Chase and Audrey Arndt
Chase and Audrey have been working in East Africa via short term trips since 2008. Before the two met in 2009, they had both been to this area of the world and separately felt a call to long term international mission work. They are currently living and working in Loitokitok, Kenya at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Arndts are training indigenous leaders in Chronological Bible Storying (CBS) as an extension work of missionaries in the Nairobi area. CBS is an oral method that encompasses over fifty key Bible stories from creation to Christ’s ascension. These stories weave together the redemption and reconciliation of God and man through the death of Christ Jesus through telling stories, engaging with questions, and exploring life applications. Currently the Arndts are using this method in a variety of ways:
- Leading a weekly pastors training in both Old and New Testament
- Training leaders to lead CBS classes in other areas to expand the reach
- Teaching high school and trade school students stories as well as how to share with others
- Individual training of local evangelists
- Developing storying curriculum for topical studies using the CBS method
The Arndts have also recently started a small-scale farm project to help meet a community need of employment and lack of school fees for children. An opportunity is given for a few local families to work on the farm for a fair wage and some partial scholarships are also awarded with any profits generated from the harvests.
Chase grew up in Chattanooga, TN and Audrey in Martinsville, VA and the two met at King College. While living in Bristol, TN the two developed a friendship with Fred Foy and Cecily Strang, whose stories of previous mission service and trips with them to Kenya, led to their prayerful consideration of serving long term in the East Africa region. The four are all currently serving here in Kenya. Chase has a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University and Audrey has a M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University.
To donate by check to the Arndt’s Support:
Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “Arndt Support” on memo line and mail to:
7132 Portland Ave., Suite 136
Richfield, MN, 55423