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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

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Take Up Your Cross


Dear beloved:  Pics, Roof repaired for new church member, the roof was leaking on the baby room; traditional Makunda villager house
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 will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it."
Beloved, we have been trying to help out church members improve their life as they grow in their walk with the Lord.  Above, meet Alfred and his family.  Alfred is a new believer, former drunkard, was spending much of the family money on illicit brew.  He would be gone from home at times with no care for his wife or children.  Enter Jesus, Alfred has now stopped drinking, working hard on the shamba everyday, and taking care of his family responsibilities.  There are many men in Makunda, and millions in Kenya like Alfred. Can you help us to reach out to more like Alfred? To deny yourself means you have a heart for the lost, and you are willing to sacrifice to help them know Jesus as Lord and Savior.  In addition to that, faith without works is dead! {James 2:14} What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith, but has no works? Can faith save him?  I invite you to become a monthly partner of Gather the Outcasts Ministry, as we take Africa for the kingdom of God, one person at a time.  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 19, 2019

Witchcraft Spirits


Dear beloved:  Pics above, lady at Burundi Crusade being delivered of witchcraft spirits; Bony and Zephaniah with weeding crew
 Matthew 12:43  When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, it goes through dry, waterless places, seeking rest, and finds none. v44 Then he says, " I will return to my house from which I came", And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. v45 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that man is worse than the first. So it shall also be with this wicked generation."
Beloved, witchcraft is one of the major principalities and powers over the people of Africa.  In Tanzania, witch doctor programs dominated the television offerings at the hotel we were staying.  When people run to the local ",medicine man" or witch doctor, they are playing a dangerous game with the devil.  In addition to the rituals and fetishes, there is nearly always a blood sacrifice involved to seal the agreement with the powers of darkness.  The good news it this: the resurrection power of Jesus can drive the demons out of people and send the spirits out into the waterless places.  Good discipleship, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with sober minded believers can keep the darkness out of a person forever.  Jesus is the name above every demonic power.  He will make His enemies a footstool under His feet! Jesus came to set the captives free, the anointing breaks the yoke! We invite you to partner with Gather the Outcasts as we take the light bearing message of the gospel to the people of 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

Thursday, October 3, 2019

One Shepherd


Dear beloved:  Pics, Burundi boys at Kirundo Crusade; new calf born at Living Water farm
Ezekiel 34:23 "I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them- My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. v24 And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken. v31 You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God," says the Lord.

Beloved, this prophecy above was referring to our Messiah, Jesus Christ, who was to come in the spirit and heart of King David.  What a privilege to serve the one shepherd Jesus.  Our love for others and desire to serve them, and share the good news of the gospel with them, comes when we love the Lord our God, with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We are in a battle in the village of Makunda where we have planted the Living Water church.  A muslim villager has cut off our line of electricity and is holding us and all the others on the line hostage. We are praying that he receives a visitation from God, and that his knee will bow to the source of all power.  Our church is not going away, we are standing strong in the battle. Some needs we have at the church, we are trusting the Lord for $400 for a solar battery, inverter, and lights so we can run our sound system and have security lights.  I am also requesting $400 for school fees for two of my adopted children from the church.  We invite you to stand with Gather the Outcasts as we reach out with the good news of the gospel to the lost in Makunda and 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

Monday, September 23, 2019

Burundi Report


Dear beloved:  Crowd scene at Kirundo, Burundi; Praising the Lord, Jesu Neshimwe!
Jeremiah 33:1 Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.  Ezekiel 34:26 I will make them and the place all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing.

Dear beloved:  This crusade tour was a test of faith for me.  Grueling travel, some sickness, debit cards wouldn't work, had to trust the Lord every step.  But I kept calling to Him, and He answered me every time.  After a great crusade in Mbeya,TZ, another great one in Kirundo, Burundi.  Hundreds made salvation decisions, many testimonies of healing.  The area was very dry, they had been praying for rain to come.  The first day of the crusade, it rained all afternoon: stopped raining for three hours for the crusade, then rained again in the night! The next day, cold wind and rain came up to the edge of the city.  I stood on the platform and asked the Lord to give us two hours with no rain, we had two hours plus, finished in sunshine!  God has a special place in His heart for places like Burundi, so far off the beaten path.  These people have a childlike faith, an innocence that took me back 50 years in time. Pray about your part in partnering with Gather the Outcasts Ministry as we fulfill the great commission, "Go unto all 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

