Gather the Outcasts

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Gospel

 

Dear beloved:  pics, children spreading compost on the kitchen garden 

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. v17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."  v18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, v19 because what may be known of God is evident among them, for God has shown it to them. 

Beloved, we are striving to develop the children so they are well prepared to take care of themselves in every way.  Besides their spiritual walk with the Lord, and their education, we are also teaching them lifeskills that will benefit them.  They enjoy working in the kitchen garden and enjoying the fruits of their labor.  I have learned that when they are given a simple task, they love to work together to get it done.  I believe this is a God given trait and a deep desire of man, to be able to work together to accomplish tasks that benefit their life.  Could it be in our modern societies we have trained people away from the joy of work?  Things are going well here in Kenya, corona virus is on the way out, fewer and fewer new cases reported each day.  The prayers of the saints have been answered.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts ministry as we support the children at Living Water home.  We are still looking for monthly supporters for their upkeep.  In addition, we have needs for more Bibles, a case is $60.  We also need a solar panel at $200, and a couple of bicycles at $100 each.  Pray about your part in molding the future of Kenya children!

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, September 1, 2020

I Am the Resurrection

 

Dear beloved:  pics, crusades in Mwanza, TZ; right, crusade in Mbeya, TZ, one year ago. 

John 11:25  Jesus said to Martha, " I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he will live. v26 And whoever lives and  believes in Me shall live, and never die. Do you believe this?"  v27 She said to Him, "Yes Lord, I believe that You ar the Christ, the Son of God, who has come into the world."

Beloved, the confession of Martha is the sweet confession that Jesus and all His children long to hear.  We are longing for the masses to come to know the Lord as was revealed to the babes at the crusades in Tanzania a year ago.  We will be back soon, with renewed energy and vigor!  Social distancing will be replaced by speed of the Holy Spirit distancing.  The plans of the enemy to stall the kingdom of God will come to nothing.  The Lord can restore times and seasons, and all that the enemy has stolen.  The harvest coming will be greater than ever before!  Thank you for your prayers and support for Gather the Outcasts Ministry.  We have many opportunities for you to join us if you are seeking ways to move the kingdom forward in Africa.  We have purchased sound equipment for the new church that was $500, an unexpected expense   Also we are asking the Lord for Bibles for the new believers, English or Swahili versions, a box of 10 for $60.  We also have sponsorships for the children at Living Water Children's Home, $100 per month for full sponsorship, $50 per month for half.  Let God arise and His enemies be scattered!  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  

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Powers and Principalities


Dear beloved:  pics, Centrine, a grade 8 young lady at Living Water Home; crew planting groundnuts
Daniel 10:10 Suddenly a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on the palms of my hands. v11 And he said to me, "O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you."  While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling. v12  Then he said to me, " Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words."
Beloved, the saints of the Most High God are in a battle with the powers and principalities over the nations.  These battles are not easily won; the enemy does not give up territory easily, especially when they have held that territory for years and generations.  The battle is not for the faint.  Now is the time to intensify prayer.  But know this, that from the first day you set yourself to speak to God and battle for His kingdom, your prayers will be heard. "If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land."  At Living Water Children's Home we are battling for the future of Kenya by raising up strong Christian children of God.  Pictured above is Centrine, a grade 8 student at the home.  She is a total orphan, but she loves Jesus and is smiling all the time.  She wants to be a teacher when she finishes her education.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we mold the leaders of tomorrow in Kenya.  You can become a monthly partner and contribute to Centrine's success by providing for her food, shelter, and education.  Pray about your part in changing the destiny of the nations.  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

Saturday, July 11, 2020

the Human Heart


Dear beloved:  Pics, neighborhood children at Makunda; green vegetables for the orphan children at Living Water
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?  v10 I the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. Jeremiah 12:5 If you have run with the footmen and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses?
Beloved, we are now half way through the year 2020, it seems this year we have been running with the footmen. Without your feet planted firmly on the rock, it is very easy to get weary and disoriented. Soon enough we will be contending with horses, so set your eyes on Jesus.  Bring your focus back to Him and He will lead you though.  In spite of all the shakings, this has been a very productive year for Gather the Outcasts.  We have opened the children's home and are really enjoying the presence of the children there.  They are in our school five days a week, then Saturday is a work day for them to help out around the farm.  Sunday is their day to worship the Lord.  Speaking of that, tomorrow will be our first church service in the new church, and our first service in four months! We are looking forward to a great day together with the Lord.  Corona protocols are still in place, but we can have a gathering with up to one hundred people. We thank the Lord for all the prayers and support to get the church building up and finished.  When the travel restrictions are lifted, plan to come to Kenya to encourage and share with the good people here in Kenya.  Karibu, we welcome you.  Pray about your partnership with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we take the good news of the gospel to people all over East Africa.  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 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Forgiveness


Dear beloved:  Pics, Bryan, one of our special needs children at Living Water; Front entrance to children's home
Mark 11:25 "And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive your trespasses. v26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses."  Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came to Him and said, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him, up to seven times?  v22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven."
Beloved, if we are to learn to love each other, we are going to have to learn to forgive each other. If you have anything against anyone,....but Lord!  Yes, this commandment goes deep into our hearts.  We like to justify our rage, our anger, our vengeance. The Lord says, "Let go, vengeance is mine, judgment is mine."  At Living Water Children's home, we are teaching the children to love and forgive.  These children have been rejected and abandoned, it will be very easy for them to grow up bitter and and pity themselves. We are teaching them to be conquerors, by the name of Jesus and in His power.  If you would like to help support these children, we have a sponsorship program set up to insure their basic needs are met. These needs include food, clothing, medical supplies, and staff for their care.  Pray about your part in helping these children attain the destiny God has for them. Email me for details.  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

