Brief facts about Maranatha Faith Assemblies

Maranatha Faith Assemblies (MFA), at first called Maranatha Mission, was started in Komotobo in 1967 by the Swedish missionary Bengt Sundh. In 1988 the headquarter was moved from Komotobo to Migori because of need of electricity and better access to the main road. Since the beginning MFA has expanded to become a big church organization with about 700 churches spread all over Kenya. Through these churches MFA runs schools and family care programs. Komotobo is among these the major working station, followed by Migori. Read more about the history of Maranatha Faith Assemblies in their official website

Brief history of Komotobo Mission

MFA started off in Komotobo in the year 1967. By then Komotobo was a bushy area that the Swedish missionary Bengt Sundh wanted to use for bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to Kuria. He also wanted to bring help to needy people in the area.

In 1970 Curt Johansson came to Komotobo and two years later he succeded Bengt as the new director of Maranatha Mission. Together with a team of Kenyan pastors he built what became the beginning of today's Komotobo Mission.

During the years many Swedish missionarys have lived in Komotobo and been in charge of the different working areas, but lately the mission has mainly been directed and developed by natives.


David Duveskog with family

Missionaries that has been working on Komotobo Mission since the beginning