Our Team in Kenya
Our Team in Kenya
Director Martin Chamah
Directing LOMAMO since its inception, Martin Chamah was first called into full time ministry at the age of 20 as the Lord prepared him for 4 years while he majored in Pastoral and Biblical studies. Living in Kisumu, Kenya with his family, Martin spends most of his time serving God’s people in love. His heart is forever bent in serving the sick and the orphans. Martin believes God called him for a mission after witnessing someone showing him and his parents love. He realized that if God had not touched that person’s heart, Martin’s dreams could have sank. Having been raised by World Vision through Australian Sponsors, Martin was given an education and even brought to salvation; therefore he wants to do the same for others. Martin is husband to his late wife, Edith Terry, who went home to the Lord in 2021. They were blessed with 3 biological sons and many more orphaned children whom they have cared for. Martin diligently watches over LOMAMO Foundation as he shepherds his team and the patients they serve.
Mary Atieno Owino
A born-again Christian in her 30’s, Mary comes from Kisumu, Kenya. She is a widow and mother of two girls and one boy – all currently teenagers. Mary has been serving with LOMAMO Foundation as a Caregiver since the organization began in 2018. Mary’s love for caregiving started back in 2012 after her husband died. She was living near a neighbor who was suffering from HIV/AIDS and had been abandoned by his family members. It was due to this experience that she was touched to care for this sick neighbor by giving him food, dressing his wounds, administering medication and above all encouraging him with the Word of God. That same year, she got a voluntary job to serve with children who were infected with HIV/AIDS and TB. Mary has never looked back. She loves serving her community and is active in championing the importance of caring for the sick and giving them hope again.
PASCAL OLULO OKOKO
Pascal, a born-again Christian of Roman Catholic faith, has lived and worked in Kisumu with young people and teenage mothers living in informal settlements for the past 3½ years. He’s worked in project management, drug addiction counseling, advocacy on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, life skills and peer education. Pascal’s passion for primary health care has seen him both work and volunteer his service in provision of health services, information dissemination and policy formulation. Pascal holds a BA in Science (Population Health) from Kenyatta University. He is also an Alma Mater of Young African Leadership Initiative-East Africa, Cohort 40. By God’s grace, he currently serves as LOMAMO Foundation’s Administrative Assistant. Pascal is driven by passion to impact a positive change in the lives of the less fortunate, bringing hope to the hopeless and advocating for health rights of the less fortunate. The 3rd born in a family of five, Pascal developed a strong sense of service to others and to his community through the example of his parents.
DENNIS “ALLAN” OUMA WAYODI
Allan is a Kenyan citizen by birth, the fourth born in a family of ten children from a very humble background. His father passed when he was in grade 3 and their family was raised by his mother as a single parent. Three siblings passed in their tender years of life, survived by the remaining 7 siblings. In 2019, Allan was married to his wife Grace and God blessed them with a son named Daniel.
Over the last 10+ years, Allan’s determination led him to educational opportunities resulting in being trained as a drug adherence and treatment counselor and as a Home-Based Caregiver/Counselor to youths and families living with HIV/AIDS. In recent years he served at Christ’s Hope International as a Caregiver and Ministry Center Coordinator in the Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) program. Currently he is working with LOMAMO FOUNDATION as a Caregiver for patients under HIV and TB treatment, ministering to them with the love of God, leading them to the saving grace of the Cross of Christ.
MUSA “MOSES” NYANJONG OTIENO
Moses was born on December 30, 1994 – and proudly born again as a Christian. He graduated with a diploma in Business Management and was privileged to get a job with Christ’s Hope International. It was here he became motivated and discovered his passion for giving back to society by assisting the less fortunate families…those with orphans and vulnerable children. Moses is proud to work for LOMAMO Foundation because of their long-standing reputation for saving the sick and dying, by giving them hope. He takes pride in the work he does feeling satisfied to have found a place where his skills and background fit perfectly with the mission of LOMAMO Foundation.
DANIEL ODHIAMBO ONDU
Born 9th September 1995 and raised by a single mother in Kisumu County, Kenya, Daniel is a public health graduate from Technical University of Mombasa serving at LOMAMO Foundation as a Care Giver. Daniel’s passion for doing this work began after the death of his mother when he was staying with his ailing grandmother and helping to care for her. His good friend also developed kidney failure and had lost hope in life. Daniel stepped in to help by encouraging him with the Word of God and sometimes taking care of him. While serving HIV patients at Homabay Referral Hospital, he found his desire to care for and show love and compassion to the sick. He always gets encouragement from Galatians 6:10 “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
WASHINGTON AYUB ODERO
Born in the Spring of 1995, Washington is a graduate of Moi University School of Medicine, with a BSc. in Medical Psychology. Washington’s passion to be a humanitarian began as soon as he started interacting with patients. He’d been asking God to enable him to faithfully serve the poor, the sick, and the orphans because he’s witnessed, first-hand, very sick family members and he understands the desperation that comes with sickness. Washington’s late father, Vernest Odero Sungu, who was actively involved in serving and ministering to others, played a significant role in helping Washington define his passion. Washington is also the Founder of Police & Youth Mental Health Organization (PYMHO) based in Kisumu County to address the mental health needs of local police officers. His prayer request is for more grace to always do his best for the patients we interact with, because this is not our work but God’s work. LOMAMO is blessed to have Washington serving as a CareGiver.
