Jordon and Leah Bright
Serving to make Jesus’ name known in unreached parts of Africa has always found its way into the conversation with Jordon and Leah. Both raised in Springfield, Missouri they began their journey together in the year 2000 as high school sweethearts, and then attended College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri together. It was during their college experience that they were able to go and serve on several international mission trips together. Spending a summer in West Africa (Cameroon) and then venturing on a Christian Study Abroad program in East Africa for a semester, their aspirations to live and serve in Africa continued to grow. Jordon proposed to Leah on the study abroad and was then invited to return as staff for the program upon marriage.
Just two years later in 2010, Jordon and Leah boarded a plan to move as the new Coordinators of the GoED Christian Study Abroad program located in Rwanda. During this position, God cultivated a heart in them for the Rwandan people and birthed a vision to Jordon and Leah for Rwandans to counsel their neighbors in other surrounding African countries. While living in Rwanda, Jordon and Leah also had their son, Ezekiel. They continued living in Rwanda for another year and then felt the Lord leading them to move to Northwest Arkansas in 2012. They have since grown their family with the addition of Amiah Grace and Julia Ruth their daughters.
Northwest Arkansas was home for the next eight years and God used that time to help them grow deep roots in their New Heights Bentonville church and surrounding community. All the while, in Jordon and Leah’s hearts, He continued to nurture His vision to help train and equip Rwandans. The African conversation continued between them and with their children. In November 2019, God faithfully opened a door for the Bright’s to return to Rwanda. Not only is He providing the way, but He has also been so faithful to fulfill that desire that he set in their hearts as children. Then granting a way for the vision he cast to be fulfilled, opening the door even wider to make His Great name known to parts of the Dominican Republic of Congo (DRC) and beyond through this strategic and kairos moment for Rwandan Christians.
The Bright’s are excited and humbled to be joining Kairos Africa and the Leatherwood family in Rwanda this July 2020. Jordon has also accepted a position at Kigali International Community School (KICS), where he will serve as a primary teacher. You can find out more about their vision and ministry by clicking here: https://www.kairosafrica.org/about-us