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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Signs From Heaven


Dear beloved:  pics, locust swarms invade Kenya; squash and cucumbers at Living Water Farm
Exodus 10:4 Or else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory. v5 And they shall cover the face of the earth, so that no one will be able to see the earth; and they will eat the residue of what is left, which remains to you from the hail, and they shall eat every tree that grows up to you out of the field. v14 And the locusts went up over the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt. They were very severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall there be such after them.
Beloved, two of the plagues of Egypt descended upon Kenya last week.  Two giant hail stones fell on Kinangop in Nyandurua County, and they were so large the residents called them "ice blocks from heaven".  Each block was four feet in diameter and weighed hundreds of pounds.  That incident was followed by a locust invasion in several counties of Northeast Kenya, where millions of locusts have started to devour vegetation. In Mandera county alone, 12,000 square kilometers of land have been infested in about one week.  Just as the Lord was sending signs to Pharaoh so that he would let the children of Israel go, the Lord is also sending signs to Kenya to seek the Lord and turn from our wicked ways.  Join me in praying for Kenya, that we cry out to the Lord, repent of our sins, and ask the Lord to heal our land. In a recent dream last year, the Lord showed me famine may be on the horizon for Kenya, and I believe this locust invasion may be a confirmation of that.  Pray with me that it does not come to pass, that the Lord will protect His children here.  Thank you 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.pureprairie@hotmail.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com     Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com         www.facebook.com/jimrowh     

Monday, January 6, 2020

Meditate on the Book


Dear beloved: pics, giving out chapatis to street boys with Zephania; downtown Mumias, Friday market day
Joshua 1:8  The Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. v9 Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Beloved, when you meditate on the Book, the Holy Spirit will lead you into places you may may never have thought of going.  That is when you need to be strong and of good courage, so that you can step forward with boldness and take territory for the kingdom of God.  God has expanded our territory in Makunda village for His kingdom, we just recently purchased a piece of property to build a much larger church.  The place we are meeting in the children's home is much too small for our growing congregation.  We will be starting construction within a month or so, if you would like to make a donation for the new church, designate as you give.  The budget for the new Living Water Church is $10,000.  Thank you 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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Living Water


Dear beloved:  Pics, Mumias Crusade; altar call at Mumias Crusade
John 4:10 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 give you living water.  v11 The woman said to Him, "Sir, you have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep.  Where then do you get that living water?" v14 (Jesus)" Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst again.  But the water that I shall give in him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to everlasting life."
Beloved, we battled for the soul of Mumias,  the "Muslim capital of west Kenya."  We had two days or sunshine and two days of rain, and through it all God was faithful and we saw many come to know the Lord Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Many more were healed and delivered. The last day I dedicated to honor the memory of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, who went on to be with the Lord this last weekend. Bonnke's crusades in Africa have been an inspiration to me and unparalleled in their impact.  Millions have been ushered into the kingdom through his crusades.  At Gather the Outcasts we look forward to taking up the mantle of many who have labored in the harvest fields of Africa and gone on to their great reward, their soul winners crown!  Would you partner with us and consider making a year end gift to see that this work can continue and get even bigger and better in the days ahead?  We are planning to be in Mwanza, Tanzania for the first crusade of 2020, join as we start the year off with Jesus!  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

Monday, November 25, 2019

Mumias Crusade


Dear beloved: Pics, Poster for upcoming Mumias Crusade; Alfred, Zephaniah, Bony, Dougie with new podium they made for church
1 Corinthians 2:9 "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him." v10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit, for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. v11 For what man knows the things of man except the spirit of man inside of him? Even so, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
Beloved, the Spirit of God is telling me this crusade is going to tear down some strongholds in this region. Start to pray in earnest as the Spirit moves you. The three major strongholds in this area, and all over Kenya, are these: 1.Corruption and stealing, 2. sexual immorality fueled by legalized polygamy 3. islam and witchcraft. Just this week on the shamba, someone stole the sticks from the scarecrow in the maize field! Can you believe they left the clothes? Kenya needs Jesus, He is the answer to the iniquity of Kenya and all mankind. I invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we take the message of the cross to the lost and dying world. We are halfway to our goal to meet the budget for this crusade, still needing $2,000. You are also welcome to come help at the crusade. 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

Strength in Weakness


Dear beloved:  Posters going up in Mumias town for the Mumias crusade; left, Flavian and Zeph; right, Patrick
2 Corinthians 12:9 And the Lord said to me, " My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.: Therefore most gladly I will boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. v10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
In 2015 I had prepared a crusade for Butembo, Congo, and sent the team and money on ahead.  I traveled all night through Rwanda to get to the Congolese border point at Goma, only to be denied a visa and entry. Needless to say I was in distress.  I waited two weeks at the border but was never allowed entry.  The man who stepped in to preach the crusade was Dr. Stephen Mutua, who happened to be in Butembo to preach at a conference.  This week in Mumias, Dr. Mutua was here to preach to 200 pastors, to light the fire for the upcoming Mumias Crusade. I paved his way in Butembo, he paved the way for me here in Mumias.  None of this was planned by either one of us, it was all in the Lord's timing. Commit your works unto the Lord, and your plans will be established.  Stand with us in prayer and support as we take the good news of the gospel to the people of the Mumias region.  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, November 2, 2019