ASHAR ANYANGO OMONDI
This is Ashar Anyango Omondi who proudly proclaims the Lord Jesus as her Saviour. Ashar lives in Kisumu County, where she was born on 4th June 1998. She is happily married with 2 handsome baby boys, named Baisley and Abraham. Ashar’s desire to serve the sick has been growing since her childhood when she regularly saw Desmond Marshall whole heartedly attend to the needs of her father who was bedridden. This totally changed her life as she developed her heart’s desire to reach out to the sick, just as her late father was reached out to in love.
Our Board & Advisors
A 5th generation northern Californian, Pamela found her heart beating fast when she first visited Kenya in 2010. Since then she has been passionate about serving those who’ve been marginalized by society and left alone, vulnerable and without hope. She has seen firsthand how love, even more than medicine or food, is what is needed most. In 2018, some friends from Kenya reached out desperate for a way they could continue to offer Care & Compassion to the most vulnerable in their communities. Pamela tried making several connections but ultimately said YES when both she and her husband felt God saying, “I’ve chosen YOU to make this happen.” Having retired from a career with AT&T, Pamela is happier than ever serving the Lord as Executive Director of Love Matters Most Inc. in the US and Chairman of LOMAMO Foundation in Kenya.
Michael grew up in Kansas and moved to California in his early 30s. He attended medical school and has been practicing medicine as a Certified Physician Assistant for more than 20 years. He also has a certification in Functional Medicine which treats imbalances in the body by honoring the way God created us to live and stay healthy. Michael gave his life to the Lord in March, 1987 and is currently attending Christ Community Church where he is active in the Mens Ministry as a leader and mentor. He has been involved as a supporting member of a care and compassion ministry in Kenya for several years and now serves as Treasurer for Love Matters Most Inc. Michael also serves on the LOMAMO Foundation Board of Trustees. Now retired, he is excited about this ministry and its promise of hope through Jesus Christ.
Alan van Sloten
Alan has a passion for families! He believes the best way to help children is to help their parents regain health… both physical and spiritual well being. In terms of missional cost effectiveness, the dollars spent on adult care will save hundreds if not thousands on orphan care. To keep families together is priceless. Alan is proud to serve on the Board of Trustees for LOMAMO Foundation Kenya. As a dear friend of the ministry once said, “In a very real sense, it is the Orphan-Prevention Program.” Alan also serves as a Founding Director for Love Matters Most in the US.
Chuck Cameron has made his home in Michigan for 70 years. While it is far from Kenya geographically, after three trips, this good country, and its kind and gentle people, have become close to his heart. After many decades in the business world, God is using Chuck’s skills to help guide Love Matters Most to meet some of the many needs in Kenya. He and his wife enjoy their “retirement” with very full schedules, working with church and community outreaches. His 2 daughters, and step son, have made him a proud grandfather 7 times. Chuck looks forward to seeing how God will use LOMAMO Foundation to help Kenyans help Kenyans. Chuck serves as a Director for Love Matters Most Inc and a founding member of the LOMAMO Foundation Board of Trustees.
Collins (Cal) Christensen
Collins “Cal” Christensen is the owner and operator of Christensen Custom Tables, a specialty company that handcrafts custom tables for any indoor or outdoor space. Collins is also a philanthropist, regularly donatIng both funds and time to causes he believes in… and Love Matters Most is one of his favorites! Cal remembers the emotIonal impact of walking through the rural countryside and arriving at a small mud hut where a man had been left to die. Infected with HIV/AIDS, the sIgma drives most family and friends away. That’s when Love Matters Most steps in. Their dedicated caregivers come alongside those who are helpless and provide urgent assistance. By helping moms and dads return to health, Love Matters Most not only saves lives but restores families and prevents orphans. “I am honored to be joining the board for Love Matters Most,” says Collins Christensen. “It is important for me to do what I can to truly make a difference in our world.” Cal also looks forward to helping with fundraising that will enable the ministry to grow.
SUE MOREY JONES
In 2017 while at church, Sue heard someone say, “We are looking for people to go to Africa with us. Are you available?” For as long as she can remember, Sue always wanted to meet and minister to God’s precious people who appeared to be less fortunate – and in the process discovered she was the one “less fortunate”. She’s learned love, acceptance and humility while volunteering in many organizations across the United States. Sue is blessed to volunteer as Board Secretary with Love Matters Most Inc., in the US and LOMAMO Foundation in Kisumu, Kenya where she’s found home, friends, family and purpose beyond her imagination. Having retired with a diverse business background, God has used Sue and allowed her to follow a calling she received long ago. She is grateful to be a first-hand witness to the love, patience, gratitude and happiness she knows could only come from our Heavenly Father.
