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Margaret Odari – Resistar / Teaching Faculty

Training the heart, instructing the mind and empowering the hand by enrolling new students and maintaining academic records of existing students and alumni.

Margaret Odari is the registar for Africa Theological Seminary (ATS) and is responsible new student enrollment, maintaining academic records for existing students and alumni. Margaret also serves with Quality Assurance ensuring that ATS meets it quality standards. She teaches Sociology, Community Development, English, Conflict Management and Research Methods. Margaret is passionate that education should be transformative (as such she is an associate member of the Global Associates for Transformational Education).

Margaret grew up in Western Kenya and was raised by her paternal aunt so that she could attend school (Margaret’s parents lived in an extremely remote area). She has a Bachelor of Theology from Kenya Highlands Evangelical University and a Masters degree in Social Development and Management from Maseno University.

While in high school Margaret gave her life to Christ and developed a desire to serve the Lord after high school, which led her to join a Bible college. She grew up in the Anglican Church of Kenya. God has used Margaret both in her local church and in other churches and educational institutions in Western Kenya as a motivational speaker.

Margaret is married to Moses, who is also from Western Kenya. He runs a travel and tour company. They have one daughter, Lavendar Keziah (elementary school) and two adopted sons, Brian and Emmanuel (both in high school), belonging to Moses’ late brother.

There are several ways to get involved with Margaret. One you can pray for her and her ministry at ATS. Below are her praises and prayer requests. If you would like to give financially to help support Margaret, please use the links below.

Third Quarter Prayer Requests

Praises

  • Twenty new students have joined ATS since January. In addition, there are a number of potential students in the pipeline along with more making inquiries.
  • As a family we are grateful to God for enabling us to move to our new property in April. While the house is still under construction and most of our things are still packed, we thank God that the place is becoming more “home” daily.
  • Praise God as a result of living on our new property, we are able to closely manage our farm projects, which tremendously help offset our food budget.
  • We are thankful that Moses now has an office space in town for his business were he can meet with his clients.

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that God will bring more students to study at ATS
  • Our son Brian will sit for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE) exam beginning in October. Pray for him to have peace and clarity of mind. (In Kenya the KSCE exam is the sole measure for academic advancement and placement. Failure to do well on this exam is incredibly detrimental to a student’s advancement.)