Stand in the Gap

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Dear beloved: Pics, New believer Alfred up out of the watery grave; village girls getting their water from Living Water spring
Ezekiel 23:29 "The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger.  V30 So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found no one. v31 Therefore I poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads," says the Lord.
Beloved, this scripture spoken by the prophet Jeremiah could easily apply to Kenya, or the USA.  In Kenya, violence, robbery, corruption and oppression of the poor have left the majority of people needy and feeling hopeless. In the USA the poverty isn't so much material as it is a famine of God's word and spiritual emptiness. In both cases the solution is the same, the good news of the gospel.  Jesus came to preach good tidings to the poor, to heal up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives.  Gather the Outcasts has been preaching crusades and sharing the good news in Africa since 2010.  Join with us as we continue to stand in the gap for the poor and oppressed in Kenya.  We are planning a big city wide crusade in Mumias town December 5-8. We are planning to work with 100 local pastors, along with some great singers from Western Kenya, and local church choirs to lead the praise and worship.  Will you stand with us?  The budget for the crusade is $4,000.  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, October 26, 2019

Take Up Your Cross


Dear beloved:  Pics, Roof repaired for new church member, the roof was leaking on the baby room; traditional Makunda villager house
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 will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it."
Beloved, we have been trying to help out church members improve their life as they grow in their walk with the Lord.  Above, meet Alfred and his family.  Alfred is a new believer, former drunkard, was spending much of the family money on illicit brew.  He would be gone from home at times with no care for his wife or children.  Enter Jesus, Alfred has now stopped drinking, working hard on the shamba everyday, and taking care of his family responsibilities.  There are many men in Makunda, and millions in Kenya like Alfred. Can you help us to reach out to more like Alfred? To deny yourself means you have a heart for the lost, and you are willing to sacrifice to help them know Jesus as Lord and Savior.  In addition to that, faith without works is dead! {James 2:14} What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him?  I invite you to become a monthly partner of Gather the Outcasts Ministry, as we take Africa for the kingdom of God, one person at a time.  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, October 19, 2019

Witchcraft Spirits


Dear beloved:  Pics above, lady at Burundi Crusade being delivered of witchcraft spirits; Bony and Zephaniah with weeding crew
 Matthew 12:43  When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, it goes through dry, waterless places, seeking rest, and finds none. v44 Then he says, " I will return to my house from which I came", And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. v45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that man is worse than the first. So it shall also be with this wicked generation."
Beloved, witchcraft is one of the major principalities and powers over the people of Africa.  In Tanzania, witch doctor programs dominated the television offerings at the hotel we were staying.  When people run to the local ",medicine man" or witch doctor, they are playing a dangerous game with the devil.  In addition to the rituals and fetishes, there is nearly always a blood sacrifice involved to seal the agreement with the powers of darkness.  The good news it this: the resurrection power of Jesus can drive the demons out of people and send the spirits out into the waterless places.  Good discipleship, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with sober minded believers can keep the darkness out of a person forever.  Jesus is the name above every demonic power.  He will make His enemies a footstool under His feet! Jesus came to set the captives free, the anointing breaks the yoke! We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we take the light bearing message of the gospel to the people of Kenya and 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

Thursday, October 3, 2019

One Shepherd


Dear beloved:  Pics, Burundi boys at Kirundo Crusade; new calf born at Living Water farm
Ezekiel 34:23 "I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them- My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. v24 And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken. v31 You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God," says the Lord.

Beloved, this prophecy above was referring to our Messiah, Jesus Christ, who was to come in the spirit and heart of King David.  What a privilege to serve the one shepherd Jesus.  Our love for others and desire to serve them, and share the good news of the gospel with them, comes when we love the Lord our God, with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We are in a battle in the village of Makunda where we have planted the Living Water church.  A muslim villager has cut off our line of electricity and is holding us and all the others on the line hostage. We are praying that he receives a visitation from God, and that his knee will bow to the source of all power.  Our church is not going away, we are standing strong in the battle. Some needs we have at the church, we are trusting the Lord for $400 for a solar battery, inverter, and lights so we can run our sound system and have security lights.  I am also requesting $400 for school fees for two of my adopted children from the church.  We invite you to stand with Gather the Outcasts as we reach out with the good news of the gospel to the lost in Makunda and 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

Monday, September 23, 2019

Burundi Report


Dear beloved:  Crowd scene at Kirundo, Burundi; Praising the Lord, Jesu Neshimwe!
Jeremiah 33:1 Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.  Ezekiel 34:26 I will make them and the place all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.

Dear beloved:  This crusade tour was a test of faith for me.  Grueling travel, some sickness, debit cards wouldn't work, had to trust the Lord every step.  But I kept calling to Him, and He answered me every time.  After a great crusade in Mbeya,TZ, another great one in Kirundo, Burundi.  Hundreds made salvation decisions, many testimonies of healing.  The area was very dry, they had been praying for rain to come.  The first day of the crusade, it rained all afternoon: stopped raining for three hours for the crusade, then rained again in the night! The next day, cold wind and rain came up to the edge of the city.  I stood on the platform and asked the Lord to give us two hours with no rain, we had two hours plus, finished in sunshine!  God has a special place in His heart for places like Burundi, so far off the beaten path.  These people have a childlike faith, an innocence that took me back 50 years in time. Pray about your part in partnering with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we fulfill the great commission, "Go unto all 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