TONY MADANGA, TREASURER
This is Tony Madanga, CPA. He lives in Kenya and has been working at Christ’s Hope International since 2010. He started as an accountant and in 2018 became the Country Director. In April 2019, he was appointed CFO of the Organization. In 2017, Tony was married to Caroline and the Lord has blessed them with 4 children under their care.
Tony is currently the Board Treasurer of Love Matters Most, Kenya helping the team in Kenya with Financial Management and Reporting as a way of giving back to the society. He’s happy to be part of this great team who work tirelessly in serving the sick and preventing thousands of children from becoming orphans. For Tony, this is an opportunity in joining God at work. At LOMAMO Foundation, we are grateful.
EDWIN (ED) MOSBAUGH JR.
Retired from a 31-year career with AT&T, Ed spent the last 17 years as Executive Director leading teams that sold $150 million annually in AT&T products to California and Oregon state governments. Earlier in his career he gained valuable experience in marketing, engineering and managerial positions. To balance his work life Ed enjoys golf, biking, tennis, pickle ball, swimming, hiking and most any outdoor activity. Throughout his career Ed gave back through serving and leading various Boards and non-profit organizations including Stanford Home for Children, Student Reach and most recently Love Matters Most. Ed describes himself as a Christian who believes we should all serve God because he loves us so much. Ed’s life goal is to be a conduit of God’s love and kindness to others. His experience and passion are perfectly suited to Love Matters Most.
Gert Jan van den Bosch
Gert Jan lives in Zwolle in the Netherlands and is married to Marianne. Together they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Since 1991 they have been members of an Evangelical Church. Gert Jan started his career as a male nurse (hospital, ambulance service, home care) and held various management positions. After more than 28 years he switched to consultancy in ‘Healthcare and IT’, most recently specializing in information security and privacy legislation. Together with his wife they visited the Care & Compassion project in Kenya in 2007 and saw the great need; they have been involved ever since. In 2018, Marianne and Gert Jan began supporting LOMAMO in numerous ways, using their unique giftedness to help start this ministry. Gert Jan & Marianne serve LOMAMO Foundation “above and beyond” with support and encouragement in numerous areas. With his wife, Gert Jan began Zorg voor Afrika, a ministry in the Netherlands, which supports the work of Love Matters Most in Kenya. We are very grateful for this Board.
Marianne van den Bosch
Marianne is married with Gert Jan, and together they have three children and seven grandchildren. In her occupation as a nurse, she has worked as a home-based nurse, a nurse in youth healthcare and in an organization supporting families with multiple problems. Since 2007 she has been a nurse practitioner in prevention and since 2015 as a (registered) nurse practitioner in mental health care. Since 2014 Marianne has worked with organizations that cares for addicted people. In 2007 she went with Gert Jan for the first time to the care and compassion ministry in Kisumu, Kenya. She was immediately touched in her heart and since the first moment she has been involved in the care and compassion program. Marianne believes that God especially loves people with problems who struggle in their lives. She is happy to do God’s work. Gert Jan & Marianne serve LOMAMO Foundation “above and beyond” with support and encouragement in numerous areas.
Currently working as a “Hospital Cleaner” in Northern Ireland, it could be said that Desmond Marshall is the reason LOMAMO Foundation Kenya exists. More than a decade ago, following the work that was begun by the Dutch, Dessie implemented a care and compassion ministry designed to care for those who’ve been abandoned to die. In addition to providing urgent acute care, Dessie spent time with the patients…serving them, keeping them overnight when they had no one to give them food or remind them to take their medicine. He gave them fellowship from his heart, visiting patients in the hospitals and advocating for them to their doctors. He won’t be found sitting in meetings or staying in the office. Kenya is filled with patients who tell stories of how they were abandoned by their family and friends until Dessie came along, showed them love and encouraged them to keep trying. Now we are blessed to follow in his footsteps. Desmond serves LOMAMO Foundation with an abundance of encouragement and support!
Muhammad Atif is website designer and digital marketer. He belongs from Pakistan. He is affiliated with Love matters most from 2019. He manages LMM websites and all the marketing channels for the organization to bridge the gap between the organization and the donors. His educational background includes bachelors in computer science and he has professional work experience years working with international clients to scale their growth in terms of business and their markeing needs.
other important information
LOMAMO Foundation was approved by the Kenya Government as a non-profit foundation on 19 October, 2018. Our Kick-Off Celebration took place October 28th and was attended by nearly 200 friends and guests!
WE ARE BLESSED TO SUPPORT THE MOST VULNERABLE OF OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS.
100% of all donations go directly to the work of LOMAMO in Kenya. Administrative costs associated with running Love Matters Most, Inc. in 2020 was less than 7%. None of the Officers and Directors receive any compensation for their involvement.
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This photo is of Pastor Martin with one of our youngest patients…
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