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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

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Walk in the Spirit


Dear beloved:  Pics above, upcoming crusade in Mwanza, Tanzania Feb 27- Mar. 1;  Redi mix concrete at Living Water     
Galatians 5:16  But I say, Walk in the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh. for they are contrary (war against) each other, to keep you from doing the things that you want to do. v18  But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Beloved, we are teaching at the church and the midweek fellowship about walking in the Spirit.  How to live a Spirit filled life and have your walk line up with your talk. Walking in the Spirit involves three disciplines; 1. Everyday communication with God through prayer, 2. Everyday hear from God through reading of His word, 3. Consistent fellowship with other believers in the body of Christ. Just as in America, many Kenyans are too busy for the three disciplines.  They are given to the 24/7 pursuit of trying to make ends meet. We are praying for a new generation of leaders here who will answer the call of God in their life, and they will become model Kingdom as well as Kenyan citizens.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we take the good news of the gospel to the nations!  Next up, Mwanza, Tanzania, where we have a pastor's association on the ground working to get everything in place for a great crusade.  Keep the crusade and safe travel for my team lifted up in your prayers.  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, January 29, 2020

Jesus is Coming


Dear beloved;  pics, Poster for upcoming Mwanza, Tanzania Crusade; baptisms at Living Water church
1 Thessalonians 5:2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the Day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. v3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!", then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
Beloved, when thieves try to enter your house or your compound, they don't call ahead and let you know when they are planning to come.  They take advantage of the weaknesses in your security, then show up at a time you least expect.  So it is when Jesus comes back to gather up the saints.  Many people are comfortable calling themselves a Christian, but they have little zeal for the Christian walk.  They don't want any part of sacrifice, persecution, or spiritual warfare.  If you love the Lord Jesus, you will deny yourself, pick up your cross and carry it daily!  After a million mosquito bites and day and night warfare, it is easy to say, its not worth the cost.  But Jesus gave it all, all to Him we owe.  Tanzania here we come, back to the fertile harvest fields for another great crusade.  Pray with us and support us as we go where the Spirit leads to bring in the Lord's harvest.  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, 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