Rev. Akizou Kamina, S.V.D., M. Div.

Rev. Akizou Kamina, SVD, M Div

Father Akizou Kamina, SVD, was born in Togo, West Africa. After completing his degrees in accounting and management, he joined the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) in Togo in 2010. Fr. Kamina arrived in the United States in 2013, where he continued his formation and completed his studies, earning two master’s — one in theology-interreligious dialogue and the other in divinity. For two years, he worked among the poor in the Amazon in Brazil. Along with providing basic needs such as food, he values what he accomplished in helping young adults believe in a better future. Currently, he teaches theology at Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa. Fr. Kamina believes the story of the Good Samaritan helps us understand that we do not need to know a person in need before helping. “Our faith invites us to help unconditionally,” he declared.