Gather the Outcasts

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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

Monday, April 20, 2020

Keep Building


Dear beloved:  Pics,  pouring the concrete floor at Living Water Church; ready mix at the job
Nehemiah 4:13  Therefore I positioned men behind the lower parts of the wall, at the openings; and I set the people according to their families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows. v14 And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, "Do not be afraid of them.  Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses". v15 And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work.
Dear beloved, it has been refreshing to get out in the fresh air and work every day as we move forward in the construction of Living Water Church.  We have faced opposition and many distractions, virus invasion and curfews. But the people have a heart to work.  This week we mixed concrete by hand from morning till night for three days, now the floor is finished and curing. I didn't know it was possible to hand mix that much concrete!  This church will be a testimony to the power of God as we reach out to the lost in Makunda village.  Next week we will be building trusses and putting the sheet iron on the roof.  When I was in Nairobi at the start of the corona virus invasion, I had a ticket to fly out to the USA.  The Holy Spirit told me to go back to Mumias, this would be the safest and most productive place to be through the duration of the virus pandemic.  Once again, the Lord has given me good direction.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we reach the lost in Kenya and East Africa. Pray about your part in seeing the good plans of the Lord come to pass.  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

Friday, March 20, 2020

Mwanza Crusade


Dear beloved:  Pics, left, Daniel and Julia firing up the worship; Church choirs sang for two hours on Sunday
Genesis 1:26  And God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. v27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.
Beloved, it is a joy to minister in places like remote Tanzania, where people still have the childlike faith untainted by the modern world.  We had a successful crusade in Buserere, in Mwanza district on the south shore of Lake Victoria.  We had over 200 salvation decisions, plus many thousand who came forward for prayers for healing and deliverance. All this in a place where Islam is the dominant religion  Many were delivered from the curses of witchcraft; in fact they did not run away from the Lord, they ran to Him.  Many children also came forward to make salvation decisions.  One of the worship leaders, brother Daniel from Mwanza, had two boys about eight years old, who danced and led worship with him.  They danced like David danced, a sight to behold!  All the children in the crowd loved to watch them. The gospel is still the good news, people in Tanzania are hungry for the bread of life!  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we take the gospel to the nations of Africa.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support!
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

In the Secret Place


Dear beloved:   pics, children at Living Water Children Center; praying around perimeter of new church site before construction
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 whom I trust." v3  Surely, He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.  v4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. v5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day. v6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
Beloved, God is putting on the pause button for all mankind across the earth.  It is time to pray and ask the Lord to deliver us from the perilous pestilence. In God we place our trust.  Do not let fear reign in your heart.  No fear of the corona virus, no fear of the economic setbacks that may come as a result.  Give praise to Him, for He is in control, so cry out to Him!  The faith to move mountains will also move this virus mountain into the sea.  We can work to develop vaccines, we can wash hands and isolate, but in the end it is prayer that will triumph. Here in Kenya, we are keeping busy working on the construction of a new church building near our Living Water compound.  We thank God for the provision to start the work and keep people busy.  Pray about your part in partnering with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we complete the work of the building as God has appointed us to do.  We want this church to shine all over Makunda village, so many will come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!
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