10/26/23 - Local Missionaries Killed In Traffic Crash In Kenya

Dave and Joy Mueller, Julie Holman killed in car crash in Kenya (Kenya Hope facebook image)

Three missionaries from West Michigan, serving with Kenya Hope, were involved in a deadly car crash in Kenya.

(Kenya Hope facebook page) - October 25,2023 - It is with deep sadness that Kenya Hope announces that Dave and Joy Mueller, our executive directors, along with Julie Holman, daughter of our US Director, were killed in a tragic car accident earlier today.

Dave and Joy worked with Kenya Hope for the last 13 years and made significant contributions in providing freshwater wells, education, widow training, and food relief to a number of communities within the Nairobi and Narok areas of Kenya. Prior to working with Kenya Hope the Mueller’s worked as missionaries with Partners in Compassion in Southern Sudan and New Tribes Mission in Papa New Guinea. Julie Holman had just passed the board certification for her nurse practitioner certification and was currently in Kenya as a volunteer with Kenya Hope to evaluate medical facilities and provide medical vaccines.

“Dave and Joy will be remembered as missionaries who worked both faithfully and tirelessly to help others who were in need and spread the gospel of Christ. While they will be greatly missed by our organization, I know they have a place in heaven for a life well-served” said Eric Hoogstra, Chairman of the Kenya Hope Board.

As these three were in Kenya at the time of the accident, arrangements at this point will not be immediate. Another notice will be sent when arrangements are made.

Please join us in praying for both the Mueller and Holman families during this time of grief.

Kenya Hope is based in Hudsonville, Michigan and exists to transform lives in Kenya through the Gospel of Christ with a holistic approach to children, families and communities.



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