Friday, August 30, 2019

Harvest Time


Dear beloved:  Pics  left, Dar es Salaam, 2018;  Ngozi, Burundi, 2016
Matthew 9:36 Then when Jesus saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, for they were weary and scattered, like sheep without a shepherd.  v37 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is truly plentiful, but the workers are few. v38 Therefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send forth workers into His harvest."
Beloved, I have set out on the journey to Tanzania and Burundi, the Lord has called me, it is time for His harvest.  Notice the scripture says, "His harvest."  The fields are His, they have been given to us to tend and care for. I think back to the days of my childhood, helping out at the harvest on my grandfather and uncles' farm.  Scooping the wheat in hot grain bins! But no one complained, it was an exciting time.  We have an opportunity to bring in the harvest of souls in Tanzania and Burundi, it has been a fertile field for me in the past.  The word of God will not come back to Him void, but how will they hear without a preacher?  Pray about your part in sending forth the harvest crew to the field.  I still need travel money of $2,000, and now for the Burundi crusade, $2,500.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support, may the Lord 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, August 24, 2019

Get Wisdom


Dear beloved:  Pics, plowing the shamba with oxen; Zephaniah leading worship at youth conference at Busia
Proverbs 4:1 Hear my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding; v2 For I give you good doctrine; do not forsake my law. v3 When I was my father's son, tender and the only one in the sight of my mother, v4 He also taught me, and said to me:  Let your heart retain my words; keep my commands and live. v5 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Beloved, I had the joy of preaching at a youth conference in Busia yesterday.  It was refreshing to see the young people hungry for the words of wisdom.  May God bless the generation to come here in Kenya, the leaders of tomorrow.  May they receive the wisdom of God, that they can lead the church and this country into a better place than it is now. Kenya is a young country, and is going through growing pains, but God has a great future in store for the people of Kenya.  Gather the Outcasts is here to help encourage these people, that the future Kenya will reflect the kingdom of God!  Getting excited also to be going to Tanzainia soon, for a five day crusade with some of Tanzania's finest worship leaders.  Pray for this crusade, September 4-8.  I am also stepping out in faith for a crusade in Kirundo, Burundi, the following week, September 13-15.  I am trusting the Lord for $2,000 for travel money for my team, and $4,000 for the Burundi Crusade.  Pray about your part in moving the kingdom of God forward here in 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, August 7, 2019

Kisii Report


Dear beloved: Pics above, Worship teams leading at Ogembo, Kisii Crusade
Acts 19:18  And many who had believed came confessing and telling their deeds. v19 Also, many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted up the value of them, and it totaled fifty thousand pieces of silver. v20 So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed.
Beloved, we had a very good crusade in Kisii.  One hundred forty first time salvations, and many healings in an area that is about 90% SDA stronghold. One man gave testimony he had lost his hearing in his left ear, but the Lord restored the hearing when we prayed for him. I believe we were successful in chopping off the head of the snake of witchcraft and false religions in the area. Check out my facebook page for more pictures.  Our next crusade will be in Tanzania with worship leader Bony Mwaitege. It is going to be big, we are going to Mbeya, Bony's home town.  The dates are September 4-8, you can start to pray for it. Thank you so much for your prayers and support. If you have not as yet supported Gather the Outcasts Ministry, we invite you to do so as we take the soul saving message of Jesus to the nations of Africa.  God bless you!
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 20, 2019

On To Kisii


Dear beloved:  Pics, Poster for upcoming Kisii Crusade; Ogembo, Kisii, 2018
Romans 10:13-15 for whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him in whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?  As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace. Who bring glad tidings of good things. 
Beloved, I am looking forward to going back to Kisii to share the good news of the gospel!  We are going to the same Ogembo district that we went to in 2018, where we had a great crusade.  We will be there for four power packed days, sharing the love of Jesus with the precious souls of Kenya.  The Lord's desire is that none should perish, that all should come to repentance and a knowledge of Christ.  Pray about your part in helping send a team to Kisii.  We are still $2,000 short of our budget goal. We have a team of pastors on the ground already praying and organizing evangelism outreaches prior to the crusade.  Thank you for your prayers and support, 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 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Time for Harvest


Dear beloved:  PIcs, Maize harvest at Living Water Farm; Kisii, Kenya upcoming harvest of souls
Mark 4:26-29 And He said, " The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself, first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
Beloved, it is maize harvesting time here in Kenya.  We are thankful for the crop the Lord has blessed us at Living Water Farm.  The grain is very good quality and above average yield, even while many parts of Kenya were suffering drought and impending food shortage. The harvest of souls is near as well.  Join us in sending a team to Kisii, where we will put in the sickle for a four day crusade beginning August 1.  If you have not partnered with Gather the Outcasts prior to now, pray about your part in joining the harvest. There will be an unprecedented harvest of souls in the days ahead, but we can only go into the field with your support and prayers. Even in the natural harvest, there is a need for money for combines, trucks, fuel, and labor.. So much more for the harvest of souls. Thank you and God bless you!
In Christ, Jim         Gather the Outcasts, Inc., Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654          Paypal@ www.gathertheoutcasts.com  or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com   Email: pureprairie@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/jimrowh