Thursday, November 26, 2015
Dear beloved: Above are three of the sweet children being cared for at the farm of my pastor near Mumias, Kenya. Their names, left to right, are Shantelle, Regina, and Dellie. They have been left by their parents to the care of the pastor because the parents did not have the means to care for them. This is a common occurrence all over Africa, children passed off or abandoned due to scarce resources,, or even totally orphaned due to the AIDS epidemic.
We have so much to be thankful here in America. As you sit down to your bountiful meal this Thanksgiving, and just about every day no matter the occasion, reflect on the bounty we have been given here. Also reflect on the needs of others less fortunate, who have no big meal, maybe even no meal, to sit down to. Psalm 103:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name. v2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits. Psalm 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name. v5 For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, and HIs faithfulness to all generations.
Beloved, we have an opportunity given to us by the Lord to help those in need. " When you take care of the least of these among us, the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, the prisoner, and the alien among us," Jesus said, " you also have done it unto Me." Matt. 25:40. Pray about your part in helping the Living Water Orphanage become a reality for fifty orphaned children. Together we can build it! Click on this link to see a short video of the orphanage project: https://www.facebook.com/jimrohw/?fref=ts
May the Lord bless you as you give thanks to Him this day. in Christ, Jim Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks 67654 501(c)3 Paypal at www.gathertheoutcasts.com or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com If you receive this letter through a forward and want to be on the mailing list, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Dear beloved: In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, I want to share with you the stories of three former Muslims who have been impacted as a result of Gather the Outcasts Ministry in Africa. First, I want to say I believe it is imperative that we have a strong national defense to protect our nation against attacks from any enemies who intend to harm us. In addition to that, I believe it is vitally important that we pray for our enemies, and also go to the nations to proclaim the good news of the gospel to these people, for in Jesus Christ alone comes the hope of the longing of their hearts.
Left to right, #1 Stephen was raised in a Muslim family and came forward to accept Jesus at the Mumias, Kenya crusade in 2011 when he was twelve years old. In addition to accepting Jesus, he wanted to be prayed for that God would heal him of HIV/AIDS, as he had a full blown case of it and was very sick. I prayed for him, and then took him to the river later that week to be baptized. The picture above was taken on my recent trip to Kenya. Stephen is now seventeen, completely healed of AIDS, and is growing strong in his walk with the Lord, as well as in the strength of his body. He is out every day working on the farm and in the fields. he would like to go on to college, but is needing funds to go.
#2 This is Shadrack, who was my caretaker when I was on the coast of Kenya this year preaching in churches and house fellowships. Shadrack is a former Muslim who accepted Jesus a few years ago and is now raising his children as Christian in spite of being ostracized by his family. One day we took a walk on beach, and I asked him about his family. We then prayed for his family, his mother and father and siblings, to come to know the Lord Jesus as their Savior, and know the joy that Shadrack knows.
#3 The lady in the turquoise shirt is a former Muslim who was saved at the Kibera Crusade in Nairobi in 2011. While walking through the crusade grounds, fully veiled in her hijab, she stopped to listen to the praise music that was blaring out over the Kamukunji grounds. As she stayed around to listen to the message, a preacher from Kansas got up to give the life saving message to the crowd, and that night she decided to give her heart to the Lord. It was not an easy decision for her, as it meant total rejection from the friends and family that she knew, but she knew that she could not deny the call the Lord had placed upon her heart through the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. V20 Teaching them all I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support. God bless you as you pray. In Christ, Jim Gather the Outcasts, Inc. Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654 501(c)3 Paypal at www.gathertheoutcasts.com www.jimrowh.blogspot.com If you receive this from a forward link and wish to be on the mailing list, email me at email@example.com
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Dear beloved: Above is a picture of the cover of the recently published book, "Gather the Outcasts: Reaching the Lost in Africa." The book is a compilation of stories of revivals and crusades conducted in Africa from the year 2010 to 2014. You will find many interesting stories witnessing to the power of God, not only to save people and start them on their Christian journey, but also to heal and deliver from the grip of the enemy. You can order this book from amazon, just click this link: http://www.amazon.com/Gather-Outcasts-Reaching-Lost-Africa/dp/0768409381/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447038044&sr=1-1&keywords=ga to get it delivered to your doorstep within a few days. It is also available on e-version for those who prefer it to read on their tablet. This would make a great gift for your family and friends who love the Lord or like to read about missionary adventures.
Each purchase helps to boost the ministry, so I would encourage you to order your copy today. I have also started writing a second book, so hope to have it out before the next trip back to Africa. I also have a video presentation ready to present to churches and bible study groups, so please contact me if you would like to have me come share about the Africa mission and the Living Water Orphanage Project in Kenya. You can see a short video on the Living Water Orphanage Project, click on this facebook link and you will see it: https://www.facebook.com/jimrohw/?fref=ts.
Since returning from Africa in mid October, I have felt the oppressive darkness in America as never before. The Lord has been speaking this scripture to me from Isaiah 60. " Arise, shine: For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you, v2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. v3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising." Beloved, as the darkness of the end days gets darker, the light in the children of God will get brighter. The glory, the presence of the Lord will be seen by others upon you, and they will come to you. As you seek the Lord, your light will get brighter! Let us press on together in the race the Lord has set before us.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support. Please consider monthly support for Gather the Outcasts Ministry, to continue the radio broadcasts, revivals, and the weekly prison services. May God bless you as you pray. In Christ, JIm Gather the Outcasts Ministry, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654 501(c)3 Paypal at www.gathertheoutcasts.com or www.jimrowh.blogspot.com If you receive this letter as a forward from a friend and wish to be on the mailing list, email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 2, 2015
Dear beloved: Above is a picture of the tree planting crew out at the Living Water Orphanage Site near Mumias, Kenya. We planted over 500 trees on the place, including shade trees all around the perimeter, and about 50 fruit trees of various kinds, including banana, mango, and avocado. I will be taking a team with me to Kenya next summer, if you think you would be interested in going, get in touch.
I have a new video posted on Facebook, talking with Pastor Obanda about the orphanage project. Click on this link to take you there, http://www.facebook.com/jimrohw/ Please forward on to your facebook friends.
I also have a fundraiser page up for the orphanage, you can go to http://www.grouprev.com/livingwaterorphanage to see the page. Pray about making a donation, let's get this project moving and get fifty children into a good home and teach them about the love of Jesus. There are links on the fundraiser page to send it to your facebook and email windows.
Beloved, I am looking for monthly partners who will pray for me and help sustain me in ministry to get all these projects accomplished. If you would like to become a monthly partner with Gather the Outcasts Ministry, email and let me know. God has opened up a big door for preaching the gospel in the nations, as well as taking care of the orphans. All contributions are tax deductible. I will send a free copy of my new book, "Gather the Outcasts: Reaching the Lost in Africa" to all who make a donation the month of November.
1Samuel 7:8 And the children of Israel said to Samuel, Cease not to cry unto the Lord for us, that He will save us out of the hand of the Philistines. v9 And Samuel took a suckling lamb, and offered it for a burnt offering wholly to the Lord; and Samuel cried out to the Lord for Israel; and the Lord heard him. v10 And as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel; but the Lord thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and confused them, and they were overcome before Israel. Beloved, offer up an offering to the Lord and the enemy will flee before you, stand back and watch the Lord go to battle for you! Thank you so much for your prayers and donations.
God bless you as you pray, in Christ, Jim Gather the Outcasts, Box 92, Norton, Ks. 67654 501(c)3 Paypal at http://www.gathertheoutcasts.com or http://www.jimrowh.blogspot.com email at email@example.com Forward to friends on the forward link below.