The people have become accustomed to the dusty conditions; I struggled a little. In one of my moments of complaining to the Lord, He reminded me that I was but DIRT, I was a man of the dust, therefore I should be able to thrive, have victory and abound with joy, and so I shut-up my whining. Michael and I spent our days walking the dusty streets greeting people, handing out handbills for the open air meetings and new church start. We walked; we prayed over Mawanga, we prophesied for the kingdom of God to be made known.
On Sunday we had the official launching of the LIBERTY CHRISTIAN CENTRE. There was standing room only. Praise the Lord! There are more than 12 people who have committed themselves to membership and many more have said they will be continuing to come. I understand that the word crisis in Chinese means dangerous opportunity. If this is so God gave us a dangerous opportunity to plant a new church and increase His kingdom.
February 2008 :
Kenya, East Africa
I stayed in Kenya for 21 days . I was hosted by Pastor Michael Njogu and his family. Michael his wife Ann and two small children were displaced from Eldoret during the recent crisis and moved to the Nakuru area. When I arrived they were living in a small I bedroom apartment. One of our objectives while I was here was to help them find a new place to live. We finally found a house for Michael Njogu and his family. Not just any house but one that is close to the center of the community of Mawanga. This is where he was directed to begin a new ministry. This means that there will be less expense for transportation. We also have leased a plot of ground near Michael’s house this will be used for the structure of the church building.
This is my second time to Kenya, in one short year much has changed. Kenya has been wounded; internal strife has caused great offenses in villages towns, cities and even friend and families. Life long friends have become bitter enemies due to the physical abuses that have taken place. Family members killed by their friends, house and belongings burned. Pastors have had their homes and belongings burned, churches destroyed by the people they served in the community for years.
These wounds will take a generation to heal maybe more. Kenya needs our prayers; we need to be groaning in intercession for this nation. Only the moving of the Holy Spirit over this land will bring healing. People have come up with a political solution for now, but the wounds and offenses are very deep. It is only the power of the life in Christ Jesus that can minister down in these areas of the human heart.
In a small way ELIJAH MINISTRIES, has brought a sense of hope for healing in a place called Mawanga Nakuru Kenya, a community that they tell me is about 25,000-40,000 in population. Let me tell you about Mawanga, IT IS DUSTY! I mean every day, all day dusty.
I used my lightness of skin to bring the light of the gospel of the kingdom into the darkness. I know that I am a novelty; very few white people come to Mawanga. Each day for one week we would set up in the dusty streets to have a preaching meeting. We put speakers on top of the car and using a small amp, key board and two mics, we sang the Lords praise and declared the gospel of the kingdom. By Gods grace and our expressing the life of Jesus to all we met many responded to the Good News.