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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Future of Kenya


Dear beloved: Pics  Zephaniah with neighborhood children on boda; Brooke loving on her Kenya child
Matthew 18:2 Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. (2-5).
Jesus had a special place in his heart for the children, they are the example for us. He says if we become like them, we can enter the kingdom of heaven. Any African ministry involves ministry to children, to the widows and orphans. There are so many needy children, just to think about the magnitude of it can be overwhelming.  We have opportunities for you to partner with us as we support the needy children.  Support for New Hope preschool children is $20 per month, helps with uniforms, maize meal, teacher's pay.  I also have four students who are orphaned, Stephen, Lucy, Faith, and Lonah, that I am helping get through secondary school.  They are all bright students and doing well in their studies. Their fees average $150 per term.  Pray about your part in helping these students, the future of Kenya, as they complete their education.  Without secondary school it is very difficult to get a job.  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, March 30, 2019

Deliver My Soul


Dear beloved:  Pictures, Bony, Zeph, and children ready to plant watermelons; five star dining at the Hilton Cafe
Psalm 116:1  I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications, v2 Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.  v3 The pains of death surrounded me, and the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow. v4 Then I called upon the name of the Lord.  O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul! 
Beloved, we have been delivered of very hot and dry conditions the last few weeks here in Kenya.  There are places here in the country where there is no food or water.  Even some of the large cities in Kenya the water supplies have dried up.  But we thank God this week it started to rain, we are thankful for our God is merciful.  The spring at Living Water continues to flow, many villagers are coming there to fill up their jugs of water.  To have an abundant water supply in Kenya is life itself. Jesus talked about living water also, He said, " Whoever drinks of the water that I give will never thirst again. The water that I give will become in him a fountain springing up into everlasting life."  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we take the living water to the people of Kenya and East Africa.  I will be back in USA the latter part of April and May, if you would like for me to come share about the ministry, drop me an email and we can arrange dates.  Thank you for your support and prayers, 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 22, 2019

Fulfill All Righteousness


Dear beloved:  Pics, Stevo getting baptized in the creek at Living Water; Reception desk the crew made at Living Water Home
Matthew 3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him v14 and John tried to prevent Hm saying, " I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?" v15  But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him.
Stevo, the former street boy, had resisted baptism for two months.  When we talked to him about being obedient to Jesus, we told him that Jesus Himself was baptized.  Jesus submitted to baptism to fulfill all righteousness, to be in right standing with God, and to prepare Him for obedience to go to the cross.  Some of the street boys Stevo lived with told him it wasn't necessary, but after praying about it for a couple weeks, he submitted.  The angels in heaven are now rejoicing!  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we take the gospel to the nations of Africa, as we preach, baptize, and teach all that He has commanded us. Last week at Living Water Fellowship we had nearly 50 people attend, glory to God!  God is moving in Makunda. May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, 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 1, 2019

Street Children


Dear beloved:  Pics, ground plowed ready for planting; Bony and Paul showing off table building skills
Mark 1:23 Now there was a man in the synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, v24 saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with you Jesus of Nazareth? Did you come to destroy us? I know who You are, the Holy One of God! v25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet and come out of him!" v26 And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him.
Beloved, one of the new converts at the church is a twenty year old, former street boy named Stevo.  He has a heart to worship, even to write songs on the fly in the Spirit. His mind is a bit full of confusion due to the years of sniffing glue and eating garbage, but he is making progress in the kingdom.  We even introduced him to hard work this week, he helped dig the ground preparing for planting maize.  He needs your prayer that his body and mind can be restored and healed, and that he can become a productive soldier in the Lord's army. I also pray that his gift of singing and leading worship will bloom in the days ahead.  We are finishing up final details preparing for children at the Living Water Children's Home, making tables, cabinets, and shelving. We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we strive to make a difference in the lives of people here in Kenya and East Africa.  Whether in crusades, the children's home, or one person off the street, the Lord loves them all.  May God bless you as you pray!
Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3    Paypal@www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com                 Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com    www.facebook.com/jimrowh 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Blood of the Innocents


Dear beloved:  Pictures ,Manyala, Butere Crusade poster, Feb 15-17; Living Hope Fellowship
Jeremiah 10:4 " Because they have forsaken Me and made this an alien place, because they have burned incense in it to other gods whom neither they, their fathers, or the kings of Judah have known, and have filled this place with the blood of the innocents v5 they have also built the high places of Baal to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command nor did it ever come into my mind."
Beloved, we praise the Lord Jesus that in Kenya abortion is illegal.  There are groups that are advocating for abortion here, but I have steadfastly preached in dozens of churches in East Africa that God blesses the nations that stand up for the rights of the unborn; that every single child, born and unborn, is created in the image of God. Isn't it amazing that in Africa where people are sometimes surviving on two dollars a day, they fight to keep their children and provide for them the best they can.  Partner with Gather the Outcasts as we boost children and preach the life giving message of the gospel.  Our mission here is about life!  Jesus said, "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."  Our Living Water Children's Home registration is moving forward, we will soon have children.  Pray also for the Butere, Kenya Crusade, coming in mid February to Manyala village. My heartcry is for souls to have life!  May God bless you as you pray. 
In Christ, Jim   Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654   501c3   Paypal@www.gathertheoutcasts.com   or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com                     Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com    www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Friday, February 1, 2019

