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Saturday, March 3, 2018


Dear beloved: Pics, working on 5,000 liter tank; water flowing through the taps.
John 4:15 The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."  v21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. v23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. v24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
Beloved, watching the water flow through the taps at the Living Water site was a cause for great rejoicing, a time for worship!  I'm very thankful for the Team USA, for all the prayers and donations that were given to bring about the completion of the water project.  Most of all I'm thankful to God for His strength, grace, and provision.  Turning on all the taps that day was an act of worship, it brought glory to the Father.  I will be in USA speaking for the next couple of months, contact me if you would like me to come share with your church, Bible study group, or to individuals.  Also another Team USA forming for a visit in July, pray about coming to Africa.  This is the year of the open door!  May God bless you as you pray.
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  Paypal@  or  Email:

Friday, February 2, 2018

Walls Are Finished

Dear beloved:  Pics, left, front entrance, Living Water Orphanage Home; right, side view, ready for bond beam.
Nehemiah 4:21 So we labored in the work, and half of the men held the spears from daybreak until the stars appeared. v22 At the same time I also said to the people, "Let each man and his servant stay at night in Jerusalem, that they may be our guard by night and a working party by day." 6:15 So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul in fifty two days. v16 And it happened, when all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God.
Beloved, we are making good progress on the main house at Living Water.  The walls will be completed shortly, then we will be ready to put the big roof on.  The budget requirement for the roof is $7,500.  Can you help with a generous donation so we can keep moving forward?  We are also laying in 800 feet of water lines in anticipation of the Team USA coming at the end of this month to install the solar pump and get the water system going.  It is exciting seeing all the work being done!  This home will be a testimony to our God at work, as there are many muslims in the village as well as this area of Kenya. There will also be a Team USA coming in July if you would like to be part of that, start making plans now. Email me for an itinerary.  With God all things are possible!  God bless you as you pray.
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3  Paypal@  or     Email:

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Building the Walls

Dear beloved:  pictures, left, walls going up at Living Water; right, New Hope preschool children
Nehemiah 2: 18 And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also  the king's words that he had spoken to me.  So they said, "Let us arise and build." Then they set their hands to this good work. 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. Remeber 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 had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work.
Beloved, the walls of the Living Water Orphanage home are going up!  In spite of trials and tribulations, and curses of the enemy, the good plans of the Lord are going forward. The children of the village are all gathering around to watch the work, they are very interested. Also on the days the materials were hauled onto the site, and the first blocks were set in place, we had two days of very nice rain to break the two month old drought. God is showering us with His blessings!  This is the time to move forward, the move of the Spirit will accelerate.  Partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry to see the dream of a beautiful home for orphan children come to pass. Your faithfulness will bring it to completion.  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@  or       Email: 

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 @ or       Email: 

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  or        Email:

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  or  Email:

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  or Email:

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@  or     Email:

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 @  or  Email:

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 or Email: