from Jim Rowh
Dear beloved: I'm very busy keeping the wood fire stoked these days, as temperatures have certainly let us know that winter is here. I'm also spending a lot of time in the Word, writing and keeping up with correspondence. The Lord has already opened many of doors for ministry in 2014; I will be praying and fasting about that after the first of the year, so I can move forward with boldness, knowing that I am in the perfect will of God.
James 1:27 This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
I have been very thankful this last week for a warm house, with heat and protection from the elements, food in the pantry, and warm clothing to put on my body. All these things are very easily taken for granted here in the abundance we have in America. God has given me a burden to build an orphanage for 30-40 children in Kenya, and I am appealing to you prayer warriors to help bring this dream to reality. We already have a great pastor team in place, as well as the land procured with good well water. The orphanage site is in a lush area of western Kenya, near the city of Mumias, and food is plentiful and can be grown easily on the land. So everything is in place for the next step, which is to build the structure, and provide for the basic needs and education of these children, many of whom have been orphaned by the AIDS epidemic which has devastated parts of Africa.
2 Samuel 24:21 Then Araunah said to David, " Why has my lord the king come to his servant?" And David said, "Top buy the threshing floor from you, in order to build an altar to the Lord, in order that the plague may be held back from the people." v22 And Araunah said to David, " Let my lord the king take and offer up what is good in his sight. Look, the oxen for the burnt offering, the threshing sledges and the yokes of the oxen for the wood. v23 "Everything, O king, Araunah gives to the king." And Araunah said to the king, "May the Lord your God accept you." v24 However, the king said to Araunah, "No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price, for I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God which cost me nothing." So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. As you consider year end giving, consider helping the helpless, those who have no place to call home. Come before the Lord with an offering, God will certainly bless you for it. Thank you again for standing with Gather the Outcasts with your prayer and financial support this year, and may we do even greater exploits for the Lord in the coming year. If you have any questions, email at email@example.com.,www.gathertheoutcasts.com in Christ, Jim Rowh, Gather the Outcasts Ministry, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654