Sunday, June 7, 2020

God is Love


Dear beloved:  Pics, Paul working on the chicken house; children learning at Living Water Children's centre
1 John 4:9  In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. v11 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. v11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 
Beloved, can we learn to love one another?  This is a command from the Lord, that we love the Lord with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and that we love our neighbor as we love ourself.  This is not an easy command to follow, even the first family had to deal with murder when Cain rose up and killed Abel. But when we focus on the cross and the love that Jesus has for every person in the world, we have faith that by the supernatural love of God within us, we can learn to love each other.  One of the ways to show that love is to reach out and care for those less fortunate than yourself. At Living Water Children's Home, we are providing a place of refuge for those children who have been rejected, abandoned, or their close family members have died.  It is a joy to see their faces shine as they talk about going back to school, and the good food they are receiving.  Would you join us in taking care of the precious children?  Your partnership supplies food, clothing, medical needs, and school fees, as well as the staff needed to house and care for them. Contact me for more information on sponsoring a child.  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

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Be Merciful Unto Us


Dear beloved:  Pics, Living Water Children; children having lunch on the veranda
Psalm 57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me! For my soul trusts in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by. v2 I will cry out to the God Most High, to God who performs all things for me. v He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up.  v7 My heart is steadfast (fixed), O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.
Beloved, keep singing praises to the Lord until these calamities be passed.  The Lord is giving us a foreshadowing of the future. In order to participate in the economy, you must have the mask!  Cry out to the Lord, take refuge in His word and in the shadow of His wings.  This week has been an eventful week at Living Water Children's home.  We jumped from four to twelve children. If your heart ever desired to care for poor children in Africa, now is your opportunity.   Their stories are heart wrenching, some beyond belief.  One young girl was kidnapped on her way to school, taken to a large city and held captive.  She was eventually released and made her way to a police station, and from there given over to child protection services.  That is how we ended up with her.  Your partnership helps us care for these children with food, clothing, school fees, and medical care.  When you give to the poor, the Lord pays you back!  Pray about your partnership with Gather the Outcasts Ministry.  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

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Are We in End Times?


Dear beloved: pics, road to Living Water Children's Home; abandoned small trader's market due to corona crackdown in Mumias
Matthew 24:6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars, see that you are not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. v7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. v8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. v9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.
Beloved, we have had our challenges this week.  The main bridge at Mayoni over River Nzoia tried to wash out, causing us to detour over an hour each way to get to the children's home.  We prayed for the Lord to send angels to hold the bridge from complete washout, so far it is holding and the hole has been filled.  Then our Makunda road to the Children's home has turned to a quagmire, forcing another detour of many miles to get to the home.  This is Africa!  Are we in the end times?  We have famine now from locusts and corona lockdown, pestilence from the virus, and now over 100,000 people in the west highlands have been displaced by floods and mudslides.  Many have lost their homes, which are made of mud, and all their belongings. No earthquakes as of yet, but they are coming.  Jesus said, "This is just the beginning of the birth pangs and sorrows. See to it that you are not troubled."  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we share the peace given by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 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

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

My Times Are in Your Hand



Dear beloved: Pics, Entry gate at Living Water Children's Home; roof is on the new church
Psalm 31:14 But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." v15 My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.  v16 Make Your face shine upon Your servant; Save me for Your mercies sake. v17 Do not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You; Let the wicked be ashamed; Let them be silent in the grave.
Beloved, we are living in unprecedented times.  The Lord is preparing all the people of the earth for a great awakening, a time of bountiful harvest.   Position yourself and watch the Lord work!  The times(our destinies, souls) are in His hands He is in control.  When the Lord told me to go back to Mumias to wait upon Him, he dropped two projects into the ministry with no striving. The opening of the Living Water Children's Home came to pass, and the construction of the new church moved forward with haste.  We will be ready to gather in the new church as soon as the corona virus restrictions are lifted.  I believe the turnaround for public gathering will come quickly; the virus has been crushed.  Those who wait upon the Lord and His timing, shall renew their strength, they  will mount up with wings of eagles. Pray about partnering with Gather the Outcasts Ministry here in Kenya.  We have many needs at both the Children's Home and the new church.  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, April 28, 2020

Praise Defeats the Enemy


Dear beloved: pics, Orphan children at Living Water,  Living Water Church, trusses and roof going up
2 Chronicles 20:20 So they rose early in the morning and went out into the wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, 'Hear me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe in His prophets and you shall prosper." v21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: "Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever."
Beloved, the Lord answered prayers this week as we now have the first four orphan children in our care at Living Water Children's Home. This was a sudden blessing from the Lord that was an answer to prayer going back several years.  There are more children to come. Living Water home will be their home for now and into the future unless some family members can be traced and they can be united with them. We are having to up our game in all aspects to take care of the needs of these children, and prepare for more.  Meanwhile, progress on the new church continues.  This week we built and raised up the trusses, we are ready now to put on the sheet iron and finishing touches such as doors and windows.  When the corona restrictions are lifted, we will be ready to praise the Lord in the beauty of holiness as a body of believers.  "Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever!"  Pray about your part in partnering with Gather the Outcasts in Kenya.  Maybe the Lord would have you become a monthly sponsor of one of these orphan children.  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