Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Missionaries to Kenya and TZ: Shauen and Krista (Krenzke) Trump

Shauen and Krista (Krenzke) Trump serve the Lord as LCMS missionaries in Kenya and Tanzania, where Shauen works with Lutheran church bodies across both countries. Much of Shauen’s work as a mission facilitator involves serving alongside the varied churches in this area by teaching, discipling, and walking alongside each partner according to their needs. He also stands as the primary contact in this area for churches seeking new relationships with the LCMS. Krista currently enjoys her time with Josiah and plans to seek nursing work in Nairobi with opportunities for Christian outreach.

Shauen was born in Eureka, Calif., and his home congregation is Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary, N.C. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Seattle Pacific University and his Master of Divinity at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Shauen enjoys being a father, camping, traveling, jogging, working in other languages (including software languages), and reading. Krista grew up in Liberia, where her family served as missionaries with Lutheran Bible Translators. She received a bachelor’s degree in Christian outreach from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minn., and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Louis University. Krista previously served through LCMS World Mission as a long-term missionary in Slovakia from 2003 to 2005. She enjoys camping, traveling, entertaining, and cooking. Shauen and Krista were married in June 2007.

In 2009, while completing vicarage in Uganda, their son Josiah was born in Kampala.

Please pray for the Trumps as they serve the Lord in Kenya and Tanzania. Pray that the Lord would use them as His instruments to encourage and build up God’s church in East Africa. Ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen them and give them wisdom as they study Kiswahili and learn to live in a variety of cultures. Give thanks to the Lord that Shauen and Krista have answered His call to serve Him and the people He loves in East Africa. Read more about the Trumps at www.TheTrumps.org

• Birthdays: Shauen - April 10, Krista - Jan. 29, Josiah - Dec. 19

• Wedding Anniversary: June 9

Home District: Southeastern & Nebraska

Shauen just finished his cross cultural vicarage in Uganda and after Swahili studies will return to the states for his furlough and ordination, and then return to East Africa to take up residence in Nairobi, Kenya.