Our Mission Statement
WorldCOMP exists to bring hope and healing to the poor and suffering people of Kenya.
The foundations for WorldCOMP were laid as Pastor Richard Vicknair came together with Osborn Obayo of Nairobi. God gave them a common vision and dream. Since 1979, Richard his wife, Valerie have made over 45 trips to Kenya. The early days their work was typical missionary evangelism, working to get people saved and to train church leaders. Church people in general tend to be very one-dimensional in their thinking; they think only of the spiritual needs of the culture. But the problems in Kenya now call for multi-dimensional, transformational thinkers who are also able to help people find solutions to the deep social problems, health problems, and economic problems of the nation.
One of the sad realities of Missionary work in developing nations is that our American resources, methods and sense of competence often creates co-dependency amongst African nationals and virtually makes it impossible for them to stand on their own and sustain the work when missionaries are gone. In some cases missionaries are reluctant to relinquish control to indigenous leaders. We have known and worked with the current Kenyan WorldCOMP leaders for more than 20 years now. God has raised up a new generation. These men and women are visionaries, raised up by the Lord, to serve Him in Kenya. God is giving them His wisdom and they are bringing African style answers to African style problems. One way that our work in Kenya is different than most Missionary efforts is that every single project of WorldCOMP was either started by or was the vision of a Kenyan. We have come along-side them to serve them and to train, equip and support them in work the Lord has called them to do. The Lord has abundantly blessed us beyond what we have ever asked or dreamed.
The WorldCOMP Family is growing as more and more Kenyans become part of the team.