Rich Young Ruler


Dear beloved:  Pics, Zephaniah leading worship at Living Water Fellowship; right,Bony and Paul painting
Matthew 19:16  Now behold, one came and said to Him, " Good teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" v17 so He said to him, " Why do you call me good? No one is good but One, that is God. But if you want to enter into eternal life, keep the commandments." v18 He said to Him, "Which ones?" Jesus said, "You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness.  v19 Honor your father and mother, and, you shall love your neighbor as yourself." v20 The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?" v21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."  v22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
Beloved, can Jesus really be serious that He wants us to sell all our possessions and follow Him?  For those of us from wealthy nations such as the USA, we can certainly identify with the rich young ruler, for we too, have great possessions. And sometimes our possessions control us, to the point we are robbed of the joy that we thought we would have if we owned them. Most people in Africa don't have the luxury of many possessions.  They live and fight for today. They have different burdens, such as finding money for food, clothing, or school fees.  Gather the Outcasts is trying to make a difference in the lives of people in Africa.  We share the love and joy that Jesus has for them, that their own joy will be complete.  They can have the mind of Christ to make good decisions, live a life dedicated to Him.  We want to care for the disadvantaged children as well, that they may have a chance at a better life while on the earth. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654     501c3       Paypal @www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com                       Email:  pureprairie@hotmail.com    www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Nairobi Terror Attack


Dear beloved:  New storehouse completed; All night kesha 2013, before Westgate Mall attack, Nairobi
Habakkuk 1:2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and You not hear? Even cry out to You, "Violence!" and You will not save. v3 Why do You show me iniquity, and cause me to see trouble? For plundering and violence are before me; there is strife, and contention arises, v4 therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds.
Beloved, news of the terrorist attack in Nairobi this week brought back painful memories of 2013 when the Westgate Mall was attacked in Nairobi.  I praise God that He had 200 of us stationed as watchmen on the wall at an all night kesha not far from the mall.  We were there on Friday night, then came back for an all day church service on Sunday.  The attack began on Saturday and went on for four days.  It's possible the Lord used us to stand in the gap for Kenya and help minimize the suffering, some questions we won't know the answers until we get to heaven. The Bible says that in the last days, perilous times will come. Men will be unloving,unforgiving, slanderers, without self control, brutal, despisers of good.( 2 Timothy 3:3) We are here now!  Partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we stand in the gap for Kenya and other nations in Africa.  The soul saving message of Jesus is for all people.  God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654 501c3   Paypal @ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com                       Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   Faceook.  www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Friday, January 4, 2019

Living Water Fellowship


Dear beloved; Pics, Living Water Fellowship, Kenya; view from hotel room, Bujumbura, Burundi
Matthew 10:12 And when you go into a house, greet it. v13 If the household is worthy,.let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. v14 and whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake the dust off from your feet.
Beloved, one of the greatest challenges to the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ in Africa is the rise and expansion of Isam.  How do you win Muslims to the Lord Jesus? One person at a time!  We have begun a new fellowship at the Living Water Children's home in Kenya, in the village of Makunda.  The village is about 75% muslim in makeup.  In just two meetings we have now had eight new converts.  We are baptizing them in the river down at the bottom of the shamba.  Zephaniah and I are copastoring the fellowship, we are going to the homes and praying for the sick and those in need. Pray for this fellowship to continue to grow and flourish, that the whole village will be transformed by the power of the gospel. As for the Living Water Children's Home, we are pursuing the registration of an existing ministry in Kenya so we can get the home registered and operating.  I am trusting the Lord for $3,000 for registration expenses, plus another $3,000 for beds and kitchen supplies.  Please pray about your part in getting the home up and operating.  Thank you for your prayers and support.  May God bless you as you pray!
In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654  501c3  Paypal @www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com                         Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   Facebook www.facebook.com/jimrowh

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Greatest Gift


Dear beloved:  Pics above, Sharing the Good News with the Kisii; Ev. Douglas and Kemmy leading worship
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 forevermore.
Beloved, many people search the stores looking for that perfect gift to give their loved ones during this Christmas season. We thank God for that.  Gather the Outcasts is in Ikabo village in remote Kisii county in Kenya.  We came to give these precious souls the gift that keeps on giving, the joy of knowing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  The Lord has blessed us with good weather, and thousands are coming out to hear the good news of the gospel, to sing praise and worship Him, and to receive prayers for healing and salvation. Thank you so much for your prayers and support that allows us to reach places like this in Kenya.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts so that we can reach even more people in Africa in the months and years to come.  Consider becoming a monthly partner, or a one time year end gift would be greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.  You can rejoice with us and the angels in heaven as many names are written in the Lamb's book of life!   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, December 7, 2018

The Trinity


Dear beloved:  Pics  Gather the Outcasts Book; Burundi Crusade, 2017

Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a Son, and you will call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.
Beloved, many here in Africa do not have a good understanding of the trinity.  If you read God's word, the trinity is all through it.  Let US make man in OUR image (Gen 1:26).  God's perfect plan of redemption for all mankind included His only begotten Son, who came to earth to save us from our sins.(John 3:16)  And His name shall be called Immanuel, God with us. (Matt. 1:23).  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we take the good news of Jesus Christ to the nations of Africa.  Get a copy of the book, "Gather the Outcasts: Reaching the Lost in Africa" and the gospel crusades will come alive for you.  You can send or you can go!  May God bless you as you pray.

In Christ, Jim  Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654        501c3         Paypal@ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com  Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com       www.facebook.com/jimrowh