Gather the Outcasts

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Celebrating Ten Years

Dear beloved: pics, Ngozi, Burundi Crusade 2015; children at Living Water Children's Home

Revelation 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. v2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 

Beloved, In September, Gather the Outcasts celebrated a milestone of ten years of preaching the gospel in Africa. It all began with a short term mission to preach in Kibera, the biggest slum in Africa, in central Nairobi.  Then again in 2011, a five day crusade in the Kamakunji grounds in Kibera, where 700 people accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior!  When I went out on the platform to preach in the Kibera Crusade, I carried with me a white bag filled with big ears of white maize; the front of the bag had written on it in large, black letters, "Revelation 22".  That was the scripture the Lord gave me in a dream when He showed me He was opening the door for me to preach in Africa.  Revelation 22, a new heaven and a new earth.  Although there have been many trials and suffering over the years, the joy of serving the Lord in Africa has surpassed all the struggles.  The Lord has been with me to strengthen and guide me, for that I am very grateful.  Thank you to all who have prayed for and supported this ministry, and for those who would like to see even greater harvests in the days ahead, you are welcome to partner with us.  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   or  www.facebook.com/jimrowh      Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com  

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Three Thousand Souls

 

Dear beloved:  Pics, baptisms at the Living Water Church, Kenya

Acts 2:41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized, and that day about three thousand were added to them.  v42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and prayers. v43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 

Beloved, we are overjoyed at the response of the people in Makunda village, we are seeing many coming to the Lord Jesus.  Last week another 13 baptisms, the angels in heaven are rejoicing along with us.  The Living Water Church is a fulfillment of a prophecy spoken twenty years ago over the piece of land where the church now sits. God's word does not return to Him void!  The video of the Children's Home and Living Water church is now on youtube, clik on this link to see the video, you will enjoy it.  

Link to video copy and paste:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z0COkYr3T4&t=271s

We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we gather in souls for the kingdom in 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

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Feast of Tabernacles

 

Dear beloved;  Pics, crusades in Tanzania, Mbeya, and Mwanza district, in the last year

Leviticus 23:34  Speak to the children of Israel saying, "The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord.    John 1:14  And the Word became flesh and dwelt (tabernacled) among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.  

Beloved, we are in the time of Feast of Tabernacles, this is the time when Jesus will return, and we will behold His glory again.  Are you ready for His return?  This is the time the Israelites were made to dwell in booths, as a reminder that the Lord took care of them for forty years in the wilderness, where they dwelt in booths and drank from the Rock.  He is our keeper and our ever present help in times of trouble.  Here in Kenya we are still locked out of crusades, but to me that means the harvest will be even greater when things get back going again.  Pray we can get back on the crusade trail soon.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts here in Africa, where we are ministering to the lost in Makunda at our new church, as well as providing a good home now for 20 orphan children. Thank you so much for your prayers and support, God bless you as you pray.  

Check out my facebook page to see a new video of the children's home and church.go to       www.facebook.com/jimrowh

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, September 13, 2020

The Gospel

 

Dear beloved:  pics, children spreading compost on the kitchen garden 

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. v17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."  v18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, v19 because what may be known of God is evident among them, for God has shown it to them. 

Beloved, we are striving to develop the children so they are well prepared to take care of themselves in every way.  Besides their spiritual walk with the Lord, and their education, we are also teaching them lifeskills that will benefit them.  They enjoy working in the kitchen garden and enjoying the fruits of their labor.  I have learned that when they are given a simple task, they love to work together to get it done.  I believe this is a God given trait and a deep desire of man, to be able to work together to accomplish tasks that benefit their life.  Could it be in our modern societies we have trained people away from the joy of work?  Things are going well here in Kenya, corona virus is on the way out, fewer and fewer new cases reported each day.  The prayers of the saints have been answered.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts ministry as we support the children at Living Water home.  We are still looking for monthly supporters for their upkeep.  In addition, we have needs for more Bibles, a case is $60.  We also need a solar panel at $200, and a couple of bicycles at $100 each.  Pray about your part in molding the future of Kenya children!

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, September 1, 2020

I Am the Resurrection

 

Dear beloved:  pics, crusades in Mwanza, TZ; right, crusade in Mbeya, TZ, one year ago. 

John 11:25  Jesus said to Martha, " I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he will live. v26 And whoever lives and  believes in Me shall live, and never die. Do you believe this?"  v27 She said to Him, "Yes Lord, I believe that You ar the Christ, the Son of God, who has come into the world."

Beloved, the confession of Martha is the sweet confession that Jesus and all His children long to hear.  We are longing for the masses to come to know the Lord as was revealed to the babes at the crusades in Tanzania a year ago.  We will be back soon, with renewed energy and vigor!  Social distancing will be replaced by speed of the Holy Spirit distancing.  The plans of the enemy to stall the kingdom of God will come to nothing.  The Lord can restore times and seasons, and all that the enemy has stolen.  The harvest coming will be greater than ever before!  Thank you for your prayers and support for Gather the Outcasts Ministry.  We have many opportunities for you to join us if you are seeking ways to move the kingdom forward in Africa.  We have purchased sound equipment for the new church that was $500, an unexpected expense   Also we are asking the Lord for Bibles for the new believers, English or Swahili versions, a box of 10 for $60.  We also have sponsorships for the children at Living Water Children's Home, $100 per month for full sponsorship, $50 per month for half.  Let God arise and His enemies be scattered!  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, July 29, 2020

Powers and Principalities


Dear beloved:  pics, Centrine, a grade 8 young lady at Living Water Home; crew planting groundnuts
Daniel 10:10 Suddenly a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on the palms of my hands. v11 And he said to me, "O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you."  While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling. v12  Then he said to me, " Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words."
Beloved, the saints of the Most High God are in a battle with the powers and principalities over the nations.  These battles are not easily won; the enemy does not give up territory easily, especially when they have held that territory for years and generations.  The battle is not for the faint.  Now is the time to intensify prayer.  But know this, that from the first day you set yourself to speak to God and battle for His kingdom, your prayers will be heard. "If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land."  At Living Water Children's Home we are battling for the future of Kenya by raising up strong Christian children of God.  Pictured above is Centrine, a grade 8 student at the home.  She is a total orphan, but she loves Jesus and is smiling all the time.  She wants to be a teacher when she finishes her education.  We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we mold the leaders of tomorrow in Kenya.  You can become a monthly partner and contribute to Centrine's success by providing for her food, shelter, and education.  Pray about your part in changing the destiny of 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

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