lived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from September 2006 to October, 2008.  Their ministry consisted of teaching ministerial training seminars and preaching throughout the country as well as administration and organization.

In October of 2011, after seven and a half years of much effort and waiting, they miraculously received the first legal registration of the United Pentecostal Church of Rwanda. They received their first resident permit in March of 2012 and continued the process of founding the church in Rwanda.

After 31 years, Brother and Sister Johnson are fulfilling their current term of missionary appointment to Ethiopia and Rwanda.  They have constructed a Bible Training Facility in Rwanda and are establishing a Nursery and Primary School.  The major focus is on the establishment of the church through Prayer, Bible Reading, Training of Pastors and Leaders, and Teaching Bible studies.

They are thankful to all of their PARTNERS who have supported them financially and with prayers throughout these 31 years of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in these African countries.  Experience has proven that all things are possible through Christ who strengthens us!

» Personal Information

Louis: August 4
Martha: February 10

April 20 1973

Ministries on field:
Louis: Preaching, Teaching, Training and Church Planting
Martha: Teaching and Training, Preparation of Translated Materials

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