Our Mission & Vision

The Village Gathering is a non-denominational church with weekly services in Denver and Western Kenya ⎯ where our missionary work also builds self-sustainability for families and rural communities in Western Kenya by creating access to education, clean water, health care, abundant food production, secure housing, job creation, conflict reconciliation, and spiritual support.

We support and empower hand-selected individuals and families as they design and implement local solutions in their communities, with the goal of eliminating the economic instability that leads to illiteracy, child brides, HIV-infection, malnutrition, homelessness and subsistence living. We work primarily in Trans-Nzoia and Bungoma Counties. 

Paula Langguth Ryan

Our Goals

Sustainable Farming

Supporting community farms that employ locals, feed families and generate income beyond subsistence levels.

Quality Education

Giving children early access, a fresh start when interrupted, and the advanced education that lifts a family out of poverty.

Financial Stability

Customizing systems and strategies in every area of a family’s life so they move from a survival mentality to permanent sustainability.

Spiritual Support

Providing hope to those seeking positive tools for growth, conflict resolution and spiritual connection, training ministers, translating books and building new thought churches.

Health & Wellness

Digging clean wells, installing indoor plumbing and building community hospitals for greater health and longevity.

Home Improvement

Ensuring housing security over homelessness by helping Kenyan families purchase homes and build sustainable home businesses.

Giving someone a hand up lifts all of us!

“The purpose of life… is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make
difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson