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Monday, January 15, 2018

Jesus The Healer

Dear beloved:  Trenching crew, left, Paul and Alan; right, Simon, 700 feet of water lines 
Mark 9:23 And Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."  Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe, help my unbelief." v25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it:" Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you come out of him and enter him no more!" v26 Then the spirit cried out and convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, "He is dead." v27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 
Beloved, last week I prayed for an old man in the village with a dumb spirit (he can hear), he had not spoken for many years.  Two days later he came to the orphanage site where I was working.  He came up to the fence and motioned to have me put my hand on his head and pray for him again. After praying for him, he started to try to speak the words, "Asante, Jesu!, thank you, Jesus"  Some sound was coming.  I instructed him to just keep saying it over and over, I believe it will be a progressive miracle given as a testimony to the whole village where the Living Water Orphanage is being built.  Jesus the healer is touching the people of Kenya every day, they are hungry for the word and for His healing.  Partner with Gather the Outcasts as we taking the life saving, healing message of the gospel to the nations of Africa.  Jesus spoke it Himself, "The Lord has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind."  May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal @ www.gathertheoutcasts.com or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com       Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Moving Forward


Dear beloved: Pics, crew working on water system, Living Water Orphanage, l to r, Paul, Jim, Simon, Zephaniah, Alan; chicken project, 8 weeks old.
Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, " If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. v25 For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. v26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Beloved, God has so created us that when we give up our life and our own desires to follow Jesus, at that point we actually "find" ourself.  And the harder we try to hang on to our desires and exclude Him from directing us, the more we lose our life.  What have you resolved to give up, if anything, for the kingdom of God in 2018?  Three years ago a prophetess called and prophesied this verse over me: Hebrews 12:4, "You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, in your striving against sin."  I have to say in December that prophetic word was fulfilled. The sacrifice of our Savior was brought into sharper focus. We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts mission to Africa, as we carry the cross of Christ to the lost, the widows, the orphans.  May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal@www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com        Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Crossover to 2018


Dear beloved: pics, left, Team USA at Living Water Spring; right, Gather the Outcasts in Burundi Crusade
Micah 4:1 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; And peoples shall flow to it.  v2 Many nations shall come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." Micah 4:6 "In that day," says the Lord, "I will assemble the lame, I will gather the outcast and those whom I have afflicted; v7 I will make the lame a remnant, and the outcasts a strong nation; So the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion from now on, and forever."
Beloved, as we cross over into the Year 2018, now is the time to assess, be renewed and restored.  I will be preaching an all night kesha in Shibale on New Year's Eve; we will be thanking God for all the great victories of the past year, but looking forward with anticipation for the victories yet to come. God has been merciful and very kind to me; he has protected me from many attacks of the enemy.  He has added years to my life, to Him be the glory!  We invite you to join Gather the Outcasts as a monthly partner or with a one time donation, as we share the good news of the gospel in six countries in East Africa.  We are also helping to take care of the widows and orphans in our Living Water Orphanage Project and New Hope Preschool Sponsor Program.  Any questions you have feel free to email me.  All donations qualify for tax deduction as we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support.  May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3           Paypal@www.gathertheoutcasts.com or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com  Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com    www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Joy to the World


Dear beloved: Pics left,  Butembo, North Kivu, Congo; right, preschool children to sponsor at $20 per month at New Hope Preschool, Kenya
Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me, The One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from old, from everlasting.  John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt (tabernacled) among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.  v15 John bore witness of Him and cried out saying, "This was He of whom I said, "He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me."
Beloved, Jesus birth was the fulfillment of many prophesies.  He was born in Bethlehem, which means in Hebrew, "House of Bread".  John the Baptist was not taken by surprise by His birth, for John said, "He was before me." The One who called Himself the Bread of Life, born in the house of Bread. Will you allow Him to tabernacle in your dwelling, your house?   In Kenya the people are busy buying cakes and gifts for each other to celebrate the Savior's birth, even the unbelievers know.  Join us as we impact Kenya and East Africa with the life saving good news of the gospel, Jesus saves!  Merry Christmas and thank you for your prayers and support.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  Paypal@www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Sunday, December 17, 2017

A Child is Born


Dear beloved: Pictures, Left  my buddy Elijah, Tororo, Uganda; children getting water at Living Water spring, Mumias
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a  Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. v7 Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Beloved, the birth of every child born brings hope into the world, to the parents, the tribe, the nation, the world, and most of all to God the Creator.  But only one child fulfilled the promise of His coming. Only one child fulfilled all the expectations of His heavenly Father.  We celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior by sharing the joy we have with those who don't know Him.  Gather the Outcasts is more than a name (the Lord gave it to me); it is the reason I live and breathe.  God has given me the outcasts to pursue for the rest of my life, those in prisons, in the streets, in the far off places in Africa.  It hasn't always been easy, no one knows, like I know, what He's done for me.  Join me in celebrating the birth of our Lord by sharing His mighty and precious name with the lost, that they may be found.  May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks.  67654   501c3  Paypal@ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com     Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Good Shepherd


Dear beloved:  Pictures, left, Steve and Saul harvesting maize; New Hope Preschool children showing dolls from America
John 10:2 "But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. v3 To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. v4 And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice." v7 Then Jesus said to them again, " I am the door of the sheep. v9 I am the door, if anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find good pasture. v11 I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep."
Beloved, the good shepherd gives up His life for the sheep.  It is inspiring that the coming of the good shepherd was announced first to the lowly shepherds in the field, keeping watch over their flocks!  What a mirror reflection of Jesus the Christ child.  If you feel lowly or downtrodden today, know this: the Good Shepherd came to this earth to die for you!   Join with Gather the Outcasts to take the good news of the gospel to the nations of the earth. You can be a part of winning souls for Christ, as well as helping to care for the widows and orphans here in Kenya.  Be a part of what God is doing in Africa with your donation and prayers.  Team USA coming in February also if you want to set your feet on African soil.  May God bless you as you pray today! 
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal @ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com  Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sowing Bountifully


Dear beloved:  Pictures, chicks now 30 days old; 5,000 liter tank for house water supply.
2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully (with blessings). v7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity (compulsion), for God loves a cheerful giver.  v8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. v9 As it is written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever."
Beloved, things are moving forward at the Living Water Orphanage site.  The chicken project is taking off, the one hundred chicks are growing fast.  And last week we erected the tank stand and put a 5,000 liter tank on top to supply water to the main house. A USA team is coming in February to install the water lines, pump, and solar collector; if you would like to be part of that mission let me know. We have much more to accomplish before the year is over; opportunities for giving include: 1. Construction materials and labor to complete main house construction. 2. Materials and labor for wall around main house. 3. Furnishings for the house after completion, including kitchen supplies, beds, desks, furniture. 4. Operating expenses for first year.  Your year end gift is tax deductible on 2017 tax returns when given before December 31.  If you have any questions about any of these projects, please email me.  Thank you and God bless you!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654 501c3  Paypal@www.gathertheoutcasts.com or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Eyes of the Lord


Beloved: Pictures above, Nairobi street scenes; lady on the corner selling roasted groundnuts and fresh ground peanut butter; right, man with Lion of Judah picture in leather frame.
Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide in the shadow of the Almighty. v2  I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God in Him I will trust.  Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. 
Beloved, the Lord was watching my steps in Nairobi this week.   I arrived in Nairobi after a long day on the bus from Mumias. After paying the bus fare to Sammy's district, got off the bus at my hotel for a good night's rest.  But then realized I had left my wallet full of essential cards, papers, and cash on the seat of the bus.  In Nairobi, city of 4.5 million, that means gone but for God!  Sammy and I prayed that the Lord would bring it back, that a born again believer would find it, get ahold of me somehow, and nothing would be missing.  After the prayer, we went to eat at a local restaurant, and got a call about 45 minutes later asking for me.  Someone had found the wallet, wanted to know if I was missing it, and said he would meet us with wallet in hand.  A young man named Edward came a bit later with wallet.  He is a born again believer, even went to church with us the next day, where I preached at Sammy's church in Embakasi. How great is our God!  Thank you for the prayers and support.
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  Paypal @ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com  Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   Facebook.com/jim rowh

Friday, November 10, 2017

Spirit of Divination


Beloved:  Pictures, Tin man Gideon,with children helpers, charcoal cookers; right, Zephaniah, my boda boda driver
Acts 16:16 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination (Python spirit) met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortunetelling. v17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out saying, "These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation." v18 And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, " I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her."  And he came out that very hour.  Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?
Beloved, Kenya is starting to breathe and move again.  A very difficult period surrounding the elections has for the most part passed.  The python, the sprit of witchcraft,  is losing his hold.  Our chicken project is proceeding on schedule.  We have 100 baby chicks, now ten days old, they are growing fast already.  Soon we will have eggs and meat birds to sell.  The Tin man in the left picture is a master craftsman.  He made us a nifty charcoal heater stove to keep the chicks warm at night.  By the way, he is a cripple, his legs are crumpled up beneath him, so he sits all day on the dirt making his heaters and charcoal stoves.  What an inspiration!  I prayed for him for the Lord to restore his crippled legs.  No heifer calves yet, hoof and mouth disease quarantine in place has stopped all movement of cattle in the area.  Thank you to all who have donated for the livestock project, we will have updates periodically on their progress.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3   Paypal@ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com  Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jim rowh

Friday, November 3, 2017

Living Water


Dear beloved:  Pictures above, left, children at Living Water spring; right, Paul and Simon beside finished chicken house
John 4:9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, " How is it that you, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?  For Jews have no dealing with Samaritans."  v10 Jesus answered and said to her, " If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ""Give me a drink,"  you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."  v13 Jesus answered and said to her, " Whoever drinks of this water (Jacob's well) will thirst again. v14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."
Beloved, we want to build an enduring legacy that illuminates the way to the Living Water, and the Light of the World, Jesus Christ. We have just completed the chicken house, it is now ready for chicks and the cow shed is ready for a heifer calf.  We want to feed the children good food, but even more importantly, we want to feed them spiritually.  Start praying about your year end giving plans.  We are trusting the Lord for $40,000 to finish construction of the main house and have it ready for orphan children.  We are a 501c3 non profit, so all contributions are tax deductible.  The recent shaking of Kenya during the time of elections made us more aware than ever that only one Kingdom will not be shaken- the Kingdom of God.  Please help us to raise up that Kingdom here in Kenya.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3   Paypal@ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jim rowh