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Deacon Brent and Jessica Naslund Bismarck Mission Box 1640 Kisii 40200 Kenya, East
This office serves as the liaison between the Bismarck Diocese and the African Mission in the Diocese of Kisii, Kenya, East Africa. The co-directors have overall responsibility for the administration of the mission program, including fundraising to support the mission work. The mission is fully funded by donations to the annual African Mission Appeal. The mission currently supports over 400 AIDS orphans with food, educational needs and medical care.
The co-directors speak to various groups throughout the diocese and elsewhere, informing them of the mission's work in Kenya. They also recruit and interview those interested in the mission and direct their discernment, their sending, and then serve as their contacts while they are in mission and assist in the reentry upon their return from the mission. A brief history The Diocese of Bismarck first sent missionaries to Africa in July 1990, when Fr. Bruce Krebs, Jim and Henrietta Nistler, and Cathy King traveled to Bura in southeastern Kenya with the support of then-Bishop of Bismarck John Kinney.
After violence in the Bura area escalated and raised concerns about the safety of the Bismarck missionaries, the diocesan mission relocated to Kisii in Western Kenya in May 1994. Since then, many priests, deacons, seminarians and lay missionaries have worked to spread the Gospel via the Bismarck Diocese African Mission in Kisii, Kenya.
If you are interested in learning more about the Bismarck Diocese African Mission, contact mission directors Chuck and Tip Reichert, 701-258-4866, or watch the African Mission video above.