JAKE & KATHRYN OTTERMAN
Jacob and Kathryn Otterman grew up in Roanoke, Va. and after reconnecting through friends in 2017, they soon got married in May of 2018.
Kathryn grew up going to Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke and she later became a Young Life leader at a local high school. Jacob was baptized at Restoration Church in 2017 by Josh Yerton, the same pastor who would later lead them through marriage counseling.
During their engagement, through prayer and seeking the Lord, both Jacob and Kathryn felt like God was leading them to a life of international missions. After they said their “I Dos” they continued following the call towards ministry overseas and even used their honeymoon to go to Rwanda on a mission trip.
In October of 2018 the couple met with the steering team of Restoration Church and they decided to began a period discernment and training with the hopes of moving to Rwanda within the next year.
The Ottermans have been invited to live in Kamembe (Cyangugu), a small town on the western most boarder of Rwanda.
They hope to serve the Rwandan community by teaching English at a high school, as well as developing projects to help the school become more financially sustainable. Ultimately, they want to form relationships with the students and those around them in order to share their lives and the gospel with them.
The Ottermans’ goal is to live as missionaries in Rwanda for at least two years as they work with the local church to expand the Kingdom of God.
Over the next year, while Jacob and Kathryn are receiving training, they’ll also begin fundraising. While their goal of fundraising all their expenses for their first year is lofty, they believe that God will provide and equip them for their calling. All funds raised will go to the Rwanda Mission Fund of Restoration Church which will be used to support the Otterman’s ministry opportunities and day to day needs while they are in the mission field.
Jacob and Kathryn are praying for people to support them who believe in God’s calling for their lives, who will be in prayer on their behalf, who will point them to His truth, and who have His heart of giving